Old meets new in this luxury home in leafy Drumcondra

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Anna Shelswell White 09/03/2023
A classic period property at the front and a large modern extension at the back for €1,000,000.

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LITTLE NEED FOR a car and lots of exercise are just some of the advantages of living close to the city centre. For many, they are reasons that justify a higher price tag too. Throw in the chance to own a period home that’s in walk-in condition, and it’s a win for many.

63 Drumcondra Road Upper, in Dublin 3 is a luxurious four-bed home that’s on the market for €1 million.

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Granite steps lead you up to the front door and into the hallway which has all the classic features in great nick, from high ceiling to cornicing. 

Spread over 227 m², the house is has a whopping five levels and dates to about 1900. Inside is chock-full of period features including sash windows, window shutters, ornate fireplaces and original floorboards.

A mix of old and new, the spaces have been updated and refurbished over the years to make for an cosy and elegant home.

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A modern extension to the back of the home ups the floor area considerably. The original part of the house consists of two large living rooms that link via double doors to the contemporary part of the house.

A bay window to the front of the house fills the spaces with natural light and looks over the front garden, while the extension steps into the landscaped back garden.

Home to a dream kitchen, breakfast bar and dining space, this large, bright area, and the entire ground floor benefits from underfloor heating, which contributes to the period property’s C1 BER. 

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On to the bedrooms, No 63 has four over a few floors. On the first level, a double bedroom overlooks the back garden and sits adjacent to a luxurious bathroom with Duravit sanitary ware, Myson radiators and Hansgrohe taps and rain shower heads. 

There are two large double bedrooms on the floor above. One overlooks the front garden with a bay window and it has an en suite bathroom and built-in storage. 

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The next floor is home to a large double bedroom that’s complete with fitted wardrobes and an en suite bathroom.

All of the bathroom mirrors in the house are heated, so they don’t steam up and the floors have underfloor heating for added luxury whenever you step out of the shower.

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The back garden of No 63 is surprisingly large – at about 25 metres long and west-facing, Covered in Italian paving, this area is access from the newer extension and made private thanks to the selection of specimen trees and shrubs surrounding it. directly accessed from the rear kitchen & breakfast room extension.

The mid level garden is accessed via a few steps and has another seating area that leads to a hidden yard area at the back of the house that is protected by an automatic shutter and could make for a handy parking place or simply more storage space.

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There may not be off-street parking spots outside this terrace, but with Dublin city centre just a walk away and a number of transport links on its doorstep, no doubt a car will be less of an essential.

And with lots of green open spaces like Griffith Park and the beautiful Botanic Gardens, young families and those who enjoy the outdoors will have plenty of places to exercise and relax in. 

63 Drumcondra Road Upper, Drumcondra, Dublin 3 is on the market for €1,000,000 through MoveHome Estate & Letting Agent.