Glass-box original with added value in Dublin 8 for €925k
End of terrace Victorian villa-style house won an architectural award for its design
The area around Pleasants Street, though not technically Portobello, is always in demand and prices have risen dramatically in recent years
- Address: 34 Pleasants Street Dublin 8
- Price: € 925,000
- Agent: Felicity Fox
It is testament to good architectural design when an extension completed almost two decades ago still stands the test of time. At 34 Pleasants Street, which links Heytesbury and Camden Street, an end of terrace Victorian villa-style house was gutted, with an extension added to the rear. Considered bold and revolutionary at the time, the glass-box idea – which prevails today in so many period houses – won an AAI (Architectural Association of Ireland) award for its design by Roland Bosbach in 2002.
The property, extending to 154sq m (1,658sq ft), is unusual in that its position at the end of the terrace allows for angled interior walls, and also gives the kitchen a dual aspect.
All the living is on the upper floor, accessed via granite steps, and includes two formal reception rooms – both of which have working fireplaces – and a kitchen-cum-breakfast room that forms part of the extension.
Of interest at garden level is the principal bedroom – which has doors to a small internal courtyard, a fireplace and a large en suite. In the bathroom a wall of glass set over the bath overlooks the rear garden.
Two further double bedrooms lie at this level, one of which has a patio door to the internal courtyard and the third looks out on to a silver birch in the front garden.
The property includes an office/workshop to the rear – with access via a side gate in the garden. Five windows have been installed here allowing lots of light – but retaining privacy and as at 20sq m (215sq ft) it would work well an artist’s studio or office.
This area, though not technically Portobello, is always in demand and prices have crept up dramatically in the past few years. The property was last sold in 2013 for €665,000 – it was seeking €725,000 at that time. More recent sales on the street have been number 33, a similar property that sold earlier this year for €925,000. Felicity Fox is also seeking €925,000 for number 34, which is also in turnkey condition.