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This Victorian house is perfect - but it doesn't like to show off

Take a look around 20 Wellington Road and its gorgeous high-class features.

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IF YOU WANT subtle perfection, you’ve got it at 20 Wellington Road in Dublin.

The current owners of this house know their high-quality materials, and have made it their mission to ensure the Victorian home is crammed full of them, but in a somewhat understated way.

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The €2,700,000 price tag reflects the top-spec features the three-bed terraced house boasts.

For all of its perfection, this is a house that’s not showy. It’s full of understated but gorgeous touches that make it a pleasure to visit, never mind live in.

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The main entrance door is up a flight of granite steps, and if you look up you’ll spot the colourful stained glass in the fanlight above the door.

The colours in the fanlight – red and yellow – are featured again in the large stained glass windows at the back of the house.

Being from Victorian times, the original designers of this house (which has been renovated in recent years) ensured the features like cornicing and windows weren’t lacking in detail.

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The main reception rooms are on the first floor, with the kitchen and living rooms in the basement below.

Upstairs are the three bedrooms, with an en-suite in the master bedroom. It overlooks the back garden, which at the moment is quite minimal.

If you were a green-fingered sort, you could remove some of the Indian sandstone and granite tiling here and use the space to grow all manner of plants.

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In keeping with the owners’ taste, they employed master craftsman John Daly to look after their bespoke kitchen, which has a contemporary look but doesn’t lose any of its classic charm.

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The standout feature is the porcelain double sink, which is set in a stunning white composite stone-topped island.

This part of the house feels like its heart, with a small sitting room just off the kitchen and dining area.

You can open the doors onto the garden, and there’s potential here to add a conservatory to make the most of the light. There’s also the opportunity to extend into the attic too and add another bedroom or den up there.

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The house has incredible Italian tile flooring in many of the rooms,  while the sitting room has polished oak floors.

It’s these little features, which must have taken quite an investment, that mark the house out as something special.

Wellington Road is a big road, and extremely near to the city centre, Ballsbridge and Ranelagh. Like this house, it’s an area that’s made of powerful stuff, but doesn’t like to shout about it. Perfect for those who love a bit of luxury but don’t want to show off.

20 Wellington Road is for sale through Colliers International.

About the author:

Maria Heffernan  / Property supplement

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