Landscaped haven in Terenure for €975,000

This roomy family home has recently been upgraded to walk-in condition and has a large, very private, east-facing back garden with a number of specimen trees and equipped with wall-mounted heating


Number 96 Rathfarnham Road is fine-sized house with 1930s proportions. It has original leaded glass panels in the porch door that leads into the interconnecting reception rooms. These have slide-back doors, simple coving and matching La Martine fireplaces that were installed when the property was completely refurbished in 2004 by the current owners.

The house was rewired, replumbed and the owners added period style uPVC windows by Wright Window Systems that have stained glass panels. The front room has a lovely bay window. French doors open from the diningroom at the back out to a sandstone patio.

To the right of the hall is a roomy guest toilet incorporating a hot press and the space under the stairs. It opens into the garage where you’ll also find the utility room.

The white gloss kitchen has stone worktops and Neff kitchen appliances that are included in the sale as is the Amana American style fridge freezer along with carpets, blinds and curtains.

The house measures 199sq m (2,150sq ft) and is asking €975,000 through Lisney.

French doors open into the east-facing, landscaped garden that is around 22m (75ft) long. It is completely private has an Indian sandstone patio to the rear and there are wall mounted patio heaters to help keep Irish summer evening chills at bay. At the back of the garden is another dining area that the owners use in summertime. There is a rear side passage that leads into the garage.

The garden is one of the property’s key features and has numerous specimen trees including a Japanese maple.

A fine mahogany-railed staircase covered in a custom-made carpet leads upstairs to the four bedrooms. There is a large single to the front, big enough for a queen-size bed and a good-sized double with built-in storage that enjoys the bay window. The master bedroom is to the rear. It has an en suite bathroom and built-in wardrobes. The fourth bedroom, also a double, is used by the owners as a home office. It overlooks the garden and has acres of shelving and storage.

The property is situated a stone’s throw from Terenure crossroads, facing the intersection for Rathdown Park. There is off-street parking to the front for several cars.

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