Four homes currently for sale in the seaside town of Dun Laoghaire
A choice of four properties currently available to buy in the seaside town of Dun Laoghaire.
3 Crofton Avenue
€995k Lisney Dun Laoghaire, (01) 280 6820
Until 1876, reportedly, Crofton Avenue was known as Susan Place. It runs due north from George's Place to Crofton Road, which means it's only a couple of hundred metres from the sea and three minutes' walk from the DART station. Number 3 dates from at least the early Victorian era and has kept its period features, including sash windows and a fanlit front door. It's 2,099 sq ft with three bedrooms on the first floor and above that a converted attic used as a home office. The ground floor has two formal reception rooms - drawing room and dining room - along with an L-shaped kitchen. At the end of the back garden is a garage giving access to Charlemont Avenue.
55 York Road
€1m DNG Dun Laoghaire, (01) 280 1616
At present 55 York Road is divided into three pre-'63 flats - one on each of its three floors. Apart from the inevitable problem of removing kitchenettes though, its conversion back to a family home should be reasonably straightforward, as the structure has not been changed much. Alternatively, the agents suggest a new owner might opt to keep the basement flat separate, as it has its own entrance. If not, the house as a whole measures 2,700 sq ft with the making of five bedrooms. Out the back is a 40ft gravelled garden with potential, as it's surrounded by old stone walls.
39 Patrick Street
€495k Hunters, (01) 275 1640
People in Dun Laoghaire used to have to wait years to get a phone line in before the new digital exchange opened at 36-38 Patrick Street in 1985. Its arrival might not have been quite as welcome for the occupant of Number 39, as it's right next door. Between the house and the exchange is a piece of land of 269 sq ft which gives side access, but it might be put to better use. The house is 928 sq ft and needs some modernising. The ground floor has a dual-aspect living and dining room, a kitchen with a door to the patio, and a bathroom. Upstairs are two bedrooms.
9 Mulgrave Terrace
€1.275m Sherry FitzGerald Dun Laoghaire, (01) 284 4422
The current owners have had 9 Mulgrave Terrace for a quarter of a century and apart from adding a sunroom out the back, they've preserved it much as it might have been when it was built in the mid-19th century. It stands at a sizeable 3,150 sq ft with five bedrooms - four on the first floor and one on the return. Left of the entrance hall on the ground floor are two reception rooms knocked into one, with the sunroom off this. To the right of the hall is a living room with double doors to a study. The kitchen is at the back and also leads to the sunroom, where there are doors to a tidy patio garden with colourful raised beds.