Strain-original with recent upgrade
Description: Three bedroom of 138sq m (1,485sq ft) ready to move into Agent: Sherry FitzGerald In typical Alexander Strain style – and why buyers seek out the houses in this Glasnevin area – 21 Iona Park feels very spacious with high ceilings, good proportions in the main rooms and bay windows which add to the sense of space in the front living room and the upstairs bedroom.
The builder was known for his interior details – stained glass, decorative tiling in fireplaces and attractive ceiling coving – and they’re all still here in this house. The owners, who are selling and moving out of Dublin with their growing family, bought in 2012 when the house with 138sq m (1485sq ft) had already been updated and extended up into the attic.
They did a considerable amount of work though including improvements you don’t much notice such as replacing the windows with replica sash ones and work that is more obvious including reworking the bathroom and kitchen. Both are in the return.
Upstairs was reconfigured with what would have been a bedroom in the return converted into the family bathroom with marble flooring, a period-style bath, shower cubicle and twin basins. The cast-iron fireplace is still there – always an attractive feature in a bathroom in a period house.
This room was enlarged by moving the wall and taking some space from what was originally the bathroom which is now a small single bedroom.
The eat-in kitchen is in the ground floor return with double doors opening out onto the back garden. It has been fitted with painted timber units topped with creamy silestone and looks smart and family-friendly. The interconnecting reception rooms have the bay window to the front and open out to the garden from the smaller rear room. Upstairs, as well as that small sin- gle bedroom there are two doubles – one to the rear, the other very large taking up the width of the front with a bay window and a single sash and a fine fireplace. On up again the converted attic is used as a bedroom. The owners removed the old outhouses to give more garden space and there is off-street parking.
Decoratively new owners will have nothing to do as the house has been recently painted in colours that suit its style. The house is for sale through Sherry F i t z Ge r a l d for ¤950,000 Number 21 Iona Park last sold at the bottom of the market in 2012 when the current owners bought it for ¤550,000. Since then prices have risen on the road with n u mbe r 14 selling for ¤790,950 in late 2014 and number 1 selling for ¤955,000 in late 2015.