Lots of taste with mocha and cream

Co Dublin: €3.25 million A double-fronted house in Mount Merrion Avenue has been sympathetically renovated, writes Eivlín Roden…

Co Dublin: €3.25 millionA double-fronted house in Mount Merrion Avenue has been sympathetically renovated, writes Eivlín Roden

A double-fronted terraced house at 37 Mount Merrion Avenue, Blackrock, is going for auction on March 1st through Douglas Newman Good with an AMV of €3.25 million.

Renovated from top to bottom. The four-bedroomed house is sympathetically decorated in a neutral palette of cream, mocha and pale gold.

With a floor area of 251sq m (2,700sq ft), the space is laid out over three floors with a small return.

The bright interconnecting drawing room and dining room runs from front to back while the study on the other side of the hall is a long narrow room also running from front to back.

A wonderful built-in office unit by the Victorian Salvage Co dominates here and is typical of the storage throughout the house in the way it fits into the period style yet makes for very tidy living.

The house gets morning sun in front and evening on the back and nowhere does this work to such advantage as in the four fine bedrooms on the second floor.

The owners made the decision not to have en suites as there is a shower room here and a big family bathroom on the return. As a result they have retained the symmetry of the original plan in a very pleasing way.

The large main bedroom to the front has two windows, excellent built-in wardrobes and a pale carpet.

Colour is brought into two more bedrooms, both good doubles, one with a masculine Ralph Lauren type décor of rich wooden floor, desk, bed and wardrobe complemented by denim blue and red furnishings. The other has a sweet pastel and fairy lights scheme. The fourth bedroom is slightly smaller and has good storage.

At garden level, the kitchen, with cream units, granite and mahogany worktops, double Belfast sink and double stainless steel cooker, has every up to the minute convenience while the breakfast room behind has a lovely old marble fireplace, chandelier and built-in dresser. Across the passage is a well equipped utility and playroom. Both sides have French doors opening to patio areas and up into a fine long garden that is well planted, with several seating areas, a garden building, garage and tool shed with rear access.

No 37 is close to Blackrock with its shopping, schools, restaurants and Dart station.