Stroll down for a coffee from Drumcondra three-bed for €725,000

Terraced redbrick at No 56 Hollybank Road has lots of light and a popular cafe nearby

  • Address: 56 Hollybank Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9
  • Price: € 725,000
  • Agent: Sherry FitzGerald
 

Hollybank Road is one of Drumcondra’s sylvan streets with mature sycamore trees flanking each side and golden leaves scattering the sidepaths at this time of year. Set on a hill on the city side of the village, the Victorian redbrick-lined road is a block from Anderson’s, one of the neighbourhood’s best-loved cafes.

Number 56 is on the sunny side of the street and has been extensively renovated, with much of the work done in 2006, before the present owners bought it.

It opens into a good size hall with two small interconnecting reception rooms off it. The room to the front has an open fire and double doors leading through to the back room where there is a wood-burning stove, French doors out to the back garden and a glass block detail in the exterior wall allowing for the transfer of further light into the space.

The bright living room at No 56 Hollybank Road.
The bright living room at No 56 Hollybank Road.

The eat-in kitchen is in the return to the back of the property. You walk into the cooking quarters with the dining area to the rear where glass double doors open out to the stepped south-facing back garden.

Entrance hall to No 56 Hollybank Road, Drumcondra.
Entrance hall to No 56 Hollybank Road, Drumcondra.
The room to the front has an open fire and double doors leading through to the back room where there is a wood-burning stove, French doors out to the back garden and a glass block detail in the exterior wall
The room to the front has an open fire and double doors leading through to the back room where there is a wood-burning stove, French doors out to the back garden and a glass block detail in the exterior wall
No 56 Hollybank Road, Drumcondra: The eat-in kitchen is in the return to the back of the property.
No 56 Hollybank Road, Drumcondra: The eat-in kitchen is in the return to the back of the property.
No 56 Hollybank Road, Drumcondra: The dining area is light-filled thanks in part to smart addition of a roof light to stream light in from above.
No 56 Hollybank Road, Drumcondra: The dining area is light-filled thanks in part to smart addition of a roof light to stream light in from above.

The white kitchen units are topped with black polished granite counters which drop below one of two side windows that stream light into the room, creating a natural place to perch. The dining area is light-filled too thanks in part to smart addition of a roof light to stream light in from above.

The doors open out to a valuable south-facing flagstone patio and a garden landscaped by Garden Transformation that is stepped to the back, rising to meet the southern aspect sunlight.
The doors open out to a valuable south-facing flagstone patio and a garden landscaped by Garden Transformation that is stepped to the back, rising to meet the southern aspect sunlight.
The doors open out to a valuable south-facing flagstone patio and a garden landscaped by Garden Transformation that is stepped to the back, rising to meet the southern aspect sunlight.
The doors open out to a valuable south-facing flagstone patio and a garden landscaped by Garden Transformation that is stepped to the back, rising to meet the southern aspect sunlight.

The doors open out to a valuable south-facing flagstone patio and a garden landscaped by Garden Transformation that is stepped to the back, rising to meet the southern aspect sunlight.

Single bedroom at No 56 Hollybank Road.
Single bedroom at No 56 Hollybank Road.
Double bedroom at No 56 Hollybank Road.
Double bedroom at No 56 Hollybank Road.
56 Hollybank Road Drumcondra D9
56 Hollybank Road Drumcondra D9

Shielding the bins

While smart, it does feel that more of the valuable 11 metres of potential lawn has been taken up by hedges to shield the bins and to shield the stepped wall to the front. It would be worth reconsidering the hedging to take better advantage of this raised area at the top of the garden. There is pedestrian rear access.

The house measures 115sq m/1,238sq ft in size. The current owners added an additional 18sq m/193sq ft of attic room space and when doing these renovations smartly installed a shower room in the master bedroom under the steps to the attic. This means the proportions of this generous room have not been compromised.

There is a second bedroom on the first floor with the property’s third bedroom, a single on the return, where the small family bathroom is also located.

Number 56 is asking €725,000 through agents Sherry FitzGerald. Up the street, on the same south-facing rear side, number 86 is also for sale. In original condition, it is asking €450,000 through agents Lisney.

Converted attic at No 56 Hollybank Road.
Converted attic at No 56 Hollybank Road.

DNG is currently selling number 19, which is asking €649,000. Situated on the opposite side of the street, this Edwardian two-storey over basement property, which measures 153sq m/1,647sq ft, has a long back garden and garage to its rear. 

Number 42 came to market last February asking €725,000 and sold for €740,000 in April, while number 101 sold for €735,000 last March.