4 of a kind… from first time buyer to downsizer in Dun Laoghaire

4 of a kind… Homes in Dun Laoghaire

Family house on seafront

Anyone in the market for a classic Victorian terraced house with sea views could do worse than take a look at St David’s on Marine Terrace, located close to the People’s Park. The house has 344sqm of living space arranged over four levels, with valuable off-street parking to the front. The house features some unusual antique dark oak carved doors and fireplaces which are not protected and so, if desired, can be removed. This part of Dun Laoghaire gets busy on Sundays when the weekly food market takes place in the park, and also on Sundays when the world and its wife heads for Kingstown (as Dun Laoghaire was formerly known) to walk the pier and gorge on 99s from Teddy’s.

Agent: Hunters (01) 275 1640

FOR SALE: €1.5m

First-time buyer home

19 St Mary’s Street is a small period house located between York Road and Library Road, at the Monkstown end of Dun Laoghaire. The house has just 49sqm of living space, with a living room and kitchen downstairs and two bedrooms and a shower room upstairs. Outside there’s a west-facing garden that could be cute. This is a house for a first-time buyer who wants to be located in the heart of the town, yet also within a short walk of Monkstown Crescent, with its smart shops and restaurants, including Avoca, FX Buckley and That’s Amore. For families, there’s a friendly community playground just around the corner and the convenience of buses into the city centre and beyond from York Road.

Agent: Lisney (01) 280 6820

FOR SALE: €365,000

Trader-upper with potential

Arosa, located at 37 Crosthwaite Park West, is a 1930s semi-detached house that’s just waiting for a young family to come along and snap it up. The house has buckets of charm and has been well looked after, but is likely to be bought by someone eager to get stuck into a real project that will involve extending and refurbishing the existing house. Arosa has a lovely west-facing garden of its own, with plenty of room for play and eating outdoors, but Crosthwaite Park itself is a real amenity for residents of the square and their dogs, as is Clarinda Park with its public tennis courts just a couple of minutes’ walk away. Shops and schools are close by, as are the Dart, seafront and the town’s four sailing clubs.

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (01) 284 4422

FOR SALE: €850,000

Down-sizer apartment

Apartment 20 in Harbour View on Crofton Road is a three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment on the ground floor of this smart development, which is located across the road from the Dart station. The apartment was built in 2006 and has 104sqm of living space, along with two terraces and a designated parking space. It’s likely to be of interest to down-sizers, first-time buyers and investors, given the location which is a couple of minutes’ walk from the pier, the magnificent Lexicon public library, the Pavilion Theatre, the IMC Cinema at Bloomfields and a wide range of shops, bars and restaurants, including the well-regarded Hartley’s and Oliveto. The price recently dropped by €45,000.

Agent: Lisney (01) 280 6820

FOR SALE: €550,000

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