Five levels of elegant living on Waterloo Road
DUBLIN 4: €1.9 MILLION:THERE IS a range of different house types on Waterloo Road in Dublin 4, but Number 24 is one of the three-storey over basement redbricks. The family who live there have installed phones in every room so they can keep tabs on each other’s movements.
At 362sq m (3900sq ft), it’s not exactly Versailles-like in its proportions but as it’s spread over five levels (not including returns), you could certainly have a very good game of hide and seek.
DNG is asking €1.9 million for the house which was set in flats when the current owners bought it during the boom. They renovated it and built on a small three-storey extension to the rear.
The house has everything you would expect of a grand house on Waterloo Road, including elegant formal interconnecting reception rooms with high ceilings and amazing cornicework. They have reproduction marble fireplaces, and dark yellow damask wallpaper and antique chandeliers.
The kitchen is a very different proposition. Although not huge, it’s a gleaming modern space with an Italian glossy grey fitted kitchen, top- of-the-range appliances and a lovely view of the back garden
On the first floor return, there’s a big guest toilet. At the next level, the main bedroom is a big blue room with two enormous sash windows overlooking the road. Off it is a walk-in wardrobe which leads to an en suite bathroom with a separate shower, and his and hers sinks ,
Up again to a green guest bedroom and a twin bedroom, a big showerroom with Japanese-style undersink storage, and a storage room.
The attic is now a double bedroom with storage and has a shower room.
The basement is intriguing and has its own entrance. It has an atmospheric gentleman’s study that’s all dark woods and leather, an impressive wine cellar, a den and a utility area.
The back garden is low maintenance and a decent enough size with lawn and paving, and planting around the edges.
24 Waterloo Road, Dublin 4
Description: Three storey over basement period redbrick