Proper order in Dublin 8 for €875,000

Bigger and grander than other houses on the street, this mid-19th-century terrace has been renovated impeccably, while maintaining its period charm

Thu, Jul 25, 2013, 08:39


That the owners of number 75 Heytesbury Street, in Dublin 8, are fans of clean lines, order and symmetry is clear from the off, not least by the meticulously spaced plant pots on the window sill and perfect squares of hedge in the basement garden .

The housing here came about through haphazard infill development, with plots sold to build houses for the merchant class from the 1830s.

Number 75 is a bigger, grander version of others on the street, with high ceilings and lavish plasterwork in the entrance hall.

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When the current owners bought the house, in 1988, it needed complete renovation, and it has been a quest for perfection. The asking price for the three-bed 190sq m (2,050sq ft ) house is €875,000 through Felicity Fox.

The main interconnecting reception rooms are elegant, with wide-plank oak floors, high ceilings, intricate plasterwork and matching grey marble mantlepieces.

On the return from the hall level is a vibrant stained-glass fanlight and in the basement a den leads to a small double bedroom, once a scullery .

The garden level has a big family bathroom with a high ceiling, seamless matt Italian limestone tiling and a modern rectangular standalone bath with an overhead shower.

The French-style main bedroom has a sash window that pulls up over two half doors to provide access to the garden. The en-suite has a sunken shower and cream Italian limestone tiling. There’s a utility room and another double bedroom at this level.

The kitchen extension has a tall porch area with French doors to the garden. The fitted units are old shaker-style, with a Belfast sink, and sandstone flagstones on the floor.

The back garden is a pleasant, well-ordered space with gravelling, box hedging in ceramic pots, a treehouse with a Bangor Slate roof, and a raised limestone patio at the end.

There is vehicular and pedestrian access at the rear.

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