Where the Spice Girls stopped: €425,000 Stoneybatter two-bed

Carnew Street, a popular film location, has welcomed Neil Jordan and Victoria Beckham

  • Address: 15 Carnew Street Stoneybatter Dublin 7
  • Price: € 425000
  • Agent: DNG
 

The Dublin 7 area of Stoneybatter has become gentrified in recent years, its quirkiness seeing hipster cafes, bars and restaurants pop up in large numbers.

One theory says the term “on the batter” originated here because the road, which led to Tara, was littered with drinking emporiums to which many a traveller fell foul.

Carnew Street, a quiet cul-de-sac parallel to the wider Aughrim Street and Oxmantown Road, has become popular as a film location, and it has its own brochure listed with the Irish Film Board.

Scenes from the films Angela’s Ashes and Michael Collins were shot here and locals who were resident here in 1998 remember the recording of the Spice Girls video Stop. During recording, Victoria Beckham and her troupe politely knocked on street doors requesting to use the facilities.

Number 15 was renovated in 2009 (“I spent as much on the renovation as would have bought a new house” says the owner, who completely gutted and extended the terraced building.

The property has been insulated and draught-proofed, and has seen its BER rating rise significantly from an E to a B2. Hot water is provided by solar energy.

An internal wall that stood between two pokey rooms was removed, now an open-plan living and dining area opens out to a small south-westerly courtyard.

The original sash windows were draught-sealed, and new windows and French doors to the rear now flood the rooms with light.

This property shows what can be achieved with good design in a small space – it feels larger than its 76 sq m due to the opening of the staircase, lots of skylights and open-plan layout.

The house has two bedrooms and two bathrooms – which is unusual for houses on this street. Both bedrooms feature original bird and butterfly cast iron fireplaces – their draught closure plates allow natural ventilation, while keeping rooms warm.

The property, in turnkey condition is for sale through DNG seeking €425,000.