A riverside retreat at Mantua for €1.2m
Mantua, Templeogue €1.2m
The view from the front of 'Mantua' may be less than ideal, as the house overlooks the coursing traffic on Templeogue Road in Dublin 6W - but the view from the back should atone for that.
Mantua's landscaped garden backs on to the River Dodder, and you can look south over a profusion of trees as far as the Dublin mountains.
Owned by an architect, Mantua is a modern detached house of 3,089 sq ft, with three reception rooms and five bedrooms, two of which have balconies to take advantage of the view.
The ground floor has all the living areas, including the hand-painted kitchen with cashmere quartz counter tops and island unit.
The lounge has a brick fireplace with a gas fire, and there's also a living room at the back, linked to the kitchen, with a vaulted ceiling and French doors to the back garden.
Stairs in the kitchen lead up to a three-room studio, which has its own entrance. There's a spiral staircase in the entrance hall, providing an alternative route to the shower room and three bedrooms on the first floor.
Above that, on the second floor, are another shower room and two large bedrooms, including the master bedroom, which has an ensuite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe, and a balcony facing towards the mountains.
There's a small garden at the front, and the back garden has a patio and decking, raised flowerbeds and shrubs, and a manageable lawn.
Also on the grounds are a detached garage with remote-control door, and an outside toilet.
Junction 11 of the M50 is about three minutes' drive down Templeogue Road.
Mantua is for sale with DNG in Terenure (01) 490 90000 with an asking price of €1,200,000.