On the market: 43 Gordon Street, Ringsend
IF €380,000 seems high for a two-bedroom cottage in Ringsend, consider that modern apartments in the adjoining area of this size are fetching well over €400,000. At 43 Gordon Street you get your own entrance and no stiff annual management fees. Meantime, the area is a hotbed of international IT with Facebook, Google and others based locally.
If you ever wondered what to do with one of the tiny Victorian and Edwardian artisan cottages which regularly housed families of 10 and more back when they were built, this house will provide you with inspiration. Upgraded and totally overhauled two years ago with the help of a resourceful architect, the limited space has been absolutely maximised with a clean cut but cheeky style.
A Kube kitchen, oak floors, cleverly placed skylighting and a bright colour scheme have turned this into a living space which belies its origins. There's even a small private garden which is rare among artisans which have been overhauled.
The accommodation is set over three levels with an open-plan kitchen, living and dining room with floor to ceiling glass overlooking the garden. The master bedroom upstairs has a shower room ensuiite and there is a second guest bedroom. There's also a storage room at this level. There's travertine marble and demist mirrors in the bathroom.
The house with its bright yellow front door is tucked away on a quiet road between South Lott's Road and Barrow Street. Restaurants here include Juniors and the Chop House. The city centre is within walking distance and you're close to the Grand Canal DART station, the Bord Gais Theatre on Grand Canal Dock while Aviva Stadium, Herbert Park and Sandymount Strand are all within easy reach. Unlike a lot of homes of its age, this one comes with a B3 BER rating.
And if you fancy a flutter, the Shelbourne Park dog track is also close by.
The agent is Sherry FitzGerald (01-2376300).