Dublin 4 house owned by Samuel Beckett for sale


The house directly overlooks the locks beside Huband Bridge.
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Before he left Ireland behind for Paris in 1937, legendary playwright Samuel Beckett was a landlord in Dublin 4. Now a house he owned a is up for sale, but it is not cheap.

Beckett enthusiasts who have the cash left over can buy 2 Percy Place for €995,000.

The house is one of three that were built in by Beckett’s father William on the Grand Canal Docks at Percy Place in Ballsbridge in 1910. Samuel was just four years old at the time, and the houses were built with the intention that they be given to him and his older brother Frank.

Number 2 has been put up for sale after being owned by the same family for three decades. The current owners say that the deeds to the three-bedroom house has the names of the Beckett brothers on them into the 1970s.

The house measures 1,245 sq ft and was built in a simplistic Edwardian style, though it has some contemporary arts and crafts touches such as elaborate chimney stacks. It directly overlooks the locks beside Huband Bridge and many of its main rooms rooms have views up and down the canal.

The two-story house consists of an entrance hall, a living room, a kitchen, a sitting room, a bathroom, a guest bathroom, two double bedrooms and a third single bedroom. The kitchen was relocated when the house underwent some renovations in 2000.

The agency handling the sale of the residence is Savills, who can be contacted by calling (01) 663 4300.

By Kevin Carney