Artist's redbrick makes a pretty picture near Croker


DUBLIN 3: €395,000:NUMBER 24 Foster Terrace is a smart end-terrace, three-bed house within spitting distance of Croke Park’s Cusack Stand.

The D3 house is owned by artist Corrina Earlie and her broadcaster husband Dermot Whelan and the former’s paint touches are everywhere. The house is for sale through agent Sherry FitzGerald with an asking price of €395,000.

With 108sq m (1,163sq ft), it had already been renovated when the couple bought it six years ago. It’s bright and light-filled, thanks in part to a glazed conservatory.

The two interconnecting reception rooms have matching fireplaces, which were original to the upstairs rooms. These were dipped to remove their layers of paint. All the original internal doors have also been dipped. Original polished pine floors feature in all the rooms.

French doors open into the conservatory cum kitchen. The painted kitchen has a Belfast-style sink and a painted slate floor. Upstairs there are three bedrooms, two doubles and a good-sized single. Two have fireplaces.

The attic has been converted and is used by Whelan as a rehearsal room. Earlie also uses the space as a studio. It was here she did Headlights, presently in the 179th Annual RHA Exhibition.

The family bathroom is downstairs, just off the kitchen. The 1994 building regulations state that there has to be a lobby or a door between these rooms but the bathroom predates the regulations, says the agent.

There is gas-fired central heating throughout.

Outside there is a small north-facing paved patio with raised sleeper flower beds.

24 Foster Terrace, Dublin 3

Three-bedroom end-terrace redbrick in walk-in condition with converted attic

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald