Four on the market: in Clontarf
A selection of four properties currently available to buy in the much south-after location of Clontarf.
6 Brighton Avenue
€425k Lisney Howth Road, (01) 853 6016
After the 1916 Rising, Thomas Malone of 6 Brighton Avenue Clontarf put in a claim for £12 7s to the Property Losses Committee. He had pawned a gold bangle at Marlborough Street, and the bangle had been lost in the looting. The committee allowed him only £3, which must have annoyed him no end. Number 6 is at the end of a terrace, and has gained an extension since Malone's time. It has two interconnected reception rooms on the ground floor, with a kitchen and a utility room at the back. Upstairs are two bedrooms and a bathroom, and there's a split-level back garden giving access to a laneway.
30 Castle Grove
€725k Gallagher Quigley, (01) 818 3000
It's less than 10 minutes' walk from 30 Castle Grove to the DART station at Killester, and for your days off, it's about 20 minutes from Clontarf Golf Club. Number 30 measures 1,250 sq ft at present but there's planning permission (granted last year) for an extension designed by Tyler Owens Architects. As it stands it has two reception rooms and a breakfast room and kitchen on the ground floor, and four bedrooms upstairs. There's a garage adjoining and that leads through to the back garden, which is currently 82ft long. If you extend, you'll be sacrificing some of that in favour of an open-plan kitchen and family room.
€780k Sherry FitzGerald Killester, (01) 833 6555
You've got your choice of pleasant walks from Seacourt, a relatively small estate of Georgian-style detached houses off St Gabriel's Road. You can head south-east to the coast, and be at the Bull Wall in less than 10 minutes, or you can go north to St Anne's Park and find yourself in the Rose Garden in about the same time. Number 55 is at the end of a cul-de-sac and has a cobbled front garden for parking, as well as a garage. The ground floor has a living room at the front and an L-shaped kitchen/dining room at the back. Upstairs are four bedrooms (one en-suite) for a total floor area of 1,335 sq ft.
136 Castle Avenue
€820k Quillsen Fairview, (01) 833 5844
Number 136 Castle Avenue is one of a row of detached, 1920s-built bungalows, and several of them have been extended, so it's likely the same could be allowed in this case too. At present it measures 1,421 sq ft in a dormer arrangement, with one double bedroom upstairs. The ground floor has another three bedrooms, along with an eat-in kitchen at the back and a sitting room with doors to the garden. There is both a bathroom and a shower room on this floor too. There's off-street parking and a lawn in the front garden, while the east-facing back garden - also lawned - is about 50ft long.