Full facelift for Clontarf home
10 Dollymount Rise, D3 €1.15m
When the owners of 10 Dollymount Rise in Dublin 3 bought the place in 2016, they looked upon it as something of a blank canvas.
At the time it was a relatively modest and unpretentious 1960s-built house of 1,496 sq ft, but tellingly it had a massive back garden. It was 100ft long and consisted of not much more than a lawn, though admittedly also with a nice old stone wall and some creeper.
So the owners have spent the past year or more carrying out a major refurbishment. Under the guidance of an architect, they've also extended the house, boosting its size by almost 1,000 sq ft and improving the overall appearance and symmetry.
They've kept the garage but built a first-floor addition over that, and they've also added a back extension, so that Number 10 now measures 2,454 sq ft and also has an up-to-the-minute BER of B2.
There's still plenty of garden left over too: what remains is 84ft long though still waiting for a human imprint. There's an expansive new sandstone patio but the rest of the planning and planting will be a job for the new owner.
The area above the garage is now a bedroom - one of four on the first floor, two with en suites and the main bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe.
The rear extension consists of an open-plan L-shaped, kitchen, living room and dining room, where there's a centre island with a breakfast bar, a gas fireplace and two sets of French doors to the garden.
There are two other reception rooms linked by sliding doors, and they both can be thrown open to the kitchen when you're having a party.
Dollymount parish church (St Gabriel's) is 200 metres away and the Bull Island is less than 10 minutes' walk.
Number 10 is on the market for €1.15m with Savills North Dublin (01) 853 0630.