Old meets new at 19th-century Ranelagh farmhouse for €835k

This corner house with a bow window is one of the oldest homes in this part of Dublin 6

  • Address: 9 Oxford Road, Ranelagh, D6
  • Price: € 835,000
  • Agent: Sherry FitzGerald
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Oxford Road will be familiar to anyone who has ever been stuck in traffic on the way into Ranelagh village from the city centre and tried to escape the delays by hanging a right by The Hill Pub and its famous neon signage and driving down the road.

Outside of peak traffic times the road is pretty quiet, and Number 9, also called Oxford Farm, which is positioned on the corner of Chester Road, is one of a small terrace of homes that open onto the street between that road and Rugby Road.

Dating back to the mid-1800s, when it formed part of a farm, this is one of the oldest homes in this part of Dublin 6. A corner house with a bow window to the front upstairs, a farmhouse feel is still evident inside.

The front door opens into a small hall that leads into the livingroom, a dark space with exposed stone walls, an open fire and mahogany-tinted parquet flooring underfoot. Its walls are painted a deep and soothing shade of sage green, darker than the photos illustrate.

A narrow room, painted a ruby red, off to the left of the livingroom is used as the first of the property’s three bedrooms.

The large L-shaped eat-in kitchen is set to the rear, with its dining area overlooking the large and high-walled west-facing patio. It has an open fire that seems original to the house. The cooking area is set out galley style and is painted a rich moss green. Its timber countertops contrast with a copper sink that is set at a window overlooking the garden.

Splitting stairs

A steep set of stairs leads up to the first floor, splitting into two, with one staircase to the rear leading to what is part of a double extension and includes the bathroom and a large bedroom adjacent to it that overlooks the garden. This bedroom is also lit from above by a small roof light. A door leads through to a roof-lit showerroom that can also be accessed from the hall.

A second set of steel steps leads to the original part of the house, where there is a very charming bedroom to the front, complete with bow window and window seat. A second room is lit by roof lights only, and under building regulations cannot be classified as a bedroom. In it is an internal window that opens out into the stairwell. More light could be brought in here if you turned this into a glass wall. 

The property, which has a D1 Ber rating, is sizeable, measuring 120sq m/1,292sq ft, and is seeking €835,000 through agent Sherry FitzGerald.