Wednesday 21 February 2018

A restored semi with granny flat

63 Beaumont Road, D9 €595k

This handsome semi has had many of its original features restored, including wood floors
This handsome semi has had many of its original features restored, including wood floors
Sliding doors connect the living room and sitting room

When the owners of Number 63 Beaumont Road, in Dublin 9, bought the place 10 years ago, it was in need of total refurbishment.

What was there was the bones of a handsome, bay-windowed semi-detached in half redbrick, and it has now been returned to its former glory, including the restoration of period features such as fireplaces, cornicing and wood floors.

The floor area has been increased to 1,693 sq ft with the addition of a kitchen and dining room at the back, measuring over 17ft by 15ft, with cream-coloured cabinets, skylights and patio doors.

In the original part of the house, opening from the chequer-tiled hallway, are two interconnected reception rooms. At the front is a living room with a bay window and open fireplace and, behind it, through sliding doors, is a second sitting room with another fireplace, this one with a wood-burning stove in it.

The upstairs is on two levels. One has a double bedroom overlooking the back garden, as well as a bathroom with a free-standing bath in it. On the other level are three more bedrooms.

Adjoining the house is a single-storey self-contained flat consisting of a kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. The flat has its own entrance at the front and also opens into the second sitting room in the main house.

The garden at the front has been mostly paved over for parking, but has some flowerbeds and shrubs too. Out the back there's a patio and lawned garden, at the end of which is a wooden chalet or summerhouse.

Number 63 Beaumont Road is about a 20-minute walk from Dublin City University, 15 minutes from Beaumont Hospital, and about five minutes by car from the M50 at Santry. The agent is Kelly Bradshaw Dalton in Drumcondra, (01) 804 0500, and the asking price is €595,000.

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