Prime Ranelagh location with work to be done for €950,000

Victorian four-bed with unusual layout has been extended to nearly 2,000sq ft

  • Address: 23 Leeson Park Avenue, Ranelagh, Dublin 6
  • Price: € 950,000
  • Agent: Lisney
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It is the location and the original style of the house at 23 Leeson Park Avenue that will encourage househunters to view. A Victorian one storey over basement redbrick, it sits at the end of a terrace of six similar houses built on a prime cul-de-sac off Appian Way.

It is a little different from its neighbours having an oriel window on the first floor. It may have been the last house on the terrace that was built as it has an angular shaped front garden and the flight of steps to the front door are directly on the pavement as it sweeps around the corner.

The house was extended in recent years – bringing its size to 185sq m (1,991sq ft) – and the two-storey extension at the rear blends in perfectly with its mellow-coloured reclaimed brick.

The front reception room off the hall is exactly what you’d expect in this style of house being classically proportioned with high ceilings, polished floorboards and a period-style fireplace. After that the layout was greatly altered on both levels to suit its current owners – and radically changing it, perhaps bringing it back to near its original, is something that new owners will be factoring in to their budget considerations.

There are four bedrooms, three at hall level and the fourth, the largest, is the main bedroom with a small en suite located downstairs. There is a second reception room – to the front at basement level – opening out to the paved-over front garden. This could be a lovely outdoor space if filled with planters and colour.

Also at hall level is a small internal room that changes the hall proportions and will almost certainly go during a renovation. The small family bathroom is at hall level. The original staircase was replaced by a smaller, more modern version and at basement level it opens directly into an eating area and on to the kitchen. There is a good-sized town garden to the rear, mostly under gravel. Parking is on-street.

It is possible that new owners will buy and simply move in – but it is unlikely given the unusual layout of the house. They will mostly embark on a renovation programme.

Lisney is selling 23 Leeson Park Avenue, Ranelagh, Dublin 6 seeking €950,000.