Four on the market: over 4,000 sq ft
A selection of four properties on the market in Dublin offering in excess of 4,000 sq ft.
Pompton Plains, Drumcondra, D9
€1.05m Gallagher Quigley (01) 818 3000
Pompton Plains is one of a pair of huge detached houses at Carberry road, just beside the entrance to the Maryfield College girls' secondary school. It was designed by architects Traynor O'Toole and has five bedrooms. Four (all en-suite) are on the first floor, including the master which has a jacuzzi bath and sauna. The fifth is on the second floor, along with a 700 sq ft entertainment room. The ground floor has a living and dining room, a lounge, and an open-plan kitchen and family room. The floor area is 4,628 sq ft.
22 Northbrook Rd, Ranelagh, D6
€2.85m Lisney Leeson Street (01) 662 4511
Number 22 Northbrook Road has been in office use and although it's in good order structurally, it doesn't have a kitchen. What there is is a vast, open room at garden level, described as an open-plan kitchen, dining room and family room, but at the moment there's nothing in it. At entrance level are three reception rooms, as well as a guest toilet and a bedroom on the return. The first floor has four bedrooms, with a kitchenette and bathroom on the return. Total floor area is 4,500 sq ft. There's off-street parking out the front.
4 Elgin Road, Ballsbridge, D4
€2.5m Hunters Estate Agent (01) 668 0008
Hunters is selling both Number 4 and 6 Elgin Road in Ballsbridge. The two long-vacant houses are the same size, at 4,499 sq ft, and both are in need of total refurbishment, but Number 6 is slightly cheaper, at €1.75m. Both houses are three storeys high over a raised basement, with five putative bedrooms, and Number 4 also comes with the original stone coach house out the back, fronting onto Pembroke Lane. The agents say either or both properties would make for an ideal embassy, and that would certainly fit the locality.
7 Henrietta Street, D1
€850k Hassett & Fitzsimons (01) 667 3591
For €850,000 you can own an 8,213 sq ft four-storey-over-basement mansion on Dublin's oldest Georgian street. But keep some cash aside for the refurbishment. Number 7 Henrietta Street was built in 1738 by Nathaniel Clements MP. It became a tenement in the early 20th century, with 104 people living in it in 1911, and in latter years was an artists' studio. Planners say they "would welcome" a return to residential use, and a new owner remodelling it will gain a head start from some outstanding architectural features.