Four on the market: redbricks in Portobello
A choice of four redbrick properties which are available to buy in fashionable Portobello.
37 Synge Street
€1.5m DNG, (01) 6794088
Number 37 Synge Street dates from 1864 and was originally built as a 'ladies' academy' or finishing school, overseen by a Miss Collins. The original beaded and timber panelled front door is flanked by granite Doric columns. Despite being in bedsits from the 1950s to 2010, when the current owner embarked upon its restoration, the house retains almost all of its period features, including decorative plasterwork, fireplaces, sash windows and an outstanding staircase. What was once the ballroom is now a luxurious master bedroom, and there are three further bedrooms, plus two reception rooms and an eat-in kitchen/dining room. Total floor area is 2,583 sq ft.
44 Greenville Terrace, South Circular Rd
€550k QUILLSEN, (01) 4995050
This elegant villa-style house has 861 sq ft of living space and retains its period charm while having been remodelled to provide a bright and modern living space. There's an entrance hall, reception room to the front which could be a second bedroom, a large open-plan living/kitchen/dining space that is very much the heart of the house, sunroom, bathroom and bedroom. There is a neat town garden to the rear with a shed and pedestrian access onto a gated lane. Greenville Terrace is an attractive street with a mix of Victorian houses and is right beside Portobello with its cafes and restaurants.
6 Bloomfield Avenue
€895k Felicity Fox, (01) 6334431
Bloomfield Avenue runs perpendicular to the South Circular Road and ends at the canal, with the lovely Locks Restaurant on the corner - for some gourmands this alone might be reason enough to make an offer on Number 6. The end-of-terrace house has 1,722 sq ft of living space, was refurbished about 11 years ago, and retains many original period features. On the ground floor there are two inter-connecting reception rooms and, to the rear, a kitchen/dining room and a utility room and guest lavatory. Upstairs are three double bedrooms (the master is en-suite) and a family bathroom. The courtyard garden faces west; there is also a garage and home office.
17 St Kevin’s Road
€780k Sherry FitzGerald Rathmines, (01) 496 6066
St Kevin's Road is a pretty Victorian terrace tucked away off Bloomfield Avenue, close to the canal. Number 17 has 1,185 sq ft of living space which includes three reception rooms, three bedrooms and a large family bathroom, and there's a sunny south-facing town garden to the rear. The house has been extended, refurbished and well-maintained and is in move-in condition. Many original features remain intact, but the house is geared towards contemporary family living; the modern kitchen is a real feature with exposed brick and high end integrated appliances. Iveagh Gardens and St Stephen' s Green are within a short walk.