More than a hamlet at Elsinore

Three bed semi with period features and mature garden, renovated during the boom

Thu, Apr 25, 2013, 05:00

As three-bed semis go, Elsinore on Corrig Avenue in Dun Laoghaire is quite an imposing pebble-dash-fronted one, with a gravelled driveway and large side entrance.

Located between uppper Georges Street and Corrig Road, it really is minutes walk from downtown Dún Laoghaire while also being close to Sandycove village. It is asking €650,000 through Lisney.

When Elsinore was renovated, the owners didn’t succumb to the lure of Celtic Tiger bling. The look is simple, practical and tasteful, with creams, whites, polished floorboards and cast-iron fireplaces .

The layout, as you’d expect in a house of this era, includes two interconnecting reception rooms with attractive built-in shelves in the alcoves and black cast-iron fireplaces. The livingroom, to the front of the house, has a fine bay of windows and high ceilings which keeps the room bright and airy. Both rooms also have deep coving and picture rails and a buttercream and white colour scheme.

The kitchen-cum-breakfastroom is a very modern space, with clean lines and a colourscheme of whites and soft greys. The breakfast area has been extended to make it a decent size for a dining table. It is part-octagonal shaped with two sets of patio doors out to the back garden. The fact that it is triple aspect makes it a very bright space with nice views of the garden.

Upstairs there are three bedrooms with polished timber floors and the main bedroom is en suite. There’s also a separate family bathroom.

The front garden is a decent size with lawn bordered by a high hedge on one side and trees and shrubs on the other. There is a wide side access which gives scope for a side extension subject to planning permission and the landscaped 30ft rear garden is laid out mainly in lawn with a patio area, trees and shrubs. There’s a sheltered deck at the back of the garden to make the most of the sun.