Pleasants surprise at transformed Dublin 8 terrace for €995k

This property was given a complete overhaul two years ago with the addition of an L-shaped extension at garden level.

  • Address: 23 Pleasants Street Dublin 8
  • Price: € 995,000
  • Agent: DNG
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Though not strictly in Portobello, Heytesbury and Pleasants streets can command higher prices per square footage than their counterparts across the South Circular Road in the defined Portobello area.

From the exterior these houses are also incredibly deceptive.

 For instance number 23 Pleasants Street, which has just come to the market stretches to an impressive 177sq m (1,905sq ft) over two floors.

The property was given a complete overhaul two years ago with the addition of an L-shaped extension at garden level.

Inside the front hallway are two elegant, formal reception rooms, where the interconnecting doors have been removed to give a greater sense of flow and space. This is further emphasised by 3.4m ceiling heights.

23 Pleasants Street Dublin 8
23 Pleasants Street Dublin 8

Both rooms are very bright and laid out as drawing rooms, with dark stained flooring and the room to the front retains its original fireplace.

There is an option here to turn one of these rooms into a bedroom, as the property in its current layout has just two – albeit spacious – bedrooms, one of which is on the return off the hallway.

Good design

Downstairs is where good design becomes apparent. The principal bedroom has the added bonus of double doors to an internal courtyard, a dressing area and in what was an adjacent bedroom is now a swish en suite housing a roll top bath and separate shower.

The coal hole under the front steps has been cleverly converted to a third bathroom.

Attention to detail is impressive – from the volume of hidden storage to the seating areas along the corridor downstairs – all in all it’s a very well-designed house.

The wow factor is the extension which now amalgamates with the kitchen to give a large open-plan dining and living area. Like upstairs, this space is bright thanks to a large patio door to the garden, in addition to a picture window in the kitchen and roof windows in the dining space. There is so much space here it’s hard to imagine that the two reception rooms upstairs are used much.

23 Pleasants Street Dublin 8
23 Pleasants Street Dublin 8
23 Pleasants Street Dublin 8
Kitchen 

To the rear is a city garden with wooden decking framed by raised beds and an impressive olive tree. There is access to a locked lane to the rear – shared with just three other houses – allowing access for garden maintenance.

23 Pleasants Street Dublin 8
23 Pleasants Street Dublin 8

The property in turnkey condition is seeking €995,000 through DNG.