Mature seclusion by the park

Four-bed detached house beside Phoenix Park has plenty of light and great views

 

The houses in Chesterfield are so close to the Phoenix Park that an adventurous deer recently found her way to the green space in front of 3 Chesterfield View. (She was rescued by the OPW.)

Number 3, which is in a secluded spot to the rear of the development, has matured nicely and makes the most of its location; it has wide views as far as Dunsink Observatory. Tall evergreens add to the privacy and the aforementioned green space gives a sense of openness to the front.

The Chesterfield houses were built in 1991-1992 and the vendors of number 3, who have lived there for 16 years, are moving to accommodate the needs of their growing teenage children. But not far: the area has much to offer in family terms and they will remain in Castleknock.

Detached, with a redbrick finish to the front, number 3 has four bedrooms (the main en suite), two reception rooms and open plan kitchen/living/dining space over a floor area of 174sq m (1873sq ft). For sale by private treaty through Sherry FitzGerald, it has an asking price of €895,000. The neighbouring number 2, with a different lay-out and not quite as large, recently sold for €865,000.

Extension

The vendors have added a bright 37.2sq m (400sq ft) extension to the rear, doubling the size of the kitchen/dining area. The floors, as elsewhere on the ground floor, are of cherrywood, co-ordinating with kitchen fittings in the same wood. The result, given the cherrywood’s rosy maturing, is a warm space filled with light from three Velux windows and a wall of window over the rear patio and garden. The dining area has a pellet wood-burning stove with limestone surround.

A gas fire in the front-facing sitting room has an attractive black and cream art deco-style limestone surround. This room also has a wide bay window and double doors with decorative glass panels leading to the dining area. On the ground floor there is also a playroom/den, with lots of cubed shelving and a large front window. There is a utility room to the side of the house.

The bedrooms and a family bathroom newly tiled in shades of grey are off the first floor landing. All of the bedrooms have built-in wardrobes, and the main, front-facing bedroom has an en suite shower. The rear bedrooms have wide views of the old Phoenix Park racecourse, wintry fields and Dunsink Observatory.

The rear patio and garden have high walls and hedging, a decking area, planted beds and lawn.

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