Upward trajectory continues on The Rise

Mount Merrion semi-detached family home with granny flat with €995,000 price tag

  • Address: 55 The Rise Mount Merrion Co Dublin
  • Price: € 995,000
  • Agent: Lisney
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The first houses in Mount Merrion built by John Kenny were advertised as “dream homes”, with mod cons including plenty of electric sockets and “labour-saving” kitchens for new servantless homes. That was the 1930s, and locations such as The Rise, Mount Merrion, have had a cachet since then.

Number 55, The Rise, Mount Merrion, Co Dublin – a 133sq m (1,431sq ft) semi-detached four-bed with bay windows, with an 80ft-long back garden and a granny flat at the side – has been rented since its owner of 25 years moved out a few years ago. It is now for sale for €995,000 through Lisney.

It’s a high price for a house that new owners will likely want to refurbish and modernise, but it’s the kind of price houses on The Rise have been achieving in the past few years: in 2015, number 51 sold for €853,000; in 2016 number 99 sold for €1.15 million and number 39 for €800,000.

Accommodation downstairs in number 55 includes an interconnecting livingroom/diningroom stretching from the front to the back of the house, a separate kitchen and a tiny understairs toilet. The livingroom/diningroom is a bright space, with the bay window at the front and a glazed door at the other end opening into the garden. A wide arch is all that separates the two rooms, which have distinctive art deco-style tiled fireplaces. The modest-sized kitchen has white units.

Four bedrooms

There’s a tiled family bathroom off a half-landing upstairs which opens into a utility/storage area plumbed for a washing machine. There are four bedrooms – two singles and two doubles – on the top floor. The main bedroom, like the livingroom below, has the bay window typical of Mount Merrion houses.

There’s a separate entrance – up two steep steps, a challenge, depending on the granny  – from the side of the house into the small flat which has a kitchenette, small shower room and toilet and down a couple of steps, a bed/sittingroom.

The long back garden is mostly in lawn, with a reddish concrete patio across the back of the house. There’s room to park in the paved front driveway.

Number 55 is near the corner of The Rise and Greenfield Road, a reasonably short walk from the shops, restaurants and church in Mount Merrion.