DescriptionKELLY BRADSHAW DALTON are delighted to bring 1 Gartan Avenue, off Iona Road, to the open market. This truly magnificent, Alexander Strain built family home has been completely stripped back to bare brick work, where extensive renovations to exacting standard have taken over a year to complete, with stunning results.
It is immediately evident that the current owners have undergone a painstaking refurbishment programme, to meticulously restore and retain almost all of the original features, synonymous with homes of this era whose dedication to quality is still something to aspire to today. Many period features remain intact and include original plasterwork, high ceilings with exquisite ceiling cornices, timber doors, woodwork, coving, impressive fireplaces, large windows where the original colour glass has been reconditioned and reinstated. Rarely if ever, does a house Built c.1900 be listed as a C1 energy rating. Insulation has played a major factor with cosy boarding all external walls and ceilings. All internal walls and ceilings include rock wool and plaster board as does the stairwell from top to bottom.
This property is on a generous plot of land reflecting the prestigious surrounds of one of the most sought after locations in Dublin. Gartan Avenue is situated just off Iona Road and is a very quiet private road and plenty of parking. Upon arrival, the fine full red brick facade is adorned by a beautiful railed garden. There is also a side access which leads into a very private walled west facing rear garden, a huge asset to any family home.
On entering through the porch, there is a beautiful mosaic of tiles giving anyone who views it that sense of character and charm that waits in store. Through the original stained glass front door leads into a grand space which captures the original stair case with spindles and spectacular high ceilings with magnificent ceiling light creating a classic sense of grandeur and charm.
To the right off the entrance hall are two formal reception rooms linked by sliding double doors - a bay-windowed lounge at the front and a dining room behind it, both featuring magnificent original marble fireplaces. All windows have been replaced throughout. The front and rear window features the original stained glass that has been included and both rooms are ideal for entertaining on a grand scale and if required can be separated by the sliding doors. The vendor insulated the underside of these original wooden floors and has sanded and varnished to an incredible standard and must be seen to be appreciated.
To the rear of this fine home is a magnificent kitchen space with wooden floors. This space has been left as a blank canvas allowing the new lucky owner to put their kitchen of choice in and choose appliances to suit their needs. There is a door from the kitchen space that leads into a downstairs utility room and a bathroom with a walk in shower. There is a large lawned west facing garden that is not overlooked. Seldom does a garden in this area come to the market that is completely private yet the hustle and bustle of city life is not far away.
Upstairs on the return we find a large double bedroom with original polished wooden floors that have been recently varnished and a beautiful window overlooking the private west facing garden. There is a fine family bathroom on this level that has been completely remodeled and newly tiled.
On the first floor you will find two exceptionally large bedrooms and a third large single room. Viewers will be impressed by the ceiling height at this level and yet again the beautiful original newly varnished floor boards. Completing the internal accommodation to the next floor is an original formal staircase leading to a really quiet bedroom space with en-suite, capturing the beautiful view of St Columba’s Church. At this level, renovations include earth wool insulation and hardboard insulation in the roof space. All Renovations including insulation, rewiring, re-plumbing, etc have taken a full year to complete. The house has also been re roofed and re pointed in recent years.
This very fine residence is superbly located, close to a plethora of amenities including shops, schools, colleges, churches, bus services, railway and many sporting and recreational facilities. The Botanic Gardens , Glasnevin Cemetery and the award winning Interactive Museum Exhibition are all within walking distance. For the sports enthusiast, Na Fianna GAA Club is on your doorstep. Easy access is enjoyed to the city centre, IFSC, East Point Business Park, Dublin Airport, Port Tunnel, DCU, Whitehall College of Further Education and the M1 and M50. The Bon Secours & The Mater Hospital are all within easy reach of this superb property. There are a host of excellent well established schools within walking distance and major colleges such as Trinity College, Dublin City University, Grange Gorman and Whitehall Further Education College. Griffith Park that extends to 7.5 Hectares is within striking distance and the Tolka River meanders through this park.
Finding a newly renovated house that has been completely cleared back to brick and wood work, rewired, re-plumbed, significant insulating brining the BER energy rating up to an impressive C1 rating, and new windows to allow for today’s modern comforts but while retaining the original features can be hard to find. A viewing is simply a must to appreciate everything this stunning home as to offer.
RoomsFront Living Room - 4.567m x 4.374m
Bay window, polished hard wood flooring, feature marble fire place, high ceilings and connecting sliding doors to rear living room.
Back Living Room - 4.233m x 3.784m
Over looking the picturesque west facing rear garden.Polished hard wood flooring, high ceilings and feature marble fire place.
Kitchen/Dining Room - 9.141m x 3.272m
This space has been left a blank canvas with herring bow flooring, a WC and direct access to the rear garden.
Bedroom One - 4.762m x 4.109m
Double bedroom with polished hard wood flooring and bay window.
Bedroom Two - 2.362m x 2.901m
Double bedroom with polished hard wood flooring.
Bedroom Three - 3.643m x 4.243m
Double bedroom with polished had wood flooring.
Bedroom Four - 3.245m x 4.618m
Single bedroom with polished hard wood flooring.
Bathroom - 2.806m x 2.983m
Tiled flooring, bath tub and stand alone shower.
Bedroom Five - 4.146m x 3.665m
Polished hard wood flooring with WC.
FeaturesAlexander Strain Built
Retaining Many Original Features
Bay Windowed Home
West Facing Rear Garden
Rewired And Newly Plumbed
C1 Energy Rating.
DirectionsWhen travelling on the Drumcondra Road Lower towards Dublin Airport, take a left turn onto St Alphonsus' Road Lower, continue onto Iona Road and then turn left onto Gartan Avenue and No. 1 will be on your right hand side clearly marked by a Kelly Bradshaw Dalton sign.
Viewing DetailsViewing times for this 5 bedroom property can be found in the On View section of MyHome.ie and Daft.ie.
Please email us or phone Kelly Bradshaw Dalton on 01 8040 500 to be included on our list for viewings or to make alternative arrangements by appointment.