Take me to Church Avenue for original charm at €695k

Fine period redbrick in Drumcondra is filled with soft, natural light and warm colours

  • Address: 97 Church Avenue, Drumcondra, D9
  • Price: € 695,000
  • Agent: Move Home
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Number 97 Church Avenue is a fine period redbrick bathed in soft natural light and awash with original period features, including architraving, dado and picture rails all picked out in a soft mink colour. Its front door has fine leaded glass panels and a brass blanket rail, once a feature of these homes, has been polished to a shine. 

The interconnecting reception rooms are painted in rich neutrals and there are good ceiling heights throughout of 2.8m at hall level and 2.6m on the first floor.

Interconnecting reception rooms at 97 Church Avenue, Drumcondra, Dublin 9
Interconnecting reception rooms at 97 Church Avenue, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

Light through the twin windows in the front room is filtered by the greenery of the trees abounding All Hallows on the opposite side of the road, and gives the front a very private feel.  

Art nouveau

The interconnecting receptions are a good square shape, with lovely art nouveau tiled inserts on each of the fireplaces. Original timber sliding pocket doors open into the diningroom. A glass door in the back room opens, via steps, to the garden.   

The kitchen is to the rear and is brightly lit through windows on two sides. It overlooks the sloped, south-facing garden and has lots of potential to be extended out further.

Hall at 97 Church Avenue, Drumcondra, Dublin 9
Hall at 97 Church Avenue, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

On the return there is a large bathroom, where the property’s fourth bedroom once stood. There is a second toilet at this level and an adjoining utility room.

There are three bedrooms on the first floor, two good-size doubles and a single.

A spiral staircase leads up to an attic room where there are lovely views of the city that, on a clear day, stretch all the way south to the mountains.

The house, which was built circa 1905, has an F Ber rating and measures 125sq m (1,345sq ft). It is seeking €695,000 through agent Move Home.