A new build in Ranelagh with glass ceilings and a black kitchen
5 Ontario Court, D6 €850k
Ontario Terrace gets its mention in Ulysses, like so many of Dublin's communities. Molly Bloom refers in her soliloquy to "that slut that Mary", a servant who worked for the Blooms when they lived there, and ruined herself in Molly's estimation by pilfering potatoes and flirting with Leopold.
The terrace faces the Grand Canal in Ranelagh, and behind it is Ontario Court, in a discreet, narrow avenue opening to Mountpleasant Avenue Lower.
A new build, 5 Ontario Court is semi-detached and matches its neighbour in modern architectural design. The floor area is 1,130 sq ft.
It has an up-to-the-minute approach to energy efficiency: there's an air-to-water heating system, double glazing and underfloor heating, and the place has an A3 energy rating.
The entire ground floor is open-plan, with a herringbone oak floor. The front door opens directly into the dining area. The kitchen is to the right, and is fitted in black cabinets with marble countertops and a breakfast bar.
At the back is the living area, it is dual aspect, with doors to both the side and back gardens, where you'll find paving, flower beds and an old stone wall.
Next to the stairs, above which is a glass roof, there's a utility room and guest toilet, and upstairs are three bedrooms - two doubles and a single - all with fitted wardrobes.
The main bedroom at the back has an en-suite bathroom with a bathtub and twin sinks, and it also has access to a terrace laid with artificial grass. The second of the doubles gives onto a front balcony, and there's also a shower room on this floor, done out in marble with a glass ceiling over the walk-in shower.
Number 5 Ontario Court is for sale with Sherry FitzGerald Ranelagh (01) 496 6066 and has an asking price of €850,000.