Top let: Grand designs on the rental market
What is it about Park Avenue that makes it so desirable an address? In London, the NW11 suburb is a leafy and well-heeled area with property fetching well into seven figures. Its New York counterpart, formerly 4th Avenue, runs between Lexington and Madison, with the Waldorf Astoria hotel as an elegant tenant - property prices here head north toward eight figures, if you're lucky.
So, our own Park Avenue in Sandymount, certainly the genteel equivalent, looks practically a bargain by comparison. This five-bedroom home is renting for an almost modest €8,000 per month.
These red-brick period residences, when well maintained, are always popular and this one is no exception. There are original features in many rooms, with marble mantel-pieces, ornate ceilings and buckets of character. There are two inter-connecting reception rooms and a door leading to the large rear garden.
A formal dining room has steps down to the kitchen, which is long, large and open-plan, finished in cream wood with a full range of appliances. A conservatory with a glass roof makes the most of the garden view.
The bedrooms are over three levels with the first on the lower return - a double bedroom, which might be used as a study or den, with built-in shelves. There is a full bathroom at this level also.
The first floor has the main bedroom with ensuite and two double bedrooms also at this level.
The top floor has another bedroom, also ensuite, so that makes five in total with three bathrooms.
The garden has been thoughtfully landscaped with a large patio area, pergola and myriad shrub borders, trees, hedging and a cleverly designed play area with a tree house, which will delight children, tucked behind a copper beech.
Beyond this, there's a play area for the adults in the form of a hard-surface tennis court, a small summer house and a pond. Tenants will be relieved to learn that professional garden maintenance is included in the rent.
There is an external utility room in the boiler house and a further space which could be used as a home office or perhaps gym. There is plenty of parking.
Location wise, Sandymount has a Dart station at Sydney Parade, a range of pretty restaurants and shops, the famous Green and strand, and of course, many of Dublin's top schools in its vicinity.
The property is available immediately and is unfurnished.
Lease: One year
Enquiries: Sherry Fitzgerald Lettings (01) 2784282