Major makeover in Dún Laoghaire takes terrace home to new level
Extended and comprehensively renovated at a cost of ¤300,000, this four-bedroom house close to the village features original timber floors, a high-spec kitchen and a large living area that opens out onto a two-tier patio
‘‘ The kitchen has countertops and a central island topped with cream marble
Description: Total makeover located close to Dún Laoghaire centre Agent: Vincent Finnegan A terraced house near the centre of Dún Laoghaire, bought in 2006 for ¤735,000, has been extended, rewired, re- roofed, replumbed and given a complete facelift amounting to ¤300,000. Twelve years on, the 158sq m (1,701sq ft) four-bed is for sale through agent Vincent Finnegan for ¤825,000.
Number 26 Mulgrave Street has now been staged for sale by Fit Out Interiors and is in walk-in condition. Built in 1939, it wasn’t a big house, but the very bright, modern extension at the back has opened it up.
Original timber floors have been stripped and polished and the whole house has been paint- ed in neutral shades.
There are double doors into a sittingroom on the right of the front hall: this has an open fireplace with a sandstone surround, and a bay window with new double-glazed timber sash windows.
A wide arch further down the hall opens – past a good-sized understairs toilet – into the bright open-plan dining/kitchen/living area.
The timber-floored diningroom, in what was the original part of the house, steps down into a large, bright space with a pale-tiled floor.
The kitchen has countertops and a central island topped with cream marble, smart timber units and a utility room off it. A wide, deep skylight over the large livingroom throws light into the space with its feature wall with blue textured wallpaper. Floor-to-ceiling windows and doors open into a good-sized, two-tier sandstone-tiled back garden.
The stairs and landing upstairs are painted white, and bedrooms have polished timber floors. A single bedroom with fitted wardrobes over- looks the back, and another small single at the front is prettily fitted out as a nursery. The other two bedrooms are modest-sized doubles with fitted wardrobes. One has an original cast-iron fireplace, the other an original tiled fireplace. The family bathroom has pale mosai c- t i l ed walls and a deep brown-tiled floor.
Number 26 is near the corner with Cross Street, and a very short walk to the centre of Dún Laoghaire’s main street. There is residents’ permit parking on the very busy Mulgrave Street.