Size matters at luxury Raglan Road mews for €2.45m

Newbuild property near Herbert Park extends to 242sq m over three floors

  • Address: Elgin Lodge, 16A Raglan Lane Ballsbridge Dublin 4
  • Price: € 2,450,000
  • Agent: Sherry FitzGerald
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Raglan Lane has come a long way from the era when it bustled with horses and coachmen servicing the great Victorian piles on Wellington Road. Today it is one of the hottest stretches of mews property in the country.

Elgin Lodge at 16A, has just been completed by John Bennett of Rivertempus who, through his former company Bennett Construction, developed the CHQ building in the IFSC and Burlington Plaza offices in Dublin 4.

The site, which sits to the rear of 16 Wellington Road was sold initially in 2000 for €1.03 million. Planning applications for two properties 16A and 16B were lodged within a month of each other in 2014, both for two-storey over-basement four-bed houses, coincidently by the same architect Jonathan Bennett of Extend in Dalkey, but under different company names.

16A occupies a corner site on Raglan Lane and Elgin Road, and extends to over 242sq m (2,600sq ft) over three floors. This is not an archetypal mews as it offers so much floor space – closer in size in fact to the grand dames on the surrounding roads.

Exteriors are a blend of granite and natural timbers, with a vehicular entrance – albeit for a small runabout – off the lane and a pedestrian entrance on Elgin Road.

Superb interiors

The interiors are superb, though extra staging would have taken this property to another level because rooms devoid of furniture appear smaller than they actually are.

At street level there’s a bedroom, guest bathroom and a formal living room which opens out to a granite terrace.

The selling point of the property, besides its location, is the amount of natural light, from walls of glass and roof lights – one of which on the top floor gives the feeling that it is almost an exterior space.

The house has four fine sized bedrooms and a very fine home office.

Downstairs at basement level is a vast open-plan kitchen/dining/living space with a utility and a multitude of storage to the rear. The kitchen comes with all the bells and whistles one would expect of such a high-end property which comes with a €2.45 million price tag through agent Sherry FitzGerald.

What it lacks for this price is a garden, though for new owners who wish to live in Dublin 4 in a contemporary A2 energy rated house, Herbert Park is just a five-minute walk.