Swish finish in Stoneybatter
Located at the heart of one of Dublin’s most vibrant neighbourhoods, this artisan dwelling has a bright, up-to-date feel that chimes well with its historical roots
Description: Remodelled two-bedroom terrace house with custom furniture and fitted kitchen. Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Murtagh Road is bang in the middle of Stoneybatter’s terraced, redbrick heart. Number 28, remodelled and renovated, would have warmed the cockles of the Dublin Artisan Dwelling Company which, in the late 19th century, began designing and building Stoneybatter’s solidly comfortable family homes. The area has long been coming into its own, its cared for houses offering good value, as well as a great community, to first time buyers and young families.
The vendors of 28 Murtagh Road have completely remodelled and renovated, given it space and light and, in what is a highly practical makeover, a lot of style too. When they bought 10 years ago it was from number 28’s first owners, who told them they had “found bullet casings under the stairs”.
“This is a house with a history. We love it and are very sad to be selling – but with a growing family we need more space. We’re hoping we can stay in Stoneybatter. It’s a great place to live.”
Original timber floor
They finished the two-year renovation in 2017, working with colour consultants from Farrow and Ball, their priorities a need for storage, natural light and space. To this end they added a porch, “a mini boot room”, to the front, opened up the ground floor all the way to the back wall, even taking in part of the rear courtyard. This is now a living/dining area with original timber floor (painted in the aptly named Satin Slipper whit e ) both a stove and cast-iron fireplace and, to the rear, shower and utility rooms and a cleverly fitted kitchen.
Stylish oak fittings by Peter Jenkinson are a feature, notably an oak window seat with storage in the living room, a clever dining counter in the kitchen and shelving. Upstairs there are two bedrooms, both of them br i ght and wit h cast-iron fireplaces.
All in all, number 28 has a floor area of 63sq m (678sq ft), two bedrooms, open-plan living/dining/kitchen/utility and a shower room. Agent Sherry FitzGerald is seeking ¤415,000. A small rear courtyard and laneway allows storage for bins and bikes. Murtagh Road is quiet, convenient and popular. Sales in 2016 include numbers 24 for ¤296,000, 37 for ¤257,000 and 14 for ¤342,000.
‘‘ Stylish oak fittings by Peter Jenkinson are a feature