Dramatic transformations: End of terrace in D6 for €895,000
Two-bedroom property on Leeson Park Avenue has been upgraded and reworked
17 Leeson Park Avenue, Dublin 6 before renovation
Garden of 17 Leeson Park Avenue, Dublin 6 before it was upgraded and landscaped
Number 17 Leeson Park Avenue is an end of terrace house, the last one on the left hand side of one of Dublin 6’s most popular cul-de-sacs.
Secreted from view, it contributes to a sense of being far from the madding crowds as it is located just off the busy thoroughfares of Appian Way and Morehampton Road.
The house belonged to the father of the vendor, who bought it in the mid-1990s.
She purchased it in October 2010 for €366,666, according to the Property Price Register.
Under the aesthetically-pleasing eye of architects de Blacam and Meagher, the property was upgraded about four years ago creating a bright and open-plan living space and a very natural and countryesque northwest-facing garden designed by Paul Doyle – best known for his contemporary aesthetic.
The house opens into a small steel and glass enclosed porch, which shields the interior from the elements and sets a very stylish tone.
The Nigel Saunders steel glazed doors and windows pour light in to the sittingroom area set to the front where an open fire is the focal point.
The adjoining dining area is screened from the Alan Brown kitchen, designed by the architects, by a room divider that resembles a large slice of Swiss cheese.
Crafted by Emanuele Vozza it was inspired by an Alessi fruit bowl that still sits on a shelf, like a mini me echo.
The cooking space is all white with quartz countertops and an island unit set on wheels that can be pushed under shelving when not in use.
A small utilityroom has tall floor to ceiling cabinets that conceal lots of practical storage. More glass and steel doors lead outside to a flagstone patio area with built-in seating.
The granite dividing wall abuts Leeson Village, a small housing scheme of a much later vintage. Scaling some 18ft high it is creeper clad and private.
The staircase is hidden from view by another steel door that also helps prevent heat transference, which can be a problem in open plan arrangements.
Upstairs the owners reconfigured the original three bedrooms to create an office space on the landing, a great big master bedroom with lots of built-in storage and a very sizeable en suite bathroom with separate shower and bath.
Its scale amplifies the smaller size of the second bedroom – though big enough to fit a queen-size bed.
The property, which measures 103sq m (1108sq ft), is asking €895,000 through agents Gunne and the protected structure is BER exempt.
Brock Delappe is selling Number 1, another end of terrace house but this one is a villa style redbrick with a long west-facing garden, which is asking €800,000. Norths has just sold 31 Leeson Park Avenue, a two-storey over basement property, which had an AMV of €1 million. It went for €1.1 million.