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
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.
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