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Wednesday 23 January 2019

Four on the market: with development potential

3 Pearse Square
1 Butterfield Park
29 Park Drive

Four properties available to buy which offer the oppotunity of further development.

3 Pearse Square, Pearse Street, D2 

€895k  Lisney Leeson Street, (01) 662 4511

3 Pearse Square

Pearse Square was built in 1839 and named Queen's Square, after Queen Victoria, but after Independence it was renamed, along with nearly everything else in the locality, to honour Padraig Pearse. Number 3 is on the western side and has a 68ft garden where there was planning permission (now lapsed) for a two-bed mews. The current owners have reapplied. The house itself is 1,862 sq ft with two reception rooms at entrance level, three bedrooms upstairs and a kitchen and family room in the basement. The square itself is just over an acre with flowers, ornamental trees, and a modern bronze sculpture. Pearse Station is a few hundred metres down the street.

Whitehaven, Balkill Road, Howth, D13

 €1.2m  Sherry FitzGerald Sutton, (01) 839 4022


Whitehaven is side-on to the road and has some 220ft of frontage to the north, effectively the front garden of the house. Should you seek planning permission to carve up the site for another property, you'll still have a south-facing back garden with a patio. Built in the 1990s, Whitehaven is 2,056 sq ft on three floors, including a basement consisting of a garage and two other rooms. There are three bedrooms (one en-suite) on the ground floor, along with the kitchen, breakfast room and family room, while the first floor has a big (30ft by 16ft) living room with an open fire and sea views, as well as an office.

1 Butterfield Park, Rathfarnham, D14

€875k  Sherry FitzGerald Templeogue, (01) 495 1111

1 Butterfield Park

Number 1 Butterfield Park is across the street from Butterfield House, a property that once had nearly the whole townland to itself but has been surrounded by other houses since the first half of the 20th century. Built in the 1930s, Number 1 has original features such as high ceilings, bow windows and stained glass. Best of all it has a 105ft back garden where you might put up another property, subject to planning. It has three first-floor bedrooms and two ground-floor reception rooms, as well has an open-plan kitchen and breakfast room, all in a floor area of 1,408 sq ft.

29 Park Drive, Cabinteely, D18

€650k  DNG Stillorgan, (01) 283 2700

29 Park Drive

Planning permission was granted in 2015 for a two-storey detached house next to 29 Park Drive, with its own vehicle access. It's on a corner site where Highland Avenue meets Park Drive, and has a raised lawn out the back, some of which you will have to yield to your new neighbour if you go ahead with the plans. The house itself is 1,044 sq ft with three bedrooms upstairs and, on the ground floor, an open-plan living and dining room and a kitchen, both with doors to the garden. It's less than five minutes' walk from the 111-acre Cabinteely Park, where there's a playground and a Japanese-style café.

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