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Thursday 14 November 2019

Romance on the cards in Foxrock

72 South Park €695k

The four-bedroom house has a well-tended front garden and a carefully planned back one
The four-bedroom house has a well-tended front garden and a carefully planned back one
The dual-aspect dining room leads into the fitted kitchen

At the end of the back garden of 72 South Park in Foxrock, Dublin 18, there's a sort of bower - a pergola shrouded in a climbing plant, with two seats beneath. It's such a romantic spot that, if you sat there for long enough, someone would surely come along and propose to you.

In fact, the whole back garden has been carefully planned and designed so as to be conducive to tender, pleasurable moments. As well as the bower, there's a herringbone paved patio, a manageable lawn, and a seating area for family barbecues, all set off by formal flowerbeds and topiary and shielded by mature hedging.

The house has been extended at the back so you now have access to the garden from two of the reception rooms. One is the family room, which has a brick fireplace and French doors to the garden, and the other is the dual-aspect dining room.

An archway in the dining room leads into the cream solid-wood fitted kitchen, which has marble countertops and a Belfast sink and overlooks the back garden.

The ground floor also has a living room at the front, with another brick fireplace and a tall window overlooking the front garden, and you can get to the family room from there via double doors.

There's a downstairs shower room too, and a full bathroom upstairs, where the four bedrooms are.

Three of the bedrooms have white wooden floors and three have built-in wardrobes.

The overall floor space is 1,568 sq ft and there's also an attic which is floored and skylit for storage.

It's about five minutes' drive from here to the N11, and 10 minutes or so to the M50 (Junction 15).

Number 72 South Park is for sale with Janet Carroll (01) 288 2020 and has an asking price of €695,000.

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