A two-bed home-within-a-house in Clontarf for €295,000

This apartment on the ground-floor of a Victorian conversion is a perfect home for one

  • Address: 6 Lucerne, Castle Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3
  • Price: € 295,000
  • Agent: Sherry FitzGerald
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Compared to other capital cities Dublin’s apartment stock can be quite homogenous and lacking in personality as anyone who has spent any time looking at second-hand apartments will know. By and large they are generic boxes whose internal layouts are difficult to change due to the positioning of heaters. Many still have storage heating systems.

Situated on the ground floor of this late Victorian detached redbrick, number 6, Lucerne on Castle Avenue, Clontarf is a character-filled little period property.

6 Lucerne Castle Ave Clontarf
6 Lucerne Castle Ave Clontarf

Its entrance is via a wrought iron and terracotta-tiled covered porch with climbing creeper. There is room out here for a small bistro table for two and it overlooks a communal green space that faces southeast with views to the Ringsend towers and the Dublin Mountains in the distance.

The open-plan kitchen living space is L-shaped with the lounge area set into a large box-bay window to the left where there is a small gas-fired stove on a raised plinth. This is a charming corner but the large sash windows are only single glazed and the property is a protected structure so there may be limitations on any glazing upgrades. This area includes a throughway to one of the main bedrooms, that while charmingly decorated lacks wardrobe space. 

6 Lucerne Castle Ave Clontarf
6 Lucerne Castle Ave Clontarf

The tiled kitchen takes up a substantial area and could do with a bit of a rethink to further maximise its space. The second bedroom is off the kitchen and just big enough for a double bed. Storage here is minimal. A shower-room completes the accommodation.

While very charming the property measures just 45sq m (484sq ft) but would make a really lovely home for one. It is seeking €295,000 through agent Sherry FitzGerald.

Lucerne is one of six units in the main house. There are a further five two-bed townhouses built to the rear of the house. One of these, number 4, came to market earlier this year seeking €310,000.