Friday 24 November 2017

Restored wartime home in D16

Dún Chuilinn, Rathfarnham €850k

Dún Chuilinn has been upgraded, but still retains the charm of working service bells
Dún Chuilinn has been upgraded, but still retains the charm of working service bells
The open-plan kitchen, dining and family room the heart of the home

Dún Chuilinn at Cruagh Road in Rathfarnham, Dublin 16, was built during the Emergency.

It appears that service bells were installed at the time, and they're still working, so you can ring down to the kitchen for a beetroot sandwich or whatever wartime fare takes your fancy.

It sold at auction 10 years ago for €1.15m, and was put up for auction again the following year, and withdrawn, at €1.925m. It's now on the market for less than half that, at €850,000.

In 2007, the property was refurbished, including upgrading the heating and insulation to give it a C3 energy rating. At the same time, it was extended to 2,025 sq ft.

Right of the entrance hall are two reception rooms - a TV room with an open fire, and a sitting room behind it with French doors to the garden.

Left of the entrance hall is a huge, open-plan kitchen, dining room and family room. The kitchen has handmade cabinets and centre island. The living and dining area has a solid-fuel stove and two sets of French doors on opposite sides, leading to the property's two patios - one at the front, overlooking the city, and the other at the back, with a hot tub.

Off the kitchen is a utility room, and there's also a guest toilet at the end of the hallway. Upstairs are the main bathroom and four bedrooms. Two of them are ensuite, and the master bedroom has sliding doors to a balcony.

There's also a detached mews studio on the grounds with some 525 sq ft of floor space, an open-plan kitchen/living room, a bedroom and a bathroom.

It's on a quarter-acre site, with landscaped gardens, including a lawn and a treehouse. The agent is DNG Terenure, (01) 490 9000.

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