MANY OF US dream of living in a beautiful period home that’s full of history, character and charm. But the reality can often be quite different if an older home needs extensive renovations to up the cosy factor or make it practical enough for everyday living.
This home in Knocklyon, which is available to view on Daft now, may just provide the right balance of period charm with modern conveniences. Ready to walk into and hinting to the Victorian era, this large 369 m², five-bedroom house sits on land of Charleville House, a building that dates back to the 19th century.
2 Charleville Manor is now on the market for €1.5 million.
High ceilings throughout the home nod to the old-world charm of period homes.
Marble floors connect the hall, kitchen and utility room for great flow from space to space. The bathrooms and en suite bathrooms are also laid in gorgeous marble in keeping with the ground floor.
The ground floor is also covered in oak as well as wool carpeting to keep things cosy underfoot on two levels.
The luxury starts from the moment you pass through the electronic gates. The bright south-facing garden is landscaped and there is plenty of parking for a number of cars in the gravel driveway. Inside, the hall leads to a guest toilet and a large living room with bay window that lets the light flood right in.
This space links to an open plan kitchen and dining space through grand double doors. The garden is accessed from this main social space, while another separate dining room and a utility room completes the ground floor
The large landing on the first floor leads to each of the five bedrooms. The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and, of course, an en suite bathroom, while the other bedrooms all have built-in wardrobes and are generous in size. One other bedroom has an en suite bathroom while the remaining three share the big family bathroom.
The third level is home to a study and cinema room/home gym, so there’s no shortage of space when it comes to chilling out or working from home. A shower room completes this floor.
The back garden is surrounded by high walls, so it’s particularly private. Set in lawn with a pretty paved patio area, it gets a lot of sun and is sure to be a popular venue for any future summer parties.
Location-wise, there are plenty of shops and public transport links close by. Knocklyon and Rathfarnham shopping centres are within walking distance while a short drive will bring you to Nutgrove and Dundrum.
The city centre is easily accessible as are the Dublin mountains making this an ideal home for families who like urban and country living in equal measure – or house hunters who are keen on Victorian vibes without the threat of damp, sky-high bills or countless unseen upgrades that can often come with a period home.