Bijou beside the park in Donnybrook for €435,000

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


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.

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.

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
The account details entered are not currently associated with an Irish Times subscription. Please subscribe to sign in to comment.
Comment Sign In

Forgot password?
The Irish Times Logo
Thank you
You should receive instructions for resetting your password. When you have reset your password, you can Sign In.
The Irish Times Logo
Screen Name Selection


Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
Forgot Password
Please enter your email address so we can send you a link to reset your password.

Sign In

Your Comments
We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form. New comments are only accepted for 3 days from the date of publication.