Two-bed Redbrick Dublin 4 for €480,000 – The Irish Times

Address: 77 Gordon Street, Ringsend, Dublin 4

Price: €480,000

Agent: Owen Reilly

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For someone looking for a trendy, energy-efficient home close to the action at Grand Canal Dock, Beggar’s Bush, and Ballsbridge, this two-bedroom red-brick patio might just do the trick. A 25 minute walk from Dublin city center and a stone’s throw from many major employers, such as Airbnb, Google, Meta, JP Morgan and HSBC, you could easily live without a car at 77 Gordon Street, with the Dart at Grand Canal Dock available to take you further.

Looking at this property from across the road, you can see old Dublin meet new, with the terrace, dating back to the 1880s, set against the backdrop of the all-glass facade of the apartments in the regenerated Gasworks building. The street itself is quiet and stepping into the all-white interior of the ground floor open-plan living/kitchen/dining area brings a sense of calm, providing distance from the hustle and bustle of city life.

This space is long and appears more spacious thanks to the clever introduction of two red steel beams which divide the space and add character. The living room window overlooks the street at the front of the property, with built-in shutters for added privacy. The window sill is extended by a floating white shelf; there are also built-in shelves either side of the fireplace mantel which were added by the current owners to optimize floor space.

The exposed red brick of the fireplace mantle brings warmth to the room by reflecting the facade of the building and in connection with the red beams. The wall in the center of the room, as you walk into the kitchen/dining room, is also exposed brick, above which the owner has added a giant mirror in a clever design technique to enhance the feeling of space .

This property underwent a full refurbishment under a previous owner in 2004. The current owners moved in in 2020, paying €435,000 according to the property price register, and have made some changes since. They had the kitchen cabinet doors replaced; light gray units blend into the white subway tile backsplash, while under the sink is a matte black hue.

The room has enough space for a dining table and the owners’ six seats suit the space well. The dining room opens onto a south-facing paved courtyard through French windows, which can accommodate two chairs. There is also a shed outside which houses the washing machine, keeping it well out of sight. Although there is an apartment building to the rear of the far wall, the property is not overlooked.

The stairs to the first floor have been improved by the owners, who have added a glass effect banister frame, so as not to visually detract from the ground floor space. Upstairs, the master bedroom is on the right, facing Gordon Street. It fits a king-size bed and has an exposed brick fireplace mantle with a chimney that appears to be a repainted cast iron original. As on the ground floor, all the walls are painted white, a theme which continues in the second bedroom – a good sized single bedroom – at the back of the house. The main bathroom with a large shower completes the upstairs, which has light wood effect floors throughout. There is street parking permit available.

The strong point of this house is its ease of heating, explains the owner, thanks to its B3 Ber classification. Its location is also a huge plus, and owners usually walk to nearby pubs and restaurants to socialize. Chilli, the resident French Bulldog, will be missed by his canine companions in South Dock Street Park, when he moves to a larger home in the area with his owners, but he will get over it. This two-bedroom terrace, spanning 50m² (538sqft), is on the market via Owen Reilly, looking for €480,000.

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