Detached on Palmerston Road

One of only four detached houses on this upmarket Rathmines is for sale

Thu, Sep 5, 2013, 00:00

On a road lined with terraces of similar looking red brick period houses, 58 Palmerston Road stands out. It’s detached, which is unusual for this upmarket Rathmines road, occupying a site at the corner of Windsor Road. The five bedroom red brick period house is for sale by Lisney with an asking price of €1.8 million. Its imposing, undeniably grand looks are not deceiving because it is very spacious inside with 312sq m (3,358sq ft) over three levels.

It was last refurbished about 10 years ago when it was given a top to bottom makeover with many features that were must haves at the time – and still have strong appeal – from the practical, such as the underfloor heating and the centralised vacuuming system, to the smart and stylish, including the glossy Scavolini fitted kitchen and marble-tiled bathrooms.

There’s a room which is listed in the brochure as the “au pair bedroom” but presumably anyone could sleep in what is a small room that brings the number of bedrooms in the house to six. Indeed, as it has its own en suite as well as a cleverly designed kitchenette and is just off the garden level entrance, this would make an ideal granny flat.

Its owners furnished 58 Palmerston Road in lavish style but it’s been a rental for the last couple of years and is now being viewed unfurnished.

The reception rooms in the house are smaller than you might expect – there are no grand interconnecting reception rooms which are generally a feature of houses on his road. At hall level, there are four principal rooms: two drawing rooms, a familyroom and a diningroom with two rooms, one at the side and one to the front having deep bay windows, always a lovely feature in these houses. There’s also, at this level, the fifth bedroom which has its own shower room.

At the top of the house, there are four double bedrooms with the largest having its own walk in dressing room and separate en suite. Again, the rooms are not particularly large but they have high ceilings and most have fireplaces.

There’s a good-sized hall down at garden level – off it is the au pair accommodation – and access from the side of the house. The layout is very family friendly. The smartly laid out kitchen has polished stone surfaces, intregated appliances and a large central island. The breakfast room opens out onto the back patio as does the family room, a utility area and a guest toilet.

There are gardens on three sides. The front was landscaped and looks really smart, with the off street parking cleverly screened. To the side there is a wide patio area and there is a narrow strip of lawn at the back.

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