Wednesday 26 October 2016

Character home near the coast

77 Hollybrook Road, Clontarf €975k

Published 05/06/2015 | 02:30

Number 77 is an end-of-terrace house which still has a great deal of character
Number 77 is an end-of-terrace house which still has a great deal of character
The drawing room, leading to the dining room, has matching marble fireplaces

Number 77 Hollybrook Road in Clontarf, Dublin 3, is less than 10 minutes' walk from the nearest Dart station at Clontarf Road.

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But when the home was built, in the early 20th century, the railway was even more convenient to its occupants until it closed in 1941, as the Hill of Howth tramway ran along Clontarf Road, not much more than 100 metres away.

Number 77 is a two-storey, red-brick, end-of-terrace house which still has a great deal of character, with marble fireplaces, high ceilings and bay windows.

There are two linked reception rooms on the ground floor. At the front is a drawing room with a bay window and marble fireplace, and double doors from there open to a dining room behind it, where there's a matching marble fireplace.

At the back of the house is a breakfast room with another period fireplace, opening into the timber-ceilinged kitchen, which has pale painted cabinets. There's also a guest toilet under the stairs.

Up on the first floor return, there's a family bathroom and a bedroom that's currently used as a study.

On the first floor proper are two more bedrooms, including the master bedroom at the front which stretches the full width of the house and has a bay window. The property's total internal floor space is 1,518 sq ft.

The back garden consists of a split-level patio surrounded by hedging. There's also a front garden bordered by railings, with a small lawn and shrubs and an ornamental tree. You can park on the street with a permit.

There's gas-fired central heating, but the house is exempt from the energy rating system as it's on Dublin City Council's list of protected structures.

The agent is Sherry FitzGerald Killester, (01) 833 6555, and the asking price is €975,000.

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