Period home on the road to Howth on the market for €790k
9 Howth Road, Clontarf €790k
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.
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.