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The grass is greener in Blackrock for €795k

60 Rocwood, Blackrock €795k

Published 26/06/2015 | 02:30

The property has been extended to give a generous 1,787 sq ft of accommodation
The property has been extended to give a generous 1,787 sq ft of accommodation
The open-plan family room, kitchen and dining room is ideal for entertaining

Number 60 Rocwood, at Galloping Green in Blackrock, has what estate agents describe as a "low-maintenance" back garden.

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The garden is split-level, with a paved patio and a couple of steps leading up to a "lawn" made of artificial grass.

On the upside, this means your days of mowing, edge-trimming and searching online for lawnmower parts could be at an end. On the downside, well, there won't be many daisy chains.

Number 60 began as a relatively simple red-brick house with a square footprint, but it has been extended on the ground floor to provide a large family room and utility.

This addition has a vaulted ceiling with skylights, and is open-plan with the kitchen and dining room, creating quite an expansive room for cooking, eating and entertaining.

There are two other living rooms on the ground floor as well, should you want to get away from your guests. One is a living room to the left of the entrance hall, with a gas fireplace and a set of glazed double doors leading to the dining room. The other is a study on the opposite side of the house.

There's also a guest toilet on the ground floor, with the main bathroom upstairs. The four bedrooms are also on the first floor, including the en-suite master bedroom. The total floor space is now 1,787 sq ft.

There's off-street parking at the front, where a side passage leads to that low-maintenance back garden. The house is across the road from a communal green area if you find yourself longing for real grass.

It's about two minutes' drive to the N11, and five minutes from the M50. Alternatively, you can reach the Sandyford Luas stop in about 20 minutes on foot.

The agent is Sherry FitzGerald Blackrock, (01) 288 0088, and the price is €795,000.

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