18 Myrtle Street, Broadstone, Dublin7 € 325k
It is difficult to understand how large families were pushed into small Dublin dwellings in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. For example, consider No18 Myrtle Street.
Built in the 1890s, with a total floor area of about 400 square feet, it’s about the size of a modern studio apartment where one or two people can live relatively comfortably today.
In stark contrast, the National Archives show that in 1911 more than nine people occupied No18 Myrtle Street. Porter Patrick Leia, his wife Mary, five children, and two brother-in-law, both shoemakers. How did they all fit? Where did they cook / wash / eat / sleep? I’m crazy.
In the 1990s, the rear expansion increased the floor area to 495 square feet, but recent refurbishments have made the artisan cottage a 21st century style.
If you’re likely to be a candidate for RTÉ’s “Home of the Year,” it’s because interior designer Wesley O’Brien knows how to take advantage of every corner of the space. The house is bright and airy, with plenty of open-plan living areas, bright décor, laminated flooring, and storage space to keep your room clean.
The front door leads to the living / dining room in front of the house. This leads to a well-equipped kitchen with an integrated appliance and a double bedroom next to it. The rear extension accommodates bathrooms, lobbies and offices.
There is a small courtyard in the back and street parking is allowed in front. You don’t need a car when you live near the city.
The Mater Hospital is a 10-minute walk away and you can reach the town in jig time at the Dublinbikes Station on nearby Blessington Street. No18 Myrtle Street is priced at € 325,000 with Felicity Fox Estate Agent.