A slice of Brooklyn with artist’s studio in Dublin 8 for €875k

A detached four-bed on Dolphin Ave comes with garage, side garden and extra workspace

  • Address: Brooklyn, Dolphin Avenue, Dubln 8
  • Price: € 875,000
  • Agent: DNG
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Dolphin Avenue is a small cul de sac on the canal side of South Circular Road, about equidistant between Clogher Road and Dolphin’s Barn intersections.

At first glance it doesn’t look like much but a strong neighbourly community and no through traffic combine to make it a desirable location that has seen some competitive bidding by house hunters in recent times.

Brooklyn, Dolphin Avenue
Brooklyn, Dolphin Avenue

Lined with terraced redbricks, number 12, a three-bed property, measuring 135sq m and boasting an attic room as well as a 60ft west-facing garden, came to market last May asking €675,000 and in less than 12 weeks went sale agreed at just shy of €1million, almost 32 per cent over the asking price.

Brooklyn, Dolphin Avenue
Brooklyn, Dolphin Avenue

Just four years ago, in September 2013, number 2 sold for €414,000 through agents Felicity Fox. The three-bedroom house, 120sq m/1291sq ft in size, had an 86-foot long back garden but no attic room, and came to market seeking €430,000.

The strong price achieved by number 12 has prompted neighbours to re-evaluate and now the owners of Brooklyn, a four-bed detached house built across the road in 1962, are selling up with plans to downsize.

The redbrick fronted house is an intriguing property. Set on 0.16 of an acre it has a separate garage, a large graveled garden and underutilized side garden. The house also has side rear access and a gated front driveway providing off street parking.

Brooklyn, Dolphin Avenue

Inside the layout is straightforward. There is a formal sitting room to the front with a kitchen to the rear that leads through to an open plan living dining room with direct access out to a raised deck that steps down into a lovely, mature and sizeable garden.

Measuring 70 ft long by 55 ft wide, it is planted with specimen trees that include a Bramley apple, has a pond that is home to many squatting frogs and a stand-alone shed that the owner uses as a studio to paint and print.

Brooklyn, Dolphin Avenue
The stand-alone shed that the owner uses as a studio to paint and print

Upstairs there are four bedrooms. The main bedroom has plenty of storage and a shower en suite bathroom with its own window. The other three bedrooms face to the front. Two are small doubles and the third is a single. The family bathroom has a large step-up shower and has been colourfully appointed in turquoise-coloured tiles.

The 140sq m / 1506sq ft property is seeking €875,000 through agents DNG.