Sunny semi in Mill­town for ¤1.15m

The Irish Times - Thursday - Property - - Property The Market - GEMMA TIP­TON 1,150,000

De­scrip­tion: Four bed­room semi-de­tached fam­ily af­fair with bright kitchen area Agent: DNG It was the light that first at­tracted Fiona Doody to the 1930s semi, con­ve­niently lo­cated in this pop­u­lar part of Dublin 6.

“That’s what struck me the first time we came to view. When you’re work­ing and you come home, to have sun in the evening makes it spe­cial,” she says.

Num­ber 103 Ram­leh Park was close to its orig­i­nal con­di­tion so the fam­ily em­barked on a ma­jor project, adding a large kitchen/liv­ing ex­ten­sion, which also in­cludes a new mas­ter with en suite bed­room, tak­ing the floor area to 196sq m (2,110sq ft), and the num­ber of bed­rooms to four.

This gives a house with plenty of room to work and play. The rear gar­den is still sub­stan­tial, with a pa­tio, lawn, and lovely ma­ture eu­ca­lyp­tus tree pre­sid­ing over it all. There’s gen­er­ous off-street park­ing at the front.

Fam­ily life

In­side, in ad­di­tion to the huge bright kitchen area, there’s a handy util­ity room and a play­room, plus a more for­mal sit­ting room whi c h opens through to a din­ing room. These are in the orig­i­nal part of the house, so you’ve lovely plas­ter­work, fire­places and nice pro­por­tions too.

Up­stairs there are the four bed­rooms: three dou­bles and a sin­gle, while the at­tic con­ver­sion gives yet more op­tions up top.

“It’s been bril­liant for fam­ily life, from the cra­dle up­wards,” Fiona says. “I was trav­el­ling a lot for work, and the air­port is only 30 min­utes away. Town is just down the road, and so are the schools, yet it’s all so peace­ful.” She’s right, it’s a lovely spot.

“It was built in 1938,” Fiona says. “My great-un­cle worked on it. He was an ap­pren­tice builder back then, though he went on to build houses all round the area. We hadn’t known that when we bought it, he came round one day and said, Yyes, I laid the bricks here’. It’s a lovely piece of his­tory, when you think about it.”

He did a good job too, as the house has a strong, solid feel, which – along­side all that lovely light – makes it a good bet for your own fam­ily’s fu­ture for­tunes.

DNG is sell­ing 103 Ram­leh Park, Mill­town, Dublin 6 ask­ing ¤1,150,000.

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