Sweet harmony in a quiet Rathgar cul-de-sac for €900k

Musician’s house has lots of interconnecting space and a bright studio room

  • Address: 14 Wesley Road, Rathgar, D6
  • Price: € 900,000
  • Agent: Des Lalor Auctioneers
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Wesley Road is a lovely, quiet cul-de-sac off Rathgar Road with pedestrian access through to Rathgar Avenue. It’s a blissfully sleepy street and feels far removed from the traffic of Rathgar Road.

Number 14 is a fine house with lots of interconnecting space and a south-facing rear. The entire ground floor has underfloor heating under polished beech floorboards, and the original interconnecting reception rooms have been opened up. Here, one of the two matching fireplaces remains.

To the rear of these rooms is a conservatory which enjoys due-south sunlight and opens out to a secluded courtyard. To the right of this room is a long narrow kitchen with glazed doors onto the courtyard leading to a large utility with a shower room to its rear. A large room running the width of the rear completes the ground floor and looks across a courtyard to the diningroom. It has been used by the owner – a classical guitarist – as a bright studio space with rooflights and glass sliding doors. Glazed doors open out to the courtyard from all rooms.

Off the studio is a back door entrance that opens out to a lane connecting to Rathgar Avenue. 

Art nouveau

Upstairs the family bathroom is on the return and two of the three bedrooms are on the first floor. Both have cast-iron fireplaces with pretty art nouveau tiled inserts. The master is to the front and has a smart ensuite bathroom.

The third bedroom, on the second floor, features wood panelling on the walls and a dormer roof.

The property extends to 180sq m (1,939sq ft) and is asking €900,000 through agent Des Lalor Auctioneers.

Last December number 13 sold for €845,000, according to the property price register. A smaller, end-of-terrace property, it measured 117sq m (1,260sq ft), and had a more traditional layout. In the same month number 20, measuring 124sq m (1,335sq ft) and in need of modernisation, sold for €680,000.