Edwardian terrace with modern twist in Terenure for €925k
23 Ashfield Park was in flats when sold for €430k in 2013 but is now restored to former glory
- Address: 23 Ashfield Park, Terenure, Dublin 6W
- Price: € 925,000
- Agent: SherryFitzGerald
Number 23 Ashfield Park, off the Terenure end of Harold’s Cross Road, is an Edwardian mid-terrace with many of its period features intact.
They include the terracotta tiles on the front path and the coving in the entrance hall and reception rooms where the ceiling heights are an impressive 3.5m. The hall is floored in a limed oak-look porcelain tile, with a radiator cabinet in keeping with the vintage of the house.
Number 23 looks nothing like it did when its owners bought the property in January 2013, paying €430,000 for it, according to the property price register.
Back then it was subdivided into four flats and they returned it to its former glory. The honey-coloured timber boards in the interconnecting reception rooms were preserved and the original fireplaces in each room create a focal point – a wood-burning stove has been installed in the bay-windowed living room to the front.
The dining room is now a fine playroom with a back window replaced by a door out to a small, enclosed courtyard.
The kitchen to the rear extends the width of the property and ceiling heights are raised in the dining area thanks to a lantern-style roof light with slim, clerestory widows bringing light in from all directions. The painted grey Ikea kitchen features timber countertops, a Belfast-style sink and porcelain door pulls that chime well with the house’s vintage.
Double doors lead out to a fine-sized south east garden with a smart Indian sandstone patio, pedestrian rear access and a bike port.
The renovation included dry-lining the walls and upgrading the original sash windows to the front, installing uPVC windows to the rear, rewiring and replumbing with the result that the period property now has a C3 Ber rating.
Upstairs there is a bedroom and shower room on the return with two doubles on the first floor. The owners lowered the ceiling heights in the bedrooms slightly to give more height to the attic room and turned the fourth bedroom into a fine sized family bathroom.
The first floor rooms all have plantation privacy shutters. The main bedroom, with the bay window to the front, has a walk-in wardrobe concealed behind a partition wall.
The property measures 131sq m/1410sq ft and there is another 15sq m/161sq ft in the attic room.
The property is now seeking €925,000 through agent SherryFitzGerald.