Once a simple, quaint yet dilapidated home in a quiet traffic free enclave in the heart of Deansgrange village, No. 176 has been a true labour of love for its interior designer owner. Purchased requiring complete refurbishment, no stone was left unturned during its extensive renovation and extension program and it now comes to the market as a remarkable home presenting itself as a perfect example of the desirable and timeless look of industrial loft style interior design.
Its stripped back architecture and use of salvaged materials throughout, give the look its characteristic strength and showcases the beautiful interplay between pure form and function.
On acquiring the property, the owner worked closely with an architect to maximize the space and in doing so redesigned the layout of the original ground floor to provide a large living room, with exposed original brick walls, reclaimed 1930’s mahogany floorboards and a feature raw Oak staircase with steel banisters. Floor to ceiling glass double doors lead through to the kitchen, where the loft style theme continues and the very spacious area with power floated concrete floor is flooded with natural light via its wall to wall, floor to ceiling, loft style windows and a large architectural light well in the ceiling. The beautifully simple, slate grey built in kitchen features Carrera marble countertops set against an impressive counter to ceiling metro brick tiled back drop. An island unit also incorporates a central breakfast bar. Further storage is provided in the utility room. On the ground floor, there is also a bathroom and walk in hot press both featuring full height doors.
Upstairs, the reclaimed floors continue throughout and a light well on the landing provides further natural light to the space. There are three bedrooms at this level, the master of which has an original cast iron fireplace. The bathroom completes the accommodation with penny mosaic floor and wall tiles and top of the range fittings along with a further light well allowing for excellent natural light.
To the rear of the property, there is a 50ft garden laid mainly in lawn and is bordered by raised flower beds with railway sleepers. It can also be accessed from the side entrance. The kitchen leads out onto the patio and follows on to the lawn. There is also a patio at the bottom of the garden and a garden shed.
The location of this property is superb. Peacefully tucked away from the bustle of Deansgrange, it is within a stones throw of every amenity you could possibly imagine, both social and essential, for every day living, including an excellent choice of shops, cafes, schools and bus routes.
Overall the house is bright and spacious with a well designed layout to maximize living space. Its interior design is original in style with an industrial loft feel that gives the house a sense of space, yet the design retains a warm homely feel.
It is rare that properties of this quality come to the market in such a highly convenient location and all that this home offers must be seen to be truly appreciated.
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