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4 of a kind

4 of a Kind: Traditional homes with modern twists close to Dublin city centre

The perfect blend of old and new that you’ve been looking for.

IF YOU’RE IN the market for a house that’s within easy reach of Dublin’s city centre, then this week’s 4 of a Kind is for you. Many of us dream of buying a historic home full of charm and character, but the reality is that these homes require a lot of upgrading before they’re even liveable. 

This week, we scoured listings to present four homes that are in tip top condition for modern times even if they do date back to bygone eras. All the while, they haven’t lost their historic charm for the perfect blend of old and new you’re looking for.

Clontarf, Dublin 3 – €1,695,000

79 Seafield Road East is a spacious and fully renovated family home on Dublin’s northside. With four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a total floor area of 230 m², it also includes an attic conversion with stunning views. Renovated and extended in 2016 to a B2 BER, it features a modern kitchen, open plan living and dining area, lounge, home office and utility room. 

Outside, there’s gated off-street parking and a 115 ft south facing garden. Close to amenities, schools, parks and beaches, it’s conveniently located for commuting, with easy access to the M1 and M50. With gas central heating, this turnkey property offers a comfortable and stylish family lifestyle in a sought-after Dublin neighbourhood.

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Portobello, Dublin 8 – €1,575,000

This charming Victorian home at 19 Heytesbury Street offers a perfect blend of period charm and modern living. Recently renovated, it has four bedrooms, five bathrooms and ample living space spread across 227 m². Original features like marble fireplaces and sash windows blend seamlessly with contemporary comforts such as underfloor heating and triple-glazed windows. The ground floor features interconnecting reception rooms, a family room and a stylish kitchen with a living and dining area opening onto a terrace. 

Upstairs, four spacious bedrooms include three with en suite bathrooms. A garden-level entrance leads to additional bedrooms and a main bathroom. The property’s courtyard provides outdoor space, while amenities like trendy eateries and transport options are within easy reach. This home offers a unique blend of character, space and convenience in the heart of Portobello.

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Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6w – €1,695,000

This exquisite Victorian residence at 378 Harold’s Cross Road is a harmonious blend of period charm and contemporary elegance. This end-of-terrace property offers four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a generous 265 m² of living space. Meticulously restored and renovated, it showcases stunning original features alongside modern amenities. The tastefully extended accommodation spans three levels, boasting impressive living and sleeping spaces complemented by thoughtfully landscaped gardens. 

The ground floor features elegant reception rooms, a well-appointed office and a luxurious family bathroom. Upstairs, three double bedrooms, including a main suite, offer comfort and style. The garden level impresses with a modern open plan kitchen, dining and family room opening onto a west-facing patio, perfect for outdoor entertaining. With off-street parking and a prime location near Terenure, this home epitomises luxury living in Dublin.

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Portobello, Dublin 8 – €1,450,000

This Victorian villa-style home at 17 Heytesbury Street in Portobello has been meticulously renovated over the years. It offers three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a terrace for serene moments. Stepping inside, you’re greeted by a unique blend of classic elegance and contemporary design. Nestled in the heart of Portobello, you’re moments away from trendy eateries and a short stroll to St Stephen’s Green. 

Spanning 167 m, the home enjoys high ceilings, ornate cornices and French doors leading to a west-facing garden. Rich in character, it seamlessly integrates original features with modern amenities, including underfloor heating and a Bose surround system. Registered as a protected structure, this home preserves its historic allure while offering modern comforts in the capital.

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