Four on the market: in Dublin for around €1m
A choice of four properties on the market in the Dublin which could be yours for around the €1 million mark.
13 Grosvenor Square, Rathmines, D6
€1m O'Connor Shannon, (01) 496 8111
Grosvenor Square is occupied by both Kenilworth Bowling Club and Stratford Lawn Tennis Club, so the residents have their choice of ultra-genteel pursuits. Number 13 is second from the end of the terrace on the eastern side of the square. This means it has a west-facing back garden which, although in an unruly state at present, has tons of potential and is 75ft long. The house needs a lot of work too but has original features such as shuttered sash windows, ornate plasterwork and fireplaces. It's 2,260 sq ft on three floors, with three bedrooms and a study on the first floor, two formal reception rooms at entrance level and a kitchen and family room at garden level.
42 Strand Road, Sutton, D13
€995k DNG Fairview, (01) 833 1802
Built in 1900, 42 Strand Road is a fanciful Victorian seaside house with turrets built into its red roof and an ornate latticed verandah out front from which to savour the direct views of Dublin Bay. This can also be enjoyed from two of the three first-floor bedrooms and from the front rooms downstairs, namely the living room, the dining room and the kitchen. There's a fourth bedroom on the ground floor as well, and a lawned back garden with parking. Number 42 last sold in March 2011 for €720,000, according to the Property Price Register, and was then refurbished by the current owners.
122 Rathfarnham Road, Terenure, D6W
€1m DNG Rathfarnham, (01) 490 4666
Number 122 Rathfarnham Road is one of a pair of 1930s Stringer-built detached houses standing on a height above the thoroughfare. It's on a third of an acre with nothing to the south of it but the leafy banks of the River Dodder. It's 2,100 sq ft with period features including wood floors and fireplaces. There are three interconnected reception rooms on the ground floor, as well as a study and the kitchen, where there's an Aga. The first floor has four bedrooms and there are two attic rooms above that. Terenure village is a five-minute walk away.
Woodley, 2 Eaton Brae, Shankill, D18
€995k Knight Frank, (01) 634 246
When electric cars eventually become ubiquitous, the owner of Woodley will be at an advantage. Instead of charging their car at home, they can drive over to the public charge point at Shankill DART station, a three-minute walk away, and top up for free. There could be a saving of as much as €3 involved. The house long predates the electric car, having been built in the mid-20th century in the grounds of Eaton Brae House. It's on the market for the first time since, and needs modernising now. It's 2,605 sq ft with five bedrooms and three reception rooms as well as a kitchen and utility, and it's on 0.28 of an acre of mature gardens.