Dublin 6 redbrick with all the hard work done seeks €3.1m

Victorian four-bed on Palmerston Road boasts sunny garden and glazed extension

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Address: 37 Palmerston Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6
Price: €3,100,000
Agent: SherryFitzGerald
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The Covid-19 lockdowns will have reinforced Palmerston Road in Dublin 6’s enduring appeal as a suburban address. The spacious homes along this tree-lined avenue have lovely, original features, but their location within walking distance of great shops, village services, boutiques, cafes and restaurants is also a big part of the draw.

The only deterrent for well-heeled buyers can be delays around planning when trying to upgrade an original period home. Brian O’Driscoll and Amy Huberman, for example, ran up against this when they purchased a few years back.

For those looking to dial down such stresses, number 37 is a home that has already been extended and comes to market with the hard work done. It also boasts a sunny, west-facing rear garden.

It was built in 1885 and its fine period features include intricate plasterwork and twin marble fireplaces in the interconnecting reception rooms where the ceiling heights are 3.5m. These rooms have been virtually staged for sale while the rest of the house is empty of furniture. The promotional photography was taken some time ago.


While it has all the glorious Victorian elements intact, the modernised garden level will appeal to prospective buyers and families, in particular.

The four-bed will be familiar to property watchers as it was on the market in 2008 with a price tag of €5.75 million. It failed to sell then and has been let on a corporate basis since.

Now the 305sq m (3,300sq ft) home is seeking €3.1 million through agent Sherry FitzGerald. The nearest comparison listed on the property price register is St Philip’s, number 42f, Palmerston Road, a five to six-bedroom property that came to market in 2016 seeking €3.25 million and sold that year for €3 million.

The garden level, designed by Daniel Coyle Architects, boasts a smart-glazed extension and arranges the floor in three distinct zones. Central to the light-filled space is a kitchen, with Corian worktops, that links through to a family room which overlooks the private garden. With rear access, there could be scope for a mews, subject to the appropriate planning.

There are four double bedrooms on the first floor. The main bedroom has a shower en suite.

The joy of this property is that a lot of the hard work has been done. All the next owner need do is move in and choose a colour scheme.

Alanna Gallagher

Alanna Gallagher

Alanna Gallagher is a contributor to The Irish Times specialising in property and interiors