£1.225m for a semi-detached on Merrion Road
Kildary, 65 Merrion Road, Dublin 4 sold under the hammer on Wednesday for £1.225m, the highest price of the week. Agents Hamilton Osborne King believe this is a record price achieved at auction for a Dublin semi-detached. Bidding for the 1904 residence opened at £750,000.
Comprising seven bedrooms and overlooking Wanderers rugby grounds to the rear, the home was occupied by the vendors since the 1960s and is in need of modernisation. It was guided at £950,000 and purchased by an auctioneers for a client.
Over the past couple of weeks, a significant number properties up for auction had been withdrawn. However, this week, the market appears to have experienced an upturn.
Just over 15pc of the homes have been withdrawn and are being sold by private treaty. However, another 7pc were withdrawn and sold shortly afterwards. Interestingly, another 7pc were sold prior to their auction dates.
Meanwhile, in the heart of Dublin's bustling Temple Bar, a 700 sq ft duplex penthouse apartment was sold for £206,000 by Hamilton Osborne King. Number 3 The Printworks, features two bedrooms and landscaped courtyard.
In Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, two very different mews were auctioned by Lisney's on Wednesday. Number 3 Burleigh Mews, a modern three-bedroom residence with accommodation totalling 1,550 sq ft, sold for £410,000. While nearby, the c.750 sq ft two/three-bedroom mews with period facade at 49 Raglan Lane, sold for £258,000.
In ever-popular Dublin 6, No 4 Villiers Road, Rathgar sold for £498,000 yesterday. Lisney had been guiding the five-bedroom residence excess £400,000. The redbrick Edwardian residence has many original features and a floor area of 2,260 sq ft.
Yesterday, Hamilton Osborne King auctioned 170 and 172 Upper Rathmines Road, two adjoining properties. Number 170 is currently in three units while 172, a four-bedroom residence, requires restoration. The agent was guiding excess £200,000 for each of the properties. They sold 170 for more than £251,000 after auction, and 172 for £260,000.
Sherry FitzGerald was guiding £260,000 for 3 Park Place, Islandbridge, Dublin 8, which sold for £310,000. The three-storey over garden level period residence is in five units. There is also a large two-storey mews.
On the north side of the city, Sherry FitzGerald auctioned Sliema, 14 Blackheath Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3 sold for £289,000. The 50-year-old four-bedroom detached family residence has a floor area of about 1,358 sq ft. It was being guided £220,000.
Also in the area, they sold St Alban's, Old Swords Road, Santry for £172,500 yesterday. The three-bedroom semi-detached is situated close to the Omni Park Shopping Centre.
While in Co. Dublin, 27 Booterstown Avenue, Blackrock went under the hammer yesterday for £260,000. The cottage-style two-storey residence, close to Gleeson's Pub, has three bedrooms and accommodation spans 1,240 sq ft.
In the same area, auctioneer Peter Wyse sold his house at 3 Ardagh Close for £238,000. The 1,500 sq ft three-bedroom 1950s semi-detached home had been guided excess £180,000.
Sherry FitzGerald sold Proby Lodge, Barnhill Road, Dalkey for £505,000. The period lodge has been sensitively restored and features three/four bedrooms and 1,832 sq ft of living space. A guide of £400,000 had been issued.
Meanwhile, in Kilternan, The Boulders, Ballycorus Road, went under the hammer for £480,000 at a Lisney auction yesterday. The architect-designed residence has four bedrooms and floor area of 2,150 sq ft.
Outside of Dublin, Sherry FitzGerald sold Killegar Wood, The Scalp, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow after auction for more than £590,000. The 4,000 sq ft bungalow has views of the countryside and sea.
Jackson Stops £ McCabe was guiding excess £190,000 for Marshallstown House, Kilmessan, Co. Meath. The 1968 home, situated on four acres, sold at auction for £230,000 yesterday.