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9 IONA DRIVE (with Attic Conversion), Glasnevin, Dublin 9 D09H7K8


6 Bed Detached House 230 m² / 2476 ft² For Sale E1


KELLY BRADSHAW DALTON are proud to announce 9 Iona Drive, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 to the market.

An opportunity as exciting as this rarely arises within an area of such renowned distinction. Simply beautiful, this elegant, detached Alexander Strain built Edwardian home, comes to the market steeped in rich history and showcases a wonderful exterior and exciting interior synonymous with homes of this era.

Built in the early 1900s, Alexander Strain’s own father Robert Strain, who was himself a builder, was the first to occupy No.9! One of the largest properties on the prestigious Iona Drive, the stunning symmetrical, double fronted red-brick property with brand new fully replaced roof, deep bay windows and granite sills, lintels, and plinth, give the viewer a hint of what lies behind the front door, and what a treat it is.

On arrival to the property, one will note the original hand-crafted iron mongered gates and railings, there is a large garage to the side, and a beautiful part lawn and paved front garden that leads you to the arched front door with decorative sand brick detailing. Crossing the threshold, you will simply be bowled over by the high ceilings with cornicing and centre rose. A beautiful chandelier delicately hangs in the entrance hall which sets the tone throughout and paired with the stunning original stained-glass door, allowing colourful natural light to play across Edwardian geometric floor tiles, that are still in place and in exceptionally good condition.

Every room seems to boast what has become known as a typical “Strain detailing” stained glass, encaustic tiles, fine feature fireplaces in many rooms and appealing proportions throughout are just some of the many reasons that anyone who views will fall in love with.

From the entrance hall to both your left and right are two wonderfully grand reception rooms. Each room adorned with dominating deep bay windows, marble fireplace as the focal point, high ceilings and centre rose. These truly are fantastic rooms, that will impress guests while entertaining or to simply enjoy with family and friends. Recently painted and new carpeting fitted, the rooms are well presented. To the rear of the property is the formal dining room that overlooks the walled garden to the rear. The formal dining room is located next to the kitchen, which has been fully fitted, with shaker style units, tiled flooring and tile splash back, a great space for busy families. There is also a utility area off the kitchen, and access to the rear garden. Completing the ground level is a guest W.C.

No.9 features the original banisters that ribbon upwards through the winding staircase and as you arrive on the first floor return you are greeted by two double bedrooms and two full bathrooms, each room freshly painted, with new carpet flooring and fully fitted bathroom.
To the first floor, there are two stunning master suites. Each suite refined and stylishly presented. Both rooms again boast deep bay windows, stunning marble fireplace with tile insert and have each been fitted with modern fully tiled en-suite bathrooms. It would be hard to decide which sophisticated room would be master suite.

The second floor again features two bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom and original iron fireplace.
Just when you thought this decorous home couldn’t offer anymore, there is a third floor, with two double rooms, each double bed perched on an elevated area to allow a view of the surrounding area and both fitted with newly fitted en-suite bathrooms.
There are six large double bedrooms in total, plus two double rooms in the attic, each rivaling the next and all but two featuring newly installed modern en-suite bathrooms.

Outside to the rear garden and set on a generous plot of land reflecting the prestigious surrounds of one of the most sought-after locations in Dublin, the wide 25 meters long east facing rear walled garden is a delight. A sun trap for the morning sunshine, you will find a large patio area and well-maintained lawn. The garden backs onto St Columba’s school, ideal for the little ones, and Columba’s Church, creating a private oasis that is not overlooked, the ideal spot for al fresco dining, entertaining outdoors, or watching the little ones play on the ample garden green.

This 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. Alexander Strain Built and home of Robert Strain.


Retaining many original features
Extensively updated throughout
Six new en-suite bathrooms finished to a high standard with heated towel racks
Brand new fully replaced roof
Deep bay windows
Windows conservated or replaced where necessary
New boiler, new plumbing and radiators
Newly Plumbed with new boiler (compressor)
Rewired, new electrics
Fully installed and addressable fire alarm system
Wifi wiring (CABELING CATFIVE) newly installed, router
Wired for cable tv (new ports)
Large garage to the side

BER Details


Room Details

Entrance Hall - 6.64m x 2.11m
Original Edwardian floor tiles Original stained glass door High ceilings Cornicing & Centre Rose

Formal Living Room - 5.83m x 4.16m
Stunning bay window Original marble fireplace with iron and tile insert High ceilings Cornicing & Centre Rose Chandelier

Family Room - 5.65m x 4.04m
Large bay window Original marble fireplace with iron and tile insert High ceilings Cornicing & Centre Rose Chandelier

Dining Room - 3.68m x 4.1m
Original hardwood flooring Views of the rear garden

Ground Floor Hallway to rear - 2.02m x 3.14m
Original Edwardian floor tiles Original stained glass windows Access to rear garden

Kitchen - 4.05m x 3.83m
Fully fitted Tiled flooring Utility area ( 3.80 x 1.31)

Guest W.C - 1.88m x 2.6m

First Floor Return Landing - 2.32m x 1.11m
Beautiful original banisters & stair Internal landing to bedroom one (1.32 x 1.15)

Bedroom One - Double - 2.34m x 3.78m
Ensuite bathroom 2.43 x 1.52 Carpet flooring Views of rear garden

Bedroom Two - Double - 2.34m x 3.78m
Ensuite bathroom 2.43 x 1.52 Original fireplace

First Floor Return Bathroom - 2.07m x 2.13m

First Floor Landing - 2.54m x 1.94m

Master Bedroom Three - 5.56m x 4.04m
Large bay window Original marble fireplace with iron and tile insert High ceilings Cornicing & Centre Rose Chandelier Ensuite bathroom

Master Ensuite - 2.64m x 1.94m
Fully tiled Shower Hand basin W.C

Bedroom Four - 5.56m x 3.94m
Large bay window Original marble fireplace with iron and tile insert High ceilings Cornicing & Centre Rose Chandelier

Bedroom Four - Ensuite - 1.9m x 2.64m
Fully tiled Shower Hand basin W.C

Bedroom Five - Double - 3.85m x 3.81m
Original fireplace Views to rear En-suite bathroom (1.77 x 0.97)

Bedroom Six - Double - 3.85m x 3.81m

Second Floor Landing - 1.31m x 2.27m
Carpet flooring

Mezzanine Attic - Bedroom - 3.99m x 4.68m
En-suite bathroom (1.99 x 2.10)

Mezzanine Attic - Bedroom - 3.99m x 4.24m