Quiet seclusion a short stroll from Ranelagh buzz for €1.675m

Fine four-bed redbrick period home ticks a lot of boxes in a much-sought-after area

  • Address: 29 Ormond Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6
  • Price: € 1,675,000
  • Agent: Sherry FitzGerald
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For many househunters looking in Dublin 6 at the upper end of the market, number 29 Ormond Road will tick many boxes.

It’s a lovely road, off Palmerston Road, though with less passing traffic, and number 29, a fine period house, is near the corner of Ormond and Annesley Park, so it’s a short stroll down to the bank of shops at Dunville Avenue and the Luas stop at Beechwood.

The houses are mostly two storey redbricks built in the mid-1800s and number 29 is semi-detached with a pedestrian side entrance and another pedestrian entrance to a lane at the back.

The owners bought about 10 years ago and they moved on more than a year ago, renting out the four bed, 2,070 sq ft/193sq m house. The tenants now gone, it is presented very smartly for sale, freshly painted and fully furnished and is on the market through Sherry FitzGerald for €1.675 million.

There are two fine reception rooms – they don’t, and can’t interconnect as they are on different levels, the one to the rear is down a couple of steps on the way to the eat-in kitchen. There’s a downstairs toilet under the stairs.

29 Ormond Road, Dublin 6
29 Ormond Road, Dublin 6
29 Ormond Road, Dublin 6
29 Ormond Road, Dublin 6
29 Ormond Road, Dublin 6
29 Ormond Road, Dublin 6
29 Ormond Road, Dublin 6
29 Ormond Road, Dublin 6
29 Ormond Road, Dublin 6
29 Ormond Road, Dublin 6
29 Ormond Road, Dublin 6
29 Ormond Road, Dublin 6

The four bedrooms – all good doubles – are laid out over two floors with the family bathroom in the return and a further shower-room at the top of the house to be shared by the two bedrooms there.

The main bedroom spans the width of the house to the front, with two tall  windows and other original features including decorative plasterwork and plenty of storage in the cedarwood-lined wall of custom-built wardrobes.

The eat-in kitchen is one part of the house that probably won’t tick a buyer’s wishlist – while it has plenty of space, new owners might find the units a little dated, there isn’t room for a very large table and it doesn’t have the spacious open plan feel that families tend to go for at this end of the market.

A look at the rear of other houses on the road shows that renovating homeowners tend to extend across the rear of the property to make a very large family friendly kitchen and living space.

A storage shed runs along the depth of the house to the side, with access from the front and rear. The rear garden is north facing and parking is on street with the house set back from the road with a good-sized front garden.