Four on the market: energy efficient homes in Dublin
A choice of four homes currently available to buy which offer the latest in energy efficiency features.
92 Emmet Road, Inchicore, D8
€599k DNG Central, (01) 679 4088
Dragging a Victorian house into the 21st century in terms of energy efficiency takes some doing, but the owners of 92 Emmet Road have succeeded. It was built at the turn of the 20th century as one of a terrace of five houses formerly known as Merton Villas. It still has original features, including high ceilings and ornate plasterwork, but it also has a BER of B2. The internal dimensions come to 1,668 sq ft on three floors, with two reception rooms and a kitchen on the ground floor, three bedrooms (one en-suite) on the first floor, and an attic room and bathroom on the top floor. Out the back is a 70ft garden with a double garage.
36 Calderwood Ave, Drumcondra, D9
€750k Quillsen Fairview, (01) 833 5844
Built in the 1950s, Calderwood Avenue is a keyhole-shaped cul-de-sac running north of Sion Hill Road in Drumcondra. Number 36 has been modernised and extended; it now stands at 1,991 sq ft and still has a garage. The ground floor also has a lounge with a stone fireplace, a playroom or dining room, and an open-plan kitchen and living room. The first floor has five bedrooms (one en-suite) and there's a en-suite attic room. There's parking on the front driveway and a lawned back garden. With new double-glazed windows, insulation and dry lining, the energy rating has been brought up to C1.
2 Templeville Park, Templeogue, D6W
€895k Lisney Terenure, (01) 492 4670
Although Templeville Park is a cul-de-sac (for traffic purposes), it has a pedestrian path at the end, so you can make a quick escape to and from the shops and cafes on Templeogue Road. Number 2 was renovated and extended about 10 years ago, and with triple glazing and a heat recovery system, it now has an energy rating of C1. Its extended size is 2,480 sq ft, including four bedrooms on the first floor, two en-suite and one with a walk-in wardrobe. The fifth bedroom is on the ground floor and has an en-suite with a sauna. Elsewhere the ground floor has an open-plan kitchen and diner, a sunroom, family room and office.
75 Willow Park Avenue, Glasnevin, D11
€495k DNG Phibsboro, (01) 830 0989
Its address may officially be Glasnevin, according to the Ordnance Survey, but Willow Park Avenue actually lies in the little-known townland of Clonmel. Handily enough, it's only about a 15-minute walk from DCU. Number 75 has been extended to 1,507 sq ft but with that it still has a 65ft back garden with a lawn, patio and fruit trees. The extension has made room for a 22ft by 15ft kitchen with French doors to the garden, as well as a long living room with an wood-burning stove and more French doors. There's a second reception room at the front of the house, and three bedrooms upstairs. There's also a single-storey garage adjoining. The energy rating is C3.