New kid on stables block in Mt Merrion
The Stable Mount Merrion, Co Dublin
Asking price: From €875,000
Agent: Savills New Homes (01) 618 1300
Downsizers from Mount Merrion and its environs have dominated sales to date at The Stables, so named because seven new homes were configured in a restored 300-year-old stable block and three mews properties were built across from it.
In 1711, Richard FitzWilliam, 5th Viscount FitzWilliam, built Mount Merrion House and a stables on a hill overlooking Dublin Bay. The FitzWilliams of Dundrum had been one of the largest landowners in Dublin and Richard went on to become an MP.
In 1935, Mount Merrion House was sold to the Catholic church and turned into a primary school and a church. In 1976, the house was demolished, along with part of the stable block, which had been damaged in a fire.
The remaining part of the stable block, on The Rise in Mount Merrion, is part of a high-end development that launched in September.
Still for sale are five three-bed houses built behind the listed façade of the stable block: these range in price from €875,000 to €1.075m, with sizes going from 1,539 sq ft to 1.947 sq ft. While the two-bed mews houses across the courtyard from the stable block have all been reserved, there is one two-bed stable house available. It measures 1,355 sq ft and costs from €900,000.
The stable houses have lime render to the retained façade, a slate roof, handmade conservation windows to the front, and alu-clad windows as well as a garden or patio to the rear. All the homes come with parking for two cars within the courtyard gardens. Viewings are by appointment.