Supersized detached five-bed in Dún Laoghaire for €1.2m

This 1990s house off Rochestown Avenue was doubled in size in a major makeover

  • Address: 6 Grangewood Court Dun Laoghaire Co Dublin
  • Price: € 1,200,000
  • Agent: Sherry FitzGerald
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A 1990s suburban house at the bottom of a cul-de-sac in Dún Laoghaire was nearly doubled in size when its owners embarked on a major makeover 10 years ago. Number 6 Grangewood Court, a detached house off Rochestown Avenue, is now a smart 334sq m (3,600sq ft) five-bed house, for sale through Sherry FitzGerald for €1.2 million.

Upstairs, five bedrooms – all doubles – open off a wide landing where there’s space for a large desk; the owners use it as a study
Upstairs, five bedrooms – all doubles – open off a wide landing where there’s space for a large desk; the owners use it as a study

The owners extended the house at the side and the back, adding a conservatory and, upstairs, a terrace off the main bedroom which overlooks the grounds of the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT), around the corner on Kill Avenue.

Two good-sized reception rooms, a drawingroom and livingroom, open off the hall to the right, while a games room on the left fits a good-sized pool table.
Two good-sized reception rooms, a drawingroom and livingroom, open off the hall to the right, while a games room on the left fits a good-sized pool table.

Plenty of space

The house has plenty of space – some of it open-plan, some separate – that would suit a big family. A polished walnut floor runs throughout most of the ground floor and there’s recessed lighting everywhere.

The front door of the house opens into a very large, bright hall with a box bay window and window seat
The front door of the house opens into a very large, bright hall with a box bay window and window seat

The front door of the house opens into a very large, bright hall with a box bay window and window seat. Two good-sized reception rooms, a drawingroom and livingroom, open off it to the right, while a games room on the left fits a good-sized pool table.

A polished walnut floor runs throughout most of the ground floor and there’s recessed lighting everywhere
A polished walnut floor runs throughout most of the ground floor and there’s recessed lighting everywhere

Double doors open from the livingroom into the conservatory and from there into the fairly open-plan rooms at the back of the house. The diningroom and kitchen/breakfastroom are bright spaces, with lots of windows and double doors opening into the back garden. The kitchen, which has cream units, a marble-topped island and countertops, a pop-up TV unit and a wine fridge, opens into a good-sized utility room.

The diningroom and kitchen/breakfastroom are bright spaces, with lots of windows and double doors opening into the back garden
The diningroom and kitchen/breakfastroom are bright spaces, with lots of windows and double doors opening into the back garden

Jacuzzi bath

Upstairs, five bedrooms – all doubles – open off a wide landing where there’s space for a large desk; the owners use it as a study. Most of the bedrooms are ensuite and the main bedroom has it all: a dressingroom area, a mostly-tiled ensuite with a Jacuzzi bath and a shower and double doors onto the outdoor terrace, with a sand-blasted glass surround.

The main bedroom has it all: a dressingroom area, a mostly-tiled en suite with a Jacuzzi bath and a shower and double doors onto the outdoor terrace
The main bedroom has it all: a dressingroom area, a mostly-tiled en suite with a Jacuzzi bath and a shower and double doors onto the outdoor terrace

The back garden is laid out mainly in lawn and has three separate patio areas.

The back garden is laid out mainly in lawn and has three separate patio areas
The back garden is laid out mainly in lawn and has three separate patio areas