Since 2010 a total of 14 houses have changed hands on Ashfield Road, a relatively short, redbrick-lined road in Ranelagh that leads from the main drag to a small green where it meets Beechwood Road.
Prices have ranged from a low €465,000 for number four in September 2012 to a high of €1.052million in May of this year for number 39, depending on condition and the market.
Niall Harbinson, the co-founder of the media-consultancy agency Simply Zesty which sold for £1.7 million to UTV in 2012 and founder of website Lovin’ Dublin, used to live at number 40 which he sold in 2014 for €525,000 having commissioned interior designer Angeline Ball redecorate it.
Positioned at the green end of the road, number seven is far from the late-night antics of Ranelagh Road. The mid-terrace property, which has quarry-style tiles leading up its garden path, was renovated to a design by architect Henry Homersham, who had made his name at deBlacam & Meagher but is now UK-based.
The three-bedroom house, which measures 149sq m/1604sq ft, is asking €1.1million through agents Quillsen. It is next door to a property that was sold in 2006 for in excess of €2million.
The owners have already moved out and taken their furniture with them so the property has been smartly staged for sale by House & Garden Furnishings although it does feel a bit more uniform than mere mortals would choose to do their décor but it also gives the walk-in condition house a sense of polish.
The hall is floored in Canadian maple and the interconnecting reception rooms have polished floorboards stained a warm mahogany colour and matching white marble fireplaces, cornicing and ceiling roses.
A rug laid on the floor of each room helps to soften the look and the acoustics.
The back of the house has been opened up to span its width and comprises living, dining and kitchen areas with lantern roof lights and glass doors leading out to the west-facing garden all streaming light into the space. The kitchen has Corian worktops, duck egg blue-tiled splashback and white laminate cupboard doors.
While you can hear the Luas as it makes it way from the Ranelagh stop to Beechwood it is set at a frequency that you can habituate yourself to. The garden, though small, has a patio area that is a sun trap and feels completely private. Pedestrian rear access means you don’t have to clutter the front with bins.
The family bathroom is on the return and is bright with a separate shower and bath. There are devi mats under the travertine floor to warm it up as the owners also did in the kitchen.
Upstairs all three bedrooms are doubles. The rooms to the front overlook the green and isn’t at all overlooked. Parking is on street.