Sunny mews in D4 for €1.4m

Three-bedroom mews house with a small city garden and off-street parking


Secreted off Waterloo Road, Heytesbury Lane is home to a wide range of architecturally designed properties all hidden behind electronic gates.

Number 52, a three-bedroom property, is situated on the sunny side of the street and has a west-facing garden to the rear.

The sizeable mews, 195sq m (2,100sq ft) was completely gutted in 2002 and rebuilt by architect Fionnuala Rogerson whose brief was to add “height and light to every room”.

The formal sittingroom to the front now boasts two large glass windows that make the east-facing room feel brighter.

A double-height atrium hall pools light into the middle of the house and draws the eye up the panelled stairs to a very smart landing.

The house has a large open- plan kitchen-cum-diningroom-cum-family room that is lit from the side by a small internal courtyard and backlit by glass sliding doors that open out to the west-facing rear.

The garden is city-sized and completely private. It faces due west and gets the sun all afternoon. It has a timber deck, a small, artificial lawn and a small storage shed.

The first of the property’s three double bedrooms is on the ground floor. The room has built-in wardrobes and a double-shower bathroom across the hall that could act as a private en suite.

The panelled staircase leads to an impressive and light-filled landing off which there are two bedrooms, both with en suite bathrooms. The front bedroom, currently used as the children’s room, is huge, with extensive wardrobes and a full bathroom.

The master bedroom overlooks the back and has a sizeable en suite bathroom, complete with separate bath, double shower-cum-steamroom and his and hers sinks.

The house has a C1 BER and is asking €1.4 million through agents DNG and, for the investment buyer, would achieve a minimum of €4,000 per month, according to DNG’s Susan Slevin.

Prices on the lane vary depending on the size and finish of the houses. Last December, number 20 Heytesbury Lane sold for €600,000 while Cacians, 46 Heytesbury Lane, Ballsbridge sold for €1.66 million.

In June last year number 18 Heytesbury Lane, sold for €915,000 – during the boom it came on the market with an asking price of €3.6 million.

There is secure off-street parking for up to three cars.