Four on the market: over 4,000 sq feet in Dublin
A selection of four large properties in excess of 4,000 sq feet currently available to buy in Dublin.
12 Longford Terrace, Monkstown
€1.85m Beirne & Wise, (01) 288 0900
Longford Terrace was built in 1842, or at least the western end of it was, the eastern end arriving later. Number 12 is one of the oldest houses on the street, which faces north over the railway line to Dublin Bay. Like so many of the fine Victorian terraces in Monkstown, it's divided into flats - one on each of the four floors in this case. It will take some effort to convert it back to a family home but there are lovely features including shuttered windows and marble fireplaces. It's 4,499 sq ft with six bedrooms at present. Outside there's a lawned front garden and a surprisingly pretty 98ft back garden.
8 Drumnigh Wood, Portmarnock
€1.25m Noel Kelly (01) 846 2752; Corry Estates (01) 846 1122
Drumnigh Wood figured in the Mahon Tribunal report over the rezoning of the land back in 1993. It's an exclusive development with 24-hour security and includes several mansions above 5,000 sq ft. Among them is Number 8, at the entrance to the estate opposite the security guard's hut. It's set well back from the street on a 0.43-acre site and has a pond in the front garden. It has five bedrooms, three with en-suites, along with a living room, dining room, games room, sun room, office and kitchen. There's an integrated vacuum system to help with the cleaning of those 5,000 sq ft of floors.
Castlewell House, Athgoe South
€599,950 REA Coonan, (01) 628 8400
Castlewell House near Newcastle is just inside the border between Dublin and Kildare, and about 15 minutes' drive from the Red Cow roundabout. Built about a decade ago, it's on a site of about an acre including hay barns, cattle sheds and a concrete yard. The house itself is 6,458 sq ft on three floors, with eight bedrooms. The ground floor has a sitting room with a marble fireplace, a bay-windowed living room and a kitchen and dining room with another marble fireplace and a solid-fuel stove. Castlewarden Golf & Country Club is a 20-minute walk down the road to Co Kildare.
49 Abington, Malahide
€2.95m Sherry FitzGerald Blanc, (01) 845 4500
You could fit seven average-sized city homes within the walls of 49 Abington, which sprawls over a whopping 7,716 sq ft on three floors. Around the vast entrance hall on the ground floor are six reception rooms - living room, dining room, drawing room, entertainment room, family room and TV room - as well as a 450 sq ft kitchen. The first floor has five bedrooms (four with en-suites and the fifth with a balcony) and there are three more bedrooms and a gym on the second floor. The grounds include a garage with an upstairs studio including a living room and kitchen.