Sunday 25 June 2017

Ranelagh mews with dome views

41 Fortescue Lane €595k

There's 1,485 sq ft of space, plus a converted attic, behind the facade of 41 Fortescue Lane
There's 1,485 sq ft of space, plus a converted attic, behind the facade of 41 Fortescue Lane
The living room features a fireplace in an exposed stone wall

The elegant Victorian houses at Mountpleasant Avenue Lower in Dublin 6 used to have immense back gardens, with the odd coach house shown on the early maps.

By now many of them have sacrificed a bit of superfluous ground to make way for a row of mews houses at the end of their gardens, fronting Fortescue Lane, including Number 41 which is towards the end of the cul de sac.

Though it's billed as being in Rathmines, 41 Fortescue Lane is actually in Ranelagh, according to the Ordnance Survey, thanks to the Mountpleasant Avenue provenance of its parent.

Such is its proximity to the community of Rathmines, though, that from the attic there's a close-up view of the copper dome of Rathmines church, about 65 metres away as the crow flies.

The living room features a fireplace in an exposed stone wall
The living room features a fireplace in an exposed stone wall

Number 41 has a cut-stone facade and, out the back, a pleasant garden surrounded by an old stone wall. There's stone inside too - the living room has a fireplace in an exposed stone wall.

The living room is at the back on the ground floor, and also has French doors to the garden.

At the front is the eat-in kitchen, and there's also a guest toilet at ground-floor level, with a utility space in the hall.

There are three bedrooms on the first floor along with a bathroom with a free-standing bath. Two of the bedrooms have balconies (front and back) and two have en-suites. Above that there's a converted attic with skylights.

The total internal space is 1,485 sq ft, not including the 330 sq ft attic.

The back garden is partly paved and partly lawned, with flowerbeds and climbers dotted around the old walls.

Number 41 Fortescue Lane is for sale for €595,000 with Sherry FitzGerald Rathmines (01) 496 6066.

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