The birthplace of Dracula author Bram Stoker has gone on the market with estate agents Gallagher Quigley.
The author of the famous Gothic novel – one of the most popular books of the last century, which spawned numerous plays and over 200 films – was born at 15 Marino Crescent, Fairview, Dublin 3 in 1847 with the three storey over basement Georgian residence overlooking the aptly named Bram Stoker Park.
Now on the centenary of Stoker’s death, the property has gone on the market for €750,000 and according to The Irish Times, Denis McIntyre – director of the Stoker Dracula International Organisation – is interested in partnering with the government to buy it.
The house is more than just a literary landmark though with the Russian crown jewels allegedly having been hid there at one time.
The Crescent (c.1792) has a fascinating history. It has been reported that this fine Georgian crescent of houses, which had great views of Dublin Bay, was built in a particular style and arrangement to obstruct the view from Lord Charlemont’s neo-classical summer residence “The Casino” at Marino.
No15 The Crescent is by far the most intriguing of the houses thanks to its most famous resident. Bram Stoker’s legacy to this day continues to cast a spell on this quiet residential semi-circular street that links the Malahide Road with the Howth Road.
The living accommodation has a footprint of c.2,200 sq ft and is arranged over four floors. On entering the house you are greeted by most generous reception hallway. To the right there are two interconnecting reception rooms.
Upstairs on the first floor there are two bedrooms. The master bedroom is located to front and is a particularly impressive room spanning the full width of the house and enjoys charming views of the park. A further two bedrooms are located on the second floor both which are generous doubles. The basement floor comprises the kitchen, which is located to the front and a living room which located to rear.
Outside the private front garden is railed and has a driveway, which provides off-street parking for two cars. The long linear rear garden is c.142′ long and is mainly laid in lawn. There is rear access via Crescent Place, which has undergone alot of mews style residential development over the past few years.
There is excellent potential to develop the rear of the property subject to any necessary planning permission.