Smart styling at this Terenure two bed (with dreamy kids' attic) for €595k

An upgraded two-bed has wooden flooring, original fireplaces, clever storage and all round good looks

  • Address: 14 Brighton Gardens, Rathgar, Dublin 6
  • Price: € 595,000
  • Agent: DNG
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Accessed from Whitton Road, off Terenure Road North or via Tower Avenue off Brighton Road, Brighton Gardens is a quiet red-brick terrace built circa 1900.

Number 14 is a mid-terrace, bay-fronted property with granite window lintels and sills, and an artificial-grass lawn in the railed front garden. The path leading up to its grey front door has Victorian-style quarry tiles. 

The 86sq m/925sq ft property, which its current owner bought in 2002, has been extended and upgraded but retains much of its original charm. This starts with the honey-coloured floorboards underfoot that warm the open-plan ground floor, which lies in the original part of the house.

The open-plan living space in the front of the house, features a tiled fireplace and original wooden flooring
The open-plan living space in the front of the house features a tiled fireplace and original wooden flooring

The living area, set into the bay window, has a tiled insert fire surround, built-in bookshelves, and dado rails. The dining area is to the rear and you can access the small north-facing rear garden directly from it through patio doors.

The open-plan style living space includes a formal dining area and French doors out on to the north-facing rear garden
The open-plan style living space includes a formal dining area and French doors out on to the north-facing rear garden

The galley-style kitchen, to the rear, is in what was the return of the house. It has been extended to run the length of the property and has a kitchen table set under a roof light. There is a back door here too leading outside.

The garden is small but there is pedestrian rear access, helpful if anyone in the family uses a bike.

Number 14 Brighton Gardens, in Dublin 6
Number 14 Brighton Gardens, in Dublin 6

The family bathroom is on the return with the property’s original two bedrooms on the first floor. The master, set to the front, is a sun-filled room with an internal shower en suite. The other bedroom on this floor is a neat single.

The smart master bedroom
The smart master bedroom

The owner has also converted the attic which provides an additional 10sq m /107sq ft of space. The room has very smart bunk beds which sit perpendicular to each other, as well as a velux-roofed shower room. While technically an attic room, accessed via a narrow set of stairs, kids and teens will love this space.

The attic space is perfect for children or teenagers
The attic space is perfect for children or teenagers

Parking is on street. The two-bed has a D1 Ber rating, and is seeking €595,000 through agents DNG.

Last March, number eight, a mid-terrace of 77sq m in need of modernisation, sold for €539,000 while in November 2017 number 12, a mid-terrace property in similar condition with 80 sq m /865sq ft, sold for €515,000. In August of the same year, number 18, a smartly extended end-of-terrace two-bed sold for €525,000 while number 31, a two-bed with a converted attic and south-facing garden, sold for €681,000, according to the Property Price Register.