Fully refurbed in Booterstown for €1.1m
Number 25 St Helen’s Road looks out to Dublin Bay and has a large, east-facing garden
St Helen’s Road is a U-shaped street of Crampton-built semis situated just off the busy Rock Road. From the street you can see large ferries glide by as they sail in and out of Dublin port.
Properties on the road come up for sale in varying states, from some still in original condition to several completely refurbished, and prices reflect this range.
In August 2015 number 38 sold for €1.5 million. In August 2014 number 49 sold for €1.14 million, while in the same month number 60 sold for €832,000.
Number 25 has been tastefully refurbished, and now asking €1.1 million through agents Beirne & Wise. The 1930s house once had an internal garage, but the previous owners opened it up to make a roomy eat-in kitchen that runs the depth of the property and is accessed from the hall at two points, via narrow glass double doors to the front and another door to the back.
The dual-aspect room has polished floorboards, painted units and polished granite worktops, with a four-door Aga its main focal point.
Across the hall is the formal sittingroom and diningroom, interconnecting rooms that have matching fireplaces and plantation shutters. The garden is gorgeous. It’s a big, safe space where small children can roam freely. Set out in lawn, it faces east and measures more than 18 metres (60ft). The aspect fills the rear of the house with light. A sandstone patio sweeps across the width of the house and is the perfect place to capture the morning sun. The garden is big enough to command evening sun at the far end, for the rare summer days that we get it.
Upstairs there are four bedrooms. The master feels slightly dark compared to the sunnier rooms downstairs. But it is blissfully clutter-free – with walk-in closet storage sequestered behind mirrored doors that also hide a large en suite bathroom from view. The best bedroom is across the hall – the other front room that has a bay window.
There is off-street parking for several cars. The property, which measures 160sq m (1,722sq ft) is on the market for €1.1 million through agents Beirne & Wise.