Two bright homes in Harold’s Cross

Two homes that were renovated and upscaled from three-beds to four-beds by extending into the garage show the potential of these types of property


Shanid Road is an unassuming crescent that loops off Clareville Road, itself a throughway that links Kenilworth Park with Kimmage village via Larkfield Park.

The housing stock is pebbledash and during the boom houses here went for mad money. Prices in the area have risen significantly in the last year. Asking prices vary wildly depending on the condition of the house. No 50, for example, a three-bedroom semi of 114 sq m (1,229sq ft) sold for €365,000 in July through Sherry FitzGerald.

Number 58, a three-bedroom house with planning for another three-bed house, has been sold by Castle Estates. It was asking for €429,950. On nearby Clareville Road Castle Estates sold number 60, a five-bedroom terraced house for €328,000 in July. Number 32a Clareville Road sold for €225,000 in March.

Number 74, a four-bedroom, semi-detached house, is a fine example of the potential these properties have if you make use good use of their garage space.

Originally a three-bedroom house it has been extended to bring the garage into the main footprint and the house now measures 147sq m (1,588sq ft). The house is asking a bullish €595,000 through Lisney.

Renovation work started in 2004. In addition to the typical interconnecting living and dining rooms it has an eat-in kitchen that spans the width of the house and a sizeable utility.

The back of the house is east-facing and the garden backs onto Rosary Park sports ground. The family added a study to the front and a covered side passage, a smart solution for storing bins and bicycles.

Upstairs, there are the three original bedrooms, two doubles and a box room, and a fine main bedroom with shower en suite. There is also a good size attic room that you can imagine the kids colonising. Its roof lights to the rear overlook the park where, on Saturdays, children play soccer matches. The house has a D1 Ber rating

There is off-street parking.

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