Hidden D6 seclusion a local downsizer’s dream for €2.25m

The renovation is so new, the decoration so smart, new owners won’t have to do a thing

  • Address: 25 Palmerston Park, Dublin 6
  • Price: € 2,250,000
  • Agent: Sherry FitzGerald
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When 25 Palmerston Park was last on the market – just three years ago – the assumption was that the modest 1960s bungalow needing work on a 0.19-acre plot hidden off the park would be knocked and replaced by a much grander family home.  

Even allowing for the scarcity of sites in this prime Dublin 6 location, especially one as private and lovely as this, the then price tag of €1.7 million for the 0.19-acre plot seemed very ambitious.  

The assumption was quickly proved wrong – and Sherry FitzGerald’s pricing right – as the bungalow sold in a matter of weeks for €1.65 million. It also proved that top-of-the-market downsizers who have already sold can act quickly, with price in second place to location, and that’s what happened here. The buyer didn’t knock the bungalow – but instead completely renovated it, reconfiguring the living accommodation and enlarging the kitchen and also adding an upstairs area.

The diningroom at Palmerston Park.
The diningroom at Palmerston Park.

There are still three bedrooms – two doubles and a single and an updated bathroom. The living accommodation to the rear runs the width of the house and looks out over the lushly planted private back garden. It is made up of three interconnecting rooms, a cosy livingroom that can be closed off from the open-plan diningroom and kitchen. Unusually for a downsizer home, the kitchen, fitted with painted timber units in a traditional style and with an island area and an Aga, is large – ideal for a family. There is also a boot room and utility. The ground floor area now measures 1,776sq ft.

The large kitchen at Palmerston Park.
The large kitchen at Palmerston Park.

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The renovation added an upper level with two rooms, a shower room and a gallery space – it was fitted into the existing roof space and does not for planning purposes count as living space and is listed as a 624sq ft “attic store”.

It’s easy to drive around Palmerston Park without spotting the entrance to number 25 and the house is not visible from the road. The long driveway leads up to a detached garage and a parking area for two cars. The covered entrance porch is a new addition with a paved seating area beside the densely planted side garden.

The 77ft long, 52ft wide back mature garden is planted in such a way that none of the surrounding houses are visible from it.

The renovation is so new, and the decoration so smart that new owners – possibly also downsizers – won’t have to do a thing. Now an executor’s sale, number 25 Palmerston Park, Dublin 6, is on the market through Sherry FitzGerald for €2.25 million.