Two for the show around same ball park in Terenure


DUBLIN 6W: €670,000 and €695,000:These two Edwardian terraced redbricks, located close to each other and to Terenure village, are similar in size, layout, decoration and price

IF EVER two houses could be spiritual twins, they are 27 Ashdale Road and 24 Hannaville Park, both in Terenure, Dublin 6W, and both Edwardian terraced redbricks with bay windows and neat railed gardens. They are also very similar in decor and size, have four bedrooms each and have the same estate agent, Lisney.

The asking prices are not vastly dissimilar either. Number 27 Ashdale Road is asking €670,000, while 24 Hannaville Park in Terenure, Dublin 6W, is asking €695,000.

Number 27 Ashdale Road is a good example of an Edwardian house that still has a lot of intact period features, including a brown and cream chequer-tiled front path, a stained-glass front door and high ceilings.

Built in 1905, and overlooking CYM sports grounds, there is some fine plasterwork in the hall and several rooms have their original floorboards.

The main reception rooms have the original marble fireplaces; a light grey one in the front drawing room, representing day, and a brown one in the back room, representing evening. This was a common feature of Edwardian houses.

Both have colourful tiled insets, another common feature of the period.

At 166 sq m (1,785 sq ft), it also has a conservatory, breakfast room and a traditional-style kitchen. The bedrooms upstairs all have cast-iron fireplaces, and the toilet and bathroom are still separate.

The house at 24 Hannaville Park is bigger, at 168 sq m (1,800 sq ft), and has an extra return on its upper floors. As at Ashdale Road, the owners have kept the decor simple and in sympathy with the house.

It also has a pretty stained-glass door, and an elegant hallway with nice plasterwork.

The interconnecting reception rooms are tasteful and classically decorated with picture rails and cornicing, but the fireplaces are not original. The open-plan kitchen/family family room extension is the only room that isn’t quintessentially Edwardian. It is a good size with contemporary white fitted units, black slate tiles and iroko worktops, and an island.

All of the bedrooms have the original cast iron fireplaces and the main bedroom is a lovely space, spanning the width of the house. Its fireplace has pretty green and cream tiles. It also has a converted attic of 21 sq m (230 sq ft).

24 Hannaville Park, Terenure, Dublin 12

Description: Four-bed with kitchen extension and attic conversion

Agent: Lisney

27 Ashdale Road, Terenure, Dublin 12

Description: Four-bed with many intact original features

Agent: Lisney