The sunny side of the square

A three-bedroom terraced redbrick on Grosvenor Square has good period features, a contemporary open-plan kitchen and a south-facing garden

Thu, Jun 12, 2014, 00:00

Grosvenor Square is a quiet residential block located off Leinster Road whose central green area is home to two members-only sports clubs: Kenilworth Bowling Club and Stratford Lawn Tennis Club.

While this was once prime flatland, most of the 86 properties on the square have been returned to use as family homes. Number 84, one such terraced redbrick, was refurbished six years ago.

The three-bedroom house is classically decorated in a way that chimes with its period features which include coving, architraving and marble fireplaces. At hall level there are two formal reception rooms, a sittingroom situated to the front of the house and a diningroom that is painted yellow and feels underutilised because of the big open-plan kitchen/living/ diningroom that has been added to the rear of the house. This room could also be used as a study or a fourth bedroom or an au pair room as it is situated adjacent to a fine-sized shower room.

The refurbishment is also responsible for great storage hidden behind large gloss sliding doors in the hall and in the new extension.

The open-plan space has two sitting areas and while it has lots of glazing, the windows are now shielded by Venetian shutters which somewhat defeats the purpose of this.

The house measures about 180sq m (1,935sq ft) and has an AMV of €950,000 through agents Lisney. It is to be auctioned on Thursday 10th July at 2.30pm.

One of the property’s three bedrooms is situated on the hall return. The room does not have built-in wardrobes. There are two bedrooms – and the family bathroom – on the first floor. The master, a fine room that spans the width of the house, overlooks the bowling club pavilion. Residents can become members of either of the clubs. When the children of number 84 were young they were both members of Stratford Lawn Tennis Club while their father enjoyed several evenings in the bar of the private club with other residents when he was younger.

The property has a good-size south-facing garden with pedestrian rear access. Parking is on- street.

A neighbouring house, number 81, a four-bedroom property, sold for €765,000 last October, according to the Property Price Register.

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