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Is this the ultimate Dublin townhouse? Luxury period mansion with style... and a skate ramp
10 Pembroke Road is flush with period and modern features.

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LOCATED IN THE heart of Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, 10 Pembroke Road is the kind of city property you might find on a lottery winner’s list.

The five-bed period residence, plus studio apartment, is on the market for €1,950,000 through Colliers. 

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Built in the early 1800s, the yellow brick home was extensively upgraded in 2015 to create a breathtaking and luxurious property rich in period charm. 

The accommodation measures 3,336 sq ft over four floors, with features throughout including shuttered sliding sash windows, cornices with decorative mouldings, high ceilings, original floors and original fireplaces. 

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To increase the sense of warmth and cosiness throughout the property, modern additions include extensive insulation, a twin boiler heating system with cast iron period-style radiators and underfloor heating in all of the main bathrooms and in the open-plan kitchen and dining area. 

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Stepping inside, the entrance hallway with the original glass fanlight, decorative arch and embellished cornices set the tone for the elegance and character that’s felt in the entirety of the home.  

There are two interconnecting reception rooms to the left of the hallway, with large sash windows filling the entire space with light. Each room features a white marble fireplace, while bi-folding doors mean the rooms can be divided if desired.

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The kitchen and dining room is to the rear, and boasts a design that wouldn’t look out of place in a glossy magazine. The kitchen units are solid wood from Victorian Kitchen Company, while the counters are marble and the floor is natural stone. 

Double height ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows create a great sense of spaciousness, while glass doors open from the dining area to a private paved courtyard.

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This spot in the 100ft long garden is the perfect place to dine al fresco, with the rest of the west-facing garden laid in lawn. Younger members of the family are sure to appreciate the inclusion of a sunken trampoline, as well as a custom-built skating ramp.

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Moving to the first floor, an impressively large bathroom with a roll top cast iron bath, walk-in rainfall shower, herringbone flooring and bespoke marble-topped double sink is on the return. 

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The master bedroom suite occupies the rest of the first floor, where two large rooms can be used as one suite or separated into two double bedrooms. There are two large double bedrooms on the second floor, as well as a fully tiled bathroom with a deep set bath.

Completing the accommodation, the fifth bedroom and studio with a living area, kitchen and bathroom are at garden level. 

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No 10 benefits from being within walking distance of a great selection of restaurants, bars, shops and cafes, with St Stephen’s Green just a 15-minute walk away. Grand Canal Dock can be reached by foot within 20 minutes, while the DART station at Landsdowne Road is a 10-minute walk away.

If you’re looking for an impressive period property that’s close to the city centre and ready to be lived in straight away, it may be harder to find a better match than 10 Pembroke Road. 

10 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 is on the market for €1,950,000 through Colliers via

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