Small and stylish in Glasthule for €385,000

This one-bedroom cottage is bright, airy and comfortable

A small one-bedroom terraced house just a couple of minutes walk from Sandycove Dart station, imaginatively revamped by its owner, is just 64sq m (689sq ft) in size,

but it is a bright, airy comfortable modern home with the high ceilings and period style of grander 19th-century houses.

Number 2 Magenta Place is on The Metals, the walk/cycle path that runs beside the Dart line from Dún Laoghaire to Dalkey. It is near the corner with Eden Road and dates from the 1840s, one of the first houses built in this short terrace. It is for sale through Sherry FitzGerald by private treaty for €385,000.

The exterior gives little hint of what’s inside the front door: a short hall opens through glazed double doors with an arch over them into a large, high-ceilinged livingroom with Velux windows in the roof.

The owner taught interior design and her flair shows: walls are lined with stripped wooden panelling rescued from a Georgian house, the room is painted a very pale shade of green, and there are double-glazed sash windows both here and in the bedroom at the front of the house. They are PVC, but done in original style, and both have original working wooden shutters.

There’s a smart home office in a mezzanine room that looks down into the livingroom. A short hallway links the livingroom to the pretty double bedroom: a floor- to-ceiling closet in the hall provides good storage. On the other side of the hall is a smart modern tiled bathroom.

The L-shaped kitchen at the back of the house is bright, with a large skylight over it. It opens into a small flower-filled courtyard sheltered by a high stone wall. There is residents’ parking on the road outside.