Friday 21 October 2016

Restored wartime home in D16

Dún Chuilinn, Rathfarnham €850k

Published 10/04/2015 | 02:30

Dún Chuilinn has been upgraded, but still retains the charm of working service bells
Dún Chuilinn has been upgraded, but still retains the charm of working service bells
The open-plan kitchen, dining and family room the heart of the home

Dún Chuilinn at Cruagh Road in Rathfarnham, Dublin 16, was built during the Emergency.

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It appears that service bells were installed at the time, and they're still working, so you can ring down to the kitchen for a beetroot sandwich or whatever wartime fare takes your fancy.

It sold at auction 10 years ago for €1.15m, and was put up for auction again the following year, and withdrawn, at €1.925m. It's now on the market for less than half that, at €850,000.

In 2007, the property was refurbished, including upgrading the heating and insulation to give it a C3 energy rating. At the same time, it was extended to 2,025 sq ft.

Right of the entrance hall are two reception rooms - a TV room with an open fire, and a sitting room behind it with French doors to the garden.

Left of the entrance hall is a huge, open-plan kitchen, dining room and family room. The kitchen has handmade cabinets and centre island. The living and dining area has a solid-fuel stove and two sets of French doors on opposite sides, leading to the property's two patios - one at the front, overlooking the city, and the other at the back, with a hot tub.

Off the kitchen is a utility room, and there's also a guest toilet at the end of the hallway. Upstairs are the main bathroom and four bedrooms. Two of them are ensuite, and the master bedroom has sliding doors to a balcony.

There's also a detached mews studio on the grounds with some 525 sq ft of floor space, an open-plan kitchen/living room, a bedroom and a bathroom.

It's on a quarter-acre site, with landscaped gardens, including a lawn and a treehouse. The agent is DNG Terenure, (01) 490 9000.

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