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Thu, Jul 12, 2012, 01:00

The tasteful renovation of this four-bedroom family home shows respect for its Edwardian past

NUMBER 6, Hannaville Park in Terenure in Dublin 6W is a four-bedroom Edwardian red-brick family home situated on a quiet road just off the main Terenure village hub.

The bay-windowed house has been tastefully renovated and includes many fine period features including stained glass panelling; decorative ceiling cornices; centre roses; polished wood floors; stripped pine doors; and original ebony door knobs.

The property measures 150sq m (1,614sq feet) and has an asking price of €695,000 through agents Lisney. The property also has an attic room that measures 24sq m.

The two reception rooms have brother and sister fireplaces with copper and brass hoods and art nouveau tiled insets. The living room has a lovely bay window and a brass- hooded fireplace. In the rear TV room there is a tortoise-shell-effect painted slate fireplace with copper hood. A set of very fine fold-back stained glass interconnecting doors divides the rooms. A back door opens from the TV room onto an internal, west-facing courtyard that gets sun in the evenings from May through July.

On the ground floor return the original kitchen has been extended and remodelled to create a large, light-filled, L-shaped space. The original chimney breast is still visible. The family added a painted kitchen and a granite-topped island that houses the washing machine, double bins and storage cupboards.

There is a small, west-facing, landscaped back garden with a granite patio, a silver birch tree and pedestrian rear access.

A decorative paint effect on the stairs draws the eye upwards. There are cast-iron fireplaces in all the bedrooms. On the first floor return there is a wc and a bedroom set out as single but big enough for a double bed.

On the first floor there is a large double to the rear. The master bedroom is located to the front. From it, a set of stairs leads to the room’s en suite bathroom that includes a sunken bath. There is also a sizeable attic room that the family use as a home office.

The fourth bedroom, a single, and the family bathroom are located on the first floor return. Below the roof light in the landing hangs a decorative pair of mullioned lead-pane windows that originally belonged in a gate lodge. Their suspension adds texture and interest to the space. At night, lights from the attic cast interesting shadows across the landing.

The property is thoughtfully laid out and its period past has been respected. “The house was done up over time rather than all in one go,” explains the owner, Wesley O’Brien, who used to run interior design company Deck The Halls. Signs on his expertise has been put to good use in this fine home.

6, Hannaville Park, Terenure, Dublin 6W

Description:Redbrick family home with extended and remodelled kitchen


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