Quality makeover in D6 stands test of time

Charming two-storey four-bedroom Victorian property for €1.6 million

 

Situated between Northbrook and Dartmouth Roads in Ranelagh, Cambridge Terrace is a quiet leafy road with houses on just one side. The owners, who have called number 7 home for the past 30 years, are downsizing.

When they bought the end-of-terrace property it was in flats and they engaged architect Paul Keogh to oversee the renovations and to marry the historical character of the Victorian two-storey over garden level, with modern conveniences.

At garden level Keogh opened up what were two dark rooms into an interconnecting livingroom and kitchen. The installation of three sets of double glass panelled doors throw light in from the westerly facing garden and hallways.

Keogh also used these doors for the bedroom on the first return which illuminates the imposing hallway upstairs.

The kitchen was designed by architect Clodagh Nolan and despite its three decades shows little wear and tear on the solid oak units.

Appliances are high-end Gaggenau, Bosch and Siemens with an Aga giving a country feel.

To the rear is a low maintenance garden with a Magnolia in full bloom, while Peony roses and white lilac have started to bud with the onset of spring.

The adjacent livingroom features a polished black slate fireplace specially designed by Keogh for the property.

Pine shutters

A fine sized utility provides lots of storage – as does an enclosed side passage where sports equipment and gardening utensils are housed.

At hall level are two imposing reception rooms, where the stripped pine shutters and door architraves echo the polished pine flooring. Original fireplaces feature intricate wood inlay and are currently fitted with gas fires.

The property has four bedrooms – three fine-sized doubles complete with cast-iron fireplaces, and a single.

Décor throughout is simple and fresh, and the off-white palette allows the period details to shine.

Number 7 Cambridge Terrace is for sale through DNG with an asking price of €1.6 million. At 241sq m (2,594 sq ft), it is 100sq m smaller than number 1 on the terrace which made €2.101 million in January 2015 and that house also had a very large garden and mews potential.

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