A labour of love that could reward you
This Ranelagh redbrick needs work but has plenty of space.
The kitchen has recently been refurbished
Ranelagh €625,000The five-bedroom house at number 79 Ashfield Road, on sale through Gunne and asking €625,000, is a house that is in need of some TLC. It’s a good thing, then, that there is plenty to love about this Victorian residence, with its high ceilings, open fireplaces and period features.
If you look past the peeling wallpaper, number 79 is a house with plenty of space and even more potential.
Downstairs, the front livingroom has a large bay window and those great high ceilings, as well as original picture rails and an open fire.
The dining room, too, has an open fire, and through the back of the house, a recently refurbished kitchen, an extension to the original house, is fitted with wooden cabinets.
On the first-floor return, we see signs of the house’s age in a standalone WC and separate washroom, with a bath and sink.
Further up, the master bedroom has two windows that look out over Ashfield road, and the second bedroom, above the diningroom, looks back over the west-facing garden and on to Beechwood Avenue in the rear.
At the top, three bedrooms boast views ideal for those inclined towards curiosity. Those looking out over the back garden reveal the potential for a balcony extension to the house, as one set of neighbours have opted for, or a paved rear patio, similar to the house to the left.
It’s not all that common to see a five-bedroom house for sale in this leafy southside suburb, but there are pros and cons; all windows have been updated and draft-proofed, for example, but the radiators run on a solid fuel back boiler. It will be a labour of love – but a worthwhile endeavour eventually.
79 Ashfield Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6
DescriptionFive-bed family home in Ranelagh with period features, pedestrian access to rear garden, in need of TLC