Saturday 17 August 2019

Ballsbridge Georgian home comes with a modern twist


Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Asking price: €1.495m

Agent: Kelly Walsh (01) 6645500

17 Serpentine Ave
17 Serpentine Ave

Behind its Georgian façade, 17 Serpentine Avenue in Ballsbridge has been completely rebuilt by Red Rock Developments to create an ultra-modern home with 21st-century touches.

Red Rock restored the façade, which was all that remained of the Georgian era, and created a new three-bed home spanning 1,780 sq ft behind it, with the help of interior designers Wall Morris Design.

The developer then added period-style replica iron railings to the front so No17 would blend seamlessly with the neighbouring properties. The home is now for sale for €1.495m.

The front driveway, which is large enough to accommodate two cars, was paved in granite sourced from Italy. To lend a sense of uniformity, the engineered, oak-finished floorboards were laid from the entrance hallway straight to the rear glazed wall, where floor-to-ceiling glass doors open on to a private patio and garden.

The open-plan kitchen/living area to the back of the house was fitted with hand-made, hand-painted units from Newton Woodworks, as well as Smeg and Hotpoint appliances and Carrara countertops. There is a traditional-style sitting room to the front of No 17.

A central staircase leads to the first floor, which is home to the three double bedrooms - two of which are ensuite - and a family bathroom. There are floor-to-ceiling hand-crafted wardrobes to all three bedrooms.

The house is heated with a Daikin air-to-water system that contributes to the A3 BER, a rare feat for a new-build with so much history.

Viewings are by appointment.

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