On the market: Three art deco houses in Dublin
With a granny flat...
Vergemount Park is a little enclave of art deco-style houses, built in the mid-1930s on a cul-de-sac off Clonskeagh Road in Dublin 6.
Number 1 Vergemount Park is a four-bed semi with some 1,776 sq ft of floor space, including a two-bedroom extension to the side for a granny flat or home office.
Off the entrance hall is a kitchen with a tiled fireplace. The door to the granny flat is in this room, though at present it's covered up. The main reception room is a living/dining room with a curved bay window and two fireplaces. The four bedrooms are upstairs, as well as the family bathroom.
The apartment consists of a kitchen/diner, a bathroom and two bedrooms or offices, both with double doors to the deck.
The back garden is about 100 feet long, with trees and shrubs, a lawn and two decks. The agent is Beirne & Wise (01 668 2268) and the price is €975,000.
20th century sprawl
ORIGINALLY designed in the mid-20th century, Ballybride House at Ballybride Road in Dublin 18 has been recently refurbished but retains its art deco styling.
It's a sprawling, detached house of 4,876 sq ft, including five bedrooms and three reception rooms. There's a drawing room with a limestone fireplace, a sunroom with doors to the garden, and a TV room with folding doors to the patio.
The kitchen/dining room is almost 31 feet long and served by a utility room that opens into the garage. There's also a boot room and guest toilet on the ground floor.
The main bathroom and five bedrooms are upstairs. The master bedroom has twin dressing rooms, an ensuite shower and folding doors on to a balcony. Two of the other bedrooms are also ensuite.
The house is on one-third of an acre, with electric gates and CCTV. The agent is Lisney in Dun Laoghaire (01 280 6820) and the price is €1,295,000.
Built in 1939, Number 646 Howth Road in Raheny, Dublin 5, was sympathetically modernised and extended in 2003, under the supervision of an architect and in keeping with its art deco provenance.
It's a three- or four-bedroom, semi-detached house of 1,808 sq ft. On the ground floor there's a lounge with a fireplace (and gas fire), leading through double doors to an open-plan kitchen and living room. This room has an atrium skylight and a wall-mounted gas-fired hearth, and double doors to the back garden.
Also on the ground floor is a study or fourth bedroom with ensuite shower, and a utility room. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a bathroom.
The front garden has a driveway for parking, while the back garden is just under 70 feet long and features a lawn, patio and pathways and a wooden shed.
Gunne in Fairview is the agent (01 833 5844) and the asking price is €695,000.