Tasteful decor on Orwell Road
Rathgar €1.295 millionThere’s nothing ostentatious or showy about Inisfree; every room is practically decorated, which allows its original features to shine
Inisfree, 65 Orwell Road, Rathgar in Dublin 6, is a handsome 1920s-built semi with a very practical and well thought out interior for family living.
The current owners – there since 2000 – were the second owners since it was built.
Lisney is asking €1.295 million for the four-bedroom 260sq m (2,800sq ft) house, which also has a converted attic and is set well back from busy Orwell Road by a 72ft front garden.
There’s nothing ostentatious or showy about Inisfree, every room is tastefully and simply decorated, in a way that allows the original features to shine.
There are three reception rooms downstairs, a big bay-windowed dining room to the front with recessed lighting and bright neutral paint work and the original wooden fireplace. The owner replaced the old broken tiles on the inset of the fireplace and the hearth with black slate.
The fireplace in a second reception room to the front of the house, on the opposite side of the hall, got a similar treatment.
A third family room with garden views and access to the rear garden has a sliding door to the kitchen.
The kitchen/dining room is a good size with ample room for a big dining table and a fitted black coal-effect gas stove . The pale-wood kitchen was custom-made and has been well thought out from a design point of view. There are hidden drawers within drawers for extra storage and deep drawers for saucepans.
A glazed roof brightens the long kitchen area and there’s a lobby with an American-style fridge freezer and more storage. Off the kitchen, overlooking the back garden, is a snug area where there was once an outside toilet and potting shed. This room has two separate accesses to the kitchen and the dining room and is currently used as a chill out area and an office. Off the kitchen, on the other side, is a glazed-roofed garage that has been converted into a utility room and storage area.
On the stairwell there’s a beautiful original stained glass window. Upstairs there are four bedrooms, two of which are en suite, off a large square landing and a good sized family bathroom with the original free standing bath. The main bedroom also has a walk in dressing room.
The attic is converted to a sizeable bedroom with extensive eaves storage, a dressing room and a shower room en suite. The 89 ft back garden has a deck and a good expanse of lawn, there’s a feeling of privacy thanks to high walls and tall trees bounding the garden.
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Inisfree, 65 Orwell Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6
DescriptionFour-bedroom semi with converted attic is set well back from the road and is ideally designed for family living