Sleek stables tucked away in one of Dublin’s most desirable locations on the market for €1.35m – The Irish Times

Address: 24 Morehampton Lane, Donnybrook, Dublin 4

Price: €1,350,000

Agent: DNG

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Sometimes the owner of this Donnybrook mews thinks she might be in a villa in Marbella or the heart of Kensington, but for all international comparisons, 24 Morehampton Lane, a three-bedroom house, has its own virtues; it’s gracious, charming, and right in the heart of one of the city’s most desirable locations.

Completely renovated since the owner bought it over three years ago for €865,000, this is a turnkey property with little to do. Incredibly private, despite being in the heart of this Dublin 4 district, with Ballsbridge just a stone’s throw away, it exudes peace and seclusion, not only in the beautiful south-facing rear garden, but also in the front , because the property is closed. The owner loves the sense of security her doors provide, while allowing her to enjoy the community of other residents on the lane, a mix of young families and older couples.

The kitchen is at the front of the house to the right of the entrance hall and is really the center of the house, with a huge Rayburn heating radiators and an inset of old brickwork above. Marble floor tiles reflect the light around this completely remodeled space, with contrasting cabinetry and a floor-to-ceiling fridge-freezer. There is an under counter wine cooler, a marble island and a good sized seating area.

The property benefits from large windows and the rear lounge which spans the full width of the house also has the benefit of a lovely veranda which opens onto the garden which the owner uses when entertaining. One wall of paneling is painted in Farrow & Ball Stiffkey Blue, there is attractive herringbone oak flooring and the brick fireplace has a Le Droff style mantlepiece with a terracotta tiled surround.

The size of the garden is unprecedented for this part of town, and it has been landscaped, with patios and a limestone seating area set beside an old stone wall, forming part of the original coach house. It’s full of lavender, boxwood and hydrangeas, and presents a blank canvas for keen gardeners or a maintenance-free oasis for those too busy to garden.

Upstairs, exceptionally, there are three double bedrooms of equal size; there is also the possibility of going up to the attic with space for another bedroom and a bathroom (subject to planning). Neighbors have set a precedent here on extensions, having exited to the rear with reception rooms and to another bedroom. This is a house with the potential to expand or just move in and enjoy.

There is parking to the front behind the gates, a shed to the front and drive-in street parking for up to two cars but, as the owner points out, this would be perfect for someone who would love to be car-free, with an abundance of bus routes across the road, the village a minute away and shops, restaurants and parks nearby. Good schools are plentiful, with Muckross Park across the road and St Michael’s about a 10 minute walk away.

Number 24 Morehampton Lane, which has a Ber of D1, is for sale via DNG with an asking price of £1.35million.

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