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Back is beautiful in Goatstown for €895,000

A four-bedroom house in Goatstown is one of those 1930s houses modernised during the boom years: the front of the house is traditional, with two interconnecting reception rooms opening off the front hall. But the back of the house has been transformed with the addition of a large bright open-plan extension.

Now 104 Goatstown Road, a 213sq m (2,295sq ft) semi-detached house on a short spur beside Goatstown Road, is for sale by private treaty for €895,000 through Lynam Auctioneers. It’s opposite Sorahan’s Trimbleston development on Goatstown Road.

A smart black front door – which matches four black bay windows upstairs and down in the double-fronted house – opens into the front hall. There’s a small reception room on the right, currently fitted out as a single bedroom.

Bright space

On the left of the hall, sliding doors connect two more reception rooms; the second of these has a marble fireplace. Double glass doors from here open into the large livingroom/diningroom. This is a bright space with four very large Velux windows in the arched ceiling, floor-to-ceiling windows and glazed double doors looking over the back garden. The space is big enough to accommodate a piano as well as comfortable seating and dining areas.

The modern kitchen has polished black countertops, cream units and there’s a convenient serving hatch opening into the diningroom.

Upstairs, there are three bedrooms and a large fourth bedroom in a converted attic up another steep flight of stairs. Two of the bedrooms are en suite and all the bathrooms, like the fully-tiled family bathroom, are smart.

The whole house has been decorated with artistic flair: white walls are a backdrop to the current owners’ collection of paintings and photographs. There are polished wooden floors in most of the house.

The sheltered and smartly landscaped back garden has a deep deck, a water feature and several seating areas. A shed at the bottom of the garden is wired for electricity. There’s lots of room for parking in the long front garden.