Saturday 19 October 2019

Guinness is good for you in Corrib Road with extension likely on tap

153 Corrib Road, Terenure, D6W €450k

No 153 Corrib Road has a more charming interior than its modest façade would suggest
No 153 Corrib Road has a more charming interior than its modest façade would suggest
The façade of no 153 Corrib Road

From the 1870s onwards, Guinness famously built homes for their employees. In 1947, the Dublin company surveyed its workers and found both its married and single men suffered difficulty getting housing.

Single men who wanted to get married were being discouraged from doing so because of accommodation shortages in the city. Following the survey, Guinness bought a 22-acre site in Terenure from Dublin Corporation at cost price and then constructed 238 houses, including 192 houses on Corrib Road.

Today, Guinness homes that come on the market in the south Dublin suburb are popular amongst private purchasers. No doubt that will also prove the case for 153 Corrib Road, a mid-terraced house in walk-in condition on the tree-lined road.

No 153 has a more charming interior than its modest cream façade with red-brick detail would suggest. A small porch leads to a wide entrance hallway with doors to a living room, where there is a cast-iron fireplace, wood flooring, and sliding glazed doors that open onto the patio and back garden.

At No 153, the kitchen/diner is fitted with modern units and wood flooring, and has a further glass door to the patio. Also on the ground floor is a fully tiled bathroom and a separate guest WC. Upstairs are three carpeted double bedrooms, two of which come with built-in wardrobes.

Outside, there is a 55ft-long south-east facing garden that acts as a suntrap. The garden, which is laid in a lawn and is fully landscaped, can also be accessed from a slim gated side passage to the front.

The back garden comes with a block-built shed that has been fitted with power points and is plumbed for a washing machine and a gas boiler. However, because of the size of the garden, there is potential to extend the home significantly, subject to planning permission.

153 Corrib Road is for sale for €450,000 with DNG Terenure (01) 490 9000.

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