Five-bed home in 'walk-in condition' near Dundrum on market for €645k
71 Castle Grove, Sandyford, D18 €645k
There are those who dream of buying a sad and unloved house and restoring it to its former glory.
They relish the prospect of spending their weekends trekking around kitchen and bathroom showrooms, and of forsaking their summer holidays in favour of taking time off work to supervise builders, plumbers and carpenters, and to wait for carpets to be delivered.
And there are those who would prefer to buy a new house to which all the hard work has already been done by someone else. A house that is ready to move in to, in what estate agents like to call 'walk-in condition'.
No 71 Castle Grove falls into the latter category, an immaculate modern five-bedroom home, built by Deane in 2003, that requires nothing from its new owners other than that they unpack their clothes and put their pictures on the walls. Four of the bedrooms are doubles, and the master suite at attic level is a proper grown-up space with its own dressing room and ensuite.
The house sits on the best site in the development, a corner plot with garden on three sides and plenty of room to park cars off street. Across the road, there's a safe green area that will appeal to families with younger children.
Castle Grove is a short walk from the Luas stop at The Gallops, making the commute into the city straightforward and painless, and within easy reach of shops and schools.
The proximity of Dundrum Town Centre will be a lure for those who like to relax with a spot of retail therapy, over a good meal, or by going to the cinema. Which, let's face it, is just about everyone.
The asking price is €645,000 and the agent is Sherry Fitzgerald, (01) 2961822.