Walk-in ready lofty Ranelagh mews for €950k

Bedrooms, utility and family bathroom at ground level, with living area upstairs

  • Address: 6 St Anne's Terrace, Ranelagh, Dublin 6
  • Price: € 950,000
  • Agent: Lisney
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St Anne’s Terrace in Ranelagh was formed less than 20 years ago when several of the grand Victorian houses on Northbrook Road were redeveloped into an upscale apartment scheme and as part of that project eight mews houses were built in a terrace in the gardens to the rear.

Number 6 is now for sale, through Lisney seeking €950,000. Designed by architects O’Mahony Pike it, like their other residential developments throughout the city and suburbs, still feels desirably contemporary not least because of the fully thought-through bright and airy living spaces combined with a practicality that considered that often overlooked element – good storage.

The current owner bought six years ago, moving from a larger older house. She is, as she says now “right sizing” – an expression that surely should catch on – moving to an apartment that better suits her needs.

With three bedrooms, two with en suites and 172sq m (1,851sq ft) this is a substantial mews house.

The terrace’s architecturally striking glazed “butterfly” roof hints at an interesting interior and so it proves. The front door opens into a room-sized outer hall lined with a wall of floor-to-ceiling cupboards and with polished stone flooring.

The bedrooms, utility and family bathroom are at hall-floor level, while the open plan living area is upstairs with that striking glazed pitch roof. The hall level opens out to a sizeable private timber terrace with a short flight of steps down to a communal garden.

What is not visible from outside is the house’s other most striking feature – an inner courtyard with copper detailing and a glazed roof. As well as being decorative, with its large plant pots and tinkling water feature, it acts as a light well for the house which gets much of its square footage by being deeper than the modest exterior might suggest. Two bedrooms open into it at ground floor as do the rooms upstairs.

The top floor makes for a loft-like living space with its angular ceiling and light coming from all directions. To the front is the kitchen with a living and dining space, to the rear a larger living room with a fully glazed rear wall. Oak is the main timber used throughout the house and up on this level there is oak flooring. The owner has decorated with contemporary furniture and a calm light colour scheme. The house which comes with two parking spaces is in walk-in condition. There is an annual service charge of €800.