4 Beresford Green, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 €1.55m
The Beresford development in Drumcondra is the upmarket neighbourhood where former taoiseach Bertie Ahern rented No44 Beresford Avenue in controversial circumstances from Mayo businessman Míchael Wall in the mid-1990s. The details of the deal caused quite a storm at the long-running Mahon tribunal.
No such furore is attached to the neighbouring street of Beresford Green, a short cul-de-sac of seven detached homes off Griffith Avenue.
Within this exclusive enclave, No4 is a mock Tudor residence with 2,756 sq ft of living space and, like Bertie’s former abode, no expense has been spared in keeping this double-fronted house in good nick.
Ceiling roses, coving and marble fireplaces add a vintage feel, while modern touches include a combination of timber and tiled flooring, streamlined kitchen units, double glazing and skylights.
The ground floor has a living room, family room, guest WC, utility room, an open-plan kitchen/breakfast room and a dining room giving on to a sunroom.
There are five bedrooms on the first floor (two ensuite and one also with a walk-in wardobe) and a family bathroom.
If new owners want further space, the attic is ripe for conversion to two or three extra rooms and a bathroom, subject to planning, as some neighbours have done.
There’s off-street parking on the cobblelocked front driveway, while the south-facing back garden has an Indian sandstone patio and a landscaped lawn with a boundary of black-stemmed bamboo.
Located 3km from the city centre and 8km from Dublin Airport, it’s within walking distance of shops, schools, DCU and local pubs including Fagan’s, Bertie’s favourite watering hole back in the day. No4 is for sale for €1.55m with DNG (01) 833 1802.