Stroll to school from Terenure semi at €1.2m
Five-bedroom home is just minutes away from neighbourhood’s top schools
- Address: 171 Fortfield Road, Terenure, D6W
- Price: € 1200000
- Agent: SherryFitzGerald
Parents of kids about to start secondary school will love number 171 Fortfield Road’s proximity to both boys and girls options for the house is situated across the road from the side entrance to Terenure College and about a three-minute walk from Our Lady’s School.
Set on one of Terenure’s best roads – one that links Kimmage Cross Roads to Templeogue Road at the edge of Bushy Park – the house is a sizeable, double-fronted, five-bedroom home with brick detailing to the front.
The Edwardian property opens into a fine roomy hall boasting narrow polished oak floorboards. This flooring is throughout its original rooms, which all radiate off the hall and have ceiling heights of about nine feet, dado rails and open fireplaces.
The formal sitting room to the front enjoys a bay window and has a decorative marble fireplace. To its rear is a den with a wooden open fireplace and glass doors leading through to an enormous, open plan kitchen. To the right of the hall is what would originally have been the garage. This was converted before the owners moved in about 14 years and has a lower ceiling height the original rooms.
To the rear of the hall is an open plan kitchen, living cum dining room room that is big and bright thanks to its large wall of glazing that overlooks the gorgeous south-west facing garden that is almost 100 feet in length and extra wide too. At its centre is a circular window that adds interest to the glazing.
At the far end of the garden is a discreet, red brick-fronted shed and barbecue area. The lawn is probably big enough to play a game of rounders on and will draw many of your sons to your home given its proximity to Terenure College – its side entrance is literally across the road.
There is a shower room and utility room off the kitchen with a side door that mud-clad rugby players can use before entering the house proper.
Upstairs, there are five bedrooms, three doubles and two singles, as well as a family bathroom.
The house measures 250sq m/2530sq ft in size and also has a Stira that takes you up to the attic from where you can see the Dublin Mountains from roof lights.
The windows in some of the rooms need an upgrade – the property has a E1 Ber rating – and the master bedroom could benefit from having an ensuite bathroom but this is a solid family home asking €1.2million through agents SherryFitzGerald.