Enjoy the country life in Foxrock dormer for €850,000

The décor needs a refresh, but what the property has is the bones of a really good family home without any need to extend

  • Address: 5 Knocksinna Park, Foxrock, D18
  • Price: € 850,000
  • Agent: Lisney
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Number 5 Knocksinna Park is just a two-minute walk to the bus stops of the N11 via a pedestrian lane but feels like it could be in the middle of the countryside thanks to the way the detached property has been sited.

The house, which was built in the 1960s, is set well back from the road, and is screened to the front by a tall hedge with mature pine trees offering privacy from the properties on the other side of the street.

The house has a smart brick porch and large windows – typical of the era throughout – flooding the rooms in light. The ground floor is divided into two zones. To the front is the living room, where an an open fire with marble inset is the focal point. The L-shaped room interconnects with the formal dining room via a set of waxed timber doors. Underfoot there are polished floorboards.

To the rear is the kitchen, a lovely rectangular room with worktops on both sides, where a racing green, solid-fuel Aga, worthy of a Jilly Cooper novel holds pride of place.

The kitchen
The kitchen

The eat-in part of the kitchen is tri-aspect, and overlooks the extensive garden, with even more light beaming in from a large roof light overhead.

Adjacent to this is a second set of interconnecting rooms; a music room leads through to a garden room that feels as if it were set in the middle of the countryside with the 29m/95ft lawned rear garden stretching out to the property’s granite boundary walls. Trees border one neighbour and a forest green steel fence the other.

The living room
The living room

While the garden is northwest facing it is big enough to get all-day sun.

The décor in the house needs a bit of a refresh, and the E2 Ber rating shows that it would benefit from insulation, new windows and sliding door upgrades, for example, but what it has is the bones of a really good family home without any major need to extend.

At 180sq m/1931sq ft the property is plenty big – at least at ground level. Upstairs there are three sizeable double bedrooms. The master spans the width of the A-framed front, and to the back is a room that is dormitory-sized and currently accommodates two double beds. It also has a further 10sq m of attic space that small kids would adore as a playroom, while older kids could use it as a study area.

The property is seeking €850,000 through selling agent Lisney.