Period home on a quiet tree-lined road in Rathgar
Published 28/06/2013 | 05:00
One of the attractive features of Rostrevor Terrace in Rathgar, Dublin 6, is the way the whole terrace is screened from the main road by mature trees.
In addition, 2 Rostrevor Terrace is set well back from this quite private road, and it has a long front driveway with a lawn, off-street parking and access to a garage.
To the rear it also benefits from a south westerly garden which extends to 120ft and is quite secluded. This orientation also directs natural light through the house in the afternoons and evenings.
The developer of the terrace built the two-storey over-garden-level residence for his daughter in 1863 and since then only three owners have lived there. Now asking €1.65m, it extends to over 343sqm (3,692 sq ft) including six bedrooms and three reception rooms.
While in need of complete refurbishment, its agents say it offers a highly versatile and flexible layout, with a good balance of reception rooms and bedrooms.
Its rooms are rich in period detail, 8ft-high ceilings, intricate cornicing, white marble Italian fireplaces, sash windows with shutters and exceptional mantelpieces throughout the house create a truly elegant interior.
At entrance level the wide drawing room with its period features looks to the front of the house while the dining room with its bay window overlooks the rear garden. A study/bedroom is also located at this level.
At garden level, the kitchen/breakfast room is located to the front of the house and off it are a bathroom and cellar.
To the rear at this level is a small bedroom as well as a living room with a bay window looking out over the rear garden.
A second bathroom is located in the hall return.
At the top floor are the other four bedrooms as well as a wc.
Other attractions of this location include its convenient distance just 2.5 miles from St Stephen's Green and within walking distance of Rathgar, Terenure and Dartry. It's also within walking distance of some well-known Dublin schools such as Stratford College and Alexandra College while Sandford National, Sandford Park, Terenure College, Gonzaga College, and St Mary's College are also within easy commuting distance.
The Luas stops at Cowper Road and Milltown are both within a pleasant stroll of the property, affording swift access to St Stephen's Green, Dundrum and Sandyford. Sports clubs nearby include Milltown Golf Club, David Lloyd Riverview, Brookfield Tennis Club and LA Fitness.
Contact Sherry FitzGerald 01 4907433