The Sunday Times | Return customers – this elegant Ranelagh house…

The Sunday Times, December 18th 2016

The rain was belting down in Dublin on Wednesday morning and many of the houses around Ranelagh had Christmas fairy lights twinkling in the windows. It’s times such as this that Georgian properties come into their own. Those of us who aren’t lucky enough to live in a period house, may wish we could run up the granite steps, slip in the tall front door, shake ourselves off in the corniced entrance halls and slink back on a luxe sofa with a hot cup of cocoa. We would warm ourselves by the blazing fire — set in an original fireplace — as we watch the world go by through the outsized sash windows. A property editor can dream.

There was no Christmas tree up at No 79 Ranelagh Road, but the restored four-bedroom house does have the original fireplace, sash windows with shutters and a fine entrance hall with cornicing and centre roses.

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The Sunday Times, December 18th 2016