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The only way is up in Marino – end-of-terrace on three floors at Fairview Terrace

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Open-plan kitchen with island at 9 Fairview Terrave

Open-plan kitchen with island at 9 Fairview Terrave

The exterior of the Marino development

The exterior of the Marino development

The living area with sliding doors into the kitchen on the ground floor

The living area with sliding doors into the kitchen on the ground floor

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Open-plan kitchen with island at 9 Fairview Terrave

9 Fairview Terrace, Marino, Dublin 3

Asking price: €825,000 Agent: DNG 01 4912600

If someone told you a few years back that there was space for a terrace of eight new homes between Windsor Avenue and Brian Terrace in Marino, you would never have believed it.

It’s a high-density residential area that is mostly made up of former council houses which were built in the 1920s on the garden village model in what was the first public housing initiative in Ireland.

One hundred years on, and the demand for homes in Dublin 3 is as strong as ever. On one end there is Clontarf and the seafront, then you move into Fairview and Marino and prices become more affordable, but the city and the promenade are still within walking distance, so the appeal of the address is easy to see.

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The exterior of the Marino development

The exterior of the Marino development

The exterior of the Marino development

Halycon Homes came up with a solution for the tight space on offer in Marino by building up instead of out. The result is a tidy row of eight properties that are laid out over three floors.

All are now sold bar one. No 9 is an end-of-terrace house with a floor area of 1,851sq ft, which isn’t bad for these parts where the average size for other houses currently on the market in Marino is just over 1,000sq ft.

Inside, the ground floor has an open-plan layout with a living area to the front and kitchen to the back. There are sliding doors between the two spaces if two separate rooms are needed at any point. There is also a guest WC on this level.

On the first floor are three bedrooms, with each having an ensuite bathroom. One of these rooms would make an ideal home office.

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On the top floor is the master bedroom which is also en suite. There is a balcony to the front of the house and another at the back.

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The living area with sliding doors into the kitchen on the ground floor

The living area with sliding doors into the kitchen on the ground floor

The living area with sliding doors into the kitchen on the ground floor

Herringbone flooring is on the ground floor with carpets on the stairs and bedrooms. High ceilings and neutral colours give a sense of space in the living areas on the ground floor.

The graphite-coloured kitchen in No 9 is by BeSpace, as are the wardrobes in the bedrooms. Bathroom fittings are by Sonas, with en suites done in a wet-room style.

The house has an A energy rating, with underfloor heating on all floors and an air-to-water system providing central heating and hot water.

The space to the front of the house is railed and there’s parking at each property. To the back is a south-facing fenced garden with synthetic grass.

The house is ready for occupation with viewings available through DNG New Homes on 01 4912600.


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