Detached home offers sylvan setting in the heart of Rathgar for €2m

Published date25 May 2023
Publication titleIrish Times: Web Edition Articles (Dublin, Ireland)
The Orchard was built in 1990 in the style of a Regency-era villa. Tucked away behind a stone wall and electric gates, the double-fronted 251sq m (2701sq ft) property is built in a C-shape with two wings extending into its beautifully maintained landscaped gardens

The front door is topped by a fanlight and opens into a tiled porch and entrance hall, where steps lead off to the wings. The elegant drawingroom is on the right, with a marble fireplace, a large bay window looking out into the central courtyard and steps leading down to a large sunroom that is surrounded by the greenery of the well-planted gardens. There is also a WC and cloakroom on this side of the property.

The expansive eat-in kitchen lies to the back of the house. Facing east, it has silestone countertops, handsome oak cabinets and Miele appliances. French doors open on to a terrace bordered by an old stone wall that makes a perfect spot for summer breakfasts, while back inside there is a relaxed living area with fitted shelving. A large utility lies off the kitchen, with extra shelving and storage and its own access to the back garden.

Overall, the Orchard is a meticulously maintained, turnkey property, both inside and out

A feature of this house is the use of curved walls that add interest and character to what might otherwise be simple, boxy extensions. The four bedrooms are in the left wing of the house, as is the family bathroom, which has a lovely mosaic-tile feature.

All of the bedrooms have extensive built-in shelving and wardrobes, while the attic is also floored with access available to it from both sides of the house. The principal bedroom suite is a large, stunning and sun-filled space, with...

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