Friday 30 September 2016

Peek inside this Redbrick refurb in Ranelagh on the market for €825k

1 KILLEEN ROAD Ranelagh, Dublin 6 Price: €825,000

Fran Power

Published 06/03/2016 | 02:30

The double-fronted Victorian redbrick a stone’s throw from Dunville Avenue
The double-fronted Victorian redbrick a stone’s throw from Dunville Avenue
Killeen Road
The drawing room

Over the past ten years or so, redbricks in Ranelagh have joined the Most Wanted list alongside two-up two-downs in Portobello for those who relish a certain type of urban living, ie, proximity to the city centre, access to good schools and a choice of juice bars, cafes, tapas bars and craft beer pubs all on the doorstep.

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Many of the two- or three-bed Victorian houses have already been gentrified, seen a family through its early life cycle and are now on the market again as the owners upsize and the family expands. For the purchaser, this means a refurbed house in turnkey condition, ideal for either a young family or downsizers. No. 1 Killeen Road is just such a property.

The original compact footprint of this double-fronted Victorian redbrick has been expanded to 102 sqm with a rear extension that gives a charming Shaker-style kitchen/breakfast room with enough counter space to satisfy the cook of the family, while appliances such as the Zanussi oven, hob and extractor fan and integrated Whirlpool fridge/freezer are all included. Leading off from the kitchen, there is a utility room with hotpress and laundry appliances, and a family bathroom complete with bath.

Natural light floods in through a Velux window and double-glazed door that leads from the kitchen out onto the small west-facing garden, which with a paved patio area makes a perfect spot to enjoy a barbeque or sundowner. Gravel and low-maintenance planting make this an easy garden to care for.

Elsewhere on the ground floor, the house is well set-up for entertaining, with a large drawing room to the right of the elegant porcelain-tiled hallway. Double doors lead through to the kitchen allowing any culinary disasters to be screened off from guests, while to the left of the hallway is a good-sized dining room with a cast-iron fireplace, while the original stove fireplace has been exposed to show the brickwork. In both reception rooms the sash windows still have their wooden shutters.

On the first floor, a large double bedroom with en suite is fitted out with Turkish travertine tiles, shower and heated towel rail. There are two single bedrooms, one of which has been furnished as a study. All bedrooms have polished wood floors and fitted wardrobes.

The house is painted in calm off-white shades and carpeted throughout the reception rooms. Many of the period details remain, such as shutters and the original blown Victorian glass in the windows.

Back in 2014, 30 Killeen Road, a terraced redbrick of 130 sqm, went on the market at €850,000 and achieved €1,050,000, while No. 24 Killeen Road is on sale for €950,000.

Killeen Road is on the Dunville Avenue-end of Ranelagh, close to the D6 favourite foodstore Mortons, and with equally upmarket interior store Helen Turkingtons just up the road, making kitting out the new home a doddle. The new owners will also be spoilt for choice when it comes to schools - there are two gaelscoileanna on Cullenswood Road alone, Kildare Place is nearby. For senior schools, there are a number of private schools within walking distance, including Alexandra College, Sandford, Gonzaga, and Muckross College for girls.

 

Era: late 19th Century

Size: 102 sqm

Agent: Hunters Estate (01) 668 0008

Viewing: Strictly by appointment

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