Tall storeys on Ranelagh terrace for €1.695m

Period features are allowed to shine in this sizeable home backing onto Royal Hospital

  • Address: 6 Ashbrook Terrace, Sallymount Avenue, Ranelagh, Dublin 6
  • Price: € 1,695,000
  • Agent: Sherry FitzGerald

Number 6 Ashbrook Terrace stands in a row of three-storey redbricks halfway up Sallymount Avenue heading towards Ranelagh village. The sizeable houses back onto the grounds of Donnybrook’s Royal Hospital.

Number 6 is one of two that share a driveway and it has off-street parking for up to four cars, a luxury in this part of Dublin 6.

The properties are set well back from the busy throughway connecting the village with Appian Way.

The owners bought it in 2014 wooed by its lofty ceiling heights at hall level, fine plaster cornicing and ceiling roses and large windows that wash the rooms in light, and which stretch to 7.5ft in the reception rooms. The owners paid €984,990 at the time. They lived there for a year and then had Coda Architects reconfigure the layout.

The interconnecting reception rooms remained mainly as they were, with period features such as fireplaces, polished timber floors and fine plasterwork allowed to really shine. The window in the room to the rear in this area was replaced by a door which opens to an internal courtyard that allows light to stream in here and to the kitchen to the rear.

Along the hall return are all the engine room elements of the home: a guest toilet and separate wine rack under the stairs; a cloakroom, and a windowed utility with smoked-oak engineered floors underfoot. Ashton Joinery completed the smart woodwork throughout.

A large, sloping zinc-clad extension spans the width of the house. Newcastle Design units here feature Silestone countertops, with a pristinely ordered walk-in pantry and bench seating around a large picture window capable of taking a large square-shaped table while still leaving room for a TV area where the dining table currently stands.

The southeast-facing rear garden is set in lawn, with pedestrian rear access to a wide laneway bordering the Royal Hospital. There are views of the hospital’s wide, open green spaces from the upstairs back windows.  

The house now measures a generous 303sq m/3,261sq ft. A fine coloured-glass-panelled window frames a study, with the rest of the upstairs rooms set out as accommodation.

There are two bedrooms on the first floor. The main is particularly impressive, with ceiling heights of 12ft and tall windows bathing the room in soft evening light.

On the second floor there are three more bedrooms, as well as smart bathrooms. The property is seeking €1.695 million through agent Sherry FitzGerald.