Wednesday 7 December 2016

Loiter within Tenters in Dublin 8

6 O'Curry Road €595k

Published 03/06/2016 | 02:30

At the back of this semi-detached property is a roof garden, decked and fenced for privacy.
At the back of this semi-detached property is a roof garden, decked and fenced for privacy.
The living room, with a marble fireplace, leads to the kitchen.

The Tenters, in the Liberties area of Dublin 8, reportedly takes its name from the field of tenterhooks where weavers stretched their cloth from the 17th century.

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Much of the neighbourhood was built on in the 1920s and named after literary figures - for instance Clarence Mangan Road, after James Clarence Mangan, Oscar Square after Oscar Wilde, and O'Curry Road after the Clare-born historian and folklorist Eugene O'Curry.

Sadly the best-known hostelry in the area, The Tenters pub, is long closed, but the owners of 6 O'Curry Road have tried to make up for the loss by establishing a bar in their own home.

Number 6 is a semi-detached property on a corner and it's 1,260 sq ft, with every inch of available space cleverly and stylishly accounted for.

The lounge is to the right of the entrance hall and is bullet-shaped, with a bay window at one end and a fully fitted bar at the other.On the other side of the entrance hall is a long living room, measuring 22ft by 10ft6. It has a marble fireplace and sliding doors at the back leading to the eat-in kitchen. This room is fitted out in black and white, and there's room for a breakfast bar and a small dining table, and French doors to the back yard.

Perhaps the best feature of the kitchen, though, is not visible inside it - it's above it. The kitchen is in a single-storey extension with a roof garden - fully decked and fenced for privacy.

The roof terrace is accessed from one of the four bedrooms upstairs, which is used as a study.

Another of the bedrooms has an adjoining shower room, and there's a spiral staircase on this floor leading to an attic room with an exposed brick wall.

Number 6 is for sale for €595,000 with Sherry FitzGerald Rathmines (01) 496 6066.

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