Space and shelter in the Glen for €850,000
This smart five-bedroom detached house is close to Dún Laoghaire with a private, low-maintenance rear garden
The Glen is a small development of 10 houses built in 1989 by Willow Park Construction in the grounds of Glengara School.
Situated off the Lower Glenageary Road, near the Eden Road intersection, the redbrick exteriors of these homes belie their size inside.
Number 2 is a fine house with a lovely flow to its layout. To the left of the hall is a room that is now used as a home office but used to be the children’s playroom.
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To the right is a smart square-shaped sittingroom that faces the front of the house. It has a limestone fireplace with a fitted gas fire. Double doors lead through to a large open-plan space the width of the house that comprises a sitting-cum-diningroom and kitchen. A freestanding statement fireplace by Rocal divides the sittingroom from the dining area.
The kitchen has Shaker-style units with polished black granite countertops. A breakfast bar divides it from the dining area. There are solid beech floors by Junckers throughout the ground floor.
Bi-fold doors lead from the diningroom out to the southeasterly garden which has been designed by Formality in a way that makes it really feel like an outdoor room.
A cedar deck draws the eye to a sunken area so sheltered that the owners keep their suite of outdoor furniture, complete with side tables, there all year round.
The garden isn’t overlooked and the design, while described as low-maintenance, does not feel bare. Rather it is almost lush. You can smell fresh lavender before you see it, and there are numerous specimen trees adding texture. These include an olive tree, a maple and a palm tree that is original to the house.
The property measures 215sq m (2,314sq ft) and is asking €850,000 though agents Sherry FitzGerald.
On the first floor there are four bedrooms, two of which overlook the back garden and have sea views. The original master bedroom is to the front of the house and has a good-sized en-suite bathroom. There’s a nice sized family bathroom with a jacuzzi bath, a Hansgrohe showeand a large window streaming light in.
The owners have chosen the bedroom on the second floor for their use, where they enjoy sea views through the Velux roof lights. There is under-the-eve storage in the shower en suite.
The house has two side entrances and off-street parking for up to three cars.