Handsome redbrick Glasnevin home from master builder Strain

Refurbished, three-bedroom, turn-of-the-century residence built by the renowned developer comes on the market at €1.2 million

58 Iona Road: Strain-built homes were characterised by their generous proportions

Often described as a master builder, the name Alexander Strain is synonymous with the much sought-after, turn-of-the-century redbrick homes in parts of Drumcondra and Glasnevin in north Dublin.

It’s striking to think that the impressive houses along sections of Iona Road in Glasnevin, for example, were the result of the young builder from Armagh’s first go at building. It was there that he embarked on an ambitious stock of spacious properties representative of the developer’s ...