Renovated Victorian in Rathgar returns to market for €1.075m

Owners of this redbrick have done a lot of work to it but now they are moving on

  • Address: 40 Frankfort Avenue, Rathgar, Dublin 6
  • Price: € 1,075,000
  • Agent: Sherry FitzGerald
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Frankfort Avenue is lined with Victorian houses in a variety of styles, from the earlier two-storey-over-basements properties at the Rathgar Avenue end to the terraced redbricks towards Upper Rathmines Road.

Houses on the road come on the market regularly – though maybe not as regularly as number 40 which changed hands in 2014 for €732,500 and just one year later, with little done to it, sold for €775,000 to the present owners.

It’s back on the market again but this time fully renovated by its owners, a young family who began the modernisation of the 155sq m (1,668sq ft) two-storey house thinking it would be their home for many years but are now selling as a job opportunity is taking them further afield.

The work brought the house from a BER F rating to a C3 – a good indication of just how much work was involved, including reroofing, new windows, insulation, plumbing and electrics. The features that buyers look for in this style of house – those ones that can impact on the BER such as the open fire (in the white marble chimneypiece in the front reception room) – are still there.

They didn’t change the footprint of the house, just rearranged the space mainly on the ground-floor return where there were a number of small rooms and which is now an open-plan kitchen and diningroom. The smart contemporary kitchen is from Kube.

The layout is as expected: two receptions (not interconnecting), three bedrooms, one in the return and two doubles further up. The largest bedroom is to the front – with its decorative ceiling plasterwork it’s clear the original owners used it as their drawing room.

As everything is so recently done and in a stylish fashion, buyers will have nothing to do.

At the top of the house in the return is a small room currently used as a walk-in wardrobe but which could also be a study. The 15m (50ft) back garden has vehicular access but it isn’t used, instead the owners park on-street. To the front, the garden has recently been landscaped. Number 40 Frankfort Avenue is for sale through Sherry FitzGerald for €1,075,000.