OFF THE BAT, 82 Marlborough Road in Donnybrook, Dublin 4 will probably tick off the wish-list features of many a potential buyer.
Firstly, it’s a beautiful period redbrick which spans 3,000 sq ft and three levels. It enjoys a well-proportioned front garden with secure parking behind electronic gates, while its location on Marlborough Road means both Donnybrook and Ranelagh villages are within walking distance.
Granite steps lead to the front door, which opens to a bright and airy hallway with an arch. There are two interconnecting reception rooms to the right; the drawing room and the dining room.
Each boasts sash windows and original shutters, which flood the space with light, while two marble fireplaces with coal effect gas fires add a cosy feel. A fitted drinks cabinet with a built-in fridge in the dining room makes for the perfect spot to entertain guests. There are varnished timber floors throughout this level.
Moving to garden level, the open-plan kitchen, living and dining area is here. No 82 has been extensively renovated and extended in recent years, and this is especially clear in this part of the home.
The kitchen is sure to impress any keen cook, with stainless steel counters, integrated appliances (including a slow oven and steam oven), a breakfast bar with a Gaggenau hot griddle and ample storage space. A glass atrium ensures there’s no shortage of natural light.
There’s a large living and dining area beyond the kitchen, where double glazed doors open to the rear garden and decking area. The landscaped garden will tempt guests to sit outside even when the temperatures drop, with a water feature, small bridge and beautiful greenery throughout.
Also at garden level, there is one double bedroom, one single bedroom and a laundry room. For fitness enthusiasts, there’s a home gym and wet room.
Heading to the first floor, there’s floor-to-ceiling fitted cupboards in the landing. The master bedroom boasts fitted wardrobes on two sides, as well as sash windows with original shutters and an en-suite bathroom. Two double bedrooms and two shower rooms complete the accommodation.
With Ranelagh a 10-minute walk away and Donnybrook at 15-minute walk away, residents will never be short of restaurants, bars or cafes to choose from. There’s a selection of primary and secondary schools nearby, as well as sports clubs.
Transport links are aplenty, with several Dublin Bus and DART services within easy reach, while the city centre is about a 20-minute drive away.