Wednesday 21 August 2019

All accounted for in well-cared for Harold's Cross period terrace

33 Kenilworth Park, D6W €950k

The lounge has a marble fireplace and is linked to the dining room
The lounge has a marble fireplace and is linked to the dining room
No33’s facade

An accountant was living at 33 Kenilworth Park in Harold's Cross in 1911, although his descendants might not know it.

Knowledge of the existence of Edmund Ledbetter and his family risks being lost to posterity thanks to the carelessness of old-time record-keepers.

On the 1911 census return form our accountant gives his name as Edmund A Ledbetter, and signs it as such. But on the house and building return the enumerator has given the name Edmond Leadbetter for head of family. And on the back of the main form the name is written as Edward A Leadbetter. It's no wonder genealogists seem to take so long about their work.

Edmond's home was then newly built and it was a comfortable one for his wife and two small children, and big enough to accommodate two lodgers as well.

No33’s facade
No33’s facade

And it's still much the same today as it would have been back then, with its high, corniced ceilings, picture rails and fireplaces. These have all been well cared for and the place has a mannerly, well-bred air about it.

The two reception rooms - dining room and lounge - are as they were but linked by an archway. Both have marble fireplaces and the dining room has French doors.

The eat-in kitchen is dual-aspect with a twin Belfast sink and there's a separate utility room off it.

There's one bedroom and a bathroom on the first-floor return and another three bedrooms on the first floor proper, two of them with fireplaces. The fifth bedroom is above that on the second floor and has a pair of skylights.

The total floor area is 1,995 sq ft.

The back garden is relatively small but it does face fully south-west. It's done in paving and gravel and has climbers on trellises around the walls.

No33 Kenilworth Park, Dublin 6W, is for sale for €950,000 with DNG Terenure (01) 490 9000.

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