Family home with secluded gardens in Foxrock for €1.495m

Beechwood is a two-storey, four-bed detached house on Gordon Avenue, off Westminister Road, on 0.46 of an acre

Thu, Oct 3, 2013, 09:34


Beechwood is a large detached property set on secluded gardens (0.46 acre approx.). Built circa 1926, Beechwood is a low-lying property on Gordon Avenue, off Westminister Road, just minutes from the N11 and its busy bus corridors.

The two-storey detached house has a warm red tiled roof and the ambiance extends inside where the original footprint of the house has been extended to a sizeable 245sq m (2,637sq ft).

The house is asking €1.495 million through agents Beirne Wise.

Off the large and rambling hall is a study painted a Georgian baize green. Adjacent to it is the drawing room, a fawn-coloured space with a smart original fireplace and it has been extended to almost double its original length. The original and new windows are swagged with mauve drapes. A bay window to the rear overlooks the garden.

A sitting room has a small hatch that looks into the hall and leads through to a conservatory where the boys of the house have installed a full-size snooker table.


Traditional
The conservatory has a tinted glass roof and some of the nicest garden views in the entire house.

A door leads through to the kitchen from both the sitting room and conservatory. The kitchen is painted a shade of mauve that drinks the light. There is a matching oak cabinetry in the kitchen and breakfast room. Next to it is a sizeable utility room.

There is a formal dining room to the front of the house that doesn’t overlook the garden, a shame if you like to entertain. It would make a good den for teenagers.

The décor in the house is quite traditional and won’t suit more contemporary tastes but the house has lovely period features.

Reconfiguration of the warren-like layout of some of the rooms downstairs would really open the house up to its best feature, the enormous lawned garden. It has a south by southwest aspect and high hedging on all three sides that makes it completely private. It is crying out for more attention and has mature trees to add interest.

Upstairs there are four bedrooms. The two original bedrooms have pitched roofs and storage under the eaves. At the end of the landing is a large hot- press and separate storage cupboard. The master bedroom overlooks the garden and has a shower en suite bathroom.

The house also has a detached garage that, subject to planning, could be converted to make a very fine home office or indeed mews house.

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