Stylishly refurbished two-bed in Harold’s Cross

Terraced house for €485,000 Dublin 6 with private, south-facing yard

  • Address: 44 Mount Drummond Avenue, Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6
  • Price: € 485,000
  • Agent: SherryFitzGerald
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Former corporation houses were built to last but some of the smaller units, the two-bed terraced properties, were designed with the bathroom downstairs. For families this may be fine when children are small, but less so when they get to puberty and don’t want to have to run the gauntlet through the kitchen and back to the sanctity of their bedroom upstairs.

Equally, it’s not a great set up for singles or couples hoping to rent a room to help with the mortgage.

The owners of number 44 Mount Drummond Avenue, just off the Harold’s Cross Road and with a covetable D6 postcode, have addressed this issue with a stylish refurbishment by architect Brian Cashman. There are two good-size double bedrooms and a full-size bathroom on the first floor. 

Since the property was last purchased for €275,500 in 2016, according to the Property Price Register, it has been extended to give a living space that you walk directly into from the front door.

The livingroom at 44 Mount Drummond Avenue
The livingroom at 44 Mount Drummond Avenue
The kitchen at 44 Mount Drummond Avenue
The kitchen at 44 Mount Drummond Avenue
South-facing patio garden
South-facing patio garden

Cashman moved the staircase to the back of the kitchen and used the space to create a utility cupboard, an essential addition in a 76sq m (818sq ft) house, where there is space for a small clothes horse to help keep the main room free from the clutter of drying clothes.

The living area, with open fireplace, leads through to a slick, vanilla gloss galley-style kitchen with lots of counter space and a wall of built-in units. This steps down into a small sittingroom that overlooks the south-facing but extremely private yard that is screened from neighbours by planting. Large sliding doors open to the outside. The next owner might consider installing a glass sliding door to divide the kitchen and living areas, but this will require the removal of a couple of kitchen units.

The stairs is cleverly concealed behind the kitchen units.

There is a stepped front garden that overlooks Cathal Brugha Barracks, with an apple tree laden with fruit blushing to a ripe rosy glow. 

The property, which has a C1 Ber, is seeking €485,000 through Sherry FitzGerald.