Garden heaven in Templeogue
Description: Large, detached late 1930s house on approx .65acre. Agent: DNG Behind high walls on busy Templeogue Road, with a thriving mature garden giving a nicely green mood to its detached status, Corrybeg House is a comfortable, and comfortably lived-in, family home.
The vendors, who have lived there since 1989, say the garden “is why we bought the house” and that their nearly 30 years in Corrybeg House have been good ones. Family reared, they are now downsizing. Cheeverstown House sits to one side of Corrybeg House, while a Victoria Homes development is going up on the other side.
The vendors bought the property for IR£118,500 in 1989. Regarding the coveted gardens, the vendor explains, “we wanted them to be traditional, so brought in garden designer Damien Keane, who did a lovely, hard landscape.”
Rectangle-shaped, the garden has high evergreens, a venerable cherry tree, ivy, bamboo, lavender and hydrangea. There is also a patio and garden shed.The vendors have radically renovated and extended on four occasions over their years in residence. They began with a “total strip and refurbish” soon after buying, adding a main bedroom suite, utility and storage areas in l997. In 2003 they enlarged the kitch- en and installed Poggenpohl fittings and, in 2011, improved the insulation throughout and had interior designer Denise O’Connor advise on a new colour scheme.
Corrybeg House now has a 315sq m (3,400sq ft approx) floor area with five bedrooms (three en suite), three reception rooms , kitchen/breakfastroom and large utility area, with bootroom and sports storage. A separate garage measures 30sq ft (323sq ft). Agent DNG is seeking ¤1.5 million.
The large storage/utility area has doors to both garden and garage and could with ease convert to a home office or separate apartment. A small TV room at this end of the house overlooks the garden, as does the diningroom. The kitchen/breakfastroom also has garden views, as well as a centre island with dark blue polished stone top.
An outer porch leads to a good-sized reception hallway, where the floor is ceramic tiled. French doors lead from the oak-floored livingroom to the patio and garden.
The main, en-suite bedroom has three large windows over the garden and a feature mezzanine. Reached via a spiral staircase, this has a railed balcony and could make an office or reading area. All of the bedrooms are bright and have garden views. The landing is large enough to create a quiet reading area.