Gar­den heaven in Tem­pleogue

The Irish Times - Thursday - Property - - Property The Market - ROSE DOYLE ¤1.5m

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.

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