Quaint Victorian four-bed with a modern twist in Rathmines


DUBLIN 6 €725,000:A DOUBLE extension to the rear of 1 Maxwell Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6, has turned a traditional Victorian redbrick into an interesting proposition.

While the original part of this four-bed end-of-terrace house is quaint and elegant and very Victorian, by the time you enter the kitchen you are transported to another dimension.

Douglas Newman Good is asking €725,000 for the house, which is spacious at 246sq m (2,650sq ft).

The open-plan kitchen-cum-family room/dining room is a large sleek white modern space (off-white marble floors, white fitted designer units, white walls) with a sun room with folding glass doors overlooking the garden – which gives the entire room an airy, bright feel.

The sense of space and height in the house is also helped by the atrium-style landing on the first floor with a gallery overlooking the entrance hall.

There is also a reading area on the landing.

In the 19th-century portion of the house, the owners have had sash windows and shutters customised and some of the fireplaces are salvaged.

The living room and dining room are interconnected and both have wide-plank floors and black, cast-iron fireplaces

Among the original features are ornate plasterwork and brass door fittings.

As well as four bedrooms, there are three bathrooms with underfloor heating.

The main bedroom is a lovely big elegant room that stretches across the width of the house, and has a luxury en suite with a bath, separate power shower, bidet and walk-in wardrobe.

Downstairs, the large utility room has a door to the 60ft longgarden.

It has a patio and is bordered by an attractive stone wall.

At the front there is a gravelled, railed and gated area that provides off-street parking for up to three cars.

1 Maxwell Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Four-bedroom, three-bathroom Victorian redbrick house, of 246sq m(2,650sq ft), with a bright, modern extension

Agent: Douglas Newman Good