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Georgian three-bed with dramatic décor (and a stand-out front door) in Portobello

Fan of RTÉ’s Home Of The Year? You might recognise 29 Heytesbury Street.

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TUCKED AWAY IN the pleasant, tree-lined warren of streets behind the canal in Portobello, Dublin 8, is 29 Heytesbury Street – a home that oozes drama even before you step inside.

The bright pink front door, beautifully restored brick and stone front, cast iron railings and granite steps make for a fittingly impressive introduction to this property, which was a finalist on this year’s RTÉ Home Of The Year.

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Open the door, and you’re met with a thoughtful mix of old and new. Original plasterwork and salvaged floorboards sit alongside plenty of fun additions: a gold-plated radiator, colourful artwork and even a gramophone all line the entryway. This sense of classic design with modern touches continues throughout the house.

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Each room has been impeccably restored, from the reception room with an original Italian marble fireplace and sash windows, to the Parisian-inspired master bedroom with clashing prints, handmade wardrobes and a balcony filled with flowers.

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The master bathroom, with its bright blue Metro tiling and colourful stained glass door, is as theatrical as they come.

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An open plan kitchen-diner spans the garden level of the house, with oak herringbone floors reclaimed from a Belfast church, and a colour palette mixing bright red and soft grey. An AGA, included in the sale, sits in its own granite and brick alcove, restored from the home’s original footprint.

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The wonderfully landscaped south-west facing garden is divided into sections, each with its own seating area, along with a mix of grass, flowers, climbing plants, cobble paths and a wooden pergola.

At the end of the garden is the Barn Suite, a separate studio space that would be ideal for home working or housing a lucky guest. This is no bland spare room, of course: it features reclaimed oak flooring, colourful glass bricks and access to a communal garden shared between some of the neighbours.

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If you’re looking for a luxurious new home with class, style and a touch of fun, this one should be top of your viewing list.

29 Heytesbury Street, Portobello, Dublin 8 is on sale for €1.475m with DNH Eunan Doherty via Daft.ie.

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