Four period houses on the market in South Dublin
A choice of four period homes of distinction currently on the market in south Dublin.
Eagle Lodge, 36 Rathgar Ave, D6
€1.395m Lisney Terenure (01) 492 4670
Eagle Lodge in Rathgar dates from about 1850, and although it's been well maintained down through the years, it needs some refurbishment by now. It's detached and has a corner site of just under a quarter of an acre, with gardens front and back, and off-street parking. Inside, it's 2,691 sq ft on two storeys, with an elegant flight of granite steps leading to the first-floor entrance level. There are three bedrooms on this floor, together with a drawing room, while downstairs there's a family room, a kitchen and breakfast room and the fourth bedroom, which has a white marble fireplace.
Belfield House, Churchtown, D14
€795k Lisney Dundrum (01) 296 3662
Belfield House on Churchtown Road Upper, is on Dun Laoghaire Rathdown's Record of Protected Structures, having reportedly been built in the mid-18th century. It's been in the hands of the current owners for about 20 years, and they have taken good care of it, including the original features such as shuttered sash windows and fireplaces. It's 1,593 sq ft on two storeys, with three bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor. The ground floor has another bathroom along with a family room and a living room, both with cast-iron fireplaces. The kitchen is at the back, with French doors to a decked back garden. The front garden is lawned.
12 Frankfort Avenue, Rathgar, D6
€985k Property Partners O’Brien Swaine (01) 298 8508
It will take a lot of time and money to restore 12 Frankfort Avenue, a Victorian red-brick house at one of south Dublin's most genteel addresses. At present it's in seven flats and needs a lot of refurbishment, but it could be turned into a 2,583 sq ft family home with the makings of five bedrooms and at least three reception rooms. It has some lovely authentic features including high ceilings, ornate plasterwork and stained glass, and out the back is a long garden with pedestrian access to Maxwell Road. The Cowper Luas stop is about 15 minutes' walk away.
Annacrivey, Kill Lane, Foxrock, D18
€695k DNG Rock Road (01) 283 2900
Annacrivey has been owned by the same family since it was built in the art deco style about 1950. Inside it now needs a modernising touch, but outside the garden is, so to speak, ready to move into. The garden is 108ft long with flowerbeds, vegetable beds, fruit trees and a lawn and is bordered by mature hedging. The house itself is 2,088 sq ft with four first-floor bedrooms (one a single). Back on the ground floor there are three reception rooms - a sitting room overlooking the garden, a dual-aspect dining room and a family room. The kitchen, which is likely to be replaced, has a utility room off it and there's an integrated garage.