Wednesday 28 September 2016

Four on the market: Energy efficient Dublin-houses

Published 24/07/2015 | 02:30

No 1 Brighton Square, Foxrock
No 1 Brighton Square, Foxrock
No 77 Vernon Ave in Clontarf
No 19A Leahy's Terrace
No 2 Limekiln, Portmarnock

Four properties available to buy in Dublin which score high for energy efficiency.

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1 Brighton Square, Foxrock, D18 

€1.15m  Savills South Dublin (01) 288 5011

With solar panels, low-energy lighting, zoned temperature controls and underfloor heating on the first and second floors, No 1 Brighton Square has a very respectable A3 energy rating. It's 2,971 sq ft and features a living room with gas fire, a family room next to the kitchen, as well as a dining room with doors to the garden. The first floor has four bedrooms (one ensuite) and a bathroom, while the fifth bedroom, also ensuite, is on the second floor.

77 Vernon Avenue, Clontarf, D3

€995k Gallagher Quigley (01) 818 3000

Built in 2010 by its present owners, No 77 Vernon Avenue is a period-style house with modern construction values, so it has a BER of B2. It has 2,465 sq ft of floor space on two storeys with an attic. The ground floor has a drawing room and a family room with double doors to an open-plan kitchen and living room across the back of the house. There are three bedrooms on the first floor while the fourth is at attic level and has an ensuite shower.

19A Leahy’s Tce, Sandymount

€1.2m DNG Central (01) 679 4088

No 77 Vernon Ave in Clontarf
No 77 Vernon Ave in Clontarf
No 1 Brighton Square, Foxrock
No 19A Leahy's Terrace
No 2 Limekiln, Portmarnock

Number 19A Leahy's Terrace is a cheeky modern edifice surrounded by sedate Victorian neighbours. It is also likely to be more energy efficient than some of its neighbours, with a B3 rating. It has four bedrooms, three of which are on the top floor where there's access to a roof terrace. The other is on the ground floor together with a living room and studio. The basement has the kitchen, family room and dining room, and this level opens to the 35ft back garden.

2 Limekiln, Portmarnock

€760k Sherry Fitzgerald Blanc (01) 845 4500

Number 2 Limekiln is a four-bedroom dormer bungalow that is bigger than it looks, at 1,623 sq ft. This includes three bedrooms on the first floor, including the ensuite master bedroom, as well as a bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath. Downstairs there's a fourth bedroom, together with a lounge, a kitchen and dining room, utility room and shower. The energy rating is B3 and it's about a 10 minute walk from the beach.

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