1 Foster Place North, North Strand, Dublin 3 €325,000
From the outside, No1 Foster Place North looks like a tiny house, a shabby cottage with a single window by the front door on a small cul-de-sac off Charleville Avenue.
In 1911, dating back more than a century, this was the home of John Sheahan, a constable with the Dublin Metropolitan Police, his wife Annie and their three children.
It’s unlikely the Sheahans ever imagined what their townhouse would look like today. No1 has been recently refurbished by its current owners and now features a thoroughly modern interior
The front door opens into a bright living room with laminate flooring, an original fireplace and a staircase at the far end of the room.
Beyond is a kitchen diner with shaker style floor to ceiling built in cupboards, integrated appliances, tiled floor, recessed lighting and a door leading to a small enclosed courtyard.
The bathroom is at the rear and upstairs are two double bedrooms on two levels. With a footprint of 624 square feet, the new layout makes the most of every inch of space.
Foster Place North is part of Ballybough, derived from Irish An Baile Bocht (the poor town).
But in one of the most popular parts of north downtown, there’s nothing poor about this thriving center today.
On the contrary, North Strand is a magnet for young professionals, not least because of its proximity to numerous downtown amenities and reasonable prices for a downtown location.
It is within walking distance to Croke Park, IFSC, Eastpoint Business Park and trendy restaurants such as Cloud Café and Italian restaurant Da Mimmo on nearby North Strand Road.
Connolly Station is a short walk away whilst Fairview Park and Clontarf Beach are also within easy reach.
No1 Foster Place North is for sale for €325,000 from Kelly Bradshaw Dalton: (01) 804 0500.
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