No.25 Iona Road is a magnificent, Alexander Strain built family home and is without doubt one of the most charming properties to come to the open market in recent times. Built c.1910, this home has retained many of the original features, synonymous with homes of this era whose dedication to quality is still something to aspire to today. Viewers will be impressed by the retention of many period features including original plasterwork, high ceilings with exquisite ceiling cornices, timber doors, impressive fireplaces, large windows. This large home oozes style and timeless elegance. There is huge scope for the potential buyer to update and modernise the current layout, to fully maximise and encapsulate the magnificence of this fine residence.
This property is on a generous plot of land reflecting the prestigious surrounds of one of the most sought after roads in Dublin. Upon arrival the fine red brick facade extending both to the side and rear of property. The house has a side passage and adjacent to a laneway where one can enter both the garden and separately the two storey detached garage. The detached garage to the rear has three phase electric power and has previously been used as a workshop for purposes such as welding, electrical equipment storage and carpentry. The garage has great potential for a mews or could be easily converted into a granny flat, subject to planning permission. There is parking for two cars; one car in driveway, and one in your private garage. Parking is at a premium in this area and very few properties can offer the space for two cars – a very important factor for those with young children or those who’d rather not have to park ‘nearby’ –especially after the weekly shopping trip.
On entering through the porch through to the original stained glass front door, one is immediately struck by the grandeur and character that makes this house truly unique. Off the impressive hallway there is an open-string stair case and features spectacular high ceilings. Left of 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 with marble fireplaces. The front windows feature the original stained glass and both rooms are ideal for entertaining on a grand scale and if required can be separated by the sliding doors. To the rear of this fine home is a fully fitted kitchen, yet again great space for informal or formal dining. There is a door from the kitchen space that leads out to a large lawn garden that is not overlooked.
On the first return we find a large double bedroom complete with feature fireplace. There is a fine family bathroom and a hotpress on this floor. On the first floor you will find three exceptionally large bedrooms. Viewers will be impressed by the ceiling height at this level and the feature fireplaces. It must be noted that these property types have double attic space that will easily hold a further 2 double bedrooms leaving adequate storage space.
This very fine residence is superbly located, close to a plethora of amenities including shops, schools, colleges, churches, bus services and many sporting and recreational facilities. The Botanic Gardens are just 500m from your front door and Glasnevin Cemetery and the award winning interactive museum exhibition are both within a 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 Dublin City University, Grange Gorman and Whitehall further education college. Griffith Park that extends to 7.5 Hectares is a 7 minute walk away. The Tolka River meanders through this park and during the warmer months the children can paddle in the slow flowing shallow water. In winter it has the perfect hills for snow play.
Finding a charming family home in this location with every possible amenity within striking distance is challenging but anyone who views this beautiful house will be overwhelmed by just how many boxes they can tick and the potential it has. A viewing is simply a must to appreciate everything this stunning property has to offer.
· Full red brick façade on the entire house
· Alexander Strain Built Period Home
· Original stained glass
· Side entrance & Lane entrance & access to garage
· Off street parking
· Resident and guest disk parking to front (If Required)
· Two fine interconnecting reception rooms
· Feature fireplaces and high ceilings
· Four bedrooms
· Potential to convert attic room into two or more bedrooms
· Oil fired central heating
· Detached Garage to rear with potential for home office, mews or granny flat
· Highly Regarded and sought-after address
Total floor plan: 149m2 /1,604 sqft
When travelling on the Drumcondra Road Lower towards Dublin Airport, take a left turn onto St Alphonsus' Road Lower, continue onto Iona Road and then straight through the next roundabout and No. 25 Iona Road will be on the right hand side.
Viewing times for this 4 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.
Porch - 1.75m x 0.8m
Hall - 1.82m x 7.45m
Spacious hallway with fitted carpet, stain glass hall door, picture rails, dado rails and ceiling covings.
Lounge into Bay Window - 4.32m x 3.96m
Large bright room to the front featuring a beautiful marble fireplace with tiled inset, picture rails, covings, and fitted carpet. There is a bay window with beautiful stain glass and sliding double doors lead to the dining room. Bay window 1.05m x 2.41m.
Dining - 4.2m x 3.95m
Generous dining room to the rear featuring a marble fireplace with tiled inset, picture rails, covings and fitted carpet
Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 3.42m x 7.3m
Located at the end of the hallway, the kitchen is fitted with a range of floor and wall units has a timber floor and tiled splash back. It is also plumbed for both dishwasher and washing machine. The rear garden is accessed from here.
Bedroom 1 - 3.45m x 4.12m
Double room on the return, overlooking the rear garden with cast iron fireplace and fitted carpet.
Bathroom - 2.4m x 2.06m
Fully fitted with shower, wc and whb
Hot Press - 1.45m x 0.85m
Bedroom 2 - 3.89m x 4.7m
Double room to the front with original fireplace, bay window and fitted carpet
Bedroom 3 - m x m
also a large double room to the rear overlooking the garden with cast iron fireplace, whb and fitted carpet
Bedroom 4 - 2.65m x 4.05m
Large single room to the front with fitted carpet