DescriptionKnown as Blaquiere Bridge Schoolhouse when it was built in 1825, this striking period property served as the local Church of Ireland National School until the late 1960s when it was converted to offices before being converted to a unique residence in 2006. Deceptively spacious, the property presents as single storey from the front while in fact the accommodation is spread over three levels, the hallway, bedroom and en-suite on one level with steps leading up to the living/ dining room and a feature staircase leading down to the kitchen and shower room at garden level.
A pretty blue tiled path leads to the front door. Once inside, the property reveals itself as a very spacious period home. The hallway is laid in solid oak flooring with a light filled corridor leading to the main rooms. Off the hallway the living/ dining room is reached by a couple of steps with high vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, exposed stone wall and sash windows overlooking the gardens of Phibsborough Library. Down a set of open-tread stairs, the kitchen is fitted with a range of floor and wall units with integrated appliances, a lobby with storage leads to the shower room with w.c., wash hand basin and shower. The bedroom is a generous sized double with exposed stone wall and sash windows overlooking the Library. The en-suite comprises a w.c. and wash hand basin.
The property benefits from a south-facing front garden planted with a range of trees and shrubs affording great privacy and measuring approx. 5.5m x 3.5m.
The property will appeal to those seeking a unique home with all the charm of a 19th-century building with a modern interior combining exposed stone walls and wooden ceiling beams with the industrial feel of the exposed steel joists and steel and timber staircase.
Located right in the heart of Phibsborough Village with every possible facility, the property is almost directly across the street from the entrance to Royal Canal Park, a stunning linear park off which is Broadstone Basin, a fabulous reservoir surrounded by beautiful trees and flowers, while behind the house there is a lovely open green space off Eglington Terrace. The location is superb, being approx. 15 minutes' walk to O'Connell St., 5 mins to LUAS and 2 mins to the proposed Metro stop.
AccommodationEntrance Hallway 9.7m x 1.4m. Double doors lead to the entrance hallway with solid wooden limed oak floor. There is a full-length cupboard offering plenty of storage. The hall opens to a long corridor with exposed stone wall and five skylights allowing light to flood the space.
Living Room/ Dining Room 4.4m x 3.6m. Steps lead from the hallway to the living/ dining room, this is a fabulous space with vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, solid wooden floor, a large fitted wall unit housing book shelves and the TV, exposed stone wall and two sash windows overlooking the gardens of Phibsborough Library.
Kitchen 3.8m x 3m. Down a set of open tread steel and timber steps, the kitchen is fitted with a range of floor and wall units with appliances including double oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. The floor is tiled.
Lobby 1.1m x 0.9m. With tiled floor and large storage cupboard.
Shower Room 2m x 1.5m. Fully tiled with suite comprising w.c, wash hand basin and shower cubicle.
Bedroom 3.5m x 3.4m. Double room with fitted sliderobe, solid wooden floor, exposed stone wall and two sash windows.
En suite 1.9m x 1.8m. With w.c. and wash hand basin. Tiled floor and partly tiled walls.
FeaturesOn-street disc parking to rear of property
Recently replaced sliding sash woodgrain uPVC windows
Alarm system, intercom, mains smoke alarm
South-facing garden features reclaimed tiles, original wrought-ironmongery, mature planting and bin storage
Many original features remain including - window architraves, skirting boards, decorative barge boards, granite window sills, ornate round-headed gable windows
Previous planning permission granted for use as a café
BER DetailsBER: F
BER No: 105384671
Performance Indicator: 447.41 kWh/m2/yr
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Drumcondra on 01 837 3737