Garden glory in Clontarf for €750,000
This house needs complete renovation but its garden is a gem
73 Hollybrook Road,
Description: House in need of renovation on .22 of an acre of well-loved gardens
Number 73 is a three-bedroom bungalow on Hollybrook Road in Clontarf. New owners will have two options with the purchase; to gut the house in its entirety and completely renovate the interiors or to knock the house and start again, subject to planning.
The 1930s property, which stands at 102sq m (1,098sq ft) is probably beyond a superficial makeover, the only elements one might keep are the original parquet flooring and a fireplace. What new owners will get is a site standing at nearly a quarter of an acre on this popular residential road in Clontarf, which could accommodate a substantial detached family home. A conservatory to the front of the house is filled with tropical plants and a Clementine tree, indicating that a garden lover once lived here. The bonus of the site is the mature rear garden which has been lovingly cared for by the past owner and has cottage-style planting with mature shrubs and fruit bushes. New owners will have no shortage of yuletide decoration as the garden has three huge holly trees under which lie carpets of lily of the valley and bluebells.
Beaujolais-coloured peony roses are just about to bloom and create a lovely contrast to the pinks and whites of the clematis that climb along the boundary walls. The fact that the property has ample off- street parking, along with the large site and mature gardens, will appeal to potential buyers looking for a property in this area. The house will be auctioned on June 28th and has an AMV of €750,000 through estate agent Lisney. Number 50 Hollybrook Road, a semi-detached house, on a smaller site, sold in June of last year for €905,000.