Owners Jennifer and Paul have put a lot of work into 57 Templeville Drive in the decade they’ve lived there. Years of what Jennifer calls “chipping away” have added marble fireplaces and Peruvian walnut flooring, a new and extended kitchen, a garage converted into a playroom, an attic that’s become a bedroom and a rear garden with a granite patio, a barbecue of hand-cut Donegal quartz, fruit trees and an elegant Silver Birch.
They have also added to their family. “We had two children when we moved in, now we have five so the house is kind of bulging,” Jennifer says. “We need more space and are moving round the corner. We don’t want to leave Templeogue, it’s a great place to live.”
Built in 1958, number 57 now has five bedrooms, open living/familyroom, kitchen/diningroom, playroom, large utility and family bathroom in a floor area of 204sq m (2,200sq ft). Agent Sherry FitzGerald is seeking €825,000 for what is a house in walk-in condition.
Decorative floor tiles of Devon stone in the entrance hallway make an immediate and lively statement. The bright, kitchen/dining room is L-shaped, the dining area reaching in a curve of bay window over the garden. Worktops and a central kitchen isle are of polished granite, a Range Master sits into a tiled niche, fittings are bespoke and extensive and colours everywhere are cream. A utilityroom, made larger by extending into the garage, is also L-shaped.
Two original reception rooms have been opened into one, given dark, Peruvian walnut flooring and a couple of gas-fires set in white marble fireplaces. Double glass doors lead to the kitchen/diningroom. The playroom has a large front-facing window and built-in storage.
The stairs divide and lead to a double, first-floor landing with bedrooms on either side. All have fitted wardrobes, the main has an en suite shower room. Another set of stairs leads to the attic conversion/bedroom. Also en suite, with separate shower and toilet, this has a built-in desk and storage. A tarmacadam front garden allows parking for several cars.