Finding a place on Waterloo for €1.2m

Mews house built on a grand scale in the 80s

  • Address: 80 Waterloo Place, Dublin 4
  • Price: € 1,200,000
  • Agent: Sherry FitzGerald
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Waterloo Place is a private lane at the back of a terrace of houses on Leeson Street Upper so it’s a prime Dublin 4 location for a mews house. A cul-de-sac with houses on one side, it’s quiet with no passing traffic further adding to its appeal.

The owner of number 80 Waterloo Place bought over 10 years ago when trading down from a larger two-storey over basement house in Dublin 6 and she is now looking to trade down again to somewhere smaller.


Because with 182.8sq.m/1968sq.ft this isn’t a typical bijou mews house and the architect who designed it in the 1980s appears to have been somewhat influenced by the layout of two-storey over garden level period houses in his design. So, number 80 has two entrances facing the lane – one is at street level and the other up a flight of steps where a front door opens into a large entrance hall.

Inside, the accommodation is laid out over three storeys. At garden level the entrance door opens into a wide hallway with the first of the house’s four bedrooms to the left with a shower room nearby.

The hallway
The study
Living room

At the rear is an open-plan living space. When the current owner bought this was two rooms made up of a long galley kitchen and a large living room. Both have now been knocked together and new kitchen units installed along one wall. It’s a sleek Rationel kitchen in white high gloss with stainless steel appliances and smart looking glazed display cupboards above a run of low-level units.

Kitchen/dining room

There’s space for a large dining table and a spacious seating area in front of the newly installed Bodart & Gonay multi-fuel burning stove. Glazed doors open out to the south-facing rear garden – it’s a very comfortable living area.

Upstairs, the hall door opens into a good-sized hall – far larger than in most mews houses – with two principal rooms, one to the front currently used as a home office – although a young family might have it as a playroom – and a living room to the rear. Here a recent improvement has been the replacement of the original conservatory off the living room.


There are three bedrooms at the top of the house, two doubles (one with en suite) and a single as well as a marble tiled family bathroom.

There is parking for one car directly opposite – along the lane the spaces have been clearly marked with designated parking slots for the handful of mews houses opposite. Number 80 Waterloo Place is for sale through Sherry FitzGerald asking €1.2 million.