Four-bed with garden and room to grow

Thu, Jan 24, 2013, 00:00

Terenure, Dublin 6W €650,000:Number 30 Fortfield Park is a fine-size four-bedroom semi-detached house that needs gentle modernisation.

The post-war bay-fronted house comprises two interconnecting reception rooms, a bay-windowed lounge to the front that has ceiling coving, a centre rose and picture rail with fold-back glazed doors that lead into the formal dining room. Both rooms have stained timber floors and matching cast-iron fireplaces. Sliding patio doors open from the dining room directly into the back garden.

There is a single-storey pitched extension that was converted by the present owners from its original garage use into a study with a shower off it.

The kitchen hasn’t been extended and has a utility room off it. The fact that there has been no rear extension or attic conversion means there is room to expand the already spacious 157sq m (1,700sq ft) house and upgrade it to your personal requirements.

Upstairs on the first floor is the family bathroom. Three of the four bedrooms are doubles. The fourth is a large single.

The walled westerly-facing garden is more than 22m (75ft) long so there is plenty of room to annex part of it to build a large open-plan kitchen/living/diningroom.

The house has an E2 rated BER which means that even if the next owner doesn’t want to expand, they might want to spend money improving its insulation levels to better manage ever-increasing heating bills.

Several similar-style houses on this street have sold in the past two years. According to the Residential Property Price Register, number 36 sold for €550,000 in March 2011 and number 33 sold in June 2012 for €592,000. Neither property had its garageconverted.

The property is situated in the heart of Dublin 6W with Terenure College, Our Ladys School, Templeogue College, Presentation College and St Pius the 10th National School all within easy walking distance.

30 Fortfield Park, Terenure, Dublin 6w

Description: A four-bedroom semi-detached red brick with a westerly facing back garden in Terenure

Agent: DNG