Sunday 11 December 2016

Four on the market... conversions from commercial use

Published 25/09/2015 | 02:30

A selection of four properties currently available which have been converted back to domestic living from commercial use.

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6 Percy Place, D4 

€950k Felicity Fox (01) 633 4431

Number 6 Percy Place was built in the early 20th century by the firm J&W Beckett, one of whose founders was the grandfather of Samuel Beckett. It has been extended and renovated to make the most of its setting by the Grand Canal and now has floor-to-ceiling windows, a roof terrace, and French doors opening out towards the water. It's in office use, but has planning permission for change of use to residential. It would make a 1,733 sq ft home, with three receptions downstairs and three bedrooms on the first floor.

22 Marino Crescent, D3

€650k Gallagher Quigley (01) 818 3000

The Crescent at Marino is one of Dublin's more famous streets, as it's the birthplace of Bram Stoker. The terrace was supposedly built in the late 18th century as an act of spite, because builder Charles Ffolliott wanted to block Lord Charlemont's view of the sea. Many of the houses on the crescent have already been converted back to family homes. Number 22 is at present in four flats - one on each floor - with a total floor space of roughly 2,000 sq ft. There's off-street parking to the front and a 65-ft garden out the back.

19 Terenure Park, D6W

€1.025m DNG Terenure (01) 490 9000

Planning permission notwithstanding, it shouldn't take too much effort to convert Number 19 Terenure Park from an office building into a family home. It still has appealing features such as bay windows and ceiling plasterwork. The ground floor has two reception rooms, the second opening to a sun room, and a kitchen. On the first-floor return is a bathroom and another room, and two more rooms on the first floor proper. On the top two floors are three more rooms and a shower room, giving a total area of 2,863 sq ft.

43 Clarinda Park East

€850k Vincent Finnegan (01) 298 4695

With 10 flats in a 3,444 sq ft space, Number 43 Clarinda Park East in Dun Laoghaire is reportedly yielding an income of €70,000 a year. Alternatively, it could house a single family and yield no income at all, but would make a trophy Victorian seaside residence for someone with planning permission. It's on two storeys with a garden level, with three flats at hall level, three in the basement, and four upstairs. The nearest DART station is Sandycove & Glasthule, not much more than five minutes' walk away.

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