DATING BACK TO 1905, 9 Drumcondra Park is a charming and attractive period property in virtually every way.
The redbrick end-of-terrace residence was built by one of north Dublin’s most renowned builders, Alexander Strain, whose houses remain sought after more than a century later thanks to their elegant details and solid build.
A three-bed property, No 9 has been refurbished and extended by its current owners to include an attic area and newly fitted kitchen, yet still retains much of its original character. It has an abundance of original features, including the front door, stained glass windows, fireplaces, oak floors and sash windows.
Stepping inside, the living room is to the right of the hallway. This space has a true antique feel to it, with a beautiful bay window and window seat with storage, original oak floors, built-in bookshelves and a feature fireplace.
The dining room is down the hall, with another feature fireplace and more built-in bookshelves here. Double doors with stained glass above open to the kitchen extension and fill the space with natural light. The bright and airy kitchen is tasteful and modern, with newly fitted dove grey units and quartz countertops.
From the kitchen, there’s access to the south-facing rear garden. The garden is landscaped and gives the feeling of a sanctuary, with a neutral paved patio and tall fences for added privacy.
Moving to the first floor, there are two double bedrooms and one single bedroom here, as well as the family bathroom. The master bedroom, which is to the front of the house, is a good size and includes a feature fireplace and built-in wardrobes.
The converted attic is a wonderful extension to the living space, with feature bookshelves and fitted cupboard space here. This would make for an ideal home office, den, fourth bedroom or workout space.
Tucked away off Drumcondra Rd and a stone’s throw from the canal, No 9 ticks every box when it comes to location. Drumcondra DART station is a five minute walk away, while Griffith Park can be reached within a 15-minute stroll.
There are multiple cafes, restaurants and everyday amenities within walking distance – not to mention Croke Park for the GAA fans. Plus, the property’s close proximity to the city centre means you can get from your front door to O’Connell St on foot in 20 minutes. As for families, there’s no shortage of nearby schools and sports clubs to choose from.
With a marvellous interior and location to match, No 9 is a treasured find in Dublin city.