Period property with potential in Glasnevin for €400,000
A bay-fronted period redbrick adjacent to Iona Road in need of modernisation
Number 25 Botanic Road, Glasnevin is currently a five- to six-bedroom period redbrick bay-windowed house in a great part of Dublin 9 – situated at the Phibsboro end of Glasnevin and adjacent to Iona Road, one of the northside’s popular suburban roads.
The house has been somewhat subdivided and is in need of complete modernisation, but at 173sq m (1,862 sq ft) it has the potential to become a fine spacious family home. It is asking €400,000 through agents Hooke & MacDonald.
Quarry tiles cover the garden path leading up to a small glazed porch. The house, one in from the end of the terrace, opens into a hall with minimal period features. A bay-windowed sitting room is situated to the left. The room has a white marble fireplace.
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Most of these period style properties have interconnecting doors leading through to a dining room. This house doesn’t. Instead, the rear room has been turned into a laminate-floored bedroom with a shower en suite bathroom cobbled out of the original space.
A large extension to the rear is home to what the agent calls a diningroom, with a small Victorian range surrounded by bare brick occupying the original fireplace. The house has been extended to house a galley-style kitchen, utility room, shower room and a bedroom with en suite bathroom. Reconfiguring these to make one large open-plan kitchen/living/diningroom would take advantage of the westerly aspect of the back yard.
On the first floor return is a double bedroom with a shower en suite. All the bedrooms have en suite bathrooms. There are two more double bedrooms on the first floor. The room to the front spans the width of the house and should become the master bedroom.
On the first floor return there is a room with a bed and a toilet. While sloped, it would make a great bathroom that could service the rooms below. Up a last set of stairs there is an attic room with an en suite shower room and small roof light.
The west-facing yard has a garage and vehicular access on to a lane, accessed from Iona Road.