Terenure villa-style house with ‘grannycore’ aesthetic for €725k

Three-bed on Harold's Cross Road offers period charm with a modern update

  • Address: 275 Harold’s Cross Road, Terenure D6W
  • Price: € 725,000
  • Agent: Sherry FitzGerald

Situated between the Kenilworth crossroads and one of the entrances to Brighton Square, number 275 Harold’s Cross Road, D6W is one of a pair of villa-style, split-level houses that is single-storey to the front and two-storey to the back.  

Its entrance is via a set of granite steps and the front door opens into a hall whose timber floors are tinted a deep walnut colour.

The formal living room is to the right and is painted in a soft vanilla, with a gorgeous robin’s egg blue on its fireplace wall. The surround, ceiling and picture rail are all picked out in an antique white with a trio of mulberry-coloured Chesterfield style sofas bringing in rich jewel tones.

Overhead, a fringed lampshade riffs on the grannycore aesthetic that celebrates the return of antiques furnishings and fittings, last loved by your grandparents’ era. It’s a big swing of the pendulum away from contemporary clean lines.

Staged for sale, the furnishings selection works really well in the bite-size vignettes served up here by Sarah Evers, where the 3.4m ceiling height allows for such decorative flourishes.

Living room

The staircase splits, leading down to the first of the property’s three bedrooms, where a lovely brass bed has pride of place. The ceiling heights at this level are more standard.

On through to the return, is where the eat-in kitchen is. The dining area overlooks the garden and the room incorporates a long utility space where large appliances such as the fridge freezer are housed.

There’s a smart and windowed shower room at its end.

The garden is bigger and wider than you expect it to be. The main part is to the rear of the return, and is raised and extends to 49sq m. Facing east southeast, it isn’t directly overshadowed by a house to the rear and the boundary walls are relatively low so it also gets plenty of southern light.

 It also has valuable pedestrian side access and a good size, Kelly green-coloured shed, a shade popularised by Princess Grace and back in vogue.


The other two double bedrooms are upstairs. The main has a small internal shower ensuite, concealed behind sliding white glass doors.

The D2 Ber-rated house extends to 85sq m (915sq ft) but it is coming to market with full planning permission for a double height extension to the rear. This would give a larger and more light-filled open plan kitchen that opens directly out to the garden.

The plans would also extend the property to 137sq m, which would be a real boon. Given current building costs, however, one wonders if it would be more prudent to move in and wait to see if inflation and building costs drop before committing to such works. It is also worth noting that the proposed plans still only give three bedrooms.  

The property sold intra-family in September 2019 and is listed as selling for €450,00 on the property price register. Now asking €725,000 through agent Sherry FitzGerald, it has off-street parking to the front for one big car or two small vehicles.