Top let: Grand designs on the rental market
Dun Laoghaire Co Dublin; Rent: €4,500 per month
This renovated grand period home on Crosthwaite Park belongs to a musician - clearly a successful one given the high spec with which it has been finished, and one with a slightly eclectic touch which has added some colour to the minimalist furnishings.
The property is being let furnished or unfurnished as the tenant desires, so what's there is simply to showcase the real story - the polished walnut floors, high ceilings with centre roses and cornicing, large, long bay sash windows and original fireplaces. The large lobby-style hallway could easily be used for entertainment in its own regard and there are five bedrooms, all ensuite with another bathroom on the upper floor.
The master suite has tri-panelled bay windows with an in-room bathroom featuring a stand alone roll-top bath and modern fittings.
The reception rooms include a kitchen/dining room at the basement level, which opens out into the low-maintenance rear garden that has been paved for patio, with split-level shrubbery and planting beds. The kitchen is contemporary with hi-gloss white units, black granite worktops and an island breakfast bar.
There is another family room at this level, which could be used as a games room or media room along with another large living room overlooking the front lawn.
On the main floor is the drawing room, which is a dramatic, high-ceilinged space with full length triple, shuttered sash windows, polished wooden floor and fireplace. The sitting room has arched recesses, panelled bay windows and another fireplace, while the dining room has room for a large entertainment space. There is an additional office/den here also.
Crosthwaite Park backs on to Glenageary Road so Dun Laoghaire Harbour and the environs of Sandycove are about 1km away.
LEASE: MINIMUM ONE YEAR
Enquiries: REA Seamus Browne (057) 868 7777