Four Dublin homes with garden rooms currently on the market
These four Dublin houses come with the addition of a garden room.
91 Newbury Avenue, Clonshaugh, D17
€300k Sherry FitzGerald Sutton, (01) 839 4022
If you have a small house, it can be quicker and easier to gain an extra room in the garden than to go through the lengthy and expensive process of planning and building an extension. Number 91 Newbury Avenue is only 883 sq ft, but another 258 sq ft can be found in the garden, where there's a Shomera garden room with a kitchen/living room, bedroom and shower. The main house has a kitchen and a living room on the ground floor, along with a spare bedroom, and two more bedrooms upstairs. It's less than 10 minutes' drive from here to Dublin airport.
1 Vesey Park, Lucan, Co Dublin
€795k REA McDonald, (01) 628 0625
Vesey Park is a horseshoe-shaped development of 15 detached houses, close to the N4 but also, more salubriously, next to the woods and paths of Vesey Park itself. Number 1 is at the entrance to the estate, with nothing to overlook its 60ft, east-facing back garden and the 140 sq ft detached studio found there. The house is 1,839 sq ft on two floors, in good order if rather dated. The ground floor has a drawing room, dining room, kitchen and television room. There used to be five bedrooms upstairs, now down to four with a bathroom and a shower room.
Studdwalls, Howth, Co Dublin
€1.2m Lisney Howth Road, (01) 853 6016
Studdwalls on the Carrickbrack Road, was built by its current owners and then, some years later they applied for planning permission to extend it and to put up a detached garden room. They had plenty of space for all that, as the house is on 0.65 of an acre at Howth Summit, lined with trees for seclusion. The extension has boosted the floor area to 1,991 sq ft, all on one floor. The space includes four bedrooms (one en suite) as well as a large kitchen with a solid-fuel stove, living room with a cast-iron fireplace and sun room. The timber garden room has been used as a yoga centre.
6 Roebuck Downs, Clonskeagh, D14
€595k Lynam Auctioneers (01) 296 5374
The rear garden of Number 6 backs onto the grounds of Our Lady's Grove primary and secondary schools. This makes for good privacy when the occupant of the house is in their garden den, a timber cabin that's done up currently as quite a stylish bar. You'll be able to make a dash for the bar from the kitchen/dining room in the main house, where there are French doors to the patio and garden. Another set of glazed doors leads from the kitchen to the front living room which has a gas-fitted granite fireplace. The first floor has the three bedrooms and the main bathroom, and there's a newly kitted-out guest toilet downstairs.