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Pretty in pink: Bold design at this family home in the heart of the city for €1.2m

49 South Circular Road has been renovated to create a spacious modern residence with a host of period features.

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WITH A VIBRANT pink front door and chequered walkway, 49 South Circular Road doesn’t shy away from attention. 

On the market for €1,195,000 through Sherry FitzGerald, this Dublin 8 home is as eye-catching on the inside as it is on the outside.

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Built in 1853, the three-bed has a retro-inspired yet tasteful interior, with many of the original Victorian features still intact. These include sash windows, ornate ceiling cornicing, fireplaces and floorboards.

To ensure no damage was done, conservation specialists were commissioned to restore stained-glass pieces throughout the house, as well as to double glaze the sash windows.

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The accommodation measures an impressive 2,390 sq ft, while there’s also a good-sized south-facing garden to the rear.

Stepping inside, the interconnecting living and drawing room are to the right of the hallway. Original timber flooring, a feature fireplace and dark blue walls create a warm and welcoming feel, while picture windows allow for ample natural light. A small study is located off the sitting room, sure to be appreciated by those who are working from home. 

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At the end of the hallway are the kitchen and dining room, which are divided by a centrepiece fireplace. The dining room has herringbone flooring and a feature exposed brick wall segment, while floor-to-ceiling windows ensure the room is bright and airy. 

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Moving through to the kitchen, this space is modern and sleek. Handleless cabinets, a mirrored splashback and Silestone countertops create a sense of luxury, with sliding glass doors and skylights balancing out the dark colour scheme. There’s room for another dining table in here, as well as another sitting area. 

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The first floor is split into two, with a double bedroom and the family bathroom on the first floor return, and two further double bedrooms a few steps down. 

The master bedroom is particularly impressive, with two large sash windows, original timber flooring, built-in wardrobes, a walk-in wardrobe and an en suite bathroom. The second bedroom is also quite spacious, and benefits from a south-facing aspect. 

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At No 49, the rear garden is an extension of the living space. There’s a comfortable seating area along the side of the house by the kitchen, as well as a lawn and patio area to the rear, making for an ideal spot to dine al fresco or to soak up the summer sun. 

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For those who want to live right in the heart of Dublin city, this house couldn’t be better located. It’s a short stroll from the canal, with an abundance of cafes, bars and restaurants to enjoy around here, as well as along Clanbrassil St and Camden St. The Iveagh Gardens are a 15-minute walk away, or you can be at Stephen’s Green in a further two minutes. 

With a thriving location, one-of-a-kind interior and a striking exterior, 49 South Circular Road is a stylish city pad with plenty to offer.

49 South Circular Road, Portobello, Dublin 8 is on the market for €1,195,000 through Sherry FitzGerald via Daft.ie. 

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