Room to play with in Ranelagh for €1.3m
Six-bedroom property with a stylish upgrade and plenty of space
In terms of space and proportions, 68 Sandford Road in Ranelagh just keeps on giving. There are a surprising number of rooms in the property, which overlooks the main thoroughfare linking Ranelagh to Milltown. Stepping inside the chequered-tiled front hall, painted in Victorian red, there’s an indication that this house is all about space.
The property has six bedrooms, five of which are en-suite, and none of these rooms feel cropped, as can tend to happen when installing en-suites in Victorian houses.
The master, which lies to the front, has his and her en-suites, and no doubt the future woman of the house will choose the bathroom that comes with a separate make-up room – lots of shelving and wall to wall mirrors.
The rest of the bedrooms, which are all doubles, are laid out over two floors and two returns.
On the ground floor, two interconnecting reception rooms painted in warm buttermilk hues have high ceilings, original fireplaces, impressive cornicing, and enormous ceiling roses. The dining room is light-filled, thanks to new French windows which open out onto a cobbled patio.
An old service hatch, which links the dining room to the kitchen, allows for easier entertaining – removing the need to traipse up and down the corridor between courses.
The kitchen has a country feel with pale cream wooden units and a large range. Glossy black granite countertops reflect the light from a multitude of windows, and give a streamlined effect to the room.
Behind the kitchen lies a bright, dual aspect family room overlooking the rear garden.
Maintenance-free, as the garden is cobbled and decked, it houses an al fresco dining area on an elevated plot. Besides a trench of geraniums, there isn’t much planting, so green fingered enthusiasts will be starting from scratch.
One of the surprises of the property is the attic. Converted by previous owners, it has full height ceilings, and is currently used as a livingroom and office.
For families with teenagers, it would make a perfect den, and for younger ones – an ideal space for an au pair, as it has a separate kitchenette and bathroom.
The house is in excellent condition and has been staged well by its current owners. The only improvements new owners might want to make are to change old green carpets in a few of the bedrooms, and some of the en-suites, which while in perfect condition are a tad dated. Number 68, would suit a large family requiring lots of space – the house has a footprint of 280sq m, and is for sale through Lisney with an asking price of €1.3million.