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20 Iveleary Road, Gaeltacht Park, Whitehall, Dublin 9
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This 1930’s terraced property comes to the market in the sought after area of Gaeltacht Park in Dublin’s North Side suburb of Whitehall. Iveleary Road is a mature and settled tree lined road, which claims a wonderfully convenient location only c. 5km from Dublin City Centre. The property has some lovely features and the general condition is very good throughout, however updating is required to include the kitchen, bathroom and décor in general.
The 50ft South-West facing rear garden is in need of attention and presents an exciting opportunity for garden lovers and perhaps those wanting a safe outdoor family space. It could also be an exciting feature for project lovers looking for the opportunity to extend and create a more contemporary larger living space.
The property holds a wonderfully rich and interesting history and has remained in the same family since it was bought by the first owner; Margaret Bourke (née Kearney) in the early 1930s. Margaret was a member of Dublin’s famous Bourke theatrical family and owner of P J Bourke’s Theatrical Costumiers of Dame Street. Margaret’s Brother was Peadar Kearney, author of the National Anthem and her nephew was famous Irish poet and writer, Brendan Behan, both who regularly visited the property. The property has remained in the family ever since and was the hub of numerous script rehearsals and thespian gatherings.
Original features remain intact throughout the house, including the front door with its stained glass window and side panels, ornate geometric floor tiles at the covered recessed entrance canopy and original decorative stained glass panels in the front sitting room window. All the original floors, doors and door handles remain, as do the original fireplaces which feature in the sitting room, dining room and two of the bedrooms.
Gaeltacht Park itself started development in 1924 solely for Irish speakers, hence the name. It was then extended to the housing needs of members of Public Services like the Post Office and Civil Service and many Civil Servants from Irish speaking areas of Ireland settled here. In present day it has become a desirable address, not surprisingly with its excellent location close to many local amenities and services. Dublin Airport, DCU, Beaumont Hospital, the Mater Hospital, Drumcondra Village and access to the M50 & M1 motorways are all close by. Local schools, Church, St. Patrick's College, Maryfield College and local shops, bars, restaurants & cafes are all within walking distance and the area is well serviced by Dublin Bus. Drumcondra train station is also a short walk.
To arrange a viewing and for further details, contact Selling Agents; Paul Tobin Estates on 01 902 0092.
Rough cut stone / half red brick façade
Original features still in tact
Large 50ft South-West facing garden
Neat front garden edged with wrought iron railings & pedestrian gate
Original floors recently sanded & varnished
Original fireplaces in sitting room, dining room & two bedrooms
Original doors & handles
Original front door
Gas fired central heating
Double glazed windows
Sitting room & dining room with original interconnecting doors
Hallway (4.60 x 1.00 x 1.81) (wider entrance lobby area) - Original floor boards, understairs storage cupboard currently housing the fridge / freezer.
Sitting room (4.30 x 3.82) – Original interconnecting doors to dining room, bay window, open fire, radiator, picture rail, double glazed white uPVC windows with original ornate glass inserts, original flooring sanded & varnished just recently.
Dining room (3.31 x 3.82) - Radiator, picture rail, window to the rear, original tiled fireplace.
Kitchen (1.78 x 2.33) - Galley kitchen, original floor tiles under lino yet to be exposed, base & overhead units, shelving.
Stairs / Landing (2.67 x 0.987) - Attic access, return on stairs, carpet.
Bathroom (2.23 x 2.16) - Attic access, free standing cast iron bath, tiled floor, partially tiled walls, wash basin, WC, Triton T90 shower over bath, 2 windows (window over toilet is an original sash window), original obscured glass panel door.
Bedroom 1 (3.47 x 3.01) - Positioned next to the bathroom facing onto the rear SW orientation, cupboard in room with gas boiler, carpet, fireplace, radiator, wallpaper, double & single sockets, centre light pendant.
Bedroom 2 (4.44 x 3.35) - Front double with bay window, fireplace, carpet, 3 window bay, radiator, TV point, ceiling centre light pendant.
Bedroom 3 (2.28 x 2.5) – Single room, original timber floor exposed, over stairs cupboard.
- Gas fired central heating