Three red brick beds on Donnybrook Terrace where the de Valeras once lived to sell for £925,000 – The Irish Times

Address: 40 Morehampton Terrace, Donnybrook, Dublin 4

Price: €925,000

Agent: Owen Reilly

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When the owner of number 40 Morehampton Terrace first saw this Edwardian-style red brick in Donnybrook, Dublin 4 for sale, he was a bit disappointed. “I thought, only 100 square meters? Get out of here.” But when his wife went to see the house at the end of a quiet terrace, she found that the dimensions of 98 m² (1,055 square feet) were deceiving and that the house seemed much larger and more spacious than she had expected. “It’s like the TARDIS”, says the owner.With its 3m high ceilings, generously sized rooms, ceiling roses and cornices, 40 Morehampton Terrace features period elegance in a modern build and is the perfect size for a small family.With an 11m long rear garden facing south-east and a ‘hidden’ space to the side, there are also possibilities extension.

The house really came into its own at Christmas, says the owner; “With the high ceilings, we could fit in a huge Christmas tree.” Another pleasant aspect of life on the terrace is the friendliness of the neighbors; the couple and their two children often joined in regular street parties and held annual Halloween celebrations. “Everyone really cares about each other – it’s such a diverse neighborhood.”

A famous former resident of Morehampton Terrace was former Irish President Éamon de Valera, who lived at number 33 with his wife Sinéad shortly after their marriage.

This three bedroom property is one of a row of three period houses built 15 years ago to blend in with the Edwardian houses along the terrace, which is just off Morehampton Road near the junction with Marlborough Road. The house has all the advantages of modern construction with the aesthetic value of period features, including sash windows and shutters.

The front door opens directly into the large living room, which features rich walnut flooring and a CVO gas fireplace with limestone surround. Unlike a large, sprawling period home, 40 Morehampton Terrace is easy to keep warm and cozy in the winter, says the owner.

The kitchen/dining room has double French doors leading to the landscaped garden to the rear. There is a fully fitted high gloss Riga kitchen with granite worktops here, and the floors are tiled. There is a fully tiled guest WC on the ground floor, with a sliding sash window and generous cloakroom space. The long rear garden is laid to lawn and paving, with box hedges and mature fruit trees.

Rich walnut parquet flooring continues up the stairs to the landing and three bedrooms, and the high ceilings give a great sense of space, with light streaming in from sash windows and a ceiling light. Two of the bedrooms have fitted wardrobes, with fitted wardrobes in the first bedroom, and all have French shutters. There is also a fully tiled family bathroom upstairs with sliding sash window and a white three piece suite, comprising a bath with shower attachment, WC, vanity unit and chrome heated towel rail.

The house benefits from all the amenities Donnybrook has to offer, including restaurants and delis, and is within walking distance of Herbert Park, where there is a children’s playground, tennis courts and markets. of Sunday. Some of the city’s best schools are nearby including St Mary’s National School and Muckross Park College. You are also close to the Energia and Aviva stadiums, and the Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club.

The owners are now reluctantly leaving as their children grow up, but this is an opportunity for another young family to be part of a happy and vibrant neighborhood on the doorstep of Dublin city centre. Number 40 Morehampton Road, with a Ber rating of C3, is for sale through Owen Reilly, seeking €925,000.

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