4 of a kind... Mews Houses
16A The Rear, Prince Edward Terrace, Blackrock, Co Dublin, €825,000. 16A The Rear, Prince Edward Terrace, is a modern bright light mews with 160sqm of living space and off-street parking behind electronic gates. Built in 2004, architect Cathal Crimmins maximised space and natural light by utilising large floor to ceiling and picture windows. The private rear garden, designed by Damian Costello, has a westerly orientation and gets the sun in the afternoon and well into the evening. Both front and rear gardens are low-maintenance, the latter with brick-bordered flowerbeds, external lighting, patio and deck; there is a compact lawn to the front.
On the ground floor there's an entrance hall, guest lavatory/utility area, and spacious kitchen/dining/living room with bi-folding doors to both the front and rear gardens. There's also a den or study. On the first floor there are three double bedrooms. The master has an en-suite and walk-in dressing area; and there's also a separate shower room.
In terms of location, the mews is located within a short walk of Blackrock village, which has two shopping centres. The Frascati Centre has branches of Marks & Spencer and Debenhams, while Blackrock Shopping Centre has a SuperValu. The village is home to good specialist retailers including Jane Carroll, whose lovely shop is stocked with beautiful gifts for children, and the Raven Bookshop. Blackrock has a good selection of pubs and restaurants, including the tiny Michelin-starred Heron & Grey and a branch of Italian favourite, Dunne & Crescenzi. The Dart provides ease of access to Dublin city centre, and there is a good choice of schools in the area, including Carysfort National School, Blackrock College, and St Andrew's College.
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Blackrock (01) 288 0088
2 The Mews in Newcastle, Co Wicklow is a three-bedroom, two-bathroom house, one of a small development of just three mews houses in the centre of the village. The 93sqm house is within three to five minutes' walk of the shop/petrol station, pub and restaurants. Downstairs there's a large living/dining room and a kitchen with fitted wall and floor units. Upstairs, the master bedroom is en suite and there's also a family bathroom. Outside the private garden has a deck and patio, and there's gated off-street parking. Commuters will be happy to hear that the 84 and 84x bus route is a straight run from Newcastle into Dublin city centre, while access to the M11 is a five-minute drive away. The nearest Dart station is in Greystones.
Agent: O'Gorman Properties (01) 287 1144
No 25 Herbert Lane in Dublin 2, located just off Mount Street Crescent and Huband Bridge on the Grand Canal is a Georgian house that has been re-imagined as a minimal loft-style city pad. The renovation was done in 2005 and has been upgraded since. There's 76sqm of space and features include modern sash double-glazed windows, solid oak doors, recessed lighting, solid wood flooring, a modern fitted kitchen and an east-facing private patio area. On the ground floor, there are two double bedrooms, a home office and a wet room with rainfall shower. Upstairs an open-plan loft with vaulted ceiling and a glass surround that acts as a transparent partition between the kitchen, dining and living area. There's on-street parking with a resident's permit.
Agent: Ganly Walters (01) 662 3255
517 North Circular Road is a modern detached mews-style property with a self-contained vacant commercial unit on the ground floor. This has planning permission for use as a doctor's surgery. Upstairs there's a two-bedroom apartment which has its own separate access. There's a large living/dining/kitchen with a south-facing balcony, and both bedrooms are doubles. They share a shower room. In total, there's 123 sq.m. of accommodation. The property also has a garage, with vehicular access from Belvedere Avenue. The location is central to the city centre, located close to the junction of the North Circular Road with Sherrard St. It's an interesting proposition for an owner/occupier looking for a live/work situation.
Agent: O'Connor Shannon (01) 496 8111