Potential for change in Rathmines
29 Castlewood Avenue €1.2m
Dating from the 1870s, 29 Castlewood Avenue in Rathmines, Dublin 6, has all you could want by way of carefully-preserved period features, including original fireplaces, ornate ceilings and sash windows
It does, however, have a rather quirky layout, consisting at present of six bedrooms and two reception rooms, amounting to a total of 2,282 sq ft on three storeys.
The arrangements at hall level are much as you might expect. To the right of the entrance hall, at the front of the house, there's a high-ceilinged dining room with an original fireplace. A rather noble set of double doors opens from there to a drawing room at the back, with another original fireplace and a six-over-six-pane sash window overlooking the back garden.
On the return here there's a bathroom and a smallish single bedroom measuring roughly 8ft by 9ft.
The garden level has two more bedrooms - both doubles this time - and a utility room. But you have to make your way up to the first-floor return to get to the kitchen. Also on the first floor are the remaining three bedrooms, of which one is en-suite and two have original fireplaces.
It's likely a new owner will want to move that kitchen down to the lowest level and give it direct access to the garden, which is 98ft long and very inviting.
It consists of ornamental trees surrounding a lawn, and raised flowerbeds with a profusion of colourful planting, and it faces south, so almost anything will grow for you. At the end of it is a garage giving vehicle access to Castlewood Park.
Number 29 is at the end of its terrace, on the corner where Castlewood Avenue joins Castlewood Park, and it's about a 10-minute walk from Ranelagh Luas stop.
It's for sale for a reduced price of €1.2m with Sherry FitzGerald Rathmines (01) 496 6066.