Four on the market: period houses in Dublin 4
A choice of four houses on the market offering period house charm in Dublin 4.
7 Dromard Terrace, Sandymount
€595k DNG Central, (01) 679 4088
Dromard Terrace is probably most famous for being the address of James and Gretta Cousins, friends of James Joyce, with whom the writer stayed on the night of 16 June, 1904, a date since immortalised as Bloomsday. That was in Number 22. Number 7 is just across the street, and had you been there that famous night you might have hard James Joyce singing inside. Number 7 is in the middle of a terrace and stands at 750 sq ft, with a living room and a kitchen on the ground floor and three bedrooms upstairs. It's about three minutes' walk from here to Sandymount Strand.
5 Pembroke Cottages, Ringsend
€345k Bennetts, (01) 260 2520
Pembroke Cottages runs roughly south to north between Cambridge Road and York Road and is well situated for an interesting stroll. You can either head north to look at the boats on the Liffey, or south to Ringsend Park to watch people kicking a ball about. Number 5 Pembroke Cottages has been recently refurbished and is bright and clean inside. The front door leads straight into the living room, which is dual-aspect and has a fireplace. To the left are the two bedrooms and the kitchen and bathroom are at the back, in a floor area of 420 sq ft. The kitchen gives onto a paved yard with pedestrian access.
17 Belmont Park, Donnybrook
€750k DNG Central, (01) 679 4088
Belmont Park is a tiny cul-de-sac off Belmont Avenue, around the corner from the main drag and with Donnybrook Fire Station at the end of it. It consists of only 17 houses, so Number 17 is at the end of a terrace and has a quite secluded courtyard garden at the back, abutting the gardens of Donnybrook Manor. It's 1,160 sq ft with four bedrooms on the upper two floors, with the main bedroom having an en-suite shower. The ground floor has two reception rooms knocked into one and communicating through an archway, and there's a galley kitchen at the back.
6 Estate Avenue, Ballsbridge
€550k Quillsen Ballsbridge, (01) 632 3000
Estate Avenue consists of twin rows of very pretty stone cottages dating from the late 19th century. It's a cul-de-sac off Merrion Road, not far from St Vincent's Hospital. Number 6 needs some refurbishment now but has period features including high ceilings and cast-iron fireplaces, and it's on Dublin City Council's record of protected structures. It has a reasonably tiny floor area of 613 sq ft and packs in two bedrooms, a sitting room, a kitchen and a shower room. There's a 375 sq ft yard out the back with a couple of sheds.