The incredible transformation of a Drumcondra home in less than a year

The incredible transformation of a Drumcondra home in less than a year

We’ve all marvelled at the work that takes place on shows such as Room to Improve and Grand Designs and wished we could own a home like the ones featured in the popular TV shows.

Well, now you can.

11 Barron Place in Drumcondra has just come back on the market via Sherry FitzGerald having sold last May for €280,000.

The buyers decided to gut the property and renovate it and what a job they’ve done, as our pictures show.

The front of the property before and after

They changed the multi-paned windows to the front to large single panes of glass to add privacy. They also insulated the exterior, now painted a deep green, to bring the BER of this mid-terraced house up from an F to a D1 rating.

The living room of the property before and after

According to an article on the property in The Irish Times: “At least five layers of wallpaper and flooring were peeled away, a brick fireplace was replaced with a wood-burning stove and gas-fired central heating was installed.

The kitchen of the property before and after

“The ground floor was opened up and floored with a timber-look laminate, while a marble-effect laminate on kitchen counters was sourced from The Panelling Centre. Encaustic cement tiles bought online from Mosaic del Sur make for a very smart splashback. The same tiles form the hearth underneath the stove. The back wall is now entirely of glass and overlooks a north-facing back garden laid out as a gravel, stepped space.”

A bedroom in the property before and after

Other changes with regard to furniture and lighting have completely transformed this home.

The bathroom of the property before and after

11 Barron Place is open for viewing this Saturday from 11am to 11.30am with full details available here.

The back garden of the property before and after

There are 6 comments for this article
  1. SA Cody at 10:45 am

    The multi paned / single pane privacy comment stuck out in my reading too! It is seriously overpriced for “marble effect” laminated workbench. I don’t mean to sound mean but the description of the works done works against the house!

  2. Shirley at 11:42 am

    a fab transformation on this small house – love what the owners have done here!!

  3. Trish at 8:40 pm

    Tell me, how can changing from multi-paned to large single windows add privacy? Baffled

  4. Bernard OReilly at 1:21 pm

    Spot on John.

  5. John Doe at 12:18 pm

    5000 Euro per square metre, for a house in that condition (last May), was already ridiculous. Now it’s priced at 7000 Euro/sqm, which is beyond absurd. It’s possible to get far better houses in most of Europe, in bigger cities with a much higher standard of life. I pity the fools, here.

    • Bren at 7:32 am

      E/Sq.M is a good way to see how we compare with other places. That renovation doesn’t appeal to me in any way and I wouldn’t be expecting a rush of fools with money….tho’ I could be wrong…IT IS IRELAND 😉

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