Bigger, better, brighter: four great extensions in Dublin
Space, light and storage are some of the benefits reaped from extending four Dublin houses, including this three-bed Victorian house in Ranelagh
Number 59 Beechwood Avenue Upper is a three-bedroom semi-detached period house that sits beyond Ranelagh’s main drag, at the far less frenetic part of the village, near to the Church of the Holy Name.
The property was renovated and remodelled, in 2006, by architect Ailtireacht. It has retained some period features while others are period-style. The square reception rooms have 12-foot high ceilings, marble fireplaces with gas fire insets and bi-fold doors.
An opening in the dining room steps down into the large kitchen extension that spans the width of the house. The Scavolini high-gloss kitchen has a travertine tiled floor, a large island and sitting area. Sliding doors lead to an east-facing timber deck and small, lawned garden with a large shed that houses a water tank and gas boiler.
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The extension is copper covered with copper down-pipes and a raised roof to let in more light. There is also a side door with access to the pedestrian side entrance.
On the first-floor return is a single room that will work as a child’s bedroom or office. The family bathroom has mosaic tiled walls and a bath with power shower.
There are two doubles on the first floor. The rear bedroom has a cast-iron fireplace. The main bedroom is sizeable and has a wet room secreted into the space without losing the balance of the room’s two front windows.
The renovation included an attic conversion, with plenty of under-eaves storage, that is accessed via a staircase that blends with the original bannister.
The property measures about 148sq m (1,600sq ft), excluding the attic room, and is for sale at €925,000 through agents Sherry FitzGerald. It has a BER C3 rating.
There is residential disc parking out front. Beechwood Luas stop is minutes away on foot.