Fantastic light in Clontarf contemporary for €795K

Three-storey home centred on soaring atrium with space for a statement chandelier

38 Auburn, Howth Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3
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Address: 38 Auburn, Howth Road, Dublin 3
Price: €795,000
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald
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The small infill development of houses and apartments on the grounds of the former Guiney family home (of Clerys department store fame) off the Howth Road in Clontarf sold well when they were built in 2005.

Called Auburn, the quiet, residential and well-kept development is made up of 47 apartments and 23 houses. The houses rarely come on the market – number 38 is for sale for the first time since its owner bought it new – the mature setting and the proximity to the Dart being key attractions.

This style house was called “the atrium style” (and was then priced from €887,500) because of its light-filled two-storey atrium which in this house is perfectly complemented by a Niamh Barry modern chandelier.

38 Auburn, Howth Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3
38 Auburn, Howth Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3
38 Auburn, Howth Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3

The architects were O’Mahony Pike, known for their contemporary easy-to-live-in schemes, and the layout here is unusual.

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At ground level is the front door opening into a wide hallway with doors leading to the integrated garage to the front and a utility room and guest toilet to the rear. A useful storage area to the side runs the depth of the house – there’s a sense throughout number 38 that every inch of space has been thought through and utilised. In all, in this end of terrace house there is 148sq m of living space (garage 14.5sq m)

Upstairs is the main living area – the eat-in kitchen is to the front opening via double doors through to a dining area in the middle – with those atrium roof lights – and then into a large living room to the rear. This comfortable airy room has a wall of glazed windows and doors opening out to the garden.

38 Auburn, Howth Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3
38 Auburn, Howth Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3

On the top floor there are three double bedrooms – the largest is to the front and it has en suite – as well as a family bathroom.

As number 38 is at the end of the terrace, the garden sweeps around the side to the rear. There’s a patio – the back garden is southeast facing – and it has been landscaped and planted for easy maintenance. A pedestrian gate opens out to Howth Road

Auburn is a managed estate and number 38 comes with one parking space and has an annual service charge of about €1,400. It is for sale though Sherry FitzGerald asking €795,000.

Bernice Harrison

Bernice Harrison

Bernice Harrison is an Irish Times journalist and cohost of In the News podcast