4 homes of a kind on the Luas lines
Sunday Independent Property chooses four similar homes each located on a Luas line
Close to Carrickmines
Greencroft on Claremont Road, Foxrock, Dublin 18 (€775,000), is the former Foxrock schoolhouse and is located within walking distance of the Carrickmines Luas stop.
It's a detached, double-fronted, bay-windowed house with a large garden and terrific views over Dublin Bay. Built around 1800, there is 212sqm of living space and many of the original features including period fireplaces, coving, dado rails, picture rails, solid panel doors and high ceilings remain. The original windows have been remodelled with new double-glazed sliding sash and bay teak windows. Both principal receptions rooms, located at the front of the house, are dual-aspect and the fact that all the accommodation is on one level will appeal to many. Located a short distance from Foxrock Village, with its shops including a butcher and Thomas' speciality food store, a post office and a petrol station and a choice of cafes and restaurants including the popular Bistro One and The Gables.
Greencroft has the potential to become a terrific family home. There are local national schools in the area and convenient secondary schools include Loreto Foxrock and St Andrews, while the Luas provides direct access to Alexandra College. Other amenities in the area include Foxrock Golf Club, Carrickmines Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club, Leopardstown Racecourse and West Wood Gym.
The property is surrounded by mature hedgerows and trees that provide great privacy, there are mature lawns to the side and rear and ample off-street parking. There are several outhouses together with two further entrances, one vehicular and one a pedestrian gate, which open on to Claremont Road. Proximity to the M50 makes for a convenient commute to the airport, while the QBC on the N11 makes the property handy for UCD. The Luas brings one directly to St Stephen's Green.
The Park Carrickmines and Dundrum Town Centre are also easily accessible, while Cornelscourt is just down the hill.
Agent: Quillsen (01) 406 4500
Close to Cherrywood
118 Gleann na Ri in Druid Valley, Cabinteely, Dublin 18, is a three-minute walk from the Cherrywood Luas stop, so residents will have no excuse for being late for work. It's an own-door, three-double-bedroom duplex that the agents describe as being presented in extremely good order throughout. With 130sqm of living space, two car spaces and a sunny westerly-facing rear balcony, it's a decent-sized family home in a location that has great public transport and easy access to the M50. There's a creche and the Park Academy on site as well as landscaped grounds.
Agent: Hunters (01) 289 7840
Minutes to Milltown
44 Convent Hall in the popular Mount St Anne's development is a light-filled and well-appointed one-bedroom apartment with 54 sqm of living space. The award-winning scheme is spread over four acres of landscaped gardens and comprises a mix of apartments and townhouses. The apartment has views over the communal gardens and water feature, and its own designated parking spot in the secure underground car park. There's a private gate into Milltown Luas Station, and Milltown itself has good local shopping including the ever popular Wilde & Green cafe.
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (01) 496 9909
Rush to Ranelagh
10 Mountpleasant Square in D6 is close to both the Ranelagh and Charlemont Luas stops, so residents can choose between the two, perhaps depending on which direction they're heading. The three-storey over basement Georgian house has 386sqm of living space and there is currently a separate one-bedroom flat at basement level. The house overlooks the leafy square, home to the Mountpleasant Lawn Tennis Club, and is within scooting distance of the most fashionable school in the country, the Ranelagh Multi-D. Ranelagh itself is deeply desirable, with a wealth of good shops, restaurants and cafes.
Agent: Felicity Fox (01) 633 4431