Lofty Victorian style in Dartry for €1.5m

Finished to a very high standard, this three-storey five-bed property was until recently rented to an embassy

Address: Strathmore Palmerston Park Dartry Dublin 6

Price: 1.5m €

Agent: DNG

Thu, Feb 20, 2014, 00:00

   

The current owners of Strathmore in Dartry bought and demolished an old flat-roofed bungalow in 2005, replacing it with two large Victorian style houses, one of which has come to the market with an asking price of €1.5 million through DNG.

Set on a site at the intersection of Palmerston Park and Highfield Road, the property has been finished to a very high standard, and has until recently been rented to an embassy.

With a mixture of wide plank solid oak flooring and Crema Marfil marble throughout, the house is bright, painted in neutral tones and oozes warmth.

It stands at a large 250sq m (2,700sq ft) to include a loft and automated double garage to the rear, which is accessed from Palmerston Villas.

The high-end windows and doors, coupled with solid concrete floors and ceilings give a robust feeling to the property, and although situated at a busy junction the house is incredibly quiet.

A good-sized drawing room with a marble fireplace feels secluded, thanks to the clever planting of 12ft-high hedging in the front garden and leads to a formal dining room via chunky wooden sliding doors.

The kitchen, which overlooks the topiary garden through wrap-around windows, is bright and fitted with high gloss units, black granite countertops and integrated Neff appliances.

Upstairs, the bedrooms are set over two floors and new owners will have a choice of three master suites. There are five bedrooms in total, with a small double and good-sized box room, currently used as an office in addition to the three large en-suites.


Smart design
The two bedrooms on the second floor both have small atria which give an enormous amount of light into these spacious rooms.

The added bonus of this property is the loft and double garage/carport situated at the end of a cobblelock pathway, the smart design of which suggests an old stable conversion rather than a new build.

The loft, currently used as an office would make a wonderful home cinema, playroom or an impressive separate guest suite.

Despite being a new build, small details such as Imperial red bricks, Blue Bangor slates and old Victorian door handles give a sense of period grace to the house.

Strathmore would suit a family who like the idea of living in a period house, but none of the maintenance headaches that old houses tend to require.