Phibsborough redbrick in pristine condition for €650,000

Victorian three-bed terrace has been stylishly upgraded by current and former owners

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Address: 23 Glengarriff Parade, Phibsboro, D7
Price: €650,000
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald
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Glengarriff Parade is a quiet street off the North Circular Road, almost opposite the front doors of the Mater hospital. Houses on one side sit within close proximity to Mountjoy Prison and the street connects to Dorset Street Lower via Inisfallen Parade.

Number 23 is on the opposite side of the street to those backing onto the prison. It’s within a short walk of both Phibsborough and Drumcondra villages and the new weekly food market on Fridays along Royal Canal Park is sure to become another big draw.

With a southeast-facing aspect to the rear it will be familiar to eagle-eyed property watchers for it last graced these pages in 2018 when it was brought to market seeking €495,000.

It had already been completely upgraded by its previous owners when it sold in February 2019 for €555,000, according to the Property Price Register.


After purchasing it in 2006, they turned what had been a four-bedroom house into what is now a very smart three-bedroom unit with a fine bathroom upstairs on the return, giving the house two bathrooms.

They also demolished the existing rear extension and constructed a pitched design with rooflights perforating both of its sloping sides to wash the kitchen below in light.

They added some other lovely touches such as the custom stained glass panels on either side of the door which have helped set the tone for the rest of the property.

The current owners have retained much of the fabric of that original upgrade while also putting their own stamp on the terraced house.

In the interconnecting reception rooms there are now matching chimney breasts each picked out in fashionable redbrick slip. This contrasts with the deep Bangor-blue painted walls and the pale oak parquet underfoot. They installed some smart bespoke joinery too, including a media unit with space for logs for the open fires and a cocktail bar hidden behind ribbed oak doors.

A Crittal-style sliding door opens to the eat-in kitchen where there is a huge volume of cabinetry and pantry storage. Fold-back doors open out to the small but well-appointed back yard, which has pedestrian access to a gated lane – handy for keeping bins out of sight.

The luxurious family bathroom on the return is home to a free-standing tub big enough for two and a separate large shower stall.

There are three bedrooms on the first floor, the main is to the back.

Agent Sherry FitzGerald is seeking €650,000 for the house which extends to 103sq m (1,108sq ft) and has a C3 Ber rating.

Parking is on-street.

Alanna Gallagher

Alanna Gallagher

Alanna Gallagher is a contributor to The Irish Times specialising in property and interiors