|Living Area||158 sqm|
A stunning interior designed Victorian home meticulously presented and tastefully decorated, built circa 1888, flooded with excellent natural light throughout the accommodation of approximately 158 sq.m. (1,700 sq.ft.), renovated and refurbishment in recent years relishing from an extremely pleasant open outlook to the front.
Laid out over two floors the well-proportioned living space briefly comprises of a delightful entrance hall with ornate cornice work, centre rose and clear glass fan light over the hall door, two magnificent interconnecting reception rooms with matching white marble fireplaces, the dining room enjoying access to the courtyard and rear garden by original cast iron Victorian steps, an inner hall with plant room, understairs cloak cupboard and door to the rear garden, a kitchen / breakfast room which has a large laundry room off, four spacious bedrooms and a bathroom. This very fine property, is further enhanced with an extensive south facing landscaped rear garden of approximately 53m (175ft) in length, a gardener’s paradise, laid out mainly in lawn incorporating a courtyard area, ideal for al fresco dining, abundant with mature shrubbery and fruit trees including damson and apple, together with a purpose block built garden shed. Full planning permission was approved in 2008 to extend this wonderful home by a further 105sq.m. (1,130sq.ft.) of contemporary living space together with a garden room of approximately 22sq.m. (237sq.ft.).
Positioned along one of Rathgar’s most prestigious and highly convenient squares, birthplace of James Joyce, 72 Brighton Square benefits from use of the square privately owned by the residents, where there are two tennis courts, many annual gatherings including summer barbeques, yoga classes on Saturday mornings and fish and organic vegetable stalls on Thursdays. Rathgar is a delightful largely residential area benefitting from a wide variety of amenities and is just 3.5km from Dublin City Centre, an easy commute. The area is serviced with an excellent selection of local shops to include a superb offering of delis and boutique eateries together with well renowned schools, both primary and secondary, namely Junior School, Rathgar National School and Zion Parish School, The High School, Stratford College, St Mary’s College, Terenure College and Alexandra College to mention a few.
There are many recreational activities available nearby at Bushy Park and the Dodder Linear Park, tennis in Rathgar Tennis Club and Ashbrook Tennis Club, hockey at both Rathgar Hockey Club, Our Lady’s Hockey Club and Old Alex with rugby clubs at St Mary’s and Terenure College. Golf is catered for in the surrounding clubs of Milltown Golf Club, The Grange and Castle Golf Club. Public transport is regular to and from the city centre with some of the most frequent bus routes in the city being 14, 14C, 15, 15A, 15B, 65, 65B and 140. Two local Luas stops at Milltown and Beechwood service the area.