Four historic homes on the market in south Dublin
A choice of four protected structures which ooze charm in South Dublin.
77 Booterstown Avenue, Co Dublin
€475k North's Property, (01) 433 2222
Formerly one of the Pembroke estate cottages, 77 Booterstown Avenue in Blackrock, dates from the late 19th century and still has original features, with a single-storey extension out the back. It measures 732 sq ft and needs upgrading now. The ground floor has a living room with a fireplace and an archway to a dining area. The kitchen is at the back along with the bathroom, and a hallway giving onto the rear yard. The two bedrooms are upstairs. Booterstown DART station is a half kilometre up the road, passing the early 18th-century Booterstown parish church on the way.
21 Vesey Place, Co Dublin
€1.3m Sherry FitzGerald Dun Laoghaire, (01) 284 4422
The occupant of 21 Vesey Place in Dun Laoghaire, in the 1901 census was a retired Major General of the Indian army, Robert Beatty, aged 64. He lived there with his wife and their eight surviving children - four daughters and four sons. By way of help they had a parlour maid, a housemaid and a cook. There was at least plenty of room for all those people, as Number 21 is one of those statuesque Victorian terraces on four floors. It's now divided into four flats - one on each floor - and stands at 4,627 sq ft. As it's at the end of the terrace it also has big gardens: there's a 31ft back garden and a side garden of 123ft by 47ft.
2 Killiney Hill Cottages, Co Dublin
€650k Vincent Finnegan, (01) 284 4312
Number 2 Killiney Hill Cottages in Killiney, is part of a terrace of seven 19th century houses at Killiney Hill Road, near the junction with Victoria Road, and has nice views of Killiney Bay. It's by no means as small as it looks from the front: it's 1,496 sq ft and has been fully renovated in recent years. There are four first-floor bedrooms and two ground-floor reception rooms - a living room with an open fire and a dining room with a door to the garden, where there's a patio and pond. The kitchen is open plan with the dining room and there's a separate small utility room too.
5 Tivoli Terrace North, Co Dublin
€725k Sherry FitzGerald Dun Laoghaire (01) 284 4422
According to the Property Price Register, 5 Tivoli Terrace North in Dun Laoghaire last sold in 2012, fetching €342,000. It's now back on the market at more than twice that sum, but in 2014 the owners got planning permission (not easy with a protected structure) to restore and extend it. Most of the work remains to be done, and there's plenty of room to proceed with the extension as the back garden is 83ft long and in an unruly state. As it stands the house is 1,400 sq ft with two reception rooms at entrance level, two first-floor bedrooms, and a third bedroom on the lower floor along with a kitchen.