Just a short stoll from the city centre
Published 19/02/2010 | 13:08
THIS three-bedroom end-ofterrace 1,614sq ft (150sqm) family home is a period residence that’s been restored and refurbished to a very modern standard. No 9 St Joseph’s Street is in a great location, just a few minutes’ walk from Dublin’s city centre.
Downstairs has solid white oak flooring throughout the living areas. The sitting room has its original period fireplace and sash window in place, as does the dining room, which also comes with bookshelves.
The kitchen/breakfast room gets plenty of light, and has ceramic tiles, solid wood burning stove, recessed spot lighting and seating bench with concealed storage. Steps lead down to the actual kitchen which has fully integrated appliances.
Upstairs, the main bedroom spans the width of the house and has two sash windows and its original fireplace. The second bedroom is a double room to the rear and comes with built-in bookshelves, while the third room has two Velux windows and concealed storage overhead. The main bathroom has tiled floors, toilet and bidet, bath with showerhead wall mounted storage and recessed lighting.
No 9 has residents’ disc parking, and outside to the rear there is a cobblelockpaved garden with raised railway sleeper beds. Double doors lead to a lane at the side of the house, and there is a storage shed. The house is set just off the North Circular Road and Dorset Street, and all amenities are within a very short walk or commute.
Workwise there are many employers in the area including The Mater Hospital, the Dublin Institute of Technology, as well as the legal quarter and the International Financial Services Centre. Sports-wise there are a choice of venues with a range of events including Croke Park. Not alone does nearby Phibsboro offer a lively shopping centre but it is also home to Dalymount Park, one time headquarters of Irish soccer.
For those who recognise the advantages of commuting against the main traffic flows, this location has a range of advantages. When the new Metro is built, the city centre will prove even more attractive.
No 9 is located just beside the Mater Hospital and its proposed Metro North stop on Leo Street. It is also close to within a short stroll of Drumcondra and Phibsoro, and there is a wide choice of colleges and schools in the area.