Period features and lots of potential
Dublin 4 €620,000Morehampton Terrace is the type of road that should be one-way, judging by its width; as it is a cul de sac, such restrictions would be impossible. After the ordeal of parking, number 29, an executor sale through Eoin O'Neill Property Advisers in Donnybrook, is a veritable oasis of calm. This calm, however, has more to do with what the house could be than what it is.Dating to 1906, number 29 has seen very little modernisation, renovation or refurbishment - the front windows, for example, are original and therefore not double glazed.
The solid wooden floors that peep out from beneath heavily patterned carpets, picture rails, coving and a leaden stained glass window above the front door are all original, and gas fires in each major room conceal beautiful tiles (and real fires).
The front room is almost perfectly square, with a large bay window that looks out on to the street - perfect for a window seat, just one of the many potential changes that could be made to improve the current state of the house.
In the dining room, the original wood floor has again been carpeted, although the window that looks out onto the back garden has been double-glazed.
The kitchen is oblong and sparsely filled; a few lonely looking kitchen units occupy the rear wall, with storage space lining the left-hand wall.
It's impossible to see any buyer leaving the kitchen as is.
In the house next door, the kitchen has been extended out towards the garden wall, giving plenty more space - although an extension isn't the only option. A refit, tiled floors and some well thought out unit fitting could make a great kitchen-cum-breakfast-room.
Behind the kitchen is a small shower room and the back door leading out to the garden, which measures 100 feet from the dining room wall and is currently occupied by a small garden shed and some raised beds.
Upstairs, a return houses what might be the fourth, or guest, bedroom, a decent-sized double with, again, a gas fire (concealing a real fire) and double glazed windows. The main bathroom is also on the return. It is tiled, with a bath and WC.
Up top are three more bedrooms - two doubles and a box room that would fit a single bed and not much else. It would seem the obvious choice for conversion into an en suite or walk-in wardrobe for the master bedroom, adjoining.
At 1,500 sq ft, number 29 Morehampton Terrace, with an asking price of €620,000, is a sizeable family home with perfectly preserved period features and lots of potential for upgrading and personalisation.
29 Morehampton Terrace, Donnybrook, Dublin 4
Description: Four-bedroom early 20th-century house with a large garden and original features in need of modernisation
Agent: Eoin O'Neill Property Advisers, Donnybrook