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37 Synge Street, Portobello, Dublin 8

4 beds Period House 2 bath 240 m 2 Energy Rating


No 37 Synge Street is situated at the end of a terrace on the eastern side of Synge Street. The house dates from 1864 and it’s an intriguing house which demonstrates the transitional period between Georgian restraint and Victorian adornment. Despite several decades of use as bedsits the property retains almost all of its original fabric, including extensive ornate decorative plasterwork in variety of motifs, all of the original fireplaces, restored working sash windows, floors and stunning staircase. The ground floor hall maintains an elaborate projecting centre piece as well as robust decorative plasterwork in waterleaf, egg and dart, guilloche and other motifs. In addition to the original skirting boards and cornice which is continued throughout the stair hall and upper floor. There are two matching original chimney pieces, of Kilkenny limestone and the other of white marble. The open string staircase is of exceptional quality, with a scrolled and ramped handrail and decorative tread ends. The house is approached by a long flight of granite steps. The original beaded and timber panelled front door is flanked by granite, Doric columns supporting a fascia and cornice with a plate-glass, three centred arched fanlight. The original restored two-over-two sliding sash windows with ogee horns are to the front elevation, with some six-over-six and three-over-six sashes to the rear and an unusual stained-glass oculus to the stairwell.

Shown on the first Ordinance Survey map to be an open and undeveloped area south of the Georgian City, Synge Street was laid out from the 1850’s as part of an early Victorian suburb west of Camden Street, although a recession delayed completion until the following decade. By 1864, roughly 3 No. two storey over basement terraced houses had been constructed on the eastern side of Synge Street between the intersection of Grantham and Harrington Streets. However 10 more were completed by the next year, including No. 37 originally built as ladies academy (Finishing school) and overseen at this time by a Miss Collins. The property has once again unusually retained the features of this er ...

DNG Central

City Centre Office, 4/5 Trinity Street, Dublin 2,

Tel: 01 6794088

PSRA Licence No.  002049

negotiator Eunan Doherty
Eunan Doherty Tel: 01 6794088 Associate Director


Stamp Duty: €20,000.00
Total Amount: €1,520,000.00