Friday 20 September 2019

Demesne event in Malahide with a 1970s home extended to 2,583 sq ft

106 Gaybrook Lawns, Co Dublin €795k

106 Gaybrook Lawns which has been extended
106 Gaybrook Lawns which has been extended
No 106 has been extended to include an open-plan living and dining room

A hundred-odd years ago there were only a little over 50 households in the townland of Yellow Walls in Malahide, Co Dublin.

One of them was Gay Brook, former home of the Rector of Malahide, by all accounts a pleasant house in a pleasant situation not far from the entrance to the Malahide Castle demesne.

Gay Brook was demolished more than 50 years ago, and the Gaybrook Lawns estate was built in the 1970s close to where the house had once stood.

No 106 Gaybrook Lawns fronts onto the Swords Road and if you walk down there, skirting the castle park and the cricket club, you'll be in Malahide village in about 20 minutes.

Under the guidance of an architect, No 106 has gained a snazzy rear extension which has boosted the floor area to 2,583 sq ft.

For all that though, what was once a four-bedroom house is now a three-bed. However, all three bedrooms have en suites and two also have the added bonus of adjoining dressing rooms.

Downstairs, the extension has allowed for an open-plan living and dining room at the back of the property, with skylights and floor-to-ceiling windows giving onto the garden.

The room is open-plan to the kitchen where there's a large centre island with integrated hob and sink.

Sliding doors in the kitchen open to a front sitting room with a cast-iron fireplace.

On the opposite side of the entrance hall to the sitting room is a study that might be pressed into service as a fourth bedroom.

The back garden has a raised deck above a lawn of artificial grass surrounded by shrubs and hedging.

At the end of it is a garden room used as a study, with an en suite.

No 106 Gaybrook Lawns is for sale for €795,000 with DNG Fairview, (01) 833 1802.

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