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42 Longwood Avenue, Portobello, Dublin 8

€895,000 - Asking Price Sold 160 sqm approx


  • Rich in period features
  • Only a minute from the leafy banks of the Grand Canal
  • All social and essential amenities are on your doorstep including wonderful coffee houses and eateries
  • 3 reception rooms and 4 bedrooms (3 doubles)
  • Much sought-after south-westerly rear garden
  • Large garage to rear (L.5.56m x W.6.23m approx.) with access to vehicular, gated laneway
  • Hugely popular road in the heart of fashionable Portobello
  • Well-appointed family home in very good condition (160sq.m./1717sq.ft. approx.)
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Welcome to 42 Longwood Avenue – a handsome, age-mellowed brick, 4 bedroom late-Victorian family home with sunny south-westerly garden and large garage to rear. Superbly located and positioned on this sought-after road in the heart of fashionable Portobello with all social and essential amenities on your doorstep.

In the same family since the 1950s, No.42 has been upgraded and refurbished in recent years and now presents in very good order throughout – fresh, neutral décor complement the wonderful period features retained throughout from intricate ceiling cornicing to attractive fireplaces. Offering impressive and well-appointed accommodation over two levels, the accommodation within totals 160sq.m./1717sq.ft. approx. and comprises 3 generous reception rooms, two of which interconnect, kitchen and shower room at ground floor level with 4 bedrooms (3 doubles) and bathroom upstairs. The rear garden (L.19m approx.) enjoys the much-coveted sunny south-westerly orientation and features a large garage at the base with vehicular access to a gated laneway (accessed off Upper Clanbrassil Street).

Superbly located within the historic limits of the city, Longwood Avenue enjoys a very high level of amenity. The Grand Canal at the top of the road has a pedestrian towpath and a cycle path, which run from Portobello to Shelbourne Road and the Grand Canal Basin. The trendy urban district of Camden Quarter, along with the town centre of Rathmines offer all of the facilities for day-to-day living. Local coffee houses and eateries include Little Bird, Bibi’s, The Bretzel Bakery and Bastible to name only a few. Grafton Street and St Stephen’s Green are a short cycle away on a Dublin Bike with two stations closeby at Grantham Street and Portobello Bridge.

Sure to be of appeal to a wide audience, viewing is highly recommended.


  • Entrance Porch (Fan light, ornate cornicing, black and white tiled floor, door to:)
  • Reception Hallway (1.92m x 6.36m Arch, ornate cornicing, dado rail, alarm panel, phone point, coving)
  • Drawing Room (4.18m x 4.04m Spacious reception room with sash windows, working shutters, coving, picture rail, attractive fireplace with gas fire inset and tiled hearth, TV point, alcove shelving, folding double doors to:)
  • Family Room (4.03m x 4.56m With coving, picture rail, sash window with working shutters, handsome open fireplace with tiled inset and hearth, vertical radiator)
  • Hall Return
  • Lobby (2 understairs cupboards cupboards, doors to rear garden and:)
  • Dining Room (2.62m x 3.88m Comfortably seats 6-8, cupboard with gas boiler, French doors to rear garden and through to:)
  • Kitchen (2.77m x 3.22m Cream wall and floor units with Belfast sink, Belling twin oven, hob, extractor fan, vaulted ceiling with 2 velux windows, tiled floor, tiled splashback, dishwasher, doors to rear garden and:)
  • Shower Room/Wet Room (Shower area with Mira electric shower, w.c., w.h.b., 2 x Velux, Vortice extractor fan, heated towel rail, tiled floor, part tiled wall)
  • 1st Floor Return
  • Landing (Dado rail, fan light, coving)
  • Bedroom 1 (2.89m x 3.64m Double to rear, handsome cast iron fireplace, picture rail, coving, small cupboard and linen cupboard)
  • Bathroom (1.43m x 2.62m Bath with shower attachment and tiled surround, tiled floor, w.c., w.h.b., bathroom cabinet, pciture window, extractor fan)
  • 1st Floor
  • Bedroom 2 (4.04m x 4.44m Double to rear, fireplace, coving, sash window with working shutters)
  • Bedroom 3 (2.85m x 4.05m Bright single to the front, sash window with working shutter, coving)
  • Bedroom 4 (3.14m x 2.83m Double to front, sash window with working shutter)
  • Gardens (A mature front garden with hedgerow and lawn, stocked with shrubs and hydrangea, pedestrian pathway. The rear garden (L.19m max - including return) enjoys the much-coveted south-westerly aspect. Featuring an Indian sandstone patio area bordered by raised beds. Steps lead to a raised patio - a real suntrap - and lawn with pathway to a large garage (L.5.56m x W.6.23m approx.). There is vehicular access from the garage to a gated vehicular laneway, accessed off Clanbrassil Street.)

BER Information

  • Rating: BER D2
  • Number: 105200562
  • Energy Performance Indicator: 270.08 kWh/m²/yr

About the Area

Portobello is an area stretching westwards from South Richmond Street as far as Upper Clanbrassil Street bordered on the north by the South Circular Road and on the south by the Grand Canal. As a fast-expanding Dublin suburb during the 19th century, Portobello attracted many upwardly-mobile families whose members went on to play important roles in politics, the arts and the sciences.

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