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4 of a kind

4 of a Kind: Homes in Dublin and Kilkenny with clever extensions

Added space for your family to enjoy right away.

HOME RENOVATIONS ARE never straightforward, no matter if they’re big or small. Adding an extension, although entirely worth it by the end, can cause many homeowners headache and disrupt their day-to-day for weeks on end. If you don’t have the time or the patience, buying a home with a fabulous extension already done and dusted could be the way to go.

This week, we’ve found four gorgeous homes – three in Dublin and one in Kilkenny – that have that added space for your family to enjoy right away.

Rathfarnham, Dublin 16 – €825,000

30 Stocking Wood Green is a beautifully extended and modernised four-bed. This spacious property, now 165 m², features contemporary design and high quality finishes, having been fully refurbished and extended in 2017. Upon entering, you’ll find a bright and welcoming hallway with high ceilings. The open plan kitchen, dining, and family room at the front of the house features a bespoke kitchen with top-tier appliances and ample storage. 

The living room at the back offers a cosy space with a vaulted ceiling and large sliding doors to the sunny, landscaped garden that faces south. Upstairs includes three large bedrooms, one with an en suite bathroom, and a family bathroom. The second floor has an expansive main bedroom with its own bathroom. The house is close to Rathfarnham’s amenities, parks, schools and public transport, with easy access to the M50.

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Bluebell, Dublin 12 – €435,000

21 Bluebell Road is a roomy end of terrace home with three bedrooms. It also has a spacious front garden and a south-west facing back garden. This property has been cleverly extended to offer a perfect balance of living space downstairs and three bedrooms upstairs.

The ground floor features a family room that could serve as a fourth bedroom, a generous living room with large picture windows and a kitchen that leads to a back hallway with a shower room. There is ample off-street parking and with convenient access to amenities and excellent public transportation links, you may well be leaving the car at home. 

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Ballyfoyle, Co Kilkenny – €535,000

This detached home in the area of Ruthstown spans a spacious 210 m² and has five bedrooms. It offers panoramic views and has undergone thoughtful renovations, including a back extension to optimise its picturesque setting. Stepping inside, you’re greeted by a central hall with with solid oak flooring and plenty of natural light.

The ground floor has two spacious double bedrooms and a meticulously finished family bathroom. The extended kitchen and dining area, features modern amenities and a bespoke layout. Upstairs, the main bedroom has hand-crafted storage units and an office, while two more bedrooms complete the floor. The outdoor space has a granite patio and is landscaped. With proximity to Kilkenny city centre and easy access to the M9 motorway, this home offers both tranquillity and convenience.

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Leopardstown, Dublin 18 – €850,000

11 Glencairn Glade is now a 191 m² home with four bedrooms. Upgrades included a double-storey extension, triple glazing and a spacious attic conversion. The ground floor features a bright entrance hall with under-stair storage and a guest toilet. The large living room has a bay window, limestone fireplace and double doors leading to the dining room, which opens to a modern kitchen and dining area with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors to the garden. A versatile family room completes the ground floor.

Upstairs, the redesigned layout includes three double bedrooms (one has an en suite bathroom and a walk-in wardrobe), a single bedroom, a large family bathroom and a handy utility room. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, this home offers a private southeast-facing garden, off-street parking and proximity to parks, schools and the LUAS.

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