Walk-in by Croke Park

The Irish Times - Thursday - Property - - The Market - 475,000 ALANNA GAL­LAGHER

De­scrip­tion: Re­fur­bished three-bed­room pe­riod home ad­ja­cent to Croke Park. Agent: Move Home Sit­u­ated just off Clon­liffe Road and within shout­ing dis­tance of Croke Park, St James’s Av­enue is a quaint street of sin­gle storey red­brick cot­tages that are two-storey to the rear. When there isn’t a match or a concert at the sta­dium, this area is bliss­fully quiet.

Num­ber 21 is a mid-ter­race that was ex­ten­sively ren­o­vated in 2010 when ar­chi­tects Kevin J Hamell & As­so­ci­ates al­most dou­bled its ground floor space, adding a sub­stan­tial 43 sq m (463 sq ft) of kitchen, din­ing, liv­ing room to the rear and cre­at­ing a light-filled break­fast room. This space opens out to a gar­den, laid out in lawn to a cir­cu­lar de­sign with a pa­tio area to the rear that gets the evening sun.

It is a lovely space to spend time in, with the sound of bird­song in­ter­rupted oc­ca­sional by the com­muter train from Con­nolly to Maynooth whoosh­ing past on the nearby rail­way bridge. There’s a stop at the top of Clon­liffe Road, about a seven-minute walk away.

The prop­erty is in walk-in con­di­tion with dark wenge-coloured lam­i­nate f l oor­ing through­out the ground floor. To the front is a for­mal sit­ting room with de­cent ceil­ing heights. Its fo­cal point is a cast-iron fire­place with open fire and it has room enough for an L-shaped sofa.

Next to it is the first of the prop­erty’s three bed­rooms. Though set up as a kid’s room with a sin­gle bed, there is plenty of space here to in­stall a dou­ble.

The fam­ily bath­room also has a cast-iron fire­place, and is big enough to fit a bath and sep­a­rate shower with an­other dou­ble bed­room to its rear. It opens out to a small, west-fac­ing court­yard, a lovely fea­ture if you’re shar­ing the house.

The main bed­room is sit­u­ated up­stairs and com­prises about 19 sq m (205 sq ft) in­clud­ing a walk-through wardrobe area and shower en suite.

The house is in walk-in con­di­tion with ev­ery square inch of space max­imised. They’re now look­ing for a larger space for their grow­ing fam­ily.

The prop­erty is seek­ing ¤475,000 through agent MoveHome.

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