Drive up and walk right in to this Dublin 8 townhouse for €950,000

South Circular Road property has rare two-car garage and a fully renovated interior

  • Address: 97 South Circular Road, Dublin 8
  • Price: € 950,000
  • Agent: DNG
This article is 11 months old

In just over 10 years much has changed at 97 South Circular Road, a few doors up from Leonard’s Corner. Then it was in poor condition and its new owner extended and renovated the two-storey-over-basement terraced house with flair and style – a considerable task not least because it is a protected structure.

It was then rented for several years until three years ago when a young family bought the house for €750,000 and then spent some more on post-rental updating including renovating bathrooms, carrying out some roof work and installing new double-glazed sash windows, and moved in.

Those choices made 10 years ago were good – they included changing the original layout to put the kitchen in the rear reception room at hall level, fitting out a good-sized utility room in the rear return also at hall level and installing a (now bright pink) metal staircase down to the garden.

The then-fashionable materials which still work because they are hard wearing and smart looking include large glossy floor tiling at hall level and oak parquet in the main bedroom upstairs. A two-car garage at the end of the south-facing back garden is a real plus in this area which is so close to town and particularly on this busy stretch of the road where there is no on-street parking.

There are two principal rooms down at garden level – the one to the front is used as a cosy livingroom with its cast iron fireplace and dark painted walls, the back a guest bedroom opening out to the rear garden. There is also access out to the front from this level. Upstairs there are three double bedrooms and a shower room and there is also a large bathroom in the return.

The house is set over 193sq m (2,077sq ft) and has the attractive interior proportions and features typically found in this type of period house. And as the house changed hands so recently and has been repainted throughout, new owners will find little to do.

The front garden sets the house back from the road, and is planted with trees and shrubs.

DNG is selling 97 South Circular Road, Dublin 8, asking €950,000.