Room to grow in Goatstown
11 Larchfield Park €775k
Residents of the Larchfield neighbourhood in Goatstown, Dublin 14, describe how everyone used to grow vegetables in their back gardens back in the 1950s, when the houses were built in the grounds of the manor house known as Roebuck Park.
The estates were in the middle of open countryside back then, and all the houses had huge back gardens which the occupants didn't hesitate to make use of.
Since then many of the gardens have been carved up to make way for extensions, and that includes the garden of 11 Larchfield Park.
However, even with the extension, Number 11 still has a rear garden some 90ft long by 30ft wide which is something of a blank canvas at the moment. It consists of not much more than a lawn, so you can get stuck in there and start a city garden almost at once.
The extension has enlarged the house to 1,582 sq ft (not including an adjoining garage) and allowed for a much bigger dining room and kitchen at the back. These two rooms are skylit and open-plan, the kitchen fitted with dove-grey cabinets and marble countertops, and the dining room having French doors to the garden.
The dining room is also linked by an archway to a family room with a fireplace, making for a sizeable L-shaped space for entertaining and family gatherings.
When it's time for seclusion, there's also a bay-windowed living room at the front of the house with a marble gas-fitted fireplace.
The single-storey garage can be reached from a covered passage behind the house and is used as a utility room and store.
There's also a ground floor shower room while upstairs are three bedrooms - two doubles and a single - and another bathroom.
Number 11 is for sale for €775k with Lynam Auctioneers (01) 296 5374.