Standing tall, proud and very handsome, and enjoying an enviable position well set back (82ft approx.) from this tree-lined road linking Ranelagh and Rathmines, Number 53 is a wonderfully gracious and imposing semi-detached Victorian home, extending to approx. 356sq m / 3,832 sq ft. (including a home office of 48 sqm / 517 sqft approx.), which is presented in fantastic condition complete with large landscaped private gardens.
The entire home has been magnificently renovated, restored and extended by its current owners with the best of 21st century craftsmanship evident. Ahead of its time, the renovation included a very substantial home office approx. 48 sq m/ 517 sq ft with its own separate entrance to the front – perfect for today's ‘working from home' requirements. 53 Charleston Road is a superb light-filled family home of great proportion and versatility with an exceptional balance of both living and bedroom accommodation. The beautiful gardens are an outstanding feature – to the front, the large garden has parking for 4/5 cars comfortably. The impressive rear garden (100ft long approx.) is incredibly private, enjoys a much sought-after southerly aspect and has been tastefully landscaped to accommodate the entire family – a large lawn is complemented by two large patio areas, ideal for ‘al fresco' dining. This is a home with a wonderful atmospheric feel throughout.
Approached via a flight of granite steps, once inside you are immediately struck by the grandeur of the proportions and the beauty of the original period detail. The adjoining interconnecting reception rooms boast surprising width, and the tall ceilings and large sash windows ensure wonderful light throughout. Matching marble fireplaces and beautiful coving and centre roses have been carefully preserved. This is a fabulous living area and the perfect space for entertaining family and friends. Further along the hallway you reach the first return with a large dual aspect double bedroom and a well-appointed bathroom. From here a flight of stairs takes you down to the garden level where you are again struck by the superb proportions, floor to ceiling height, and light. The heart of this stunning home, everyday practical family living is much enjoyed here. There is a warm and welcoming kitchen complete with an inviting four-oven Aga, opening through to a dining room and on to a very well-proportioned family conservatory built by Hamptons. This room takes in wonderful views of the rear garden. To the side of the house there is a separate home office complete with a kitchenette and w.c.. This large space can be accessed from both the front and rear, which means visitors to the office do not need to enter the house.
On the first floor there are three generous double bedrooms. One on the return and one to the front of the house. The ‘pièce de resistance' is the dual aspect luxurious main suite, which runs from front to back and was originally two double bedrooms, now a large bedroom to the rear, leading to a very spacious bathroom ensuite. A perfect place to relax and hide away from busy family life. A few short steps from the landing takes you up to a family bathroom, which completes the accommodation at this level.
Enjoying an almost unparalleled sense of convenience, the property is just 2 miles from St Stephen's Green in a location second to none with Rathmines and Ranelagh on its doorstep and within a short walk of local shopping at Ranelagh, Rathmines and Dunville Avenue. Some of Dublin's best schools are nearby including Sandford National, Ranelagh Multi Denominational, Kildare Place, Scoil Bhride, Gonzaga, St Mary's College and Muckross Park College, to name but a few. The area provides a great choice of restaurants and boutique shops, while the Luas has a stop close by at Ranelagh village. Sports clubs nearby include Mount Pleasant Tennis Club, Brookfield Tennis Club, Fitzwilliam Tennis Club, Milltown Golf Club and David Lloyd Riverview.
53 Charleston Road presents a unique opportunity to acquire a truly special ‘forever home' complete with much sought-after ‘home office/additional space', where light, space, layout, specification, on-trend décor, original features, flexibility, great gardens, excellent off-street parking and a winning location all combine in this superb handsome Victorian home.
Total Floor Area: 356 sqm / 3,832 sqft approx (including home office of 48 sqm/ 517 sqft approx.)