Touch wood: Former embassy in D4 with an enchanting garden for €1.1m

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Amy Mulvaney 17/12/2020
This eye-catching home is clad in American cedar panels.


LOCATED JUST OFF Burlington Road in the heart of Dublin 4, St Martin is an eye-catching three-bedroom mews.

Once the residence of the Bulgarian Embassy, the guard house remains to the front of the property, while there’s also CCTV and electric gates with an intercom for top-notch security.


Clad in American cedar, the 1,600 sq ft property features a front courtyard enclosed by stone walls and timber gates, with space for off-street parking for up to three cars.

There are two sets of French doors to the front of the property; one which leads to the entrance hall and another which leads to the open-plan living and dining room. This space runs the width of the house, with a feature fireplace, painted brick walls and timber floors.


The French doors to the front courtyard and double height windows to the rear fill the space with natural light. Glass sliding doors give access to the south-east facing garden, which measures an impressive 60 ft. Here, there’s a large gravel patio and decking area, making for two ideal spaces to dine al fresco. 


Just off the dining area is the recently fitted kitchen, which features granite worktops, sleek cabinets, a breakfast bar and a utility cupboard. A bathroom completes the ground floor accommodation.


Moving to the first floor, there are two double bedrooms and one single bedroom here. The master bedroom is located to the front of the property and features floor-to-ceiling windows, with shutters providing a sense of privacy. Sliding wardrobes span the back wall and offer plenty of storage space, while there’s also a wash basin and shower.

The second double bedroom is to the rear and also features floor-to-ceiling windows, with built-in wardrobes in here and in the single bedroom.  

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While there’s ample storage space throughout the property, the former guard house to the front is currently used as a storage room – although it could be used as a small home office, gym or workshop.


Located less than a five-minute walk from Baggot Street, St Martin is within close proximity to numerous restaurants, bars and cafes. St Stephen’s Green is a 15-minute stroll away, or you can hop on one of the many buses that run nearby.

A unique property, St Martin ticks all of the boxes when it comes to location, privacy and design.

St Martin, 15 Waterloo Lane, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 is on the market for €1,100,000 through Knight Frank via