First World War-era house with office for €795,000

Rathfarnham redbrick has period details and a side space with its own entrance


A person looking for a home with office space might be interested in this period house near Rathfarnham Castle: Crannagh House is a good-sized four-bed, extended at the side to create a home office (plus a utility room) that has a separate entrance. Equally, it could be converted to a granny flat/au pair accommodation.

Crannagh is a redbrick built during the years of the first World War: it has quite a few of its original 1915 period details, like the matching brown marble fireplaces with pretty tiled insets in the interconnecting drawingroom and diningroom. Original windows have, however, been replaced by PVC windows.

The detached 212sq m (2,290sq ft) property is for sale through Sherry FitzGerald for €795,000. It fronts onto busy Rathfarnham Road, on the corner with Crannagh Road.

It’s a bright house: an octagonal shaped porch opens through stained glass-panelled doors into a good-sized hall with a cherrywood floor. There’s a bigger than usual downstairs toilet off it, with a parquet floor, pretty green and white tiles and a shower unit.

The high-ceilinged drawingroom has a good-sized bay window and panelled double doors opening into the diningroom. Both have wooden floors. A few steps at the back of the hall lead down to a kitchen/ breakfastroom and a big family room beside it that could be a playroom, games room or another study. The kitchen/ breakfastroom has space for a circular table that seats six. There’s a green-tiled splashback above the kitchen units, and a polished granite-topped breakfast bar. A patio door opens from the kitchen into the gravelled back garden and leads to the utility room/study.

Upstairs has a large double bedroom on the return looking onto the the back garden, and at the front, there are two more doubles and a single. The main bedroom, over the drawingroom, also has a bay window and floor-to-ceiling sliding wardrobes.

The original garden of this house was sold off before its current owners moved in 27 years ago: what remains is a good-sized private yard with patio areas and a side entrance to Crannagh Road.

There is room to park up to four cars at the front of the house.

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