4 of a kind... with attic conversions
Reside in Rathmines
33 Grosvenor Place is an extended three-bedroom Edwardian home with 121sqm of living space and an attic conversion of 24sqm.
33 Grosvenor Place, Rathmines, Dublin 6
On the ground floor, there are two inter-connecting reception rooms and a large kitchen/breakfast room.
Upstairs are three bedrooms, one of which is en suite, plus the family bathroom and attic conversion, currently used as a bedroom.
The house retains many period features including original timber floors, coving, picture rails, bay windows and handsome Edwardian fireplaces. The front garden is well-screened from the road, while the small rear garden is nicely private.
Grosvenor Place connects Leinster Road and Grosvenor Road, and is only a short walk from Rathmines, Rathgar and Ranelagh.
Rathmines is very much on the up these days, thanks in part to a major upgrading of the Swan shopping centre which is now home to a smart branch of Dunnes Stores (food and homewares) as well as Fallon & Byrne and The Hopsack. Within a short walk are Connolly's fishmongers and Dublin 6's favourite butcher, Lawlor's. Good eating is to be found at the Pot Bellied Pig and Hey Donna, and there are an abundance of coffee shops.
Cinema fans are well-catered for by the Omniplex and the swanky Stella, where you can have cocktails while you watch the movie.
Schools in the area include Kildare Place, Scoil Bhride, Rathgar Junior, Rathgar National, Sandford Park, Alexandra College, Gonzaga, St Louis and St Mary' s. There are regular bus services to the city centre through Rathmines and the Luas stop in Ranelagh is a 10-minute walk away.
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (01) 496 6066
Genteel in Glasnevin
92 Iona Road is a five-bedroom semi-detached family home overlooking the grounds of Iona Church. The house dates from the 1930s, and retains many original period features including decorative plasterwork, original fireplaces, and polished wooden floors throughout. The front garden is professionally landscaped, and leads to a porch with a stained-glass hall door. On the ground floor there are two handsome interconnecting reception rooms with marble fireplaces, while to the rear is a large open-plan kitchen extension. Upstairs there are five bedrooms, a study, and family bathroom with separate WC, plus a converted attic not included in 183sqm of living space. There is a gated lane with access to Gartan Avenue at the end of the back garden.
Agent: Kelly Bradshaw Dalton (01) 804 0500
This four-bedroom detached house at 32 Hillcourt Road in Glenageary has 170sqm of living space and an attic conversion with a further 21sqm. Built in the 1950s, the original house has been extended and has a family-friendly flexible modern layout. The current configuration is as a three-bedroom house with converted attic and a separate self-contained one-bedroom annexe, but could easily be converted back into a single residence. The annexe has own-door access via the side passage, allowing for independence and privacy. It has a spacious living area with an under-stairs galley kitchen at ground-floor level, and a bedroom and shower-room on the first floor. The west-facing rear garden is nicely private, and there is off-street parking to the front.
Agent: Hunters (01) 493 5410
The current owners of No 4 Altadore have improved and upgraded their four-bedroom semi-detached house over the years and it is now laid out for modern-day family living. The house has a large extended kitchen/breakfast room to the rear, three reception rooms, wooden flooring and a spacious attic conversion. On the first floor there are four double bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite shower room, and a family bathroom. The attic conversion provides two attic rooms and a large store room. The west-facing rear garden has a sandstone patio bordered by raised red-brick flowerbeds, and there is off-street parking to the front. Altadore is a 10-minute walk from Glenageary Dart station, and convenient for primary and secondary schools.
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (01) 284 4422