With remote working here to stay in some form for the foreseeable future, the home office is the property feature du jour. The vendors of 26 Nephin Road, a period home near the Cabra Gate entrance to the Phoenix Park, have already put in the hard graft, having transformed the side garage into a front study.
The four-bed home's original side garage door acts as a feature false front for the study. The front exterior also has a porthole detail over the garage door, bay windows, and an arched entrance.
Inside, the current owners revamped the house and added a single-storey rear extension that boosted the living space to 1,748 sq ft. The new addition overlooks a landscaped garden designed by Blooms gold medallist Alan Coffey.
The front porch, with its terrazzo flooring, leads to a hallway with black and white chequered tiling and original timber doors with brass fittings. To the left of the hallway is the front living room, which retains the original fireplace and picture rails. To the right of the hall is a shower room and the adjoining study, which has ceiling-height windows for natural light.
Another archway in the hallway helps connect the original part of the home with the new kitchen/dining/family room, which - in turn - has bi-folding doors out to the garden.
The kitchen has been fitted with gleaming high-gloss white units, porcelain tiling, Neff brushed-steel appliances, and a large rooflight. The vendors also added underfloor heating throughout the ground floor and the property now has a respectable C3 BER. Upstairs, a split-level landing leads to four bedrooms and a bathroom.
Outside, there is off-street parking for two cars in the gravelled driveway, which is enclosed by mature hedging. A side-gate provides convenient access to the back garden.
No 26 Nephin Road is close to the Hole in the Wall pub and access to the M50 motorway.
It's for sale for €649,000 through DNG (01) 8300989.