Where the Phoenix Park is your shared front garden
Description: Three-bed terraced house with a smart east-facing back garden Agent: DNG If you like big wide open spaces then an address at Infirmary Road might be just for you. The busy thoroughfare runs alongside the Phoenix Park giving you 15 acres of parkland as a shared front garden.
Number 26 is a smartly decorated 1930s property that measures 92sq m /990sq feet and opens into a hall of black and white checkerboard tiles.
The living room, to the front, has an open fireplace and original polished floorboards. There is a formal dining room to the rear with an original painted cast-iron fireplace and French doors opening out to a lovely paved east-facing garden that is about 45 feet long.
The outdoor space is private and has pedestrian rear access, very handy for taking bins out.
The kitchen is small and has a gas-fired Rangemaster range cooker and granite countertops. There’s a back door leading outside and the potential to extend the kitchen into small outhouses to the rear.
Upstairs the bathroom has been modernised and has a Grohe shower in the bath, tiled niches and a heated towel rail. There are two good-size doubles but the wardrobe space at the moment is limited in both. There is a large single that would also work as a study. You can hear the traffic in these front rooms and the street forms part of many bus routes including the regular cross-town 46A. The house has an E1 Ber rating.
Behind Infirmary Road at the end of Montpellier Gardens is O’ Deveny Gardens, one of Dublin’s most dilapidated flat complexes, now all but empty. Built in the 1950s, the flats were to have been redeveloped under a public-private partnership but after several delays the deal collapsed in 2008. Eight years later Dublin City Council is to demolish the last four remaining blocks of flats, fully clearing the site, to make way for a new development of some 400 homes, 30 per cent of which will be used for social housing. Eleven tenants remained in situ.
At the top of the road is the North Circular Road entrance to the Phoenix Park. Heuston Station and its Luas stop are less than a five-minute walk.
The property is asking ¤449,000 through agents DNG.