Stone-faced house a bit special

AN 1800s cottage with a substantial addition and a site in Upper Rochestown all add up to des res.

Jean Shanahan of DNG Harris is selling this stone-faced house and says it’s perfect for those looking for something a little bit special. It has a guide price of €645,000.

The original wing now houses a large, living room with newly sheeted ceilings, recessed lighting and a central chimney in red brick, while behind, are two smaller rooms. One of these is used as a bedroom, and the second as a therepy room, but it could make a great study.

Then, in the new wing, there are three big bedrooms and a spacious bathroom. All the floors in the house are in wide plank, oregon pine which gives continuity through the living space.

The main room is the kitchen/dining/living room which is tucked into one end of the house overlooking the garden and has windows on two sides, including a French door to the front courtyard.

The living area is set around a cast-iron fireplace and the funtional area has hand made units in old pine, with chunky tiles on the splashback. This area also has a black slate floor. What’s also good about this house is the huge garage on one side, which offers ready made extension potential. Faced in old brick, the long building is built to domestic standards and could be connected to the house through one of the bedooms.

Very will finished, (especially in the stone frontage), the house is minutes from the Rochestown road and the South Link system.

Also for sale in the same area is Rathanker, a newly constructed bungalow in Upper Rochestown, which is on the market with Micheal Downey of ERA Downey McCarthy Murphy for offers of €560,000.

It has a surprising, 2,200 square feet of space, and while it needs some finishing touches, this can actually be a bonus for buyers who want to create their own look. Right now, the house has a beech kitchen, two en suite bedrooms and an attic that’s ready to go for conversion.

It comes with 4/5 bedrooms, a sitting room, kitchen/diner and two bathrooms and has a site of half an acre.

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