Grace and space in leafy D6 for €1.6m

This elegant Victorian redbrick has high ceilings and retains many of its original features, including stained glass and a solid oak staircase, as well as a paved terrace and generous, mature garden

Address: 15 Bushy Park Road Terenure Dublin 6

Price: 1.6 €

Agent: DNG

Thu, Feb 13, 2014, 00:00


This early Victorian residence on the popular Bushy Park Road in Terenure and the current owners, having raised their family here for the past 19 years, are downsizing, and have placed number 15 on the market, through DNG, with an asking price of €1.6 million.

Nestled back from this quiet, leafy road, number 15 is a robust family home of elegant proportions. A large entrance hall, with original stained glass and pitch pine flooring, has high ceilings with intricate coving and is flanked either side by two drawingrooms, one of which would have been a formal diningroom in times past.

Paved terrace
The main drawingroom features a small sunroom to the front with large bay windows allowing much light into this graceful space. As with the front hallway, the ceilings are high, with all the original features intact.

Besides the bathroom and utility, there is only one room in the house without a fireplace a small study to the rear.

A large kitchen–cum-diningroom has sliding patio doors which open onto a paved terrace that runs the width of the house. The kitchen area has a partition wall housing a Le Droff fireplace on the dining side. New owners might want to update the cork-tiled kitchen and install new windows and doors to the rear, some of which are in need of replacement.

The side entrance of number 15 has been enclosed to provide a large boot room/utility and internal access to a shed.

A family room and study sit alongside the kitchen, overlooking the gardens, and have polished oak floors. New owners could amalgamate these rooms to create a large, informal family room with garden access.

Upstairs, via a commanding oak staircase with an ornate newel post, are the bedrooms and family bathroom, set over two floors and a return.

All the bedrooms are spacious, with striking high ceilings. The master, with bay windows, has limed pine floors and successfully combines Victorian elegance with a hint of modernism.

What would have been the nursery in the last century is now a light-filled en-suite.

To the rear of the house is a garden on one-third of an acre with mature planting and a perimeter pathway. New Zealand Flax and mature trees provide seclusion around the raised paved terrace.

The census of 1911 shows the Thacker family, with two children and two servants, lived here. Now, more than 100 years later, number 15 awaits a new family looking for a substantial home with a generous garden in Dublin 6.