Four homes on the market in Portobello
A selection of four properties which are currently available to buy in Portobello.
17 South Circular Road, D8
€695k Sherry FitzGerald Rathmines (01) 496 6066
Until the 1940s, the occupants of 17 South Circular Road would have been able to catch a tram outside their front door and make their way to Nelson's Pillar or Rialto. The tramline is gone but Number 17 is not hard up on the public transport front. Number 17 is a Victorian red-brick terrace in need of some modernisation. It's 1,700 sq ft in size with four bedrooms on the upper two floors. The ground floor has a drawing room and a living room with doors to the back garden, as well as a breakfast room and kitchenette.
Altona, 2 South Circular Road & 54 Heytesbury Street, D8
€1.25m DNG Central (01) 679 4088
Altona is a dual-fronted Victorian house on the corner of South Circular Road and Heytesbury Street, with an entrance on both streets. Part of the house was in use as a GP surgery since 1926 and the other was a family home. The consulting rooms and offices are on the ground floor. The first floor has two reception rooms, and there are three bedrooms on the second floor and two attic rooms above. There's also a basement with a kitchen, breakfast room, utility and 1,500 sq ft cellar. Total floor area is 5,543 sq ft.
49 Synge Street, D8
€725k Ganly Walters (01) 662 3255
Synge Street was once a respectable 19th-century suburb, becoming famous as the birthplace of George Bernard Shaw in 1856. In more recent decades it's found itself at the fashionable heart of Portobello. Number 49 is at the end of a terrace. It's been well modernised and has 2,134 sq ft of floor space including a converted attic. The ground floor has two interconnected reception rooms and a dual-aspect kitchen with patio doors. The first floor has three bedrooms (one en-suite), and there's a fourth bedroom on the top floor.
55 Lennox Street, D8
€495k Lisney Leeson Street (01) 662 4511
If the City Basin still existed at Portobello, 55 Lennox Street would be almost underwater. But the former reservoir along the Grand Canal was filled in the late 19th century and replaced with housing. Number 55 is on the corner of Lennox Street and Martin Street, and there's a door from there leading into the gravelled back yard. It's 775 sq ft with a living room and dining room on the ground floor, knocked through for an open-plan space, as well as a kitchen and bathroom. The two bedrooms and a study are upstairs.