Edwardian family home in Rathgar
Dublin 6, five-bed, elegant family house, Orwell Park, Rathgar €4.75m
Even without its many other attributes, its size, convenience and prestigious location would single out 'Renvyle' at 7 Orwell Park, Rathgar, Dublin 6, as the perfect family home in this inner suburb of the city.
However, what attracts most immediate attention is the sheer perfection of the decor and classical colour schemes which complement the period details of this Victorian double-fronted residence on a tree- lined road between Dartry and Rathgar.
Built in 1884, this five bedroom family home has been sensitively restored, refurbished and enlarged to the highest standard without compromising its elegant period character and details such as high ceilings, ornate plasterwork, over-door panels, dramatic hallway floor tiles and fine mantelpieces.
The 335sqm of floor area provides an atmosphere of spaciousness in which contemporary elements of Zoffany carpets, hand-painted wallpapers and calm paint finishes enhance the overall impression of understated elegance.
There are two classically formal reception rooms, perfect for entertaining, on either side of the hallway, together with a comfortable family room and a study.
The drawing room is bay windowed and the equally impressive dining room is linked to the contemporary open-plan bespoke kitchen fitted out by Alno which, in turn, links to a relaxed and informal dining area and to the splendid gardens, where a sandstone patio becomes a virtual part of the house. There is also a craftsman-built Amdega conservatory, day-lit by a high-vaulted cast iron and glass-panelled ceiling, as well as a utility room and a guest shower room.
The five bedrooms include four generously proportioned doubles, one on the first floor return beside a luxuriously appointed bathroom with a suite by Sottini, two more on the first floor with a shower room and two on the top floor together with a store room. The gardens and house are wired for sound systems.
It represents great value at €4.75m, having been reduced from €6m.
For further information about this property, contact Sherry FitzGerald on 01 4907433