Southside splendour for €1.95m in this beautifully restored Rathgar redbrick

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Emily Westbrooks 20/02/2020
Plus a suntrap garden out the back to make the most of the morning light.

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RESTORING AND REFURBISHING a Victorian redbrick home can be quite a tall order, and not everyone is up to the task. 

That isn’t the case with Renvyle, which has been tastefully updated throughout, and extended with a charming extension to the rear of the property that meshes perfectly with the existing style and structure. 

Originally built in 1884, Renvyle extends to approximately 3600 square feet and has five bedrooms and four bathrooms. Original period details, like high ceilings with ornate plasterwork, decorative panels and fine mantelpieces are abundant, including in each of the bedrooms on the first floor of the property.

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Two formal reception rooms flank either side of the hall. Meanwhile, the drawing room has a large bay window, and the dining room links through to the kitchen.

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A contemporary family room off the lower hall is ideal for everyday use, and an adjacent study offers access to the kitchen as well. 

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The Amdega conservatory, with a vaulted, cast iron and glass panelled ceiling, offers a statement feature to the home through which natural light flows. The open plan space contains a fully integrated bespoke Alno kitchen and a relaxed dining area.

The extension also connects the spacious back garden to the interior of the home. Double doors lead to a sandstone patio area and garden. A utility room and guest bathroom/shower room can be accessed either via the kitchen area or family room.

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Upstairs, there are five bedrooms, four of which are generous doubles, and all include original period fireplaces. You’ll also find a luxurious bathroom, as well as a shower room which can be accessed via the master bedroom suite or the main landing, to complete the accommodation upstairs. 

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Renvyle enjoys a convenient location, close to Rathmines, Rathgar, Ranelagh and Dartry. Luas stops at Windy Arbour, Cowper Road and Milltown are close by, affording swift access to the city centre, Dundrum, Sandyford and beyond. 

Renvyle, 7 Orwell Park, Rathgar, Dublin 6, South Dublin City is on the market for €1,950,000 through Sherry Fitzgerald via