Com­fort­able with a lot of colour

The Irish Times - Thursday - Property - - The Market - BER­NICE HARRISON

De­scrip­tion: One-bed­room end of ter­race red­brick cot­tage in walk-to-town lo­ca­tion. Agent: Quillsen Pro­fes­sional house stagers who dec­o­rate prop­er­ties to get them ready for sale – typ­i­cally with great vats of light-grey paint com­ple­mented by sim­i­larly coloured bland fur­ni­ture – will be baf­fled by 14 Long Lane, off New Street in Dublin 8.

The end-of-ter­race red-brick – all 73sq m/785sq ft of it – is a riot of colour: pinks, pur­ples, greens, even some rag r ol l i ng with stripped pine ev­ery­where.

Al­to­gether it’s an in­te­ri­ors look last pop­u­lar nearly 20 years ago which is when the house was bought by its cur­rent owner.

He gut­ted it, ren­o­vated through­out and by rais­ing the ceil­ing to roof level at the rear, with rooflights and leav­ing the cross beam ex­posed, opened up the liv­ing space.

Open-plan liv­ing

It’s a one-bed­room house – the large dou­ble bed­room is to the front and fur­ther along the hall is a good-sized bath­room, and then it’s in to the open-plan liv­ing area – made up a room-sized seat­ing area in front of a gold-painted cast-iron fire­place, and then the kitchen/din­ing area open­ing out to the pa­tio-type gar­den.

The pine kitchen was cus­tom-built for the space and there is good stor­age.

Off here is a small room used as a study although prospec­tive buy­ers might use it as a small sin­gle bed­room. It also looks out on the back pa­tio.

There’s no doubt buy­ers will do ex­actly what a house stager would do – neu­tralise the colour scheme.

There’s no need to re­place the kitchen – a paint job there will make a huge dif­fer­ence in terms of up­dat­ing the look.

The bath­room, how­ever, does need a makeover if only to make bet­ter use of the space. There is a chunky bath but no stand­alone shower.

To the front there is tiny strip of gar­den be­hind a high hedge and park­ing is on-street.

Prices on Long Lane, a narrow road off Heytes­bury Street with a ter­race of small houses fac­ing the gran­ite wall of the for­mer hospi­tal, are strong even by Dublin 8 stan­dards.

Its walk-to-town lo­ca­tion is a sig­nif­i­cant draw for buy­ers.

Num­ber 14 Long Lane has an ask­ing price of ¤475,000 through Quillsen.

‘‘ Al­to­gether it’s an in­te­ri­ors look last pop­u­lar nearly 20 years ago which is when the house was bought by its cur­rent owner

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