Let's eat, drink and be Merrion
2 South Avenue €875k
Number 2 South Avenue is officially in Mount Merrion, according to An Post and the Ordnance Survey. If you live there, though, you'll be making constant use of the facilities of Stillorgan village, which is just around the corner from the house.
The property is close to the end of South Avenue where it joins Kilmacud Road.
The Stillorgan shopping centre is a seven-minute walk down the road, and on the way there you'll be able to stop and have a coffee, collect the dry cleaning, buy a bicycle, or even veer slightly off course to light a candle in the Church of St Laurence O'Toole.
Number 2 was built in the 1940s and has been totally refurbished and exceptionally well cared for. That renovation included measures to bring the energy efficiency of the house into the 21st century. It now has a B3 rating.
It's been extended as well, to 1,744 sq ft, with four first-floor bedrooms. The attic has also been converted, so there's a skylit room up there that will almost certainly be used as a fifth bedroom, and it has an en-suite rain shower.
Back at ground level there's a living room with a herringbone oak floor and an inset wood-burning stove, and double doors there lead into the kitchen and dining room.
The kitchen has a centre island with a stone countertop and a breakfast bar in oak, and the dining area has another recessed wood burner.
The room has floor-to-ceiling windows - a corner window in the dining area - and sliding doors to the back garden.
The garden has two patios and a barbecue area, and it's partly in gravel and partly lawned.
There's also an adjoining garage that's fitted out as a utility room.
The agent is Janet Carroll (01) 288 2020 and the asking price is €875,000.