Renovated villa is a Pleasants surprise

Thu, Feb 9, 2012, 00:00

DUBLIN 8 €650,000LONGTIME househunters in Dublin 8 will know all about 7 Pleasants Street. The four bedroom, renovated period villa last came on the market in 2006 when it was put to auction for €1.85m, which even then was regarded as a strong price.

It didn’t sell and remained for sale by private treaty for a number of years with a price tag that decreased in line with the falling market. Plans to sell were then suspended, and it has been rented for the past few years, but it is now back on the market with a new agent, Felicity Fox, for €650,000.

Pleasants Street is a wide, aptly named street that links Heytesbury Street with Camden Street. Lined with terraces of single-storey over basement Victorian villas, it is in walking distance of the city centre.

The owners bought the house around 2000 and extended, renovated and redecorated in period style and colours and adapted the layout to suit their needs.

It has four bedrooms, all with en suites, but new owners may wish to reclaim one of those as an additional living room.

The front door is up a flight of shared granite steps and inside, off the bright hall, are two large rooms with high ceilings. The one to the front is a gracious living room with a tall window looking down on the street – the back room is a bedroom with an en suite.

Further down the hall, in the back return, is a double bedroom. Down at basement level – there is also access from the front of the house – are the two other double bedrooms.

The back return has been extended out into the garden so that the kitchen now opens into a small family room. There is a small utility room under the front steps.

The decent-sized garden was professionally landscaped at the time of the major renovation and it still looks good, and it and the side patio are low maintenance.

The house is on view this Saturday from noon to 1pm.

7 Pleasants Street, Dublin 8

Extended, renovated and redecorated villa in walking distance of city centre

Agent: Felicity Fox