Artisan cottage beside Rialto Luas for €299,000

One-bed property opens on to a charming green in Dublin 8

  • Address: 48 Rialto Cottages, Rialto, D8
  • Price: € 299,000
  • Agent: SherryFitzGerald
 

Constructed by the Dublin Artisan Dwellings Company, Rialto Cottages, off Rialto Street, are a charming little culs-de-sac of single-storey homes in a part of Dublin that has red-line Luas access to both the city centre and Citywest from the end of the road.

Number 48 is on a particularly charming crescent of houses set around a tree-filled green. A mid-terrace home, it has southerly views to the front that frame the green from its livingroom.

The front door opens into this room, which has a pine ceiling, pine floor and pine open-tread staircase which leads up to an attic room. While the multiple timber surface look has come back in fashion, there’s a bit too much of it here. The next owner might like to dial it down – a simple coat of paint, starting with the stairs, would help shift the emphasis.

Livingroom
Livingroom
Livingroom
Livingroom

The livingroom is a fine square shape where you can set several sofas around the open hearth. A stove or inset fire would help improve its low Ber rating.

The kitchen is hidden behind a wall with open shelving, a simple but effective way to delineate the two spaces. From here there’s a door out to a minuscule yard, where there is a washing machine and space for bin bags but no more. It does offer some outside storage space but facing north, it’s far more likely that you would take a couple of deck chairs out the front and soak up the southern aspect there.

There’s a full-size bathroom and a double bedroom to the back. It isn’t huge but also has access to the yard.

Attic room
Attic room
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bathroom
Bathroom

The smart addition of an attic room gives you another 13sq m upstairs. While not technically a bedroom, it gives the next owner options to use it as a home office or guest bedroom. 

The property extends to 39sq m (419sq ft), excluding the attic room. It’s a very decent size for a one-bedroom unit. The G Ber-rated house is seeking €299,000 through agent SherryFitzGerald. Eagle-eyed property watchers will note that it came to the market in July 2020 asking €295,000 and went sale agreed, but that sale fell through.