Saturday 21 April 2018

Top let: Grand designs on the rental market

Farney Park, Dublin 4 - Rent: €3,300 per month

The kitchen is modern with a central island.
The kitchen is modern with a central island.
One of the reception rooms with hardwood floor.
One of the two inter-connecting reception rooms which have hardwood floors.
The old-fashioned exterior of the property at Farney Park.
Sinead Ryan

Sinead Ryan

Number 50 Farney Park is a perfectly ordinary, well-built 1940s solid brick residence. It would have been constructed for the affluent emerging middle classes who might have kept a girl 'who did' while the stolid bank manager father earned a crust for his growing, aspirational family, a nudge outside the city centre.

Not much has changed in Sandymount, with its genteel green and upmarket shops and restaurants, but you don't have to be particularly well heeled to make the rent on this four/five bedroom semi-detached home.

You'll probably want a double-take at the front door, however, since any impression given by the slightly old-fashioned exterior is belied with the spanking new inside.

Two inter-connecting reception rooms are to the left of the hall, with polished hardwood floors, picture rail and bay window. Both have ornate cast iron fireplaces. To the right is a study or playroom, which is handy in a house which is built for families.

The kitchen/dining room to the rear is largely an extension from the original scullery. It's modern, clean, white and large. A breakfast bar dominates the centre, with an Aga and full range of appliances. Cupboards are grey lacquer.

An atrium skylight helps provide a sense of space, as do the two sets of French windows to the rear, which open out on to a patio and decked area in the garden. There is a utility room of sorts in an outhouse which is wired to house laundry equipment.

Upstairs are two double and two single bedrooms. The master is ensuite, again with a bay window. The family bathroom has a shower rather than bath. The attic space has been converted into another double bedroom, which is also ensuite.

The whole house is furnished in a modern, but comfortable style with plenty of colour. The front has off-street parking for two or three vehicles.

Farney Park is the road connecting Seafort Gardens with Claremont Road, and Sandymount Green and village is a few minutes' walk. Sandymount Strand is 1km to the east. Agent Astrid Lyons says this is most likely a corporate or family let for a minimum of a year and is available from June 18.

LEASE: One year.

Enquiries: Bennetts (01) 9010299.

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