Mock-Tudor red-brick with great potential
DUBLIN 4 €1.3 MILLION:NUMBER EIGHT Ailesbury Drive is a four-bedroom detached family home in need of modernisation. Situated just off Anglesea Road in Dublin 4, the mock-Tudor red-brick property has an asking price of €1.3 million through agents DNG.
The sizeable house is thought to have been built between 1927 and 1932. Circa 204sq m (2200sq ft) in size, it is in need of updating.
The house has great potential. It is already orientated towards one of its best features, its wide and private south-west-facing lawned garden.
An entrance porch leads into an inner hallway, off which the reception rooms radiate. The drawing room overlooks the garden. The room is painted a dark racing green that won’t be to everyone’s taste but the spacious room has a lovely art deco wooden mantelpiece and a bay window with garden views. Adjacent to it, is the formal dining room. It too overlooks the garden and has direct access outside via a glass door. The only room facing the front is a nice-sized sitting room. It has a box bay window and a marble fireplace.
The kitchen was modernised three or four years ago and is a fine room with French doors leading out to the garden.
There is much room to extend out the back, subject to planning permission. A covered side entrance allows access to the rear of the house without going through it. There are several outhouses that if removed could create a large utility room and space for bins and bikes. Just beyond the outhouses, extending into the garden is the remains of a greenhouse. A mirror image greenhouse, one with its glazing intact, sits on the opposite end of the wide house. It leads into an old-fashioned garage.
Upstairs there is a small landing and four bedrooms, three of which are roomy doubles. The largest room overlooks the back and has a small, old fashioned en suite shower room. The master bedroom is to the front, has a box bay window and another en suite shower room. There is another double and a large single to the rear.
The family bathroom continues to have two entrances although one of the doors isn’t used. The bathroom suite includes a round bath.
Out front there is off-street parking for three cars. There is also a separate pedestrian gate that leads up a path to the side entrance – handy if you have children of school-going age who will otherwise be trudging through the front door with muddy sports gear.
8 Ailesbury Drive, Dublin 4
Description: Sizeable mock-Tudor red-brick off Anglesea Road