Victorian original in D4 with add-on premises for €725K

Two-storey property lining Bath Avenue has rear extension and separate workshop

  • Address: 79, Bath Avenue, Sandymount, Dublin 4
  • Price: € 725,000
  • Agent: Allen & Jacobs
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Typical of the Victorian houses lining Bath Avenue, number 79 is a graceful part of a terrace of two-storey houses. Bath Avenue was the first road laid across what were marshlands in the late 1800s. The terrace, of which no 79 is a part, was, the vendor says, “originally called Roseneath Terrace and the beginning of it all”.

As with neighbouring Havelock Square, Bath Avenue has lived through many changes and emerged with a stately dignity. The vendor grew up in no 79 – this is its first market outing since her grandmother bought it three generations ago. The Bath Avenue of her childhood had “a lot of children about – I remember my brother’s gang waging childish wars on the boys of Havelock Square!”

Ceilings everywhere are high. Original features like doors, some cornicing, fireplaces, banisters and floors are intact. In good condition throughout, though in need of modernising, number 79 has three bedrooms, two reception rooms, family bathroom, breakfastroom and kitchen in a 137sqm (1,475sq ft) floor area. Agent Allen & Jacobs is asking €725,000.

Workshop

The rear, south-facing garden, with fruit-laden apple tree, ends in a workshop/garage. This had a commercial licence attaching and was run as a small grocery shop until the early 1990s. A solid building, it could make a workshop/studio, separate accommodation or garage/storage.

The kitchen, part of a rear extension, has hardwood worktops. A seprate breakfastroom has a 1950s-style tile fireplace, as do both of the ground-floor reception rooms. The front-facing sittingroom has a suspended ceiling which could be removed to give both reception rooms similarly high ceilings.

A dado rail runs from the hall and along the stairs to a return with bedroom, bathroom and Aviva views. The first floor landing has a further two bedrooms, both with high ceilings, timber floors and original cast-iron fireplaces. The front bedroom, with sash windows over Bath Avenue and the width of the house, is particularly impressive.