Reworked D6 terrace with downsizer appeal for €795k

Ranelagh property will appeal to those seeking a fine home without too many rooms

  • Address: 4 Hollybank Avenue Lower Ranelagh Dublin 6
  • Price: € 795,000
  • Agent: Sherry FitzGerald
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Hollybank Avenue is a quiet cul-de-sac just off Sandford Road in Ranelagh. Number 4, which lies at the lower end of the road, comprises 101sq m plus extra space in the attic.

The previous owners converted the attic, and it is now accessed by a spiral staircase. Current owners use it as a study but it would also make a fine den or living area.

The property has two reception rooms at hall level – the drawing room has a bay window which floods the room in light. The room adjacent, which would originally have worked as a formal dining room, is currently used as a further living space. Both rooms have open fireplaces and period features have been well preserved, including coving and original pine floors.

To the rear is an extension installed by the previous owners, which comprises an open plan kitchen and breakfast room opening on to the rear garden through double doors.

With a westerly aspect, the maintenance-free rear garden gets afternoon and evening sun. Raised beds surrounded by Indian sandstone paving are filled with Japanese anemones, Acers, lavender and jasmine against a granite wall cloaked in Virginia creeper.

The kitchen is galley style with Neff appliances and black and white chequered flooring.

Originally the property had three bedrooms, but the owners decided to forego the third bedroom instead opting for a very spacious family bathroom on the return. On the first floor are two fine bedrooms, the master is bright thanks to a bay window which echoes the one in the drawing room downstairs. The second bedroom has a quaint cast-iron fireplace.

The reworked layout will have appeal for downsizers seeking a luxurious home but not too many rooms to manage.

Parking is on-street – one of the trade-offs to living so close to Ranelagh village. Permits cost around €50 per annum.

The property sold at the bottom of the market in 2011 for €530,000 and is now for sale through Sherry FitzGerald with an asking price of €795,000.