Stylish Ar­ti­san turn­around in Stoney­bat­ter

The Irish Times - Thursday - Property - - Property The Market - 395,000

The work and ideals of the 19th-cen­tury Dublin Ar­ti­san Dwellings Com­pany (DADC) have more than held their own in Stoney­bat­ter. DADC houses are else­where in the city, but the big­gest con­glom­er­a­tion is in Dublin 7’s Stoney­bat­ter where the com­pany’s dif­fer­ent house styles line the wind­ing streets.

Number 16 Aberdeen Street, Stoney­bat­ter, was bought by Shane and Bron­agh Do­herty in Novem­ber 2016 for ¤230,000. They re­built and re­designed the in­te­rior be­fore mov­ing in. Shane, a builder, and a car­pen­ter by training, at­tests to the qual­ity of DADC work and ma­te­ri­als. “The roof and slates were all in perfect nick. It was re­ally well built, ev­ery­where.”

The home Shane and Bron­agh Do­herty are s e l l i ng through Sherry FitzGer­ald for ¤395,000 has, af­ter “lots of tri­als and er­ror”, an open plan liv­ing/ kitchen/ din­ing, fam­ily shower room, two bed­rooms and a small pa­tio to the rear. The floor area cov­ers 62sq m (667sq ft).

“We love the house,” Shane says, “the com­mu­nity is great and it’s a great Sun­day morn­ing area with the Phoenix Park, duck feed­ing and the zoo so close.” But, fam­ily grow­ing, they want a third bed­room and “needs must”.

The use of con­trast­ing wall paints gives a sense of mild op­u­lence to the opened-up ground floor. A large fire­place with re­claimed tile in­set adds ca­chet, as do con­trast­ing mould­ings around the wide front win­dow, made by Shane “to show it off”.

The ceil­ing is 9ft high, the floor lam­i­nate wood and the custom-built kitchen, where a sloped ceil­ing is lit by a cou­ple of Velux win­dows, has a French win­dow to the small, en­closed pa­tio.

The dra­matic shower-room, also on the ground floor rear, has black Lon­don glass tiles on the walls and an or­nately tiled floor.

The stairs are clev­erly lit by a Velux and the main bed­room is given lots of light by an­other large, front win­dow. The rear, sec­ond bed­room has a win­dow which, on good days, al­lows for moun­tain views.

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