Four on the market: With Dublin Bay views
A pick of four properties on the market offering views of Dublin Bay.
14 Asgard Park, Howth
€850k Gallagher Quigley, (01) 818 3000
From the rear of Number 14 Asgard Park, off Thormanby Road, you can see clear across Balscadden Bay. The 2,153 sq ft dormer home could do with modernising, but is generally in good order. It has a lounge and dining room running from front to back, with sea views, a kitchen at the back, a family room and a study. There's one ground-floor bedroom and three more upstairs, one en suite. There's a neat, pretty two-tier back garden with uninterrupted sea views, and the house is less than 15 minutes' walk from the Dart stop.
Crofton Terrace, Dun Laoghaire
€695k Sherry Fitzgerald, Dun Laoghaire, (01) 284 4422
Crofton Terrace is a row of 19th-century houses close to the sea and the railway. Number 2 is at the end of the terrace, Number 1 having vanished from the map. It has 1,356 sq ft of accommodation on two floors. The ground floor has two reception rooms off the hallway, both with fireplaces, and a third in the rear return. The master bedroom is upstairs, with two windows overlooking the sea. There's two more bedrooms, one with a vaulted ceiling. The back garden is split-level and surrounded by old stone walls.
2 Phoenix Terrace, Blackrock
€975k Beirne & Wise, (01) 288 0900
Number 2 is the former home of Professor Robert Travers of the Royal College of Surgeons. His daughter, Mary, had an affair in the 1860s with Oscar Wilde's father, William, and later sued Lady Jane Wilde, Oscar's mother, in a notorious case. It's been restored while keeping its period features. It has two reception rooms and a bedroom at hall level, two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor, and a large open-plan kitchen and family room in the basement, plus a study. The 45ft back garden has vehicle access.
St Benedict’s, Howth
€1.25m Lisney Drumcondra, (01) 884 0700
St. Benedict's is a daintily-proportioned cottage overlooking the sea from an elevated spot at Thormanby Road, Howth. It's bigger than it looks, at 2,045 sq ft. There's an open-plan drawing room and dining room, a living room, and the kitchen adjoins a large utility room opening into the garage. The ground floor also has three bedrooms, while the master bedroom, with en suite, walk-in wardrobe and a picture window with sea views, is at attic level. St Benedict's is on a three-quarter acre site, with big gardens front and back.