Every Clyde has a silver lining
Clyde Lane, Ballsbridge €1.2m
When they were built, the stately Victorian houses at Clyde Road in Dublin 4 had immense back gardens.
But before long, Ballsbridge real estate became way too valuable to be left under herbaceous borders, so the gardens have made way for mews houses at Clyde Lane.
The mews properties have one distinct advantage over their more illustrious parent houses - many of which are now embassies - and that is their location. Instead of facing on to Dublin 4 traffic, they face instead on to Herbert Park, which is loud with birdsong and the thwack of bowling balls.
Number 11B Clyde Lane has its back to what used to be the Turkish Embassy at 11 Clyde Road, and its front looking south over a tree-lined walkway alongside the tennis courts of Herbert Park.
Nevertheless there is quite a high stone wall at the front of the property, so it's quite sheltered from the prying eyes of any tennis players who should glance in that direction.
Number 11B is detached and neatly finished in red brick, and the living rooms are on the first floor to make the most of the leafy view.
The living and dining room on the first floor has a fireplace and a wooden floor, and there's a sliding door there leading out to a balcony which looks south.
The kitchen is at the back of the house on this level, and there's also a guest toilet off the landing.
The main bathroom is downstairs, along with the three bedrooms, one of which has an en suite shower.
The floor area comes to 1,313 sq ft in total.
There's enough room to park two cars out the front, and the back garden is paved and has shrubs and trees. There's also a garden shed.
Number 11B Clyde Lane is for sale for €1.2m with Quillsen Ballsbridge, (01) 632 3000.