Sleekly designed walk-in-ready two-bed on North Strand for €349k

Mid-terrace on Gaelic Street in Dublin 3 has been completely modernised

  • Address: 7 Gaelic Street, North Strand, D3
  • Price: € 349,000
  • Agent: O'Connor Shannon
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House-hunters in and around Dublin 3 know that many homes in the area require modernisation – so those in walk-in condition sell fast and for well over the asking price. A mid-terrace two-bed that’s for sale just off Ossory Road needs nothing except a few choice pieces of furniture.

Completely renovated since it was last sold, about 18 months ago, 7 Gaelic Street, on a cul-de-sac by the Royal Canal at the district’s boundary with Dublin 1, is on the market for €349,000 through the estate agency O’Connor Shannon.

The house has retained its original footprint of 59sq m (635sq ft) but now has new windows, a new bathroom, a new kitchen and new floors. After an insulation upgrade it has a very respectable B2 BER rating.

The open-plan ground floor features a living area with a gas fire to the front; a grey herringbone-patterned laminate floor leads through to a grey kitchen with a gas hob. This part of the property is bathed in light thanks to an L-shaped wall of glass that also provides access to a west-facing terrace that is lushly green, thanks to some clever planting. The small space has pale-grey decking and cedar cladding, to add visual warmth.

From the open-tread staircase in the living area, the first floor has two bedrooms. The master, to the front, has a decent amount of storage for a room of its size but little room for anything else. The bedroom to the back currently has a single bed but could accommodate a queen-size bed. The rooms share a shower room.

This is a great house for a couple, who could even rent the second bedroom or use it as a study.

On the same side of the road, 5 Gaelic Street, another mid-terrace house, is currently listed as a three-bed property, but one of the bedrooms does not have a window. Measuring 64sq m (688sq ft), it came to market earlier this year at €295,000 through DNG; it is now sale agreed.

Number 4, next door, sold last June for €235,000, according to the property price register.

Anyone into serious exercise will love the fact that TNDO Fitness, a refreshingly raw, old-school gym, sits at the end of the street.