Four on the market: period central city homes
Four central properties in Dublin that ooze period charm.
Cherrymount House, Phibsboro, D7
€925k Sherry FitzGerald Drumcondra, (01) 837 3737
Although it was recently added to Dublin City Council's Record of Protected Structures, Cherrymount House at Cherrymount Park has not yet been included in the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. It's a big and surprisingly secluded property dating from 1834. It has been owned by the same family since 1965 and now needs refurbishment. The main house is 3,337 sq ft with two grand bay-windowed reception rooms on the ground floor, along with a family room, kitchen and two bedrooms. Upstairs are five more bedrooms along with some kitchenettes. The 0.42-acre site also includes a three-bedroom mews and two one-bedroom chalets.
4 Beechwood Avenue Upper, D6
€860k DNG Central, (01) 679 4088
The occupant of 4 Beechwood Avenue Upper in Ranelagh in 1911 was a widower with four daughters whom he had not so far been able to dispose of in marriage. Luckily there were several boarding houses on the street, occupied by copious respectable single men, so there was not yet cause for despair. Though it needs refurbishment now, Number 4 will make someone a good match too. It's 1,094 sq ft with one en-suite bedroom on the ground floor and two more bedrooms upstairs (one en-suite). The entrance level has a grand drawing room, and the dining room and kitchen are on the lower floor. There's an unruly but promising garden out the back.
10 Sandymount Green, D4
€950k Bennetts, (01) 260 2520
You can just about see the horse chestnuts of Sandymount's village green from the windows of Number 10. It doesn't face directly onto the park, instead looking across at the beautiful rose window of Sandymount's Christ Church. Number 10 dates from the early 19th century and there's an 80ft garden going with it so you may be able to extend. At present it measures 2,906 sq ft in a rather complicated layout. There are four bedrooms, one on the first floor and three on the second. The first floor also has a living room and kitchen, and there are three more reception rooms on the ground floor and another kitchen, with a mezzanine level above.
41 Mountjoy Street, Phibsboro, D7
€495k Kelly Bradshaw Dalton (01) 804 0500
Mountjoy Street began to be built in 1820, although the houses at the southern end, near Dominick Street Upper, arrived a little later in the 19th century. Among them is Number 41, which has period features including a Georgian front door and decorative plasterwork, though the windows are PVC. It's 1,784 sq ft with three bedrooms, two upstairs and the third situated at the end of a single-storey wing at the back, off the kitchen and utility. The ground floor also has two formal reception rooms at the front, both with fireplaces, and a dining room leading to the kitchen. The Dominick Street Luas stop is half a kilometre away.