Four on the market: modern homes with a basement
A selection of four properties which come complete with their own basement.
Rathmichael Brook, Dublin 18
€1.795m Savills South Dublin (01) 288 5011
Not even Henry VIII could have complained about the size of this recently-built Tudor-style house at Ballycorus Road. It's 9,329 sq ft and includes separate accommodation for staff and the agents say it would make a good ambassador's residence. The basement alone is over 3,000 sq ft, and rooms on the floors above include six bedrooms and eight bathrooms, as well as library, sun room, conservatory, lounge, and family room, and an unfinished kitchen. It's on 1.5 acres of grounds with stream, walkways and an orchard.
‘Massabielle’, 15 Ulverton Rd
€970k Sherry FitzGerald Dalkey (01) 275 1000
'Massabielle' is the name of the rock grotto in Lourdes where St Bernadette saw her vision of the Virgin Mary in 1858. It's also the name of this house at Ulverton Road, Dalkey in Co Dublin. The en-suite master bedroom is on the top floor and there are two more bedrooms at hall level, along with the kitchen, living room, TV room and bathroom. In the basement there's a utility room, guest toilet and den. Total floor area is 2,153 sq ft. The 100ft back garden has a stream and waterfall set around a granite rock feature.
2 Chester Gardens, Ranelagh, D6
€695k Hunters Estate Agent (01) 668 0008
About five minutes' walk from the Luas stop in Ranelagh is 2 Chester Gardens, a modern house built in 2003 in a laneway off Chester Road. It has 1,625 sq ft of accommodation on three floors. The ground floor has an open-plan living/dining room and kitchen, a utility room, and en-suite bedroom. There are two more bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor, and another living room in the basement. There's off-street parking on the shared grounds, and private gardens that may offer scope to extend.
35 Carrickhill Heights, Co Dublin
€750k Corry Estates (01) 846 1122
The basement of 35 Carrickhill Heights in Portmarnock is under the back garden, so it's the perfect place to start stocking up ahead of the zombie apocalypse. The house itself has five bedrooms, all on the first floor, including the en-suite master bedroom. The main bathroom is also upstairs and has a jacuzzi bath, double shower and bidet. There's a shower room on the ground floor, along with a lounge with a sold-fuel stove in a marble fireplace, a kitchen and utility room, and family room, all in 2,260 sq ft of space.