Home with a sense of history on the North Circular Road for €350,000
Atmospheric family home in a quiet cul-de-sac within walking distance of the Phoenix Park
Address: 4 Everton Avenue, NCR, Dublin 7
Price: 350000.0 €
A sepia-tinted photograph of a small girl, who can’t be more than three, Margaret “Peggy” Kiely and her older brother, Jackie Kiely, standing on North Circular with Nelson’s Pillar in the background, hangs in the hall of number 4 Everton Terrace. Peggy, the child in the picture lived in this house until she was in her 90s and was nursed at home by neighbours until she died in 2003, explains Justine Driscoll, mother of two and the current owner of the house. The picture is there to remind her and her children of the house’s history and the fact that theirs is only the third family to live in it since it was built in 1895.
The redbrick terraced house is situated off Ellesmere Avenue in a quiet cul de sac of just 14 houses that runs parallel to North Circular Road, just up from Hanlon’s Corner. It is a safe and quiet street with no through traffic – Justine’s two kids love to beaver up and down on their scooters.
The property still has a great family feel to it. It has two interconnecting reception rooms, with a large fireplace in the front room and a 1930s tiled fire surround in the kids’ play room to the rear.
When Driscoll bought the house in 2004, she renovated it, rewiring it, replumbing, installing heating and raising the roof to the rear to make a good sized eat-in kitchen that still has its original quarry tiles.
The property, which is 115sq m (1237sq ft), has an asking price of €350,000 through agents SherryFitzGerald.
The house has three double bedrooms, one on the return adjacent to the family bathroom and two on the first floor. The master bedroom is a lovely room that spans the width of the house and features a cast-iron fireplace that was originally in the spare bedroom on the return.
The sandstone paved garden to the rear is small but with Phoenix Park within walking distance, this family doesn’t need much garden space. From the rear there is pedestrian access to a small coal lane.
A large corrugated building stands to the rear of the house. The owner of this has previously sought planning permission to develop the site but this was turned down.