Four on the market: Southside mews houses
A selection of four properties currently on the market on Dublin's southside.
Alvor, 2 Whitehall Mews, Foxrock, D18
€625k Sherry FitzGerald Foxrock, (01) 289 4386
Where the Westminster Hall apartment block now stands was once a house known as Whitehall - hence the name of the cluster of mews properties behind the building, in a laneway off Westminster Road. Number 2 is in the middle of a terrace of three and was extended by its current owners to 1,561 sq ft. The extension allows for a huge (26ft by 17ft) kitchen and dining room at the back, with a vaulted ceiling. French doors here give onto a gravel patio and a raised, lawned garden. The ground floor also has a living room with an open fire and a study or spare bedroom. The other three bedrooms are upstairs, with one an en-suite.
7 Stephen’s Lane, D2
€750k Colliers International, (01) 633 3700
Stephen's Lane lies between Merrion Square and the Grand Canal, and on one side consists of converted mews houses that were once part of the grounds of the statuesque Georgian townhouses at Mount Street. Number 7, built in the 1980s, is towards the end of the street, around the corner from the 'Pepper Canister Church'. It's a red-brick two-storey mews built over an archway you can drive through to reach the parking area. It's 1,075 sq ft with two bedrooms on the ground floor and one upstairs. The first floor also has the open-plan kitchen and living room with a gas fireplace and a balcony.
Coachhouse Mews, Co Dublin
€695k DNG Dun Laoghaire, (01) 230 1616
Rocks Yard Lane is a little hard to find, what with Google Maps having apparently never heard of it and the Ordnance Survey preferring to call it Rock Yard Lane. At any rate, it's an easy spot once you're there; you need only head for the James Joyce Tower and veer left off Sandycove Avenue West. Coachhouse Mews is 1,292 sq ft with three bedrooms - two on the first floor (one en-suite) and one downstairs, along with a living room running the length of the house, a kitchen and a dining room with doors to the patio garden out the back. The place needs some modernising, not least the tan bathroom suite.
1 Roebuck Mews, The Palms, D14
€325k DNG Stillorgan, (01) 283 2700
After a flamboyant and unconventional life, the Church of Ireland archbishop of Dublin, Richard Whately, died in 1863 at Roebuck Hall in Clonskeagh. The house is still there, in the middle of The Palms estate, and behind it is 1 Roebuck Mews, a two-bedroom townhouse about 10 minutes' walk from UCD. The two bedrooms are upstairs, both with fitted wardrobes, and reached from a spiral staircase in the living room. This room runs the width of the house at the front, and off it there's a kitchen and a bathroom. The floor area comes to 678 sq ft in total.