Line out for upgraded four bed in Goatstown seeking €875k

Renovated home situated in mature area that has attracted some big rugby names

  • Address: 25 Farmhill Road, Goatstown, D14
  • Price: € 875,000
  • Agent: DNG
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Farmhill Road is a well established area of Goatstown where some residents have been in situ since these fine-sized semis were first built in the early 1950s.

Some of Irish rugby’s household names have taken to the area since. Luke Fitzgerald is a neighbour and the owners of number 25 discovered the quiet suburban setting in 2003, five years before rugby star Brian O’Driscoll and actor Amy Huberman moved in around the corner to Larchfield Road.

A decade later the owners replaced the original steel windows with double glazed uPVC fenestrations and did a big renovation extending what was a three-bed with garage and 130sq m/1400sq ft of space to a four-bed house of 178sq m/1915sq ft. They insulated it fully and extended out into the garage and the garden. The property now has a B2 Ber-rating. 

Internal doors were replaced with contemporary, three-panel solid oak designs with brushed steel handles and underfoot are engineered timber boards in a rich, honey-coloured oak.

The tiled fireplace in the front room was ousted in favour of a simple limestone surround with gas insert while the dividing wall between the front room and one-time dining room is now a triple folding door that leads through to the family room, where sofas are set around a floating, wall-mounted ceramic log gas fire.

The kitchen runs the width of the property and is washed in warm south-facing light thanks to large rooflights and a wall of glass to the rear that opens out to a smart granite patio. The Kube Kitchen has Silestone countertops and there’s a decent-sized utility to the side with a separate back door, while a home office is located to the front.

Family room
Family room

The house now has four bedrooms; three are double with built-in wardrobes, the fourth is a bright single. The master overlooks the south-west facing garden and has a bright en suite.

The property is seeking €875,000 through agent DNG. The house is around the corner from an old-fashioned row of shops.

A few doors up from where Brian and Amy just vacated is 13 Larchfield Road, a three-bed house of of 100sq m/1000sq ft with converted attic and garage, in need of modernisation. The D1 Ber-rated house came to market late last year seeking €695,000 through Lynam Auctioneering and has been sale agreed at just under that figure.  

In the next few weeks the same agent is bringing two large refurbished homes at 35 and 37 Farmhill Drive, each measuring abut 250sq m/2700sq ft, completed by seasoned property flipper Stephen van den Berg. Prices will start from €1.5million.