Elegant D8 townhouse with potential basement earner for €1.395m

South Circular Road property comprises three-bed home and one-bed flat below

  • Address: 6 South Circular Road, Portobello, Dublin 8
  • Price: € 1,395,000
  • Agent: Lisney
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Before 2014 number 6 South Circular Road was divided into several flats, an arrangement that presented its new owner with several options as to how to renovate the end-of-terrace.

With three storeys over basement and 286sq m (3,078sq ft) of space to work with, they opted to keep the basement as a one-bedroom apartment or office space – with a separate entrance to the front and wheelchair access to the rear – and convert the rest of the property into a three-bedroom family home.

As it would have been in the original layout the drawingroom was reinstated on the first floor in the grand room running the width of the house with two tall sash windows, high ceilings and a marble chimneypiece sourced from an architectural salvage specialist.

Over this fine room is the main bedroom with a newly sectioned off area to create a walk-in wardrobe and en suite. Two more double bedrooms and the family bathroom are spread over the two upper floors.

At entrance hall level there are two interconnecting rooms with the smartly designed kitchen situated to the front featuring painted timber units with quartz worktops and a large island – and the familyroom sits to the rear.

There is another room sitting at hall level in the rear return – currently empty, it would make a good study or home office. From here there is access down to the garden where some work has been done but which could benefit from more planting and a little rearranging could transform it into an attractive town garden.

Number 6 has been placed on the market through Lisney seeking €1.395 million. There is valuable off-street parking to the side on a narrow strip owned by number 6, but for which a house on Heytesbury Street also has right of way.

The property’s location at the town end of South Circular Road will have strong appeal for those on the hunt for a grand city townhouse. Planning permission that comes with number 6 also means that it has a partly commercial use, ie the basement and hall floor could potentially be used as a doctor’s surgery, offices or similar.