'On Raglan Road on an autumn day, I saw her first and knew..." I'm not sure if Luke Kelly was referring to a woman or a house, but this smart three-bed mews on nearby Raglan Lane certainly wouldn't be part of the Dublin he remembered.
Angular, contemporary and finished with a cut-stone clad tower, this property shouts 'city slicker' and while it would certainly suit an executive working in one of the multi-nationals or banks, this quiet street in Ballsbridge would equally work well for a small family - St Conleth's school is over the back wall.
Built 'upside down', with its living quarters on the first floor and the bedrooms down below, it is bright, airy and open-plan inside.
A protruding triangle of wood on the reverse of the first floor adds to the sharp design concept with the lower half finished in white render.
Inside is a galley-style kitchen in cream gloss with black countertops and a range of appliances. There is also a faux pit fireplace here and a separate dining room off this, which leads through an open arch to the sitting room area. This has been finished simply in cream, with spotlights on the ceiling and comfortable soft furnishings.
There is an inset fireplace and doors lead out into the garden/courtyard area.
Also on this level is a study which has a small bathroom beside it. The area then leads down, via a very modern wood and glass staircase, to the lower level which has three bedrooms, one ensuite, a bathroom and a garage for parking. This alone makes the rent worthwhile, given the paucity and expense of owning a car in busy Ballsbridge. The paved garden has some dining furniture and there are high walls for privacy with a minimum of shrubbery.
Herbert Park is around the corner, the RDS less than 1km, and a short stroll will bring you to the heart of Ballsbridge village with its shops, restaurants and other amenities. This makes it very handy for the city centre, so is likely to appeal to someone working there.
Lease: One year
Enquiries: June McConnell Lettings (01) 9066356