Dartry delight in mint condition for €2.55m

A smart extension has turned this property into a spacious five-bed with attic office

  • Address: 15 Richview Park, Dublin 6
  • Price: € 2,550,000
  • Agent: Sherry FitzGerald
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Number 15 Richview Park in Dartry – a quiet, tucked away cul-de-sac near the better known Temple Road – was probably a fairly standard four-bed, two-reception-room detached property with a garage to the side when it was built in the 1950s.

It has changed greatly since then under its present owners, who have lived here for nearly 30 years and are now downsizing. They undertook a significant renovation programme around 2000 when the house was extended to the side and rear, bringing it to 351sq m (3,778sq ft) including a converted attic.

That work added an extra bedroom with a dressing room and en-suite over the garage, a larger family bathroom as well as a bright eat-in kitchen, family room and utility room. Extending up to the attic added a home office. New owners will be hard pressed to think of anything to change or additional work to do.

The kitchen is fitted with a traditional-style painted timber model from Design House Dalkey. It has a large, stone-topped island unit and a glossy black Aga and while it is nearly 20 years old, its design and quality has stood the test of time, something that can’t always be said of fitted kitchens.

Off the entrance hall to the left are the original good-sized reception rooms but the real heart of this home and the place where buyers – typically a growing family – will spend most of their time, is in the light-filled, contemporary eat-in kitchen and family room to the rear.

Suburban houses of this vintage tend to have a landing with a window throwing light down into the stairwell as well as a welcoming entrance hallway with a good cloakroom and guest toilet – features that help to give this house a great sense of space. When the house was built, like many upmarket homes of its era, it had a tiny room off the hall specifically for the telephone – so users could chat privately on this new-fangled apparatus – now it’s used as a cloakroom with plenty of custom-built storage.

The five bedrooms are doubles of varying sizes. The original master bedroom is to the rear with an en suite and its own terrace.

The back garden is mature and attractively laid out – a gardener maintains it – and to the front there’s a double garage as well as parking for a couple of cars.

Sherry FitzGerald is handling the sale of 15 Richview Park, asking €2.55 million.