Cocoon yourself in D7 house on the hill for €450k

Cosy three-bed Dublin terraced house near Phoenix Park has a restful interior

  • Address: 44 Montpellier Hill, Arbour Hill, D7
  • Price: € 450,000
  • Agent: DNG
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Montpellier Hill is a little side street parallel to the hub of Conyngham Road that connects historic Arbour Hill to Infirmary Road with its access points to the Phoenix Park.

The location is spot-on. It is about a seven-minute walk to the Museum stop on the Luas red line and about the same distance to Heuston Station where there are also intercity and commuter trains. The terminus of the crosstown 46a bus is on Infirmary Road.

The late-19th century property has been tastefully decorated by its current owner, who has painted the walls in deep, restful shades of greens, blues and fawn, creating a cocooning sense from the narrow hall and into the livingroom, set to the front. This room has exposed brick detailing and a cast-iron fire surround matching the one in the diningroom, to the rear and accessed via interconnecting glass-panelled doors. There are freestanding book and display units in both rooms and, from the diningroom, where there is a large table big enough to fit eight to 10 people, there are sliding doors that open out to the southwest-facing back.

The garden is set out over three separate stepped levels. You could extend across the level nearest the house without losing a huge amount of space

The kitchen is small, really galley-sized, designed to accommodate the circular spiral stairs that have replaced the original timber design. While rickety to climb, it is very charming visually.

Upstairs there are three bedrooms. All have exposed stone walls that appear to be finished in a lime render, and original timber floorboards.

The master, to the rear, is a good-size room, overlooks the garden and has an open fire where a gas insert could be a lovely touch, especially on winter mornings.

The other two bedrooms are to the front and feel sequestered away thanks to a separate corridor linking them to the small landing, meaning you could rent one and retain good levels of privacy. But, while charming, there is a lack of built-in storage and/or wardrobes and just one bathroom – a shower room upstairs that is painted a rich teal blue.

There are freestanding book and display units in both livingroom and diningroom
There are freestanding book and display units in both livingroom and diningroom
The diningroom has sliding doors that open out to the southwest-facing back
The diningroom has sliding doors that open out to the southwest-facing back
The bedrooms have exposed stone walls and original timber floorboards
The bedrooms have exposed stone walls and original timber floorboards
The exposed stone bedroom walls appear to be finished in a lime render
The exposed stone bedroom walls appear to be finished in a lime render
There is just one bathroom – a shower room upstairs painted a rich teal blue
There is just one bathroom – a shower room upstairs painted a rich teal blue
The garden is extremely private, only overshadowed by the neighbours’ extensions
The garden is extremely private, only overshadowed by the neighbours’ extensions
The garden is set out over three stepped levels with room to extend the house
The garden is set out over three stepped levels with room to extend the house

The interior is charming but it is its exterior that will really sell this house. The garden is set out over three separate stepped levels. You could extend across the level nearest the house without losing a huge amount of space, and this would help give you a sizeable kitchen and bring in more of the lovely light this orientation offers.

The garden is extremely private, only overshadowed by the neighbours’ extensions at the top tier level.

The property is BER exempt and measures about 98sq m (1,054sq ft). It is asking €450,000 through agents DNG.

Parking is residents’ disc parking on street.

Elsewhere on the road, 34 Montpellier Hill, a three-bedroom, mid-terrace 1930s-build property of 86sq m (920sq ft), sold for €490,000 last January while number 30, a similar style of house but in need of complete modernisation, is asking €420,000 through agent PJ Doyle.

On the opposite side of the street number 69 sold in April 2018 for €535,000 while number 65 €534,999 in May of last year.