The phrase ‘a blank canvas’ is an overused clich in the property market but with No 78 Hollybrook Road that is precisely what is on offer. Built in the 1890s many of the period characteristics are still intact and give the property an instant appeal. Coupled with the enviable location next to the seafront and a short commute to the City Centre it is easy to see why Hollybrook Road has become one of the most sought after locations in Clontarf.
The property extends to 128 sqm / 1380 sqft (approx.) with opportunity to extend to the rear. The garden is both mature and private with access to a vehicular lane off Hollybrook Road. The planning restrictions have recently been altered to allow more flexibilty for internal renovations however the red bricked faade with a large bay window behind wrought iron railings with granite sills and timber framed sash windows remain protected. Internally the property still has all the hallmarks of the Victorian era with high-ceilings, original fireplaces and decorative plasterwork. The rooms are well proportioned with two large interconnecting reception rooms off the entrance hall downstairs. On the return is a small kitchen, a larder and a scullery which long ago may have been used as servant’s quarters. Upstairs there are three double bedrooms and the main bathroom. The master room is large enough to accommodate a fourth bedroom for growing families or alternatively the attic would be suitable for conversion subject to the necessary planning permission.
The location of this fine family home is undoubtedly the main attraction. Situated close to an array of boutique shops as well as artisan cafs and popular restaurants with the seafront on your doorstep, the position of No 78 Hollybrook Road simply couldn’t be much better. There are excellent primary and secondary schools nearby for those looking to buy in the area with young families with excellent public and private amenities within walking distance including St Anne’s Park and Westwood Gym. The short commute to the City Centre can be done by train with Clontarf Road DART station less than a kilometre away or along the QBC which passes the end of Hollybrook Road.