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30 Northumberland Avenue, Dun Laoghaire

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Terrace House

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265 sq.m.

BER No: 116476169
EPI: 460.48 kWh/m2/yr

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Victorian two storey over basement period home built circa 1870 which has remained a single family home and never been sub-divided. Spacious property with broad granite steps leading through a hardwood door flanked by columns, with a fan light over, into a welcoming and generous entrance hall with enormous reception rooms either side. The beautifully proportioned rooms have high ceilings and retain some original features such as plasterwork, window shutters, broad pine floorboards and granite walls, window sills, lintels and steps.

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Accommodation is spread over three floors. On the main floor is a fine entrance hall and two enormous reception rooms. The one on the right has been subdivided with a partition wall to make space for a family bathroom on the is level. The one on the left had a kitchen fitted when the family decided to live mainly on this floor and discontinued use of the original kitchen in the basement. On the basement level there is a central hall with doors under the granite steps, giving independent access to front and back. This too originally had two enormous rooms either side of the hall The one on the left was the kitchen/dining room with patio doors leading to the back garden. The one on the right has been partitioned into two large bedrooms. On the top floor there are five bedrooms, one in each of the four corners measuring over 150sq.ft each, and a smaller one in the middle of the facade.

The front garden has pretty flowering cherry trees either side of the wrought iron gates leading to off-street parking for three cars. To the rear, the back garden is 12m long, ending at the wooden fence.The gardens have original granite walls on both sides.

This property is a fine blank canvas waiting for a new owner to re-invigorate it and give it fresh life as a contemporary home. While this has always been a single family home, many similar properties have the basement converted to a self-contained living space ideal for a multi-generational family or for additional income and alternative living spaces in the various stages of life.

It sits in an enviable location close to the sea, DunLaoghaire town centre and harbour. It is just a 10 minute walk from the East pier where you can get delicious fish and chips from the Fish Shack or listen to the performances in the bandstand during the summer months.. Other local attractions include the prow shaped library, the Maritime Museum, two yacht clubs and the Royal Marine Hotel. The popular 40ft swimming spot and Sandycove beach are less than 30 minutes walk down the promenade.

For shopping you have a choice between DunLaoghaire Shooping Centre or the newer Bloomfields Shopping Centre with a great range of other smaller boutiques, specialist retailers, restaurants, pubs and coffee shops.

The nearby DART line gives speedy access to Dublin City Docklands, City Centre and Howth to the north, or to the charming seaside villages of Dalkey, Killiney and Greystones to the south.

The owner is down sizing. She has transitional arrangements in place and will wait until the sale is completed to purchase her next home.

Viewing is highly recommended.


  • Victorian period residence of distinction
  • Impressive entrance up granite steps to a front door typical of the period
  • Retaining many period features
  • Original granite garden walls.
  • Double glazed PVC frame windows.
  • Electric storage heating.
  • Separate front and rear doors to the ground floor under the steps.
  • Wrought iron gates
  • Off-street parking for up to 5 cars.
  • Close to DunLaoghaire main street library and harbour



Entrance Hall - 7.1m (23'4") x 2.08m (6'10")
Fine Victorian entrance hall with original hardwood front door and fan light. Cornicing and centre rose plasterwork. Carpet over broad pine floorboards. High ceilings.

Reception Room - 7.26m (23'10") x 4.6m (15'1")
Lovely spacious room with high ceilings and windows both ends. Wood shutters. 1960`s tiled fireplace and hearth. Pine floorboards covered by carpet in living area and wood laminate flooring in kitchen area.

Reception Room (now used as bedroom) - 5.09m (16'8") x 4.6m (15'1")
This room has a lovely deep red marble fireplace with a tiled inset and a black granite hearth. It also has a most attractive centre rose with a period chandolier. Window is double glazed with original shutters. Originally it extended the full depth of the house, but It was partitioned by the current owner to create space for a bathroom on the main floor.

Bathroom - 4.6m (15'1") x 2.15m (7'1")
Separated into two sections by a partition wall. One section has the WHB. The other has a full size bath tub and the WC. Window to rear with shutters.

Back porch - 2.22m (7'3") x 2.15m (7'1")
Door leading down fine broad granite steps to the back garden. Stairs to ground floor. Window.


Shower room - 2.36m (7'9") x 1.4m (4'7")
On the return off the half landing between the two floors. WHB. WC. Shower cubicle with Triton T90sr electric shower. Window with shutters.

Landing - 5.13m (16'10") x 2.05m (6'9")
Spacious landing with coving. High ceilings. Attic hatch.

Bedroom 1 - 4.6m (15'1") x 3.85m (12'8")
Beautifully proportioned bedroom with window to rear. Broad pine floorboards covered with carpet. Hot press. Tiled fireplace and hearth.

Bedroom 2 - 4.6m (15'1") x 3.88m (12'9")
A second equally spacious bedroom with a window to rear. WHB in one corner. Carpet over pine floorboards.

Bedroom 3 - 4.6m (15'1") x 3.35m (11'0")
Small ceramic fireplace.and hearth. WHB. Pine floorboards. Window to front.

Bedroom 4 - 4.6m (15'1") x 3.35m (11'0")
Bedroom with tiled fireplace and heart. WHB. Window to front.

Bedroom 5 - 2.08m (6'10") x 2.05m (6'9")
Single bedroom/study. Window to front.


Hallway - 11.74m (38'6") x 2.27m (7'5")
Doors under the granite steps to front and rear. Concrete floor.

Store room - 2.3m (7'7") x 2.27m (7'5")
Under the back steps. Bare granite walls.

WC - 1.13m (3'8") x 1.19m (3'11")
Window. WC. WHB.

Under Stairs Storage - 3m (9'10") x 1.13m (3'8")

Original kitchen - 7.33m (24'1") x 4.4m (14'5")
Window to front. Large sliding patio doors to the back garden flood this space with light.Concrete floor. kitchen presses, sink an draining board. The hood is still in place over where there used to be a large range. When the owner started losing mobility a new kitchen was installed in a reception room on the main floor.

Bedroom 6 - 4.4m (14'5") x 3.71m (12'2")
Concrete floor. Painted walls. Window to rear.

Bedroom 7 - 4.4m (14'5") x 3.51m (11'6")
Window to front. Concrete floor. Painted walls.

Front Garden - 11m (36'1") x 11m (36'1")
Lovely rectangular garden with fine granite steps leading up to the arched front door on the main floor. On either side the ground dips down to ground floor level with sloped beds covered by ground cover planting. There is a paved area between the steps and the front gate. Either side are gravelled areas 3m wide, with further 1m wide flower beds on all sides. The front gates are painted wrought iron as are the hand rails on the steps. There are mature trees either side of the gate, adding to the privacy. Original granite walls to the front and both sides.

Back Garden - 12.12m (39'9") x 11m (36'1")
Accessed from the main floor by a flight of brad granite steps with granite capped guide rails. Either side of the steps are paved patio areas at ground floor level. Paved back garden with central rose garden which has got quite overgrown. Old greenhouse. Old garden shed. High granite walls on both sides. Wooden fence to rear, separating this space from the rest of the original garden.