‘Nothing left to do’ in renovated mid-terrace Dublin 8 home for €675,000

Extended two-bed with mezzanine within friendly, convenient area

  • Address: 39 Greenville Terrace Dublin 8
  • Price: € 675,000
  • Agent: Sherry FitzGerald
 

Greenville Terrace begins directly opposite Griffith College, just after Leonard’s Corner in Dublin 8. “For years I was a serial mover; it was only when I moved here that I really fell for the place and its location,” recalls the current owner of number 39, who has lived in the mid-terrace Victorian house for the past 18 years.

When he purchased the property, “It had a bedroom in the front room and four separate extensions out the back, which all had been added by previous owners over the years.” In 2009, he engaged Donal Groarke of Ranelagh-based Groarke Architects to remove the higgledy-piggledy extensions and turn the property into a more functional light-filled home. Now measuring 79sq m (850sq ft) with an additional 22sq m (237sq ft) on a mezzanine level, the property gained a larger principal bedroom while also adding room to the second, in addition to a larger bathroom that now accommodates a bath, and an open-space mezzanine over the entire kitchen and living space.

39 Greenville Terrace, Dublin 8
Hallway
Kitchen
Kitchen
39 Greenville Terrace, Dublin 8
Living room
39 Greenville Terrace, Dublin 8
Bathroom
39 Greenville Terrace, Dublin 8
Mezzanine
39 Greenville Terrace, Dublin 8
Bedroom

“When we installed the mezzanine back in 2009, the idea was that it would be a chill-out or music room [the owner works in the music industry]. But it has been an absolute lifesaver for the past two years, as it gave me a separate home office.”

The front room – set off the hallway, with fine chevron oak parquet floor – is now a more formal living space, warmed by an open fire, while the main room to the rear is open plan and has French doors to the courtyard garden, as does the principal bedroom.

The neighbourhood has an abundance of cafes and eateries, such as Noshington, Gaillot et Gray, Bastible and Clanbrassil House, as well as Little Bird Cafe for coffee and yoga. It is close enough to walk to the city, and the area is served by a good bus network. Parking is on street with permits from Dublin City Council.

“The last two years has really created a whole new community here. Before the pandemic, everyone was gone to work all day and you didn’t really see your neighbours, whereas now we have a local WhatsApp group and we do socially distanced drinks,” says the owner, who is moving as “there is simply nothing left to do” in his two-bedroom home. With another renovation project in mind, he has placed his home, in turnkey condition, on the market through Sherry FitzGerald seeking €695,000.