Townhouse near heart of city for €460,000

Semi-detached, 1930s house with two bedrooms and good-sized garden in Dublin 8

 

Coolevin Road is a cul-de-sac. Quiet, with a peaceful air about it, it is hidden away between Camden Street and Clanbrassil Street and is a short trot from St Stephen’s Green. As locations go for those wanting a starter townhouse or family home it would be hard to beat.

The two-storey, pebble-dashed houses in Coolevin Road were built in the 1930s as homes for post-and-telegraph workers. That No 4 has weathered the storms of the intervening 80-odd years with aplomb is in part a tribute to the solidity and strength of the original structure but owes a lot too to the care and attention of its owner for the last 18 years.

Agent Quillsen is asking €460,000 for what will be a private treaty sale. Every inch of No 4’s reasonably-sized 65sq m (700sq ft) space has been put to comfortable living use in two bedrooms, living/dining room, kitchen, utility and family bathroom. The house originally had three bedrooms but the owner sacrificed one for an upstairs bathroom.

The garden is unexpected. Immediately outside the kitchen door there is a decent-sized patio, paved, private and planted. This extends and then swings around to become a curved area of lawn by the side of the house, with a paved walk to a side entrance. Well planted, it has trees, including a bushy evergreen, leggy laurel and hydrangea.

Inside, the shape and some features of No 4’s 1930s beginnings are clear in original doors, timber floors and fireplaces. The kitchen is galley-style with a serving hatch to the living/dining room, which has an original, open fireplace with timber surround and maroon tile inset. The dining area is by the wide, front-facing window.

The main bedroom is to the front and has a similarly large window, as well as a built-in wardrobe and original cast-iron fireplace. The second bedroom is to the rear and it, too, has a cast-iron fireplace. A blue-toned family bathroom off this compact first floor landing has a wooden floor and a glazed window allowing in natural light.

There is off-street parking for two cars to the front.

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