Saturday 10 December 2016

Period home on the road to Howth on the market for €790k

9 Howth Road, Clontarf €790k

Published 05/02/2016 | 02:30

Number 9 has many attractive period features, including a stained-glass front door.
Number 9 has many attractive period features, including a stained-glass front door.
The main reception room has an original marble fireplace.

The elegant redbrick houses at the Marino Crescent end of Howth Road in Clontarf, Dublin 3, come with massive back gardens at just under 150ft long.

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There's a row of garages at the ends of the gardens, and planning permission has been granted to demolish these and replace them with two-storey houses giving onto a laneway behind the properties. It could be a lucrative scheme for the residents, although the sacrifice of even some of those lengthy private gardens will be a wrench.

Number 9 Howth Road is a semi-detached house that could do with a touch of modernising here and there, but still has attractive period features such as high ceilings and an original stained-glass front door and tiled entrance porch.

It's substantial enough in size at 2,099 sq ft, allowing for four bedrooms. One of these is on the first floor return, with a walk-in wardrobe, and the other three are on the first floor proper. Above that there's an attic room that's currently used as a fifth bedroom.

The ground floor has two reception rooms linked by double doors - one at the front, with a bay window and original marble fireplace, and the other behind it, with patio doors to the garden.

The kitchen measures roughly 11ft by 16ft and has an Aga in a brick chimney breast, and there's a separate utility room with a pantry.

Out the front there's a railed garden with a pedestrian gate, while the back garden has a patio and a lawn bordered by ornamental shrubs, and as well as the possibly doomed garage, there are also two block-built sheds. The whole site covers 0.16 of an acre.

It's about a five-minute walk to Clontarf Dart station, and a 10-minute walk down to the coast at Clontarf Road.

Number 9 is for sale with DNG Fairview, (01) 833 1802, and the price has reduced from €850,000 to €790,000.

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