An immovable feast in Dublin 14
22 Charleville Square €625k
It's been more than 15 years since Charleville Square was built at Butterfield Avenue in Rathfarnham, Dublin 14. The architects designed it as an Edwardian streetscape of mixed red-brick houses and apartments, and it proved extremely popular with buyers.
It still is, though it's apparently not at all popular with sellers: the owners of houses there have tended stubbornly to stay put. According to the Property Price Register, only two houses in this gated development have sold in the past five years.
Number 22 Charleville Square is a mid-terraced house with an east-facing 30ft back garden that's maturing very nicely, with a herringbone patio, a lawn and a wooden garden shed.
The house itself is 1,647 sq ft on three storeys. There are three bedrooms on the first floor, including the en-suite master bedroom, but one of the bedrooms is used as a walk-in wardrobe and dressing room at present. The family bathroom is also on the first floor, while the top floor is given over to a fourth bedroom, with skylights.
By way of reception rooms, there's a living room on the ground floor, left of the entrance hall, which measures roughly 11ft by 17ft and has a dark wood floor and a fireplace.
The heart of the house, though, is at the back, in a large, open-plan kitchen, dining room and family room measuring about 19ft by 18ft. It has two large skylights and a wall of windows overlooking the back garden, complete with folding doors leading out. Off the kitchen there's a separate utility room, and there's also a guest toilet under the stairs.
There's a bus stop outside the entrance to the estate where you can catch the 15B into town. Rathfarnham Shopping Centre is about a five-minute walk from the gates.
Number 22 Charleville Square is for sale for €625,000 with Sherry FitzGerald Templeogue (01) 495 1111.