Room to grow in Stepaside
73 Stepaside Park, D18 €595k
Number 73 Stepaside Park in Dublin 18 is a three-bedroom house at present, but it has full planning permission for a first-floor extension above the kitchen.
The planning was granted in August 2015 so you still have over two years left to get the lead out. Once completed, it will create a fourth bedroom measuring roughly 116 sq ft, and indeed it seems such a sensible idea that it's a wonder it wasn't included in the original build.
Number 73 was built in 2000 by property firm McGarrell Reilly in a development off the Enniskerry road in Stepaside. It's about eight minutes' walk from the centre of the village and a kilometre from Stepaside Golf Course.
As it's laid out at present, the kitchen is in a single storey wing at the front of the house, with an attic above it, and adjoining it is the dining room, also single-storey. The dining room though, has the advantage of a vaulted ceiling. It's dual aspect and has both apex rooflights and glass double doors to the garden, making it arguably the brightest and most cheerful room in the house.
There are two reception rooms otherwise. Double doors in the kitchen lead to a bay-windowed living room with a fireplace and more French doors.
Then to the left of the entrance hall there's a family room about 18ft by 11ft running the length of the house.
The three first-floor bedrooms all have fitted wardrobes and the master has an en-suite shower. The internal space comes to 1,640 sq ft in all.
There's parking for several cars on the front drive, and a split-level back garden with a patio and lawn.
You can reach Dublin city centre in about half an hour via the N11, and the M50 (Junction 14) is seven minutes' drive away.
Number 73 is for sale for €595,000 with Vincent Finnegan (01) 298 4695.