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Take a tour around this deceptively spacious family home (we want their bath tub)

Just gorgeous.

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THE REDBRICK VICTORIAN homes that line Beechwood Avenue are impressive from the outside, but they also pack quite a punch on the inside.

Take 57 Upper Beechwood Avenue in Ranelagh, on the market for €1.25m, which looks like an average semi-detached redbrick on first glance.

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When you step through the front door, you realise why the current owners are heartbroken to leave it (though they’re leaving for very positive reasons).

First off, there’s the location: just a short stroll from Ranelagh village, around the corner from the upmarket Dunville Avenue, with its boutiques and sought-after shops; near very good primary and secondary schools; close to the Luas and buses.

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It’s situated within a welcoming community, and a gorgeous area that’s quiet but still full of life.

When the current owners bought this house a year ago, it was already in great condition, and had a kitchen extension and attic conversion.

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The original wooden flooring and tiling is still there, as are the beautifully detailed fireplaces.

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But the new owners brought it to another level.

Take the bathroom, for example, which they outfitted with the sought-after subway tiles that now line the walls.

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That’s the Burlington suite in the bathroom above, including a bath with claw feet and the Italian marble floor.

Clean, light tones were used on the walls, letting the owner’s personality speak for itself.

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It’s a bit of a blank canvas in a way, but one that has its own distinctive touches.

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Even with the kitchen extension, there’s lots of space in the back garden, which has an easterly aspect and has been newly re-landscaped.

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There’s room here for raised beds or lots of colourful flowers, but even without that, it’s a pleasant space to spend time in.

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They say it’s all about location, location, location, which makes this house a dream home as it is. But add in everything else, and you’ve got quite a special home indeed.

57 Upper Beechwood Avenue is for sale by private treaty through Lisney.

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Maria Heffernan  / Property supplement

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