Take four: homes with kitchen extensions
A choice of four properties available to buy which boast kitchen extensions.
Mulberry House, Woodbine Park
€925k Vincent Finnegan (01) 298 4695
You'd never be stuck for provisions at Mulberry House in Blackrock, Co Dublin as it's right next door to a convenience shop and post office. Built in the 1950s, it's been brought up to 2,056 sq ft with an extension at the back that consists of a big skylit kitchen with folding doors to a sunroom, as well as a wet room. The ground floor also has a sitting room, dining room and a living room. There are four bedrooms upstairs, with a bathroom and toilet. Even with the extension, the back garden still measures 85ft by 33ft.
39 Aideen Drive, Terenure, D6W
€595k Sherry FitzGerald Terenure (01) 490 7433
It may look like a tiny bungalow from the outside but 39 Aideen Drive is a sizeable house, with 1,044 sq ft stretching a long way back from the front elevation. It also has a 300 sq ft studio at the end of the garden, with one main skylit room and a shower room. The house itself has two bedrooms, one with French doors opening to an inner courtyard. The living room is at the front and out the back is a kitchen and family room measuring over 25ft by 20ft, with a glazed wall opening to the garden. Upstairs are two attic rooms.
29 South Ave, Mount Merrion
€795k Beirne & Wise (01) 668 2268
The owners of 29 South Avenue were in luck when it came to building their extension. Even after putting up a roomy kitchen and dining room out the back, the garden is still 100ft. It has a large patio, a lawn and a big old oak tree, and there's still room for an office, utility room and shed at the end of it. The house has four first-floor bedrooms, one is big enough to add an en-suite. Downstairs there's a living room and family room, plus the kitchen and dining room. There's also an adjoining garage. Total floor area is 1,851 sq ft.
37 Harold’s Cross Road, D6W
€398k DNG Terenure (01) 490 9000
Number 37 Harold's Cross Road is a little over 200 metres from the Grand Canal, so you can walk to St Stephen's Green in about 25 minutes. It's a two-storey, two-bedroom terraced house that's been extended to 807 sq ft with the addition of a bright and pretty kitchen and dining room out the back, with a gas stove in one corner, skylights and huge French doors to the garden. There's also a living room with a fireplace, and two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor. The back garden has a lawn and raised a deck.