Two Terenure Stringers for €1.2 million each

Two fine examples of the solidity and style of the renowned Dublin builder are for sale in the same neighbourhood, including this five-bedroom semi-d with room to extend


Number 63 Rathdown Park is a roomy five-bedroom family home. The property, built in 1938, opens into a good-sized hall where the ceiling height is about 2.75m (9ft). The reception rooms interconnect with the drawing room to the front, framed by a bay window.

Unusual stained glass pane doors open from the drawing room into the diningroom. They won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but the workmanship in them is superb. French doors lead out to the garden at the back.

These two rooms have matching coving on the ceilings and lovely art deco style mantelpieces; mahogany in the drawingroom and oak in the diningroom. They’re well proportioned, although the next owner may want to get rid of the vinyl concertina door that opens from the diningroom to the kitchen.

A good-sized study is situated on the other side of the hall. The kitchen is to the rear and is the room most in need of an update. It overlooks a wide garden that has a northwest orientation and several mature fruit trees including apple and pear.

The house is very wide to the side accommodating a sizeable garage, has a separate side entrance and a side door opening out from the kitchen. This part of the property faces south by south west and there is potential to extend out, subject to planning, to make the most of its orientation.

At 223sq m (2,400sq ft), the house is asking €1.2 million through agents DNG.

A smart staircase leads up to a spacious landing where there are five bedrooms. Three are doubles, and one that overlooks the garden has a small shower en suite. Of the two single bedrooms, one is quite roomy.

The bathroom and toilet are separate and need updating.

In November 2012, number 74 Rathdown Park sold for €665,000, according to the Property Price Register; number 33 sold for €1 million in June of 2011; and, in August 2010, number 5 Rathdown Drive sold for €1 million. In September 2011, number 47 Rathdown Drive sold for €590,000.

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