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Period townhouse on one of Dublin's most desirable streets for €825k

The Rathmines property has been impeccably renovated inside.

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THERE ARE A few landmarks that are instantly recognisable to Dubliners, like the Poolbeg chimneys, the GPO, and the Spire.

Take a walk south of the Grand Canal and you’ll spot the mint green copper dome of Mary Immaculate Refuge of Sinners church in Rathmines – a landmark that’s definitely in this category.

The iconic church was built in 1854, designed by Patrick Byrne and later extended by WH Byrne who added the portico and pediment. Apparently, the dome (added even later) was originally destined for a Russian orthodox church in St Petersburg.

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Sitting on a peaceful cul-de-sac road with a special view of this copper topped church is 5 Bessborough Parade, a three bedroom terraced home. It’s on the market for €825,000.

Much like the church, Number 5 has seen renovations in recent years,with the addition of double glazed timber sash windows, gas fired central heating with underfloor heating on the ground floor, a new bathroom and a new slate roof.

Spread over 1,431 sq ft and including an attic conversion, every room is well-thought-out in terms of flow and size.

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A walk through the bright entrance hall leads to two interconnecting rooms: a lounge and a elegant, dark purple dining room that benefits from the light that floods the kitchen.

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Speaking of the kitchen, it resides in a separate room with an attached, more casual dining area, meaning you can keep the main purple-hued space for special occasions.

That casual dining area has double height ceiling adding extra interest to the hub of the home. Velux skylights and French doors mean more light and space, while zoning the room perfectly to ensure functionality and ease of layout.

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While the sleeping accommodation starts on the ground floor (on the return, from the kitchen, there’s a study-cum-bedroom and a newly fitted family bathroom), a wander up to the first floor presents two more bright and roomy double bedrooms.

Period features include stained glass panels in doors, corniced ceilings and centre roses that truly keep the integrity of this home intact.

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Outside sits a secluded and peaceful courtyard to the rear, accessed from the kitchen. Surrounded by its original brick wall, the space is also wired for lighting, making it ideal for entertaining in all year around.

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In terms of location, Rathmines has easy access to Dublin city centre by bus, plus you have the Luas at Charlemont or Ranelagh within a 15 minute walk. The area has no shortage of schools, shops, restaurants, bars and sports clubs – and you can be in the city on foot in 30 minutes.

5 Bessborough Parade, Rathmines, Dublin 6 is on sale for €825,000 through Savills Harriet Grant via Daft.ie

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