The green, green grass of home
These spacious Dublin properties have one thing in common – large, beautifully maintained gardens
Number 120 Silchester Park is an ordinary enough house on the outside but has a 22m-long south-facing back garden that has obviously been a labour of love for the green-fingered owners who have lived in the house since 1979. It’s also ideal to kick a ball around.
At the moment it is laid out in lawn with flower beds and boarders and is a riot of phlox, fatsia japonica, a plant with leaves like outstretched hands, and fisherman’s rod, a florally decorative hanging plant that once draped itself over the pond. The pond has since moved location and is now raised and set at the edge of the rear patio where it is netted to keep out the local heron population.
The four-bedroom house, built by Jennings in 1953, measures 168sq m (1,800sq ft) and was renovated six years ago when the owners installed a new country style kitchen and boiler. The property is asking €695,000 through agents Lisney.
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The drawingroom interconnects to the formal diningroom and on into the sunroom, where 18 months ago the owners installed new windows and doors. Situated just off the kitchen and overlooking the garden it is the room they spend the most time in.There is beech flooring throughout.
There are four bedrooms on the first floor. The master bedroom has a shower en suite.
The house also has a substantial garage and side garden that is 4.5m (14ft) wide, which offers extra scope for extension, or storage space to house a trailer or boat.
Silchester Park’s playing fields, to which every resident gets a key, is just over the back wall and where the community organises an annual sports day. On the green out front they hold Halloween get-togethers that include a competition for the best-carved pumpkin.
The house has a D1 BER rating and off-street parking for two cars.