Good mews on the double in Kilmainham
IT'S often said the sum of the parts is greater than the whole and such is the case with 628 and 628a South Circular Road in Dublin 8, a spacious period redbrick (1,948 sq ft) and a detached one-bedroom mews (550 sq ft) with its own entrance.
The properties are being sold separately or together with a guide of €650,000 for both. The agent believes the house would fetch €550,000 and the mews €150,000 if sold separately, pointing out that the mews could expect to rent for around €1,100 a month, meaning that it would pay for itself in just 10 or 11 years.
The properties are situated in a well-maintained part of Kilmainham; this section of South Circular Road is lined with trees and redbrick facades predominate. The Luas is a five-minute walk and buses are frequent.
Although retaining some period features, the accommodation has been extensively refurbished.
However, as with most sensitively upgraded properties from this era, its high ceilings and ornate plasterwork mark it out as a property of distinction.
The long entrance hall leads to two reception rooms with wooden floors and marble fireplaces.
The rear reception room overlooks a private landscaped garden, and a large modern kitchen/breakfast room completes the downstairs living space.
On the hall floor return there is a single bedroom and a large bathroom.
The spacious master bedroom on the first floor and another double bedroom have fireplaces and original timber floorboards. The master bedroom also features a bay window. A single room is also located to the front.
The one-bedroom mews comprises a living/dining area, kitchen, shower room and a double bedroom. It also has its own patio garden. It currently generates good rental income, but it could easily be used as a home office or additional accommodation.
The agents are Sherry Fitzgerald Ranelagh (01-4969909)