4 of a kind: Period properties with character and style

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Anna Shelswell White 21/12/2021
From Kerry to Dublin, check out this selection of homes with history.

MANY HOUSE HUNTERS dream of finding a home filled with character and history; a build that tells a story that they can they can continue rather than starting afresh in a new development.

And, while period properties around Ireland aren’t particularly rare, finding one that matches your requirements is no mean feat. Whether you need side access, a large garden or access to the city, here are four period properties that could finally bring your house hunt to a close.

Portobello, Dublin 8: €450,000

No 44 Martin Street, Portobello is surprisingly large for a two bedroom period red brick. Located close to Dublin’s Grand Canal and so just minutes walk from the city centre, downstairs comprises a living room, dining room, kitchen and access to a private rear garden. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms and bathroom. An ideal project for someone who wants period charm yet a fresh beginning.

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Liss, Co Kilkenny: €375,000

It’s clear that Boston House is so-called for its Edwardian roots and style reminiscent of the US city.  Located on an elevated site of 0.75 acres, this home was built in 1906 and has been occupied by the current owners since 1980.

This wonderful and unique architecturally designed home retains all the features of the Edwardian period including an asymmetrical roof line with gables and motifs, original lead lighting in the windows, original staircase, decorative plasterwork, cornices, internal doors, wood floors and high ceilings.

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Ardfert, Co Kerry: €390,000

This charming historic home with an impressive six bedrooms in beautiful Co Kerry is sure to pique the interest of those looking for a change of pace, away from city living. This house has a south-facing orientation, sits close to a choice of beaches and comes with one acre.

The kids can walk to school while the towns of Tralee and Listowel are both within easy reach. The land surrounding the house has so much opportunity whether it be in the way of extending or building another detached home. There are also six outbuildings and ample mature trees that accentuate the privacy and exclusivity this house exudes. 

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Dundalk, Co Louth: €360,000

Currently a three-bedroom home, Brooklyn House definitely has the potential to be a four-bed. Sitting just a short walk from Dundalk town centre, the period property was built in the late 19th century by civil engineer and architect William Hemingway Mills.

He is known for his work with the Great Northern Railway of Ireland from, built in 1876. Step inside and you’ll see that the house has been lovingly cared for by the present owner and is just brimming with character and period details.

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