Extended and refurbished in Booterstown

Bright four-bedroom property in south Co Dublin is good to go at €845,000

Number 76 Trimleston Gardens with its bright cream façade stands out from its neighbours, most of which have pebble-dashed or slightly faded exteriors. The current owners gave the house a facelift and added an extension to the rear to include a larger kitchen and breakfast room.

To the front of the 137sq m (1,475sq ft) property, a wall between the reception rooms was removed to open up a large formal living-cum-dining room. The original pine flooring has been sanded and polished, which in conjunction with the butter cream palette throughout creates an English country cottage vibe.

The addition of plantation shutters to the front of the property not only adds privacy but also echoes the pale cream wood and glass doors throughout.

The previous owners converted the garage, which is now used as a familyroom, and added a bedroom upstairs. The current owners changed the window in the familyroom to a bay to give better symmetry from the exterior.


The kitchen and breakfast room both have wooden ceiling windows which allow lots of light through. The breakfast room, used for informal dining, leads to a paved dining area in the garden through French windows and is perfect for al fresco dining.

Low-maintenance garden

A kidney-shaped low-maintenance garden faces west and the shed is completely covered with trellis which in summer months is awash with flowers. New owners will have no shortage of bay leaves as the garden has four large trees nestled in front of a wall of bamboo.

Upstairs there are four bedrooms, three of which are a good size and a smaller one used as a nursery.

The major selling point of number 76 is the lovely balance between light and warm interiors which help to create a period feel beyond its 1940s origins.

The property is available through estate agent Beirne & Wise with an asking price of €845,000.