Wednesday 7 December 2016

There's little left to do on the 'Lawn'

16 Fairbrook Lawn €729k

Published 11/03/2016 | 02:30

The living room has a back-boiler stove and sliding doors opening to a TV room at the back.
The living room has a back-boiler stove and sliding doors opening to a TV room at the back.
This four-bedroom semi has been tastefully refurbished.

Of the multitude of housing developments named 'Lawn', 'Drive', 'Rise' and so on, there are not many whose names can be taken literally.

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Fairbrook Lawn in Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, is an exception. It's built on the grounds - old maps suggest the very lawn - of a former gentleman's residence known as Fairbrook.

You can reach Fairbrook Lawn from Ballyboden Road, having first crossed the tree-shrouded Owendoher River. About 60 metres up on the right you'll come to Number 16, a four-bedroom semi-detached house that's been painstakingly and tastefully refurbished.

It's been enlarged as well, to 1,668 sq ft, with the addition of a dining room and family room extension from the kitchen out the back.

The house has been replumbed and rewired, the energy efficiency has been boosted so that the BER is now C1, and it's been finished in Farrow & Ball paint. All that remains for the new owners to do, in fact, is to co-opt the adjoining garage into some sort of living space, should they care to.

Number 16 has four bedrooms (one en-suite), all on the first floor along with the family bathroom. Downstairs there are two interconnected reception rooms to the right of the entrance hall. At the front is a living room with a fireplace fitted with a back-boiler stove, and sliding doors opening to a TV room at the back with French doors to the garden.

At the end of the hall is the kitchen, fitted with handmade cabinets with granite countertops. The kitchen is open-plan to the family room extension, which has a raised ceiling with skylights, and more French doors leading outside.

The back garden has a raised deck stepping down to a lawn, and the front garden is gravelled for parking.

Number 16 is for sale for €729,000 with Sherry FitzGerald Templeogue (01) 495 1111.

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