Tardis-like Harold’s Cross home for €530k

Cottage appears to be tiny but extends downward – villa style – to a lower floor

  • Address: 166 Harold’s Cross Road, Dublin 6
  • Price: € 530,000
  • Agent: Buckley Real Estate
This article is 11 months old
 

Number 166 Harold’s Cross Road is one of a series of cottages that hug the bend in the road at Mount Jerome. The single-storey properties open on to the street and appear to be tiny but most extend downward – villa style – to a lower floor and out into west-facing back gardens.

Number 166 is a mid-terrace property with two rooms at hall level where the ceiling heights stand 3 metres high. New triple-glazed windows dim down the constant hum of traffic, and original shutters add charm and further sound-proofing. One of these rooms is a fine size, dual-aspect double, the other a cosy sitting room. 

166 Harold’s Cross Road.
166 Harold’s Cross Road.
166 Harold’s Cross Road.
166 Harold’s Cross Road.

The owners moved the staircase so that it descends straight into what is now a large open-plan kitchen/dining/living room, having extended out into the garden to create this space.

The kitchen units have laminated doors that look like weathered barnwood and the area under the stairs has been cleverly turned into a cosy second sitting room. Double glass doors open out to a west-facing back garden that extends to almost 50ft.

166 Harold’s Cross Road.
166 Harold’s Cross Road.
166 Harold’s Cross Road.
166 Harold’s Cross Road.

It is private and has pedestrian rear access – invaluable when trying to bring bins out or bikes in.

To the side of the house is an old chimney, the remains of an outhouse or part of the original structure, that maybe could be repurposed as a pizza oven-cum-outdoor grill.

The second double bedroom is also at ground level, as is the shower room.  

The double-fronted house, which now measures 95sq m / 1022sq ft and has an impressive B1 Ber rating, is seeking €530,000 through agents Buckley Real Estate.

Parking is on street.