Four on the market: in Donnybrook
A selction of four properties available to buy in sought-after Donnybrook.
4 Eglinton Park
€895k Sherry FitzGerald Ballsbridge, (01) 269 8888
Eglinton Park was built in the 1930s on the site of the old beaver hat factory on the banks of the Dodder. It's a short (200-metre) crescent-shaped cul-de-sac consisting of handsome early 20th-century houses, and it's about five minutes' walk from Donnybrook Road. Number 4 is in need of refurbishment now but some of the heavy lifting has already been done, in that it has been extended to the side, above the garage, and has a quite roomy converted attic. The extension has become a separate apartment with one bedroom, a kitchen and living room. The main house has four first-floor bedrooms and two ground-floor reception rooms plus the kitchen.
20 Donnybrook Manor
€575k Lynam Auctioneers, (01) 296 5374
There's an uncommon view from the back garden of 20 Donnybrook Manor. About 50ft away is the brick chimney of the old Magdalene laundry, which is protected by a preservation order. The garden itself is as low-maintenance as they come, measuring about 15ft by 12ft and laid with artificial grass with a wooden shed and pedestrian access. You reach the garden from the extended kitchen on the ground floor, where there's also a living room and a study or third bedroom. There are two more bedrooms on the first floor and a converted attic above. The floor area including the attic is 947 sq ft and there's a management fee of €525 a year.
16 Auburn Avenue
€600k Sherry FitzGerald Ballsbridge, (01) 269 8888
Number 16 Auburn Avenue is one of a pair of detached cottages about halfway between Donnybrook Road and Herbert Park. Number 16 has gained a two-storey extension out the back so that it now measures 1,022 sq ft, though it needs a little modernising. Inside the glassy entrance porch on the ground floor is a dual-aspect living and dining room measuring 15ft by 24ft, with a disused fireplace. Next to this is the fitted kitchen, also dual-aspect with a glazed door to the garden. An open-tread stairs in the living room leads up to the two first-floor bedrooms (one en-suite) and the bathroom.
5 Ailesbury Grove
€1.225m Hunters, (01) 668 0088
Diplomatic neighbours are a priceless commodity and 5 Ailesbury Grove has much to boast about on that score. As it's just off Ailesbury Road, it has more than its share of neighbours who are literally diplomats, including those from Argentina, Belgium, Russia and China. Number 5 is an end-of-terrace two-and-a-half storey property with 1,948 sq ft of space over the three floors. The ground floor has a living room and a dining room linked by double doors, and an L-shaped kitchen at the back with patio doors and a separate utility. The first floor has four bedrooms (one en-suite) while the fifth, master bedroom occupies the top floor with an en-suite and dressing room.