Set well back from the prestigious Rathgar Road, No 79 is a property of true distinction which dates from circa 1860.
Savills are delighted to present 79 Rathgar Road to the market. This two storey over garden level family home has beautifully appointed accommodation and is in superb structural and decorative order.
Throughout the house there is a wealth of period features including fine plaster work with original intact cornicing, coving and ceiling roses, original doors with architrave surrounds, marble fireplaces and tall sash windows with shutters and shutters boxes. The spacious hall leads to the interconnecting Drawing and Dining rooms where the 3.6m / 12 ft ceilings and sash windows create a sense of space with light pouring through from morning to night.
The elegant staircase is dominated by a notable circular window with an inlaid brick arch and brick surround set in a double height landing of approx. 4.8 / 16 ft again creating a generous sense of space. There are three double bedrooms on the first floor with the fourth bedroom and adjoining shower room on the garden level.
The garden level is characterised by deep -window sills, sliding sash windows and granite features. The modern kitchen / dining room running the full width of the house is the heart and soul of this family home with a feature fireplace which is surrounded by exposed granite stone and brick chimney breast.
The front and rear gardens are a wonderful amenity to the property both professionally landscaped and an oasis of tranquillity in the heart of Rathgar. There is plentiful outdoor space from the sunken patio at the front which enjoys the morning sun, the raised balcony accessed from the ground floor return to the 122 ft long west facing rear garden.
This home has been extremely well cared for both internally and externally with much investment in recent years and todays offers a wonderful opportunity to purchase a very fine family home with excellent gardens and the potential to develop a mews on Winton Lane.
The front garden and long private driveway is professionally landscaped with bay hedging, lawn and flower beds set around mature trees including a now rare elm tree and surrounded by Wicklow granite paving. The original wrought iron railings have been fabricated into gates. There is ample parking for two cars in the driveway. A sunken patio area to the front provides separate access to the garden level with an elegant outdoor area.
To the rear of the house is an unusually long and private garden extending to approx. 37 m / 122 ft in length. The garden is planted with a mix of mature and younger trees including a mature apple, holly and oak trees which provide a natural canopy amongst the feature stone walls that frame the garden. This truly is a superb size and a rarity in an area where many similar properties are split between into a main and mews property. The garden is sheltered by granite stone walls and custom made wooden fencing for added privacy. There is ample storage in the garden sheds located to the rear of the house.
Significantly, with vehicular access to Winton Mews, the garden has potential to create a pavilion or to develop an independent mews property subject to planning permission. Full planning permission was granted in 2004 for a 2 storey, 3-bedroom mews with car-port (Planning Reference: 3913/04 - now lapsed). The property retains a granite wall between the garden of the main house and that of the mews site. Services are provided in the lane and No. 79 has the right to connect to those services. This has enormous potential for a future downsizing or investment.
Recent Renovation Works and Services
Copper-lining of both roof valleys and tidying up of services / cables
Attic lined and insulated
Repointing of chimney stacks
Steel lining of all chimney flues - all working chimneys for solid fuel
Gas connection and draft excluders installed in all the currently unused chimneys on the second floor
Damp-proofing, insulating, tanking and re-lining under front granite steps
Water-tank moved to garden level
Renovation of timber floors with underfloor insulation throughout the house
LED lights throughout
Wired for additional light-fittings
TV connections in all rooms and wired to a central location
GFCH - 3 zone (floor by floor) and immersion control
Phone watch monitored alarm with smoke, carbon monoxide and heat detection alarms throughout the house
Victorian period style hall door custom made by The Period Door Company fabricated in Acoya hardwood
Cabinetry custom made by a local joiner to match the original panel detail (built-in cabinetry included in the sale / free-standing cabinetry excluded)
Professional landscaping of front and rear gardens and driveway
BER Details - BER Exempt