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Pembroke Terrace, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois
€475,000 Jordan Town and Country (045) 433 550
Pembroke Terrace consists of four remarkable looking early 19th century Tudor Revival buildings. Distinctive buildings on the city’s main street, they served commercial and official purposes in the past, although they are all privately owned today.
The terrace consists of two three-story buildings flanked by two-story ones, one of which – the first house at the north end of the terrace – has been in the same family for 65 years.
Inside, it’s 2,500 square feet with three reception rooms and a kitchen on the ground floor and five bedrooms upstairs. It’s a surprisingly large site (0.75 acres) with a walled garden and coach house. The house can be sold without that for €350,000.
8 The Crescent, Cobh, Co Cork
€530,000 English auctioneers (021) 481 1494
The main photos of The Crescent show the houses from the north side as they face Spy Hill. But it’s from the other side that these 13 Victorian houses really come into their own, perched on a hilltop and looking south-east towards Cork Harbour.
They were built circa 1850 and are two stories with two stories at the back. Although now in need of refurbishment, No8 retains original features such as fireplaces and sash windows with shutters.
It is 3,477 sqm and has two reception rooms and a kitchen on the entry level, the original kitchen and two bedrooms on the lower floor and three further bedrooms on the upper floor.
The houses share a small park at the rear with pedestrian access to Cobh town centre.
Old Vicarage, Kilmallock, Co Limerick
€450,000 Re/Max Professional Partners (091) 330 300
According to the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, the Old Parochial House was built circa 1875 and was adjacent to the Union Workhouse (since essentially demolished, although part of it became the Municipal Courthouse).
The house has now been restored retaining its original features (Gothic here and there), although it is likely that a new owner will wish to modernize the ground floor rear kitchen.
There is also a dining room at the rear and there are two further reception rooms at the front. The first floor has five bedrooms in a total area of 3,500 m².
27 Erskine Terrace, Farnham Street, Cavan
AMV €400,000 Property Smith (049) 436 2244
It’s about time someone put their hands on No27 Erskine Terrace, as it is a fine example of 19th-century architecture (dating to 1860, according to the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage) in a rather dilapidated condition.
It forms part of a sandstone terrace that once housed the town of Cavan’s nobility and retains its original carriage arch, skylight and cast iron railings.
Inside, it’s 3,586 square feet on three floors above a basement.
To the rear is a west facing garden with a stable building. It will be auctioned online on Thursday April 28, unless sold before then.
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