Bijou beside the park in Donnybrook for €435,000

Redbrick terraced two- to three-bedroom house near Herbert Park in walk-in condition

Thu, Nov 28, 2013, 09:10

Home Villas is a secret u-shaped street of terraced redbricks, just off Morehampton Road that boast Herbert Park as their collective back garden.

The properties while small are very well located, adjacent to Donnybrook Village, but they are far removed from the fast-moving traffic on Morehampton Road.

Number 28 was purchased in 1993 by the owner’s parents as a college base for her and her brother. She stayed on, renovating the property in 2011 and opening up the ground floor to make much of it open plan and drawing in additional light sources from roof lights.

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The house is on the street, so entry is straight into the living room where there is an open fire set at an angle and the stairs leading up to two of the three bedrooms. A counter divides the living space from the well laid-out white gloss kitchen that is big enough to include a dining table.


Built-in storage
A roof light illuminates the rear where there is a small TV space secreted behind a second kitchen counter that looks out to the very small north by northwest facing back yard.

Open-plan living is all very well but in a small space it means there is no escape from housemates without retreating to your bedroom, which is why the addition of a single bedroom-cum-study to the rear of this house is a godsend. It has built-in storage and direct access out to the yard.

The house has little or no outdoor space, but is situated 50 yards from the playing fields of Herbert Park and its acres of parkland.

While upgraded and extended the house remains bijou, measuring 67sq m (721sq ft) in size and is asking €435,000 through Hunters.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms, a single to the rear that has plenty of built-in storage incorporating a desk, and a charming double to the front that is built into the eaves and won’t suit the very tall. The house has one small bathroom, with a shower in the bath.

The house has an E1 Ber rating and there is residents disc parking outside.

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