Just off Glenageary Road Upper, on a Mounttown Road Lower property, is Highthorn Park, a mature neighborhood of two-front townhomes right next to Cualanor Park.
Number 6 is a home that its owners have tastefully upgraded since they bought it in 2006, gradually upgrading its structure and expanding it to meet the needs of their growing family.
They have put a lot of thought into its design so that it now works great for family life. This style of house usually has two small rooms in front, one on each side of the hallway. The owners installed a large utility room in the one on the right, where there is also a guest toilet, and incorporated the room on the left into a larger eat-in kitchen.
This is now the depth of the original part of the house and is L-shaped with the kitchen working in a C-shape. This initially seems counterintuitive but the setup gives you a really clever work triangle where there is room for kitchen storage. floor to ceiling on one side.
This offers a decent sized eating area that stretches the width of the house to give you space for small children to play while you can still keep an eye on them. The corner fireplace now houses a wood burning stove.
Most homeowners would have installed the kitchen in the single-story extension to the rear that they added about five years ago. But the way they’ve done it gives you good sized spaces which now mean the ground floor is laid out in a split plan fashion.
The garden room is decorated with mid-century modern furniture and this is where they live most of their lives as it opens onto the south facing garden and is filled with light from the Velux windows overhead. It also means you can walk away from a messy kitchen and not have to look at it, at least until it’s your turn to do those chores. The garden has a paved patio and is also laid out on a lawn.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms, two good sized doubles and one single, as well as the family bathroom.
The family has also converted the attic and the extra space will really suit someone who works from home or a teenager who is at an age where they want as little interaction with family life as possible.
The home, which has a D2 Ber rating and off-street parking for at least two cars, is seeking €675,000 through agents Lisney Sotheby’s International Realty. The location adjoins Monkstown and Glenageary with excellent bus connectivity to schools and the city center.
Dún Laoghaire People’s Park is less than 10 minutes’ walk away, and with local shops nearby, you can even do a grocery shopping without getting in a car.