Four on the market near University College Dublin
A choice of four properties currently on the market which are close to the UCD campus.
Dovedale, Grove Ave, Blackrock
€1.395m Lisney Leeson Street (01) 662 4511
An Post and the Ordnance Survey will tell you Dovedale is in Stillorgan, but if you live there you'll be making frequent use of the facilities at Blackrock village. Blackrock Park and the DART station are a 15-minute walk away. Dovedale was built in the 1930s in the art deco style, and stands at 2,250 sq ft. That includes three bedrooms upstairs (one en-suite). The ground floor has a drawing room, dining room and family room, as well as a conservatory and a kitchen. The back garden is 98ft long with a patio, lawns and flowerbeds.
Carhue, 5 Chestnut Road
€950k DNG Stillorgan (01) 283 2700
Chestnut Road in Mount Merrion is part of the enclave of suburban houses built by John Kenny and John du Moulin between the 1930s and 1950s. Number 5 Chestnut Road is a 1930s-built semi-detached in a cul-de-sac of 20 houses. It's 1,313 sq ft but there may be scope to extend it as the back garden is 70ft long. Inside there are two ground-floor reception rooms and an eat-in kitchen with sliding doors to the garden, and four bedrooms upstairs. There's also a detached garage on the grounds.
53 South Ave, Mount Merrion
€925k DNG Stillorgan (01) 283 2700
It's about a 20-minute walk from 53 South Avenue to UCD. You'll have to pass the Deer Park on the way, which may prove a distraction. Number 53 has been extended to 1,830 sq ft, and has a pleasant lawned garden out the back with flowering shrubs and hedging. There were four bedrooms on the first floor but two were knocked into one, so the fourth bedroom is now downstairs. Elsewhere on the ground floor there's a TV room, a living room and an open-plan kitchen, dining and family room with doors to the garden.
141 Booterstown Ave, Blackrock
€895k Knight Frank (01) 634 2466
As it stands, 141 Booterstown Avenue is 1,755 sq ft in size, but there's plenty more space to be carved out of it without encroaching on its pleasant, lawned back garden. There's an integral garage off the dining room, which might be used to extend the (currently 8ft6 square) kitchen, and there's also an unconverted attic. Also on the ground floor there's a small living room and two other interconnected reception rooms with matching fireplaces, while the first floor has three bedrooms, and the whole needs updating.