Sunday 17 December 2017

Foxrock semi whipped into shape

3 South Park Drive €655k

This semi-detached house has been significantly extended, brightened and warmed up
This semi-detached house has been significantly extended, brightened and warmed up
The kitchen, with a roof light, forms part of the new extension

When Google Street View captured its image of 3 South Park Drive in Foxrock, Dublin 18, it needed serious taking in hand. It looked faded and neglected, with an unruly hedge out the front

That was back in July 2009. Seven-and-a-half years later, the place has been transformed. It hasn't just been taken in hand, it's been given a complete makeover.

Number 3 began life as a fairly run-of-the-mill semi-detached house, but it's been extended, brightened and warmed up, and the garden has been turned into a comfortable outdoor space for sunny days.

The extension has taken the floor area up to 1,442 sq ft, adding a large open-plan family room, dining room and kitchen out the back. The remodelling has also reduced the number of bedrooms from four to three.

The dining and family room has a hardwood floor and folding glass doors to the garden. The kitchen, meanwhile, has a roof light and a picture window with seating, as well as more glass doors to the garden. There's a utility room off the kitchen, part of the former garage, which also supplies a store room accessed from the front of the house.

Through a set of sliding doors in the family room/dining room, you reach a living room at the front of the house, with another hardwood floor and a solid-fuel stove.

The three bedrooms are upstairs, and all have built-in wardrobes.

The main bathroom is also on this level and has a free-standing bath and a separate double shower.

Even with the extension, the back garden is still 70ft long and fully landscaped with a pond, lawn and patios, and there's now parking out the front.

Number 3 South Park Drive is for sale for €655,000 with Eoin O'Neill Property Advisers (01) 660 0333.

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