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- 5 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
Property descriptionA rare opportunity to acquire one of the most stunning detached homes in Dublin 6. Built in 1893, Norwood is a double-fronted Victorian home, on 0.3 acre approx. of exceptional mature private walled south facing gardens with an unparalleled location on Cowper Road. Located less than a minute from the Luas at Cowper and directly across from the Mageough Home, a beautiful architectural gem which was bequeathed originally by Ms Elizabeth Mageough to the Church of England in Ireland, built in 1878 on a site bought from Rt. Hon. Cowper Temple, a relative of Lord Palmerston, the then British Prime Minister.After the Mageough Home was built, Cowper Road, Temple Gardens and Temple Villas were developed around it. One of only 4 houses of the same design in the area, 3 of which are on Cowper Road and one on Temple Gardens, it enjoys generous accommodation over 2 floors extending to 336 sqm / 3617 sqft approx. Norwood is a home of enormous charm where 3 elegant reception rooms 2 of which interconnect, enjoy a wealth of exquisite original period detail to include lovely French Victorian double entrance doors, a magnificent Victorian staircase, ornate mantelpieces high ceilings and decorative cornices. The kitchen with Aga is at the heart of the house overlooking the gardens ,with a practical utility and butlers pantry providing exceptional storage.Upstairs 5 double bedrooms await including a great ensuite main bedroom which overlooks the Mageough home.The gardens are a real asset to the property. The front garden with original wrought iron railings from the Lion Foundry in Scotland, has generous secure off-street parking for up to 6 cars, is landscaped and bordered by mature beech hedging. A wonderful secluded rear garden (116 ft. x 65ft approx.) provides multiple options for outdoor dining and recreation. It benefits from an ideal south-facing orientation is set out in lawn with mature borders of specimen trees and herbaceous planting, creating year-round interest.It has pedestrian access to a gated rear lane . The location is superbly convenient, with a real sense of community all less than 2 miles from St. Stephen's Green. Ranelagh, Rathgar, and Rathmines are all within easy walking distance, providing some of the best cafs, restaurants, boutiques, and artisan shops in Dublin . Morton's and The Best of Italy on Dunville Ave, and Fothergills on Upper Rathmines Road with the Stella cinema at both Ranelagh and Rathmines .Some of Dublin's top schools are nearby including Gonzaga College, Alexandra College, Muckross College, St. Mary's College, The High School ,Sandford Park, Kildare Place, Scoil Bhrde, Sandford National and Ranelagh Multi-Denominational. UCD and Trinity Universities are also within easy reach, as is the M50. During their time in Norwood, the current owners have lovingly maintained and been careful to preserve the Victorian heritage of this house. They are selling after 35 years a house that is perfect for family living period without being austere, comfortable in the best sense of the word, sun-filled, manageable and elegant. Having raised four children, all of whom are now settled, it is time for the current owners to move on and allow the new owners to write their own chapter in the history of Norwood.This fine house has it all.
44 Cowper Road, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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