Modern Dartry five-bed with optimised interior for €1.195m

Reimagined layout gives family-friendly space in a quiet, convenient cul-de-sac

15 Sunbury Park, Dartry, Dublin 6
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Address: 15 Sunbury Park Dartry Dublin 6
Price: €1,195,000
Agent: DNG
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Built by O’Malley Construction in the late 1990s, Sunbury Park is a small enclave just off Dartry Road in Dublin 6.

The current owners of Number 15 purchased their home in 2017 for €895,000, according to the Property Price Register. “At the time, the dining space was an internal room with no windows, so we really wanted to change that,” say the owners.

The couple engaged architectural and interiors firm Optimise Design to come up with a solution that suited the family’s needs and to provide a better layout. Now the area has a large open-plan space that would previously have been occupied by three distinct areas; dining, kitchen and an ancillary storage area. “It was a huge job and we had to move out for three months while the works took place, but we were delighted with the way it turned out. We had thought it would be our forever home, but we are moving to be closer to family members.”

In 2020, the couple undertook further works in their 178sq m (1,916sq ft) home. “We had a ridiculously large [main] suite that occupied the entire top floor, so decided to split it and now we still have a fine-sized [main] bedroom and a second double.” This now gives the house five bedrooms in total.

Front livingroom

The owners also set about improving the Ber rating, which was a C2 at the time. With the addition of insulation, along with passive windows to the rear that allow solar gain from the southfacing rear, and a new energy-efficient Viessmann combi-boiler, the works brought the Ber to a B3. The house still retains an open fireplace in the formal living room that lies to the front of the bay-windowed redbrick property.

The kitchen, with on-trend copper touches, is now the heart of this three-storey house, and has Neff, Bosch and Siemens appliances centred on a large quartz-topped island. The house also benefits from side access to the south-facing 7m (23 ft) long rear garden which has a composite deck for outdoor entertaining.

Located about 2½ miles from St Stephen’s Green, the property is 10 minutes’ walk from the Milltown Luas stop, and has an abundance of schools, parks and amenities in the area. The owners will miss the “way the house feels tucked away” despite being located near a busy road with everything you could need on the doorstep, and will also miss “the lovely neighbours”.

Main bedroom suite
En suite bathroom

Number 15 Sunbury Park, which is in turnkey condition, is now on the market though DNG seeking €1.195 million. As it happens some neighbours are selling too. Next door, Number 16, a four-bedroom house with 181sq m, is listed at €995,000, while Number 17, a five-bedroom house with 225sq m, has been listed sale agreed; it was seeking €1.27 million through Hunters.

Elizabeth Birdthistle

Elizabeth Birdthistle

Elizabeth Birdthistle, a contributor to The Irish Times, writes about property, fine arts, antiques and collectables