Period detail and modern mews in D4
BALLSBRIDGE: €1.45 MILLION:This four-bedroom house has a pretty garden with a generous mews house at the end that is being sold separately for €840,000
The four-bedroom main house is not quite as big inside as you’d expect from its imposing exterior but it has a decent amount of living space for a family and the gardens, which were designed by the owner, are really lovely.
The front garden and driveway, which are shared with number 17, have enough gravelled off-street parking for one car per household.
There is a remote-controlled lawn mower for the shared lawn which means a future buyer will never have to row with their neighbour over whose turn it is to cut the grass.
There are a dozen steps up to the main entrance level where there is a pair of interconnecting formal rooms with intricate cornicing, high ceilings, marble mantelpieces and a general air of splendour.
Unusually, there is also a bedroom at this level, and a cream marble-tiled shower room with an anti-fog mirror. All the bathrooms are decorated like this.
Downstairs at garden level there’s a compact cream gloss SieMatic kitchen with a Waterford Stanley Alpha range. While this room isn’t huge, it has plenty of wall- and floor-level storage, and enough space for a dining table and a small square island. There’s also a utility room off the entrance porch and concealed storage and a double wine cooler in the passage between the kitchen and the family room.
Other rooms off this passage include a pantry, a small double bedroom which is bright thanks to an adjacent internal courtyard and a family bathroom with a corner bath and shower. The family room, which is part of an extension built by the current owners, has a partially glazed roof and large doors to the back garden.
Upstairs, off the main landing, are two bedrooms. The main bedroom has modern fitted wardrobes and two sash windows overlooking Wellington Place. There’s also a second double room, and steps up to a quirky little bathroom perched at the top of the house with a marble-top sink, a bath and shower, and ornate cornicing similar to that in the main reception rooms.
The back garden has a decked path that curves around and crosses the lawn which is flanked with trees, shrubs, lush foliage and flowers. There’s also a good-sized patio, a pop-up irrigation system and motion-sensor outdoor lighting.
The 135 sq m (1,450 sq ft) mews to the rear has a big garage with an automatic door that opens on to Wellington Lane.
A decent amount of the back garden has been hived off for the mews and a dividing wall is currently under construction.
The mews has a good-sized room at garden level that’s currently a sitting room but is en suite and could be converted to a bedroom.
This level also has a kitchenette, utility area, lots of storage and a bathroom.
On the next level is a bright room with a double-height space that incorporates a sitting room or study area and a galley kitchen. Doors open out to a decked terrace with steps down to the garden.
The main bedroom is en suite. It isn’t very big but the wall between it and a narrow room beside it could be knocked to make a larger space.
The attic room is currently used as a bedroom.
19 Wellington Place, Ballsbridge Dublin 4
Description: three-storey, four-bedroom house with extension that has a partially glassed roof.