5 Alexandra Terrace, Terenure, Dublin 6 - When Alexandra Terrace was refurbished in 2013 the owners added an attic conversion with insulation, rewired and installed new plumbing, heating, roof and timber sash double-glazing but cleverly left many of the original Victorian features intact.
The ground floor has two interconnecting reception rooms, one of which now functions as a dining room, and there is a newly fitted kitchen. The first-floor return contains a shower room and there are two double bedrooms with cast-iron fireplaces on the first floor. Access to the converted attic, which has two Velux windows and under-eave storage, is via Stira stairs on the landing. The patio garden to the rear is west facing with pedestrian access and there is free on-street parking.
Agent: Felicity Fox, (01) 901 4207
1159 Osberstown Cottages, Naas, Co Kildare
This cottage is deceptively large — completely renovated and extended by owners Glenn Aland of ICE hair salon in Naas and his partner Nick Mooney, the semi-detached house now stands at 600 sqm with a lounge, dining room, family room, kitchen with NEFF appliances, and a utility room. There are three bedrooms, one ensuite, a wet room, and a guest WC. French doors open on to the well-maintained garden with a greenhouse and garage. The house comes with a BER B1 rating, triple-glazing, solar panels providing 24-hour hot water, air-to-water underfloor heating and high-density insulation. Five minutes’ walk from Sallins train station, the commute is just 30 minutes by train to Dublin.
Joint agents: Smyth Naas, (045) 895440 and Quillsen, (01) 632 3000
Moycullen House, Moycullen, Co Galway
Sitting 110 metres above sea level with views over Lough Corrib and surrounded by mature trees, Moycullen House is a spacious home of 1,421 sqm built in the Arts and Crafts style. The ground floor contains a large hallway, drawing room with wood-burning stove, dining room with built-in bar, large family room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and store room. Upstairs there are five bedrooms, one ensuite and four doubles, as well as two bathrooms. Stairs lead up to an attic providing storage and several cellars are accessible via trapdoors in the floors. Many of the original features have been retained, including servants’ stairs, cast-iron baths and wood panelling. It has a large terrace with fine views and is south facing.
Agent: Ganly Walters, (01) 662 3255
Redford House, Wexford Town, Co Wexford
Just 10 minutes from Wexford town and close to schools, shops and leisure facilities, Redford House is a large detached family home built in the year 2000. The ground floor has an entrance hall and large inner hall with feature staircase. The reception room opens on to a sun lounge with vaulted ceiling and a spiral staircase to a mezzanine study. The bespoke kitchen/dining room has granite worktops, and a utility room with WC. There are five bedrooms, all ensuite, the master bedroom suite also contains a dressing room, and an extra family bathroom has a free-standing bath. The house stands in 2.8 acres of garden with generous parking, a BBQ area, terrace, orchard and detached garage.
Agent: REA McCormack Corish, (053) 912 2577
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