All dressed up and ready to go in Glasthule for €1.495m

A late Victorian terraced five-bed has been refurbished in modern minimalist style

  • Address: 11 Spencer Villas, Glenageary, Co Dublin
  • Price: € 1495000
  • Agent: Knight Frank
 

A terraced five-bed in a quiet cul-de-sac of late Victorian houses in Glenageary is in turnkey condition after being refurbished by house staging company Ready For Sale. A family home for 35 years, 11 Spencer Villas just needed some TLC, says its owner. Niamh McHenry of Ready For Sale has spent the past few months project managing a refurb which included repairing or replacing windows, reinstating a firewall in the attic, adding an ensuite to the main bedroom, painting, decorating and, finally, staging the house for sale. It’s now a period house decorated in muted shades, furnished in fashionably modern minimalist style.

The drawingroom at 11 Spencer Villas has a wide and deep bay window with working shutters, a marble fireplace and original plasterwork
Steps at the end of the hall lead down to a family room, painted teal blue, with a wood-burning stove

Number 11 has 236sq m (2,540sq ft) of space and five bedrooms, and it’s for sale for €1.495 million through Knight Frank. Number 19 Spencer Villas sold for €1.55 million in March this year.

The drawingroom on the right of the front hall has a wide and deep bay window with working shutters, a marble fireplace and original plasterwork, such as the centre rose and cornicing. The diningroom behind has a black timber fireplace inset with coloured tiles and uPVC sash windows; a number of windows in the house have been replaced with these windows.

The main bedroom at the front of the house is a large double which has a large bay window and a centre rose, and an ensuite shower room in one corner

Steps at the end of the hall lead down to a family room, painted teal blue, with a wood-burning stove. Beyond this is the kitchen/breakfastroom, with black granite countertops and painted units. There’s a small utility room off it and French windows opening onto a patio at the rear. A downstairs toilet is fully tiled.

The hall at 11 Spencer Villas, Glenageary, Co Dublin

Upstairs, there are five bedrooms – one on the return, overlooking the back garden – and the family bathroom, with a bath and separate shower. The main bedroom at the front of the house is a large double which, like the drawingroom below, has a large bay window and a centre rose. It has an en suite shower room in one corner, with coving around the top blending it seamlessly into the room; the ensuite is fully tiled with grey and white tiles.

The diningroom at 11 Spencer Villas, Glenageary has a black timber fireplace inset with coloured tiles and uPVC sash windows
The kitchen/breakfastroom at 11 Spencer Villas, Glenageary has black granite countertops and painted units

Steps up from the patio in the landscaped rear garden lead to a long, fairly narrow lawn, with raised flowerbeds. There’s a small lawn at the front, and residents’ on-street parking as well as rear access to the house down a long grassy lane a few doors down from number 11.

Steps up from the patio in the landscaped rear garden lead to a long, fairly narrow lawn, with raised flowerbeds

The house is near the end of the cul-de-sac off Adelaide Road in Glenageary and was a lovely and safe place for children growing up, says the owner. It’s close to Glasthule village, and in fairly easy walking distance from both Glenageary and Sandycove Dart stations.