Period redbrick with Scandinavian tones for €695,000

Phibsborough four-bed has been gently modernised and comes with a large back garden

  • Address: 6 Munster Street, Phibsborough, D7
  • Price: € 695,000
  • Agent: SherryFitzGerald
 

Munster Street is situated just off Phibsborough’s main drag, the route that connects this Dublin 7 village to Glasnevin. It is within about a minute’s walk of several cross-town buses, while the green line Luas is a short walk away and O’Connell Street is a brisk 20-minute stroll.

The street is lined with period redbricks, and number six is a gently modernised example that has lots of Scandinavian influences, including warm reclaimed oak flooring and painted floorboards in the bedrooms.

It feels utterly uncluttered, in part because most of its walls are a soft white, but also the lack of built-in furniture allows the property to breathe and show off its handsome features.

Front path
Front path
Staircase
Staircase

When the current owners bought it in 2015, it was subdivided into bedsits. They paid €375,000 for it, according to the Property Price Register, and set about upgrading it. 

The front path is paved in geometric tiles while the front door is painted a robin’s egg blue. Inside, the honey-coloured oak floors add warmth underfoot. Ceiling heights at this level are about three metres and the artful scorching of paint from the architraving surrounding the timber-sash windows gives each a stripped-bare frame. It’s clever and very effective and a theme picked up in the use of different colours on windows and internal doors throughout.

The living room to the front has working shutters and a solid fuel-burning stove set into its marble fire surround. To its rear the dining room has an open fire and a painted slate fireplace.

Kitchen
Kitchen
Dining room
Dining room
Living room
Living room

There is a guest bathroom under the stairs where the walls, ceiling and door have all been coated in a deep forest green to create a very restful space.

The kitchen echoes this colour palette in its soft sage green coloured units and has marble-effect laminate worktops set out in an L-shape, to give a small breakfast bar that will seat two.

The uPVC window frames here and in the return upstairs are a deep marine blue colour, making a feature of the fenestrations while the back door is a deeply contrasting red and opens out to an impressively sized garden.

It runs to almost 18 metres from the back wall of the house, is more than six metres wide and has pedestrian rear access. 

Upstairs on the return is the first of the property’s four bedrooms. This is a large single and adjoining it is the family bathroom where the skirting and door surround have been picked out in a deep shade of umber.

Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Single bedroom
Single bedroom
Back garden
Back garden

There are three more bedrooms on the first floor. The main overlooks the garden and has a eight-door wall of wardrobe space that extends the width of the room. There is a second double to the front as well as a single currently used as an office.  

Parking is on-street and the terraced house, which extends to 120sq m (1292sq ft) and now has a C1 Ber rating, is asking €695,000 through agent SherryFitzGerald. 

The most recent sales on the street took place last November. Number nine, an F Ber-rated four-bed of 128sq m, sold for €487,000, while number 32 sold for €320,000, according to the Property Price Register.