The front garden in this restored mid-terrace in Dublin 3 is planted with bamboo
16 Annesley Place €310k
Annesley Place in Dublin's North Strand must have been a malodorous and unhealthy place back in the 19th century.
At the northern end of the street, along the southern bank of the Tolka River, is a large area of land now occupied by Poplar Row Flats. But on the first-edition Ordnance Survey map (1837) is shown a huge Vitriol Works on the site, producing sulphuric acid. The second-edition (1907) map shows this was later supplanted by something possibly even more noxious - a Chemical Manure Works.
Happily the inhabitants of Annesley had an easy way to desensitise themselves. At the opposite end of Annesley Place, where the street meets the North Strand Road, was a Victorian gin palace.
Number 16 Annesley Place is a mid-terrace house near the North Strand Road end, close to the latter-day 'gin palace' that is the Annesley House pub.
It's 905 sq ft in what is essentially a two-up-two-down arrangement. It's had a recent refurbishment but there are still period features such as high ceilings with plaster coving and original fireplaces.
The ground floor has two reception rooms. At the front is a bay-windowed living room with a marble fireplace, and behind it is a dining room with its fireplace blocked up.
From there you reach the fitted kitchen, with cabinets painted in duck-egg blue. A door leads out to a tidy courtyard garden out the back, facing west, paved with sandstone and lined with flowerbeds.
There are two bedrooms upstairs, both with original floorboards and cast-iron fireplaces, and also on the first floor is a shower room.
There's a small railed front garden too, again paved in sandstone and planted with bamboo. Parking is on the street, with a permit.
The agent is DNG Fairview (01) 833 1802 and the asking price is €310,000.