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Sunday, 6 July 2008

Daft Irish Property Scene...More House Price Drops For Summer 2008...

Time for the Summer SALES!...

The Sunday Buisness Post's, Michelle Devane, "looks at what’s on offer for buyers ahead of the summer season...

Eirene, Marino Avenue East, Killiney, Co Dublin
Savills HOK Was: €6 million Now: €4.15 million Built in 1884, this spacious detached period residence was designed by the renowned Victorian architect Thomas Deane and is full of original period features. Eirene has been on the market for almost four months and its asking price has been reduced by 30 per cent to €4.15 million. With five-bedrooms and 325 square metres of living space, which is in need of modernisation, it is set on two acres of private mature grounds with views across Killiney Bay. The Dart station, Killiney beach and the Holy Child convent are within a couple of minutes walk...

49 Clarinda Park East, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin
Savills HOK Was: €2.55 million Now: €2.15 million Beautifully restored and refurbished, 49 Clarinda Park East is a two-storey over garden level property dating back to 1855 which has been on the market since February. The agent has cut the asking price to €2.15 million, a 15 per cent reduction. The mid-terrace home offers 250 square metres of accommodation in mint condition. It is located in an attractive square of Victorian terraces, a short walk from Dun Laoghaire and its numerous local amenities. Contact 01-2054996.

Ballycarbery, St George’s Avenue, Killiney Hill Road
Savills HOK Was: €4.5 million Now: €3.5 million. A Georgian-style property sitting on just under an acre of beautiful gardens in Killiney, Ballycarbery measures 185 square metres and has views of Killiney Bay. The property was built by the legendary manager of Dublin’s Gresham Hotel, Toddy O’Sullivan, in 1960 on lands that used to belong to the Grove Nursing Home. To make the most of the views, the three-bedrooms are located on the ground floor and the living accommodation is upstairs. Savills HOK has reduced the asking price by 22 per cent to €3.5 million. ...

Sydney Lodge, Sydney Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin
Sherry FitzGerald Was: €3.9 million Now: €3.7 million Sydney Lodge is an impressive double fronted Regency villa with an adjoining apartment set well back from Sydney Avenue in Blackrock, south Dublin. Its price tag has been reduced by €200,000 and Sherry FitzGerald is now quoting €3.7 million. A protected structure, the main house has 272 square metres of living space with period features throughout. Rooms include a reception hall, two reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room, four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a utility. The two-storey apartment has a living room, kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms...

22 Sandymount Avenue, Sandymount, Dublin 4
Bennetts Auctioneers Was: €2.5 million Now: €2.2 million A late Victorian residence occupying a corner site on Sandymount Avenue, number 22 was withdrawn when it went under the hammer in March 2007 through Sherry FitzGerald. It had anAMVof €2.5million at the time. It is now for sale through Bennetts and the agent is quoting €2.2 million, which represents a 12 per cent price cut.The 172 square metre property, which was built in 1903, has five bedrooms and retains many of its attractive period features. The living area spans three floors and hasbeen remodelled from three flats by the current owners...

209 Mount Prospect Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3
Sherry FitzGerald Was: €3.25 million Now: €2.55 million When Auburn, a detached dormer bungalow on a third of an acre of landscaped grounds, first went on the market in September 2007, it had an asking price of €3.25 million through Douglas Newman Good. This 318 square metre family home is now for sale through Sherry FitzGerald with a reduced asking price of €2.55million - a 22 per cent price drop. Features include six bedrooms and a south-facing garden...

68 St Lawrence Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3
Sherry FitzGerald Was: €1.98 million Now: €1.8 millionA redbrick property, 68 St Lawrence Road is a four-bedroom bay-windowed home where the living space has been extended to measure 275 square metres. In excellent condition, it has a range of restored period features including decorative ceiling coving, centre pieces and high ceilings. It is within a short distance of Clontarf Dart station...

45 Howth Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3
Sherry FitzGerald Was: €2.2 million Now: €1.8 millionA two-storey over garden level family home, this eight-bedroom property has been reduced by €400,000 (or 18 per cent) to sell. The owners have managed to retain many of the original features, while modernising it throughout its 243 square metres of living space. The redbrick house also features a 220 foot long rear garden. Local amenities, including the Dart at Clontarf, are close by...

Lois Bridges, Greenfield Road, Sutton, Dublin 13
Douglas Newman Good Was: €2.8 million Now: €1.65 million The price tag of Lois Bridges has dropped by a staggering 41 per cent. It was originally put on the market at €2.8million and can now be bought for €1.65 million through Douglas Newman Good. The four-bedroom house has been extended and completely refurbished. It has open plan living accommodation including a kitchen, dining and living area, and there is also a separate living room, study and guest room...

109 Moyne Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6
Gunne Residential Was: €1.75 millionNow: €1.55 million 109, Moyne Road is a Victorian residence set in two self-contained units totalling 185 square metres with a 90 foot long rear garden. The Dublin 6 home is ideal for reconversion to a family home as the accommodation spans three levels. The agent has reduced the property’s asking price by €200,000 to €1.55 million, an 11 per cent price cut...

39 The Palms, Clonskeagh, Dublin 14
Gunne Residential Was: €1.1 million Now: €875,000 A bay-fronted four-bedroom detached house, 39 The Palms is located in a cul-de-sac off Roebuck Road. Built about 20 years ago, it measures 134 square metres and has two reception rooms, a kitchen/ breakfast room, four bedrooms and a south-facing rear garden. Its asking price has been reduced to €875,000 from €1.1million, a 20 per cent price drop...

35 Nutgrove Park, Clonskeagh, Dublin 14
Gunne Residential Was: €1.25 million Now: €1.15 millionGunne Residential has reduced the price of this family home to €1.15 million. The well presented accommodation has two reception rooms, a kitchen/ breakfast room and four bedrooms. Outside, there is access to a integral garage and a 65 foot long rear garden, with offers plenty of opportunity to extend subject to planning permission...

1A Longwood Avenue, Portobello, Dublin 8
Gunne Residential Was: €850,000Now: €690,000 A semi-detached period residence with an abundance of original detailing, this Portobello home has 95 square metres of living space and a south-facing town garden. This three-bedroom house is within walking distance of St Stephen’s Green and Grafton Street. Rooms include a living room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility area, three bedrooms, master en suite, and bathroom.There is also an attic room...

51 Nutley Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4
Savills HOK Was: €3.5 million Now: €2.6 million Savills HOK first launched 51 Nutley Road onto the market last September with an asking price of €3.5 million. Today, the four-bedroom detached property has fallen in price to €2.6 million, a 25 per cent drop. Number 51 has extended accommodation measuring a total of 210 square metres. It has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large reception hall, three reception rooms, a kitchen and garage. The house is set on mature gardens and is within walking distance of St Vincent’s Hospital, Merrion Shopping Centre and UCD...

20 Burlington Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Savills HOK Was: €7.5 million Now: €4.75 million. Priced at €7.5 million when it came onto the market this time last year, 20 Burlington Road, a five-bedroom two-storey over garden level period house in Ballsbridge, is now on the market at €4.75 million, representing a 36 per cent price cut. At 350 square metres, the property has a host of Victorian features. Accommodation includes a large reception hall, two reception rooms, kitchen/ breakfast room, family room, study, utility room, five/six bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is also a large landscaped south-facing back garden with potential for two mews houses, subject to planning permission...

7 Pleasants Street, Dublin 8
Sherry FitzGerald Was: €1.85 million Now: €1.25 million Sherry FitzGerald is now asking €1.25million for 7 Peasants Street in Dublin 8 - 32 per cent below the original asking price of €1.85million.The 176 square metre terraced property is beautifully finished and is situated between Camden Street and Heytesbury Street. It has original features throughout including wood flooring, high ceilings, ornate ceiling coving, centre roses and window shutters....

Wyander, 51 Hainault Road, Foxrock, Dublin 18
Sherry FitzGerald Was: €2.3 million Now: €1.95 million. Wyander is a five-bedroom detached dormer bungalow on Hainault Road in Foxrock. When it first went on the market the 207 square metre home had an asking price of €2.3million but it is now being quoted at €1.95 million, a 15 drop in price. The well-proportioned living area comprises an entrance hall, kitchen/breakfast room, lounge, dining room and five bedrooms, with master en suite....

Lisadell House, 11 Tivoli Terrace South, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin
Sherry FitzGerald Was: €1.9 million Now: €1.595 million Originally on the market at €1.9 million, Lisadell House has been reduced in price by 16 per cent and is now quoting €1.595 million. Built in 1860, the double fronted two-storey over garden level house in Dun Laoghaire has 268 square metres of well presented interiors including a hall, two reception rooms, kitchen, utility room and six bedrooms. The garden level accommodation is self-contained with a living room, kitchen and two bedrooms. ..

71 Brighton Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6
Colliers Jackson-StopsWas: €2.75 million Now: €2.475 million Number 71 is one of only two detached properties on Brighton Road. The redbrick residence was the original Manse house of Brighton Road Methodist church and first came onto the market with an asking price of €2.75 million, but this has dropped by 10 per cent. The four-bedroom home was built in the mid 1800s and has been refurbished and updated to offer 24 4square metres of living space...

San Antonio, 73 Dalkey Avenue, Dalkey, Co Dublin
Colliers Jackson Stops Was: €1.4 million Now: €1.25 million Situated at the village end of Dalkey Avenue, San Antonio is a four-bedroom family residence of 134 square metres, which has been well maintained and upgraded by the current owners. The living space includes hall, reception room, kitchen/breakfast room, family room and four bedrooms, and the house is set on large grounds. There is an extensive rear yard and work shop area and there is great potential to develop the site, or extend, subject to planning permission. The property is now for sale priced at €1.25million,10 per cent less than its original asking price...

3 Pearse Square, Dublin 2
Colliers Jackson StopsWas: €1.4 million Now: €1.25 million Located in a Victorian square in Dublin city centre, number 3 Pearse Square is a conveniently located three-bedroom property which is on the market in walk-in condition. An elegant two storey over basement terraced house with a recently landscaped 60 foot garden that provides rear access, this house has a reduced asking price of €1.25 million, representing a 10 per cent price cut. Measuring 167 square metres, the house still retains many of its original features such as fireplaces, wooden flooring and cornicing....

Abbey Court, Loreto Terrace, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14
Douglas Newman Good Was: €1.25 million Now: from €985,000 Abbey Court is a newly developed enclave of four houses located to the rear of Loreto Terrace, adjacent to Grange Road and its intersection with Nutgrove Avenue. The scheme is within easy walking distance of Rathfarnham village and the price of the three remaining properties for sale have been reduced from original starting prices of €1.25 million to revised starting prices of €985,000. All rooms, including the converted attic, are wired for plasma or LCD televisions while the kitchen and family room, living room, master bedroom and second bedroom are fitted with a home entertainment system. Nutgrove shopping centre and Dundrum Town Centre are close by, as are numerous other local amenities...

Hollon House, Castlewarden, Straffan, Co Kildare
Knight Frank Was: €3.45 million Now: €2.75 million Hollon House was originally put on the market last April with an asking price of €3.45 million. The five bedroom country house in Castlewarden had 25 per cent knocked off its asking price and it is now on the market for €2.75 million. This Georgian style detached house was built in 1996 and has an impressive 680 square metres of living space. It has been extended and completely refurbished to a high standard in the last two years with the assistance of an interior designer. The house is spread over three levels to include the attic rooms. All five bedrooms are good-sized doubles and all are en suite...

Kilmurray House, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny
Knight Frank Was: €4 million Now: €3.5 million Reduced by €500,000,Kilmurray House is now for sale for €3.5 million through Knight Frank. A listed country house set on 20 acres in a part of rural Kilkenny, this property measures 1,300 square metres. The Grade 1-listedGeorgian house in the Palladian style has been extensively refurbished and offers absolute privacy, grand living and immense charm. There is ample space for staff quarters in the bachelor’s wing. Outside, a magnificent organic walled garden needs renovation to restore its original Victorian splendour, and there is also plenty of space for a helipad, some mature woodland, a small lake and paddocks. "

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