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Tuesday 6 December 2016

Four on the market with a basement in southside Dublin

Published 11/03/2016 | 02:30

Easton Lodge
Easton Lodge
Grosvenor Place
Burdett House
10 Mountpleasant Square

A choice of four southside Dublin properties which come with their own basement.

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Easton Lodge, Monkstown Road 

€1.95m  Savills South Dublin (01) 288 5011

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Easton Lodge, in Monkstown, Co Dublin, was once the home of a keen amateur botanist called Greenwood Pim who, in 1887, discovered a never-before seen moss in his fern house. The fern house has vanished but the gardens are still very pleasant, with mature trees and lawns spread over 0.56 acre. The house is now semi-detached, having been divided in the 1960s. It's 2,702 sq ft with five first-floor bedrooms. Downstairs there's a drawing room, dining room, kitchen and study, and another five rooms in the basement.

1 Grosvenor Place, Rathgar, D6

€1.75m  DNG Terenure (01) 490 9000

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In the early 1900s, 1 Grosvenor Place was home to a Church of Ireland drainage clerk, his mother and two sisters. The three women had become members of The Brethren evangelical movement, and all four were ministered to by a Catholic servant. They did have plenty of room to get away from each other, as the house is 3,703 sq ft with five upstairs bedrooms. At hall level there are three reception rooms, and the garden level has a living room, family room, kitchen and study. It's on a quarter of an acre, with a pretty lawned back.

Burdett House, 1 Burdett Ave

€795k  Sherry FitzGerald Dalkey (01) 275 1000

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Burdett House, in Sandycove, Co Dublin, is less than 200 metres from the coast and about eight minutes' walk from the 40 Foot, and has sea views from upstairs. It reportedly dates from 1904 and now needs refurbishment, but has pleasing features such as bay windows, original floors and fireplaces, in 2,745 sq ft. On the ground floor there's an interconnected drawing room and dining room, as well as a living room and kitchen. The first floor has five bedrooms and a study. The basement measures 560 sq ft.

10 Mountpleasant Square, D6

€1.2m  Felicity Fox (01) 633 4431

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Since 1893 the park at Mountpleasant Square in Ranelagh has been home to Mount Pleasant Lawn Tennis Club. Number 10 Mountpleasant Square was built in the 1830s and has 3,078 sq ft of accommodation on three storeys and a basement. At hall level there's a reception room and kitchen. The first floor has another reception room and a bedroom, and there are two en-suite bedrooms on the second floor. In the basement there's a further bedroom and kitchen. The back garden is gravelled with flowerbeds.

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