Hidden depths to modern terrace in D8

Bedrooms at opposite ends of the house, each with a bathroom, give a sense of privacy that makes this an ideal rent-a-room property or investment buy



Arnott Street runs along the back of the Meath Hospital and features mostly period villa style properties. In contrast, number 47 appears completely modern, but includes part of the original end-of-terrace house and onetime grocery store which was subdivided and developed into three terraced townhouses designed by architect Emma Doherty. It was completed in 2010.

Central staircase

Number 47 is the middle property in the townhouse trio. Inside, its rooms are focused around a central staircase with rooms on every half level.

The property opens into an internal limed white oak hall where the stairs split, going up to an open-plan livingroom with high ceilings and down to a bedroom.

A window to the rear illuminates the livingroom and a wall-enclosed gas fire adds a focal point.

The open-plan space includes a streamlined wenge coloured kitchen that was designed by the now defunct Maise Kitchens, once situated around the corner on Harrington Street.


Outdoor space

A half set of stairs leads to the dining level. This room has big windows that overlook the street and has a small outdoor space, complete with louvred windows, big enough to accommodate a bistro set for two.

The master bedroom is situated at the top of the next flight of stairs. It a good sized room that feels private, has double sliding wardrobes and a full-size bath cum rainwater shower en suite bathroom.

At the top of the house is a small roof terrace that shares a low hedge with number 46 next door. The deck faces north but isn’t overlooked and will get some sun all day long.

The second bedroom is situated a level below the hall. Off it is a small courtyard where some planting could really green up the space. While it doesn’t have an en suite per se, there is a bathroom next door that makes this a great house to buy with a view to renting out one of the rooms, or as an investment, as each room gives the other lots of privacy.

The property measures 98sq m (1,054 sq ft). It has gas-fired central heating, solar panels, a B1 Ber rating and is asking €545,000 though agent Felicity Fox. The property comes with a small lock up for bins and bikes. Parking is on street residential disc.

Number 3 Arnott Street, also two-bedroom, sold for €495,000 in June 2013, according to the Property Price Register.