Ranelagh redbrick has lovely proportions

Three-bedroom semi-detached period house with an attic room and a large (by Ranelagh standards) east-facing back garden


Mountain View Road is situated high above the main village, in the microcosm of Beechwood, it is a short walk from the namesake Luas stop. The area is blissfully quiet yet the shops of Dunville Avenue are just a five minute stroll.

Number 49 is a semi-detached redbrick located opposite the church and community centre. It has an asking price of €925,000 through agents Sherry FitzGerald.

The property has the usual period layout with two lovely sized interconnecting reception rooms, each with tiled fire inserts and glossy conker-coloured mahogany mantelpieces.

The front room is light filled thanks to its large twin windows. Interconnecting doors that slide rather than fold back lead into a second sitting room. The present owner inserted stained glass panels in the doors which blaze when hit by the westerly setting sun. Both rooms have original polished floorboards.

What’s lovely about the reception room layout is that the double sitting room scenario adds valuable chill-out space at entrance level. The dining room is down a wide set of steps in an L-shaped room that is connected to the solid wood sea green coloured kitchen. The sizeable space has double doors that lead outside to the patio.

There is a light-filled utility to the rear of the kitchen and a downstairs wc and shower. The back door opens on to a stone patio and a large, at least by Ranelagh standards, east-facing garden with lots of mature planting. This includes a pear tree and blueberry and gooseberry bushes. A paved area at the end of the garden gets the evening sun.

To the side of the house there is a large double in length garage that has oodles of potential should the next owners want to extend the already good-sized 148 sq feet (1,593 square feet) house.

Upstairs, there are three bedrooms, all with original fireplaces. The room on the return is a large single. The master bedroom has a stylish fireplace, plenty of storage and spans the width of the house. Three windows bathe it in light. There is room to squeeze in an en suite bathroom or you could extend out over the garage to create a really expansive space.

The family has converted the attic to a bedroom that has views of the Aviva Stadium and the Pigeon House towers.

The house is in need of a little TLC but nothing drastic. The next owner might like to repolish the floorboards or paint them to create a different atmosphere. They might also consider giving the bathrooms an update.