€1.575m for a house built in a Dublin 4 garden

A modern four-bed in Ballsbridge sits well with its older neighbours

  • Address: 3a St Mary's Road Dublin 4
  • Price: € 1,575,000
  • Agent: Hunters
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St Mary’s Road, the quiet tree-lined avenue which connects Northumberland and Pembroke roads is a popular spot in Dublin 4, due to its proximity to the city centre and lack of traffic. Most of the houses are spacious red-bricks dating from the Victorian era.

Number 3a was constructed in 1992 in the side garden of the adjacent house at number 3 – in a style sympathetic to its neighbours along the road. In 2002 an extension was added to the rear giving a bright open-plan living and informal dining space. This in turn added a third reception room to the property and increased the floor space to 197sq m (2,120sq ft).

Living room
Living room
Kitchen
Kitchen
Formal dining room
Formal dining room

At garden level there is a great flow through the property – thanks to the two sets of double doors, allowing the entire ground floor to open up, from the front drawing room, through the dining room and into the large open-plan kitchen and living area to the rear.

Upstairs are four bedrooms, a single and three generous doubles, two of which are en suite.

Rear extension
Rear extension
Bedroom
Bedroom

The rear garden, though not as large as its neighbours, is in courtyard style, with an Astroturf lawn, and a barbecue space set in an L-shaped pergola. There is access to the lane which will be of benefit if new owners decide to develop the garden further. There is also valuable off-street parking to the front of the property.

The house was originally sold in 1992 for €210,000 and later appeared on the market in 2005 seeking €1.95 million. It appears to have sold at auction in September 2005 through Lisney for €2.6 million, at a time when larger period houses in this locale were selling for in and around the €5 million mark. It is now for sale through Hunters seeking €1.575 million.

Recent sales along the road include number 1a, an 80sq m two-bed former coachhouse, with extant planning permission to increase the overall space to 137sq m. It sold for €996,000 in 2017 through Colliers. Across the road, number 6, a former convent extending to 307sq m (3,305sq ft) in need of total renovation sold in 2016 for €2.06m.