Best of mod­ern and old worlds in hid­den Dartry cul-de-sac

This five-bed has an open plan ex­ten­sion to the rear cre­at­ing an ideal fam­ily home in Dublin 6

The Irish Times - Thursday - Property - - Property The Market - BER­NICE HAR­RI­SON

De­scrip­tion: Five bed semide­tached Ed­war­dian Agent: Sherry FitzGer­ald St Kevin’s Park, a quiet and leafy cul-de-sac in Dartry is lined with fine two-storey pe­riod prop­er­ties in sub­tly dif­fer­ent styles.

They are mostly bay win­dowed, tall and roomy red­bricks, built in the early decades of the 20th cen­tury, and num­ber 4, which is new to the mar­ket, looks from the out­side like a solid Dublin 6 Vic­to­rian but was in fact built slightly later in 1905.

In­side, the lay­out is tra­di­tional with two in­ter­con­nect­ing re­cep­tion rooms, a kitchen to the rear and five bed­rooms spread over two floors above. Sev­eral fea­tures, some orig­i­nal, some from the more re­cent ma­jor ren­o­va­tion, make it stand out.

The re­cep­tion rooms off the bright, wide hall are strik­ingly lovely with their orig­i­nal, highly dec­o­ra­tive, moulded plas­ter ceil­ings – a fea­ture in sev­eral houses on this road. There are two bay win­dows here, one to the front, and one in the rear re­cep­tion set in the gable wall and in­set with French win­dows open­ing to the side of the house.

Two-sided stove

To the rear is the prop­erty’s more mod­ern, ex­tended area – a smart semi-open plan space fea­tur­ing ex­ten­sive floor-to­ceil­ing glazing and home to the kitchen, din­ing area and fam­ily room. The space is par­tially di­vided, with a two-sided stove heat­ing the fam­ily room on one side of the wall, and the din­ing area on the other. There’s a large fully fit­ted out util­ity

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