Four on the market: near the M50
A selection of four properties situated close to the M50.
1 Hillcrest Downs, Sandyford, D18
€695k Janet Carroll (087) 400 2020
You get a nice roomy garden with 1 Hillcrest Downs, but if you want to recoup some of your money, you could sacrifice part of it to build another property. It's on a quarter-acre site on a cul de sac, close to both the M50 and the Glencairn Luas stop. The house is split-level and measures 1,820 sq ft, with a decked balcony and five bedrooms (two en-suite). By way of daytime spaces, it has a kitchen opening through double doors into a sitting and dining room, and there's also a family room which might serve as a sixth bedroom.
13 Orwell Park Heights, D6W
€475k Sherry FitzGerald Terenure (01) 490 7433
Orwell Park Heights is a tree-lined street of modestly-sized semi-detached houses in Templeogue, but the owners of Number 13 have added a single-storey extension out the back. This has taken the floor area up to 1,300 sq ft, and created an open-plan kitchen, dining and family room about 24ft by 20ft. The ground floor also has a living room to the front of the house, and there are three bedrooms upstairs (one en-suite) as well as an attic room. The back garden is mostly decked, with shrubs, climbers and a pond.
14 Yellow Road, Whitehall, D9
€300k DNG Fairview (01) 833 1802
Yellow Road is close to the Dublin port tunnel, and you can join the M50 from there after about a five-minute drive. Number 14 is a smallish terraced house, at 969 sq ft, and that's including a two-storey extension. There may be scope to extend it further, however, as there's a good-sized garden out the back facing due south. Inside there are three bedrooms on the first floor, together with a bathroom with a corner bath. The ground floor has two reception rooms, and an eat-in kitchen with sliding patio doors.
7 Laverna Ave, Castleknock, D15
€350k Newcombe Estates (01) 861 4440
Though located in Castleknock, 7 Laverna Avenue is very close to the railway station at Coolmine. It's about a five minute drive to Junction 6 of the M50. It is a semi-detached, partly redbrick house with four bedrooms, all on the first floor. They all have built-in wardrobes and the main bedroom is en-suite. Downstairs is a lounge with a cast-iron fireplace, and a kitchen/dining room with sliding doors to the back garden. The garden is mostly lawned and there's off-street parking out front.