Two bright homes in Harold’s Cross

Both have been renovated and upscaled from three-beds to four-beds by extending into the garage show the potential of these types of property


From the outside, 20 Clareville Road, in Harold’s Cross, for sale through Sherry FitzGerald, looks like any other three-bedroom semi-detached home on the road. It has bay windows in the living room, off-street parking for two or three cars, and a combined redbrick and pebbledash front.

Upon closer inspection, it is revealed as a four-bedroom house; the garage, to the right of the hall door, has been converted with en suite showerroom.

The interior has been modernised while maintaining and respecting original features such as polished wooden floors in the hall and dining room, and the original coving in the hall.

Inside the house, which is for sale at €475,000, there are interconnecting reception rooms to the left.

There is a living room with a bay window and the dining room has double doors opening on to a rear patio set up for al fresco dining. The garden beyond has a lawn, beds and a raised deck.

The kitchen, in an extension, is bright and airy, with a Velux window in the roof and timber floors.

The centre of the house is something of a conundrum – a large square space has three doors off it: one to the front hall, another to the kitchen and a third leading to a large bathroom with bath, shower, toilet and basin.

It is described as a “study” but its eventual use will surely be down to the imagination of future occupants, who may wish to use the available walls for shelves or a sideboard.

Upstairs there are three bedrooms, two double and one single. The latter has in-built hanging space behind the door, making great use of an above-stairs area.

A fully tiled family bathroom has a bath, shower, toilet and basin.

The house is bright and airy - thanks in no small part to a recent coat of sparkling white paint, but largely down to the bay and Velux windows throughout and that smart extension to the rear, which allows the sunlight to flood in through the ground floor.

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