Pleasant townhouse at the edge of Portobello for €570,000

Two-bed in convenient area with private west-facing garden and converted attic

  • Address: 4 Pleasants Place, Portobello, D8
  • Price: € 570,000
  • Agent: Owen Reilly
 

One block in from vibrant Camden Street, Pleasants Place is a quiet little backwater that links Pleasant’s Street, with Devitts pub on its corner, and Grantham Street.

Supremely central, it feels far removed from the late-night crowds on Camden Street and Harcourt Street.

The lane is home to the Cake Café, a delightfully secret place that serves seriously good savoury and sweet treats and to number 4 Pleasants Place, a tasty two-bedroom townhouse of about 65sq m (700sq ft).

Living room
Living room
Back garden
Back garden

Built in about 2004, the end-of-terrace property is one of four and opens into a small hall where there is a good-sized cloakroom. This is currently used as a laundry cupboard.

The living room is to the rear and is a welcoming space with a feature wall clad in a brick slip, made from the ends of recycled bricks. A wood-burning stove has been set into this space to provide a focal point and the room also opens out to a small but private back garden that has a westerly aspect and is full of birdsong.

There’s a compact kitchen to the front with units set out in an L-shape, and a small counter with room for a dining table in the lounge. You’re spoiled for choice by way of local shops for fresh produce: gourmet grocer Listons is just minutes away as is greengrocer Evergreen on nearby Wexford Street. 

Main bedroom at the front
Main bedroom at the front
Main bedroom at the front
Main bedroom at the front

Upstairs there are two good-size double bedrooms. The main is painted a vibrant blue and has a bright shower en suite.

The other, larger, double overlooks the rooftops of Dublin 8 to the rear and adjoining it is an internal bathroom.

The flue from the stove below runs up through the back bedroom and while this adds ambient heat to the room it does take up valuable floor and wall space.

The next owner might consider moving the stove to the exterior back wall, which reconfigures the layout of the living room but returns valuable space to the accommodation above.

The rationale for this is the converted attic above which, while a light-filled space that’s about 2.2 metres high at its apex, is currently accessible only via a Stira-style ladder which drops down on to the landing.

Attic work space
Attic work space
Attic ladder
Attic ladder

With professional advice, you could use the space gained by the flue removal to install a timber stairs, possibly with built-in storage, to lead up from the back bedroom. Should this be possible, it would give you an easier-to-access working from home solution.

The two-bathroom property, which has off-street parking for one car to the front, is asking €570,000 through agents Owen Reilly. It was purchased by its current owner in August 2016 for €440,000, according to the Property Price Register.