Smart refurb with window dressing optional in Ranelagh for €895k
45 Chelmsford Avenue has been extended and modernised in past 10 years
- Address: 45 Chelmsford Road Ranelagh Dublin 6
- Price: € 895,000
- Agent: Knight Frank
Purchased by its current owners in 2006, 45 Chelmsford Road in Ranelagh has undergone a complete renovaton with the addition of an extension to the rear. Situated just a stone’s throw from the village, the property has almost been completely rebuilt.
The house retains period details from the Victorian era, with some additions for more practical, contemporary living.
An internal wall was knocked to allow direct access from the kitchen to the reception rooms, giving a far better internal flow – as these houses tend to be narrower than some of their neighbours on other streets. The reception rooms – used as living spaces – have their original fireplaces and retain the interconnecting doors to allow privacy when required.
An extension was added to the rear of the property which houses a vast kitchen-dining room.
The installation of five Velux in addition to glass sliding doors means the room is bathed with light – even on a dull day. The dining area opens out on to the rear garden, which is tiered with two decks and has access to a laneway. Though not large, there is scope to develop the garden further, as its current offerings are limited to a couple of shrubs and bamboo. The wooden fencing would benefit from a lick of paint to bring the garden to the same standard as the interiors, which have been staged for sale.
The 152sq m (1,636sq ft) property has three bedrooms, a small double on the return adjacent to the wainscoted family bathroom and two fine doubles on the top floor.
Rather than carve up the principal bedroom to install an en suite, a partition was installed to cordon off a shower and sink area. It is quite cleverly done as it still allows the light to flow in from both windows.
Despite this, new owners may want to give the window in the dressing area some form of covering – plantation shutters or a two-way film maybe – as this space is visible from the bus stop across the road.
The property, in turnkey condition – is on the market through Knight Frank with an asking price of €895,000.