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

The Irish Times - Thursday - Property - - The Market - 415,000 ROSE DOYLE D8 ¤ 615,000

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

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