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Howth lodge boasts an antique character

Price: €895,000


Drynan Lodge, Old Carrickbrack Road, Baily, Howth, Co Dublin


Four-bedroom detached house

For the first time ever, Drynan Lodge, a modest two-storey home dating from the early 1920s, is available on the market. Free of many modern touches, the property has held on to its antique character.

Much of the original period features remain intact, with two art deco style fireplaces and a solid fuel iron range in the kitchen. The reception hall retains its original varnished timber floorboards, as do the living- and dining-rooms, with the latter boasting an ornate oak fireplace with tiled inset and brass canopy. Terracotta tiled floors line the two pantres, kitchen and scullery.

There is one bedroom with a corner bay window on the ground level, with three further bedrooms on the first floor. A cast iron and timber fireplace adorn two of these bedrooms. The accommodation also features a partially floored attic, as well as a detached garage.

The house's rustic location allows southerly views of Dublin Bay, which can be seen from almost all the principle rooms. It is surrounded by a variety of colourful plants, trees and shrubs, and includes a mature garden that extends to about half an acre (0.22 hectares).

Though many of the original features are still in a good condition, the building will now require extensive refurbishment, owing to its age.

Contact: Gallagher Quigley 01 8183000

Irish Independent