Perfect fit-out for a family for €1.35m in Rathfarnham
Five-bedroom builder’s home shows all the signs of attention to detail, from its open-plan design and bespoke doors and staircase to bright en-suite shower rooms and above-standard insulation
Number 11 Riverside Drive, a five-bedroom detached property, is owned by Paul Mason of Paul Mason Construction who built nearby Crannagh Way, a small development of split-level detached homes.
The new build was constructed in 2008 on the site of an old bungalow and is well finished throughout. The ground floor is mostly open plan with a good-sized stone floored hall off which there is a bright home office and interconnecting reception rooms.
The living room is to the front of the house and has a French-style stone fireplace from Buckley’s Fireplaces. Fold-back oak doors lead through to the dining room. Both rooms have walnut flooring.
The large kitchen-living-diningroom to the rear is the width of the house and overlooks the south by southwest garden.
The living area has a pitched roof, a feature wall and a roof light to brighten up the space. Sliding doors open from both the dining and living areas out to the garden.
The detached house measures 320sq m (3,450sq ft) and is asking €1.35 million through agents DNG.
The oak doors fitted throughout and the stairs were made by Daingean Joinery.
On the first floor there are four bedrooms, all of decent size. Three have en- suite shower rooms with their own windows. The family bathroom has a Jacuzzi bath and a bidet.
The master bedroom is on the second floor. Its dormer windows look south across the tree tops at Castle Golf Club to Three Rock and the Dublin Mountains. It has a roomy bathroom that enjoys similar views.
There is underfloor heating on the ground and first floors. The property has a central vacuuming system and a solar panel on the roof. Mason used 150mm of insulation in the walls and roof, instead of the standard 100mm required, yielding a B3 BER rating for the house.
The garden is 21m (70ft) long. It is home to a concrete-built garden shed at the rear and another wooden shed with a greenhouse.
There are several other properties for sale on the same street.
Number 25, a five-bedroom, semi-detached house of 171sq m (1,850sq ft) is asking €700,000 through Macarthy Auctioneers. It has a 36m (120ft) long back garden. Number 39 is a four-bedroom semi, measures 167 sq m (1,800sq ft) with a 21m (70ft) west-facing garden, and is asking €695,000 through agents DNG.
In January, number 23 Riverside Drive, a six-bed semi-detached house of 213sq m (2,300 sq ft) with a 30m (100ft) long south-facing rear garden, sold for €650,000 through Sherry FitzGerald.