Town­house be­side the Luas

The Irish Times - Thursday - Property - - New Homes - 925,000 ALANNA GAL­LAGHER

De­scrip­tion: A four-bed mid-ter­race, three-storey, house with pri­vate pedes­trian ac­cess to the Luas stop Agent: Lis­ney Mount Saint Anne’s is a large, nicely ma­tur­ing devel­op­ment just be­hind the SS Colum­banus and Gall church on Mill­town Road.

The es­tate, which was de­signed by ar­chi­tects O’Ma­hony Pike, and built in 2001 by Park De­vel­op­ments, fea­tures blocks of apart­ments as well as du­plexes and town­houses. There are green spa­ces and wa­ter fea­tures in a scheme that also boasts a pri­vate, pedes­trian ac­cess to the Mill­town Luas Green Line.

Num­ber eight is a three-storey mid-ter­race town­house in a row of sim­i­lar-sized prop­er­ties at the far end of the es­tate that runs par­al­lel to the Luas track.

The well-laid out house has aged very well. It had been rent- ed and it has been staged and re­freshed for sale by House & Gar­den Fur­nish­ings. The front door opens into a square-shaped hall with good stor­age, as well as a sep­a­rate hot­press and a guest toi­let.

The ground-floor rooms all in­ter­con­nect, start­ing with a small sit­tin­groom to the front that over­looks the prop­erty’s car park­ing space.

The opening be­tween it and the din­ing room has clev­erly-en­gi­neered pocket doors, the kind that slide back flush to the wall.

The din­ing area has glazed doors opening out to the gar­den and t hi s room l e ads through to a two-tone kitchen of cherry wood and vanilla.

This is the space that view­ers may feel needs up­grad­ing be­cause its dark floor and dual-coloured kitchen presses feel dated – and kitchens age a home more than any other room.

The dé­cor re­fresh in­cludes a bor­dered run­ner on the stairs. The stairs lead to the best room in the house – a dual as­pect lounge on the first floor that fea­tures a glazed area to the front with built-in seat­ing.

It’s a lovely idea as this area feels like the nat­u­ral place to put a for­mal din­ing ta­ble, and in­cor­po­rate the ban­quette seat­ing for din­ers.

As it has a west­erly as­pect it could be­come a sec­ond lounge area within the room.

The house mea­sures 159sq m (1,722sq ft). Its foot­print at ground level is less than that of the other two floors and this is most ev­i­dent in the lounge.

Two of its four bed­rooms are en suite.

One is lo­cated on the first floor and the sec­ond is sit­u­ated di­rectly above it on the sec­ond floor, where there are three bed­rooms.

The other two share an in­ter­nal fam­ily bath­room that has some nat­u­ral light cour­tesy of a light-well but not a huge amount.

The house has a small rear. An­nual ser­vice charges are about ¤1,115.

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