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Thursday 17 April 2014

Past and present in Rathfarnham

Leighton Lodge exterior

You'll find interesting outposts of past rural histories in many of Dublin's suburbs.

Among them is Leighton Lodge, which -- as the name suggests -- was most likely built as an entrance outpost to a country estate house.

Today it's a combination of past and present styles with the Victorian "villa" front style of the 19th Century, while the back looks just like a spacious contemporary family home thanks to its extension and modernisation in more recent decades.

The double-fronted detached abode has recently been renovated and includes 2,500 sq ft of accommodation with three bedrooms, a playroom, an entrance hall, a living room with period ceiling rose and coving, a kitchen/dining room also with period ceiling relief work, and a living room/sitting room with an open fireplace.

Douglas Newman Good (01-4909000) seek €745,000.

Irish Independent

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