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7 The Orchard €695k
The Orchard is a small enclave of Cosgrave-built red-brick houses near Sandford Road in Ranelagh, Dublin 6. It opens off Cherryfield Avenue Upper and so it's close to Milltown Park and has a general atmosphere of suburban leafiness.
The owners of Number 7, tucked in towards the back of the development, have lavished their house with plenty of attention, not least by adding an extension at the back.
Thanks to that space boost, the floor area is now 1,228 sq ft, and although the owners hadn't yet got around to converting the attic, there are architect's plans available if you want to add another room up there.
As it is, it has three bedrooms on the first floor, two doubles and one single. The main bathroom is also upstairs, and the master bedroom has an en-suite with a walk-in power shower.
Down on the ground floor, the extension houses an L-shaped kitchen and breakfast room with wall-to-wall sliding glass doors to the garden. And because all the living rooms on this level are interconnected, you can throw the whole house open for parties.
One set of double doors in the kitchen leads to a maple-floored living room, which has a fireplace with a carved timber mantelpiece and fitted with a gas fire. From the living room folding doors lead to the dining room at the front of the house, where there's a bay window and a maple floor.
The back garden is paved and gravelled, with shrub borders, and there's a concrete storage shed.
The house comes with a dedicated parking space out the front and there's visitor parking on the grounds too.
Management fees come to €975 a year.
Number 7 The Orchard, Cherryfield Avenue Upper, is for sale with Casey Kennedy Properties in Stillorgan (01) 288 3688, and has an asking price of €695,000.