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 Irish Times - Thursday - Property - - The Market - FRANCES O’ROURKE

‘‘ 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.

Deep sky­light

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.

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