Elegantly upgraded Edwardian
Three-bed plus attic room with original features in quiet cul-de-sac
This elegant Edwardian family home is situated on Casimir Avenue, a quiet cul-de-sac in Harold’s Cross. The current owners have lived here for 20 years and gave the entire property an overhaul in 2002, replastering, rewiring and replumbing as well as converting the attic, and adding an extension to the rear. The result is a 158sq m (1,700sq ft) house with many original features intact, and is for sale through estate agent Felicity Fox with an asking price of €695,000.
Great care was taken with the property’s renovation, down to the stained glass retained from the original drawing room windows.
On entering the house, the oak floors give a sense of warmth, even on a dreary day. In fact, the entire house, including the bedrooms and attics have solid oak floors.
A drawing and dining room lie to the front of the property and are connected by double doors; both rooms have original fireplaces, ceiling roses and coving. A tiny courtyard lies through French doors in the dining room and has seating for six.
A shaker-style kitchen is in a laminate cherry with jet black granite worktops. The integrated appliances are all Neff and include a double oven and five-ring gas hob. A small island divides the room, with the garden side roomy enough to accommodate a large dining table and two sofas.
The space is very warm, thanks to the passive heating from large skylights and the new oak floor being laid on top of the old pine flooring to provide extra insulation. The house also has solar panels which, according to the owners, provide hot water from April to October.
Upstairs on the return is a bathroom and box bedroom, which has a Stira stairs up to a miniature but functional office.
On the first floor is a large en-suite master bedroom which spans the entire width of the house, and a garden-facing twin room with solid built-in units.
The attic conversion is so cleverly designed one gets the feeling that this is actually a three storey house. The attic room, currently used as a bedroom. has full height ceilings and lots of light .
Outside, a small garden leads to a DIY enthusiast’s shed, and there’s a pedestrian gate to a rear lane.
No 22 Casimir Avenue would make a great family home, and with all the renovations completed new owners will just have to pack their belongings and move in.