‘Ripped apart’ and re­designed

The Irish Times - Thursday - Property - - The Market - ROSE DOYLE

De­scrip­tion: Re­designed ter­race house with three bed­rooms, liv­ing/din­ingroom, re­cep­tion room, kitchen, front and rear gar­dens. Agent: Vin­cent Fin­negan. Dunedin Ter­race faces Dunedin Park, a swathe of green with play­ing fields, walks and a five minute short-cut to Monkstown Vil­lage in south Co Dublin. The ter­race is part of Monkstown Farm, an older, coun­cil de­vel­op­ment of solid houses with good gar­dens.

Fac­ing the park Dunedin Ter­race has one of the best out­looks on Monkstown Farm and pro­vides light and a feel­ing of open­ness to the in­te­rior of num­ber 26, for sale through agent Vin­cent Fin­negan.

The ven­dors bought this house 18 months ago, when they paid ¤307,000 for a house in woe­ful con­di­tion. They ripped it apart be­fore re­design­ing and re­mak­ing it as a bright, con­tem­po­rary home. The kitchen is new, so are the floors and, as the ven­dor says, “all of the un­seen stuff like in­su­lated walls and at­tic, the dou­ble glazed win­dows and new heat­ing sys­tem”.

They “re­ally en­joyed” re­mak­ing the house, so much so that they are sell­ing to em­bark on an­other house project.

The floor space, mea­sur­ing 78sq m (839sq ft), has two bed­rooms, a liv­ing/din­ingroom with kitchen off it, a sit­tin­groom, fam­ily shower room and sep­a­rate toi­let.

The en­trance lobby has been given a lively aes­thetic, with floor tiles from Best Tile, Waterford. Sim­i­lar “Moroc­can En­caus­tic” tiles have been put to use in the first-floor shower room and on a step to the rear gar­den.

A glass door lead­ing from the liv­ing/din­ingroom to the rear gar­den cre­ates the clever il­lu­sion of an out­door room. The floor here, and in two of the bed­rooms, is a wood lam­i­nate in a pale grey­ish colour; the walls and shelving are white.

The kitchen has two wind o ws over­look­ing the south-fac­ing rear gar­den (where there is enough space for a fu­ture ex­ten­sion) and a hard­wood break­fast counter with in­te­grated cook­ing hob.

A small front room to the right of the lobby would make a nice study/den. It has dark, wood lam­i­nate floor and a win­dow over Dunedin Park.

Two of the bed­rooms are to the front. The larger has mush­room-coloured walls, car­peted floor and deep, built-in wardrobes. The sec­ond has a wood lam­i­nate floor and darker beige walls. The third bed­room is to the rear. An im­pres­sive shower room is or­nately tiled in blue and white. The toi­let, also tiled, is sep­a­rate.

There is at­tic stor­age and a cov­ered side en­trance.

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