Property Description

24 Grattan Street, Portlaoise, Co. Laois


3 Bed

1 Bath


For Sale by Private Treaty

Hume Auctioneers - We Get The Pick Of The Crop

Grattan Street, formerly known as Quality Row, is one of Portlaoise oldest and most important streetscapes. At one end lies St. Peters church, perhaps the prettiest building in town, with an obelisk spire designed by renowned architect Sir James Gandon, who also designed Emo Court and the Customs house in Dublin.

No. 24 also has strong design credentials of its own, and is described in the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage as " A fine, well-proportioned house, which has retained its historic external fabric, and reflects the building style of the adjacent and nearby properties in this important nineteenth-century streetscape. Its presence is a positive contribution to the architectural landscape of the town".

The appraisal also describes the property as:

Terraced four-bay two-storey house, built c. 1900, with integral carriage arch to east. Pitched slate roof, black clay ridge tiles, cast-iron rainwater goods. Pebbledash rendered walling, painted smooth rendered plinth course. Square-headed window openings, patent rendered reveals and painted concrete sills. Two-over-two timber sash windows with angled horns c. 1930. Square-headed door opening, patent rendered reveals, original four flat-panelled timber door with rectangular overlight, concrete step. Segmental-headed carriage arch opening to east bay with vertically sheeted timber door.

It is true the property has retained so many of its original late 19th century period features, and today comes to the market in need of refurbishment, yet offering a rare opportunity to acquire an original period home, and create a modern home of great significance.

The accommodation is extremely spacious, with twin reception rooms to the front and a kitchen to the rear on the ground floor.

Upstairs is larger, as it extends over the carriage arch, and includes three spacious bedrooms and a large bathroom.

To the rear of the house is a large old stone shed, partly modernized and suitable for storage.

But perhaps the most surprising feature of the house is the massive garden to the rear. Stretching almost 100 metres long, this magnificent hidden space is ideal for a growing family or indeed potential development.

Vehicular access to side.

High Speed Broadband.

Walking Distance to all amenities

Viewing Highly Recommended

Property Features

  • Hume Auctioneers - We Get The Pick Of The Crop
  • Vacant Possession
  • Exceptional period charm
  • Most Sought After Location
  • Walking Distance To Schools, Town Centre and all amenities
  • Large Private Garden
  • Broadband
  • Vehicular Access to side
  • Large Sheds
  • Viewing Highly Recommended.

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