Brighton rocks with period features


RATHGAR €1.475m:Both of these houses in Dublin 6, for sale through Douglas Newman Good, require some renovation, write EMMA CULLINANand ORNA MULCAHY

THIS BAY-WINDOWED redbrick semi-detached Victorian house is filled with original features – from marble and cast-iron fireplaces and ornate plasterwork to windows, doors and shutters.

Number 36 Brighton Road, Rathgar measures 220sq m (2,370sq ft), runs over three floors and has all of the adaptability that such space allows for, but currently has four bedrooms.

The house is for sale for €1.475 million through Douglas Newman Good.

At the hall level there are two interconnecting reception rooms – now a lounge with bay window and a diningroom – plus a bathroom, kitchen and breakfastroom.

On the first floor are three bedrooms, all with cast-iron fireplaces, while down at garden level there is a livingroom and bedroom (both with marble fireplaces, and ornate plasterwork on the ceilings), a bathroom, TV room (with sink and quarry-tiled floor) and study.

There is a railed area to the front of the house and the 130ft rear garden has mature trees, an outhouse and even an outdoor loo. There are gates out to a back lane giving car access.

Brighton Road runs between Rathgar village and Harold’s Cross.

36 Brighton Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6

Four bedroom 220sq m (2,370sq ft) Victorian house extending over three storeys with 130ft back garden

Agent: Douglas Newman Good