Seclu­sion in Inchicore

The Irish Times - Thursday - Property - - The Market - 450,000

Inchicore Ter­race South was one of the first streets con­structed in what is now known as the CIÉ works es­tate, built to ac­com­mo­date the fam­i­lies and work­ers of the Great South­ern & Western Rail­way, where build­ing be­gan in 1845. The hous­ing de­vel­op­ment is lo­cated off Inchicore’s Tyr­con­nell Road and Grat­tan Cres­cent.

Con­sid­ered to be one of the old­est walled es­tates in the coun­try, it has a pleas­ant coun­try­side feel.Such is the es­tate’s pop­u­lar­ity that agents have lists of peo­ple wait­ing to hear about homes com­ing on the mar­ket here. In-situ res­i­dents in­clude RTÉ’s Kathryn Thomas, whose house re­cently fea­tured in this paper. It all feels like a mil­lion miles from the hus­tle and bus­tle of other parts of Dublin 8 and is so se­cluded that even some stal­wart lo­cals don’t know of its ex­is­tence.

Number 3 is a mid-ter­race prop­erty with a com­pletely pri­vate walled front gar­den which faces south and is where the chil­dren in the fam­ily liv­ing in the house run free.

The pointed arch front door opens into a small che­quer­board-tiled hall with tim­ber cot­tage doors on ei­ther side and a steep stairs.

To the left is a for­mal sit­ting room with its orig­i­nal fire­place and gas fire in­sert. Through the glass pane in the door op­po­site the fam­ily room is vis­i­ble. It re­tains a flag­stone floor, thought to be orig­i­nal to the house, and leads into a larger, open-plan room that in­cludes the kitchen. Win­dows to the front have work­ing shut­ters.

The prop­erty’s one bath­room is to the rear and leads out to a small, north-fac­ing yard. Open the back door and across the lane is a de­tached garage that forms part of the prop­erty. This valu­able ex­tra isn’t to the rear of all the houses in this ter­race and neigh­bours have used this as a stu­dio space, with one even de­mol­ish­ing his to have a veg­etable patch.

The 90sq m/970sq ft house has an F BER rat­ing. The ask­ing price is ¤450,000 through agent Quillsen.

Ac­cord­ing to the prop­erty price reg­is­ter number one sold in S e p t e mber 2 01 4 for ¤400,000 and number 24 sold in June 2015 for ¤405,000. Both of these prop­er­ties had de­tached rear gar­dens, as is the case at number 3.

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