A Glasnevin home honed with welcomes for €695,000

Four-bedroom house with five bathrooms, currently in use as a B&B, with private rear parking and a stylish rear extension

 

That there are four bedrooms and five bathrooms in number three Iona Road, Glasnevin, is something of a conundrum until you realise that the terraced house is currently in use as a B&B – a business that is doing too well for current owners who want to scale back operations.

The house, which dates to 1913 and is currently on sale through Lisney with an asking price of €695,000, is a combination of old and new. At the front of the house, preserved period features give it a cosy feel, while to the back, a bright, airy, modern extension gives it a contemporary edge.

The entrance hall has an ornate high ceiling with a decorative arch while the front livingroom has a feature bay window and original fireplace, which was removed, repaired and replaced by the current owners. The front livingroom opens on to a second reception room, currently in use as a breakfast room for house guests.

The rear extension is a kitchen/family area with fitted units, a central island and bright, tiled floors. The living area to the side overlooks the rear garden, which is comprised of a small decking area with steps up to a cobblelock area with parking for two cars.

On the first return, a dressing area contains sliding wardrobes and opens on to a bathroom with Jacuzzi bath. On the first floor proper there are two bedrooms. The first (all bedrooms are en suite) overlooks the rear garden, while the second, the master bedroom, spans the width of the house, with two front aspect windows and a feature fireplace.

From the second return you can access the third bedroom, a double, with rear aspect window. Finally, the second floor has a small storage closet and the fourth bedroom, currently laid out as a triple room.

At the height of the boom, properties on Iona Road – one of Dublin 9’s most prestigious addresses, adjacent to the Botanic Gardens and a short stroll to Drumcondra and Phibsborough – were asking upwards of €900,000. Number three’s asking price appears to be in line with prices of other properties on the street, with one (without the rear extension) selling earlier this year for €685,000.

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