Take Four: Georgian properties in Dublin
A selection of four Georgian properties on the market in Dublin, some requiring more work than others.
48 North Great George's Street
€500k, Sherry FitzGerald City Centre, (01) 643 1400
This eight-bedroom terrace in Dublin 1 is in offices, but it has plenty of potential for restoration as a family home. It's a rambling 6,480 sq ft, with four storeys and a garden level, and period features including fireplaces, high ceilings and sash windows - which you'll want to keep, or fall foul of the North Great George's Street Preservation Society.
On the upside, the property is located Dublin's most fashionable Georgian street but it needs complete refurbishment.
99 Upper Leeson Street, D4
€1.75m, Lisney Leeson Street (01) 638 2700
This end-of-terrace at Elysium Terrace, on the corner of Upper Leeson Street and Burlington Road, was completely refurbished around 10 years ago. It's on three floors, with 3,660 sq ft of accommodation, including four bedrooms (three ensuite) and three formal reception rooms. The back garden is communal, with an annual management fee of €3,353.
On the upside, there's a large garden and a rooftop terrace but the only parking is around the corner.
7 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1
€1.2m, Hassett & Fitzsimons, (01) 677 3591
Henrietta Street is the oldest Georgian street in the capital, and was once the most prestigious. This property was built by Nathaniel Clements, and there's a plaque in his honour outside. In the 19th century it became a tenement and, in recent years, it's been an artists' studio, though city planners say they "would welcome" a return to residential use. There's 8,213 sq ft of rooms, all in a fairly sorry state.
On the upside, there's 300 years of history associated with this building, but it will cost millions to get it back in order.
6 Herbert Street, Dublin 2
€1.3m, Sherry FitzGerald Ballsbridge, (01) 269 8888
Owned by the same family for over 80 years, this property, down the road from the Pepper Canister Church, has 4,800 sq ft of accommodation on five storeys, with six bedrooms, two reception rooms at hall level and a large, impressive drawing room on the first floor. Out back is a paved garden.
A real advantage with this property is it's already a family home, so there's not much to be done, however, the basement lets it down.