WHILE WE MAY be into the summer months, there’s never a guarantee that we won’t be turning on the heating or lighting the fire over the coming weeks.
This week we’re looking at four properties around the country with feature fireplaces to curl up in front of – from a four-bed in a gated development in Cork to a three-bed in Dublin 8.
A three-bed property, 36 The Forts is a modern and stylish family home. It comes to the market in turn-key condition, with an on-trend grey and white colour scheme throughout the property.
The accommodation includes a large living room with a bay window, solid wood flooring and a feature fireplace. The kitchen and diner to the rear is highly impressive, with wall panelling, white cabinetry and a large centre island. Each of the three bedrooms are doubles, with an en suite bathroom from the master bedroom. The rear garden is south-west facing and comprises a patio and lawn area.
Located just off the South Circular Road, 19 St Alban’s Road is a charming three-bed terraced property. Measuring 1,248 sq ft, the interior is light-filled and tastefully designed, with many original features still in place.
Features include sash windows, open fireplaces, high ceilings and wooden floors. The kitchen is a particularly impressive space, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the courtyard garden on one side and cabinets with wooden countertops on the other. The house boasts an ideal city centre location, with St Stephen’s Green just a 20-minute walk away.
Located in a private gated development of just nine homes, 13 Horsehead is an instantly appealing property. The four-bed home extends to 3,175 sq ft and boasts a beautifully-designed interior throughout, with features including marble fireplaces, solid oak floors and large bay windows.
There are four reception rooms on the ground floor, including a Hampton conservatory which overlooks the landscaped rear gardens. The side and rear gardens are laid in lawn and enjoy a sense of privacy thanks to mature trees, shrubs and hedging, while large patio areas mean you can move with the sun throughout the day.
Built in 1880, 2 Meath Terrace is a unique two-bed period property. The redbrick residence has undergone a full renovation over recent years, making for a bright and charming city home.
On the ground floor, a south-facing living room with a cast-iron fireplace is to the left of the hallway. The open-plan kitchen and dining room extension is to the rear, where glass doors open to the large split-level garden – a rare find in the city centre. A trendy pink bathroom completes the ground floor accommodation, while the two double bedrooms are on the first floor.