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The reception room to the front of the house features the original period fireplace and is interconnected to the formal dining room

The reception room to the front of the house features the original period fireplace and is interconnected to the formal dining room

53 Hollybrook Road exterior

53 Hollybrook Road exterior

The 700 square feet extension features an open-plan kitchen/living/breakfast room

The 700 square feet extension features an open-plan kitchen/living/breakfast room

Stylish Shaker-style kitchen

Stylish Shaker-style kitchen

The dining room

The dining room

Study

Study

Hallway

Hallway

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The reception room to the front of the house features the original period fireplace and is interconnected to the formal dining room

Back around the dawn of the 20th century, newly-built houses springing up on Hollybrook Road in the north Dublin suburb of Clontarf were designed to present the very picture of middle-class prosperity.

Over a century later, the street's houses retain their good looks on the outside, but behind the uniform façades, some of these period homes have been feeling their age.


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