13 Orpen Hill, Blackrock, Co. Dublin € 695k
Located between Blackrock Village and Stillorgan, the Orpen estate takes its name from the famous 19th-century Orpen brothers born nearby. Sir William Orpen was a famous London portrait artist before becoming a distinguished war artist on the Western Front during World War I.
His older brother Richard earns a living as an architect. He designed the old Grafton Cinema and in later years focused on war memorials and plans to rebuild country homes destroyed during the War of Independence and Civil War.
Active member of the Irish Arts and Crafts Association, 1904 Irish Builder described him as “the originator of the log house in Ireland.”
Although there isn’t a single bungalow on the Orpen estate built by Dwyer Nolan in 1989, the eponymous brothers may have approved of this modern development with its six-acre common landscaped green area. The model includes a tennis court exclusively for residents.
Set in a quiet area, No13 has had a complete makeover in recent years including rewinding, new plumbing, windows and doors, engineered oak floors throughout and a new combi boilers, all combined to deliciously upgrade the property’s energy rating to BER B3.
The front hallway leads to the open plan living room and kitchen/diner. From here, courtyard doors open to a south-facing back garden with courtyard, lawn and children’s playhouse.
Upstairs has a bathroom and three bedrooms, the main room with a built-in projector for cozy movie nights.
Local schools include Carysfort, Willow Park, St Andrew’s, Blackrock College and Loreto Foxrock. No13 Orpen Hill on sale for €695,000 with Janet Carroll: (01) 288 2020.
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