Art Deco style in Clonskeagh €975,000
Four-bed house recently refurbished with attractive garden
The current owners, Gillian and Bill McCarthy, purchased the house in 2002 and undertook a large renovation and extension of the property in 2008, which has seen its size increase from 121sq m to 189sq m (1,300 to 2,034sq ft). They added a new kitchen, master bedroom and garage and completely changed the interior layout to allow a more fluid movement to their home, overseen by architectural firm Mc Donnell & Dixon.
The new layout resulted in a large open plan L-shaped ground floor with an existing sliding door allowing a section of the area to be closed off for privacy, if required.
The contemporary interior has been sympathetically refurbished in keeping with the era of the property and features a calm neutral palette.
The old pine floors have been sanded and given a walnut stain which marries well with the furniture throughout.
The kitchen with polished porcelain tiles has a picture window framing the rear garden, and even though it has been catering to the McCarthy family for six years, it still feels new.
Off the hallway is the downstairs toilet and access to a new garage which could, if new owners’ wish, be transformed into a further reception or playroom.
Upstairs via an imposing Art Deco window complete with striped beading, is a new master bedroom and a dressing room. Three further tastefully decorated bedrooms, two of which share an en suite, and the family bathroom are on this floor.
A utility room is also cleverly situated on this floor, which makes far better sense than having the utility downstairs resulting in the endless lugging of linen back and forth.
The attic, during renovations was extended to full width with ceiling height, and for new owners, if 189sq m (2,034sq ft) of living space is not enough, this area could make a playroom/office or a fifth bedroom.
The rear garden has a circular sunken patio, the centre of which would make a great fire pit, and has apple trees as do all the neighbours, evidence that these 18 houses were built on the site of an old orchard.
Houses rarely come to the market in this cul de sac, with its great location, superb refurbishment and that strategically placed utility, Number 18 is sure to attract interest and is for sale through estate agent Beirne & Wise with an asking price of €975,000.