4 small but beautifully finished homes in Dublin 8 for less than €350,000
Don’t let the cute façades fool you – they look surprisingly big inside and have lots of great small space ideas.
We’re all guilty of having the dream peruse through the property pages – trust me, I am one of the biggest culprits. Sometimes you just need to while away 20 minutes imagining yourself in that indoor swimming pool or curled up in the reading room, or sprawled out on the super king bed of a giant principle bedroom.
But then sometimes, you want something a little more realistic, or perhaps even just some ideas for your own home. So whether you are officially on the house hunt or considering a change to your bijou abode, these small homes in Dublin 8 have all been beautifully finished and are ready to move in to or save to your inspo board.
5 Shannon Terrace, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
This home in Kilmainham has been perfectly finished to create a warm yet bright home along Shannon Terrace. That’s no easy feat either, with daylight being a particular issue for these types of homes. However, by leaving partitions open between the separate rooms, it draws the eye from front and back while not feeling lost in the space.
Above the dining area and kitchen are two skylights, carefully positioned to not disturb the two bedrooms upstairs in this 49-square-metre house.
69 The Coombe, Dublin 8
Don’t fancy doing any major works? This house in the Coombe is a great example of what you can do with a splash of paint. The 56-square-metre house hasn’t had too much done to it but it has used colour to establish designated areas in the living room, from the clean white of the office corner to the cosy navy blue of the chill out sofa.
Pink and grey give some personality to what is a relatively basic kitchen while upstairs, the two bedrooms are kept very muted to allow for relaxing sleep zones.
6 Harty Place, Portobello, Dublin 8
This home is a great example that period interiors don’t just belong in grand houses. The 42-square-metre-house really packs a punch with its split-level main room, the decor and large cast-iron fireplace not typical of what you see in a small terraced cottage like this and yet it works.
The kitchen and bathroom to the rear could use an update but it’s ready to meld into whatever kind of home you need.
23 Rialto Cottages, Rialto, Dublin 8
This one might be my favourite of the lot. I love how they used the volume of the main room to make it appear open and airy and the internal bedroom window with a plant box is genius. It’s small but nicely formed and positively brimming with personality without feeling overly cluttered.
Folding doors to the dining room don’t take up too much space while in the kitchen a window in the back door and above it, alongside a glass shelf, means it is maximising storage while still allowing light to penetrate through.
17 Meath Place, Dublin 8
I had planned on doing just four houses but then this beauty (slightly out of budget at €395,000) popped up and just couldn’t resist including it. Not any bigger than the others at 56 square metres, it’s a great example of what can be done with a small home.
Using the long and narrow plot to its advantage, a corridor connects the two bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen/living areas, all of which as lit by overhead skylights. At the end, the communal space is bright and light, with generous French doors opening onto a small courtyard.
The key here is, the owners have clearly worked with the site and embraced its quirks while introducing their own interior design style. And it really works!
Check out the full house tours of each below.