Four on the market: in Clontarf
A choice of four properties currently on the market and available to buy in Dublin's Clontarf.
82 Malahide Road, D3
€750k DNG Fairview (01) (01) 833 1802
You can just about see the Casino at Marino from 82 Malahide Road, one of a row of handsome period houses near the junction with Griffith Avenue. Number 82 is 2,314 sq ft and if you need more space you could extend into the lawned back garden. Plans have been drawn up for that. At present it has two ground-floor reception rooms, both with fireplaces and linked by sliding doors, and the one at the back opens into a sunroom. There's also an eat-in kitchen giving onto the garage on this level. The first floor has five bedrooms (one with an en-suite shower) and there's an attic room above.
144 The Stiles Road, D3
€825k DNG Fairview (01) 833 1802
If you turn left at the front gate of 144 The Stiles Road and walk for about three minutes, you'll reach the sea, so you're never too far from a constitutional ramble. When you need to go farther afield, the DART station is roughly a kilometre away. About four years ago Number 144 was completely refurbished and extended, so that it's now 1,615 sq ft. The new extension provides an open-plan kitchen and family room at the back, with doors to the garden. The ground floor also has a dining room and a living room, linked by double doors, as well as a games room and integral garage. The first floor has four bedrooms, one is en-suite.
Glencoe, 38 Hollybrook Road, D3
€1.3m Quillsen Fairview (01) 833 5844
John Wesley Dowling was a manufacturer of confectionery and kept an establishment called 'The Sweeteries' at what was then Sackville Street. He lived at 38 Hollybrook Road in Clontarf, and had seven, no doubt, very happy children, all enjoying their fill of sweets every day. The house is on the corner of Hollybrook Park and still has some exceptional features dating from the Dowlings' time. It's just under 2,800 sq ft with five first-floor bedrooms. The ground floor has two formal reception rooms - a sitting room and a dining room - as well as a kitchen opening into a conservatory. There are French doors there to the garden, which is paved with flowerbeds and ornamental trees.
210 Clontarf Road, D3
€950k Gallagher Quigley (01) 818 3000
As it's right on the seafront in Clontarf, 210 Clontarf Road has clear views across Dublin Bay to the port, and the mountains beyond, and about 15 minutes' walk will get you to Bull Island. The house was completely renovated in 2008 and stands at 2,820 sq ft on two storeys with a basement. On the ground floor there's a living room, a family room, a conservatory and an open-plan kitchen and dining room. There are four upstairs bedrooms, and the basement has a utility room, an en-suite guest bedroom and a playroom. The back garden is 90 ft long with a raised deck (off the conservatory), a lawn and old stone walls.