Townhouse’s chic basement
46 Arnott St, Portobello €695k
Arnott Street in Dublin 8 is a neighbourhood of split-level red-brick Victorian houses that in recent years have gained some ultra-modern new neighbours.
In 2010, a small terrace of four townhouses was built in the grounds of the last property on the street, facing north towards the Meath Hospital.
Number 46 is the first house in the terrace, standing on the corner so it faces both north and west. Like its 19th-century neighbours it’s finished in red-brick and is a lot bigger than it looks from the front. The similarities end there though, as this is a distinctly 21st-century dwelling with a chic basement and an up-to-the-minute B1 energy rating.
Including the basement, it stands at 1,044 sq ft on three floors. There are two bedrooms — one off the entrance hall on the ground floor and the other on the first floor, with its own bathroom.
Also on the first floor, reached from the main landing, is a decked balcony.
The kitchen is back downstairs on the ground floor, fitted with sleek black cabinets and a breakfast bar up against the window. When you’re not sipping coffee in the kitchen or chilling on the balcony, you’ll be likely to spend your time in the coolest room in the house, which is the basement living room.
This is a more or less square room measuring about 17ft by 15ft, with an exposed brick wall and high, west-facing windows allowing for both light and privacy. The basement also has another bathroom and a couple of store rooms.
The house is fitted with solar panels and has gas-fired central heating. There’s permit parking on the street outside, and the occupants here will be eligible for two permits. It’s 10 minutes’ walk to St Stephen’s Green.
Number 46 Arnott Street is for sale for €695,000 with DNG Central (01) 679 4088.