WITH A REDBRICK facade, bay windows across two floors and a stained glass front door, 38 Iona Road is an instantly appealing property.
Located in Glasnevin, Dublin 9, the five-bed residence spans an impressive 2,594 sq ft over three storeys.
It has been extended and refurbished over the years to maximise its full potential, while the careful maintenance of original features – including timber flooring and marble fireplaces – means it retains much of its charm and character.
No 38 is designed to be enjoyed by groups of friends and family, with four reception rooms on the ground floor. The sitting room is to the left of the hallway, while the interconnecting living room and dining room are to the right. These rooms are filled with natural light, with an extension and two Velux windows to the rear enhancing this even more.
The kitchen is open plan with another living and dining area, where floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the rear garden and skylights make the most of the sunny south-facing aspect. The kitchen comes complete with hand-crafted oak units and an AGA, although the new owners may want to update certain elements.
Double doors open from the living area to the garden, which is laid with Indian sandstone and lawns. To the rear of the garden, there’s a detached building of 570 sq ft. Split into two rooms, this could easily be used for a variety of things, such as a home office, a games room or a gym.
Moving to the first floor, the family bathroom and one of five double bedrooms are on the return level. Each of the bedrooms feature a cast iron fireplace, while the master bedroom benefits from an en suite bathroom.
There are two additional rooms in the converted attic, with an en suite bathroom in one. Both rooms are currently used as bedrooms, bringing the total bedroom count to seven. Again, both or one of these could easily be used as a home office, study or a den.
Built in the early 1900s, No 38 has been updated to use solar-powered hot water, with a C3 Building Energy Rating (BER). The front garden is laid partly in lawn, with off-street parking for two cars. A driveway leads to the rear of the property with additional off-street parking.
The house is ideally located for families, with no shortage of schools and sports clubs nearby, as well as DCU St Patrick’s Campus. The National Botanic Gardens is a 15-minute stroll away, as is Griffith Park. There are plenty of bars, restaurants and cafes to enjoy in the vicinity, while O’Connell St can be reached by foot in half an hour. If you’d prefer to take the bus, a number of services run along Botanic Road and Whitworth Road.