Stylish afterthought in Dublin 7
58A Villa Park Avenue €525k
Number 58 Villa Park Avenue in Dublin 7 once stood on a commodious corner site at the end of a terrace, but in 2006 the owners of that property secured planning permission to build an adjoining two-storey house.
The place was finished in 2007, and a very neat job was done of it. Number 58A Villa Park Avenue doesn't look like an afterthought: it blends in very well with its more elderly neighbours, with matching bay windows, red-brick detailing and granite windowsills.
It's tastefully done inside too, and despite being a new house squeezed onto the end of a terrace, it's surprisingly roomy at 1,636 sq ft including a converted attic.
That floor area includes three bedrooms upstairs, with the master bedroom en-suite, and there's also a bathroom on the first floor with a free-standing cast-iron bath.
The ground floor has a sitting room at the front, off the chequerboard-tiled hallway, with a bay window and oak floors.
Big double doors in the sitting room lead through to a tasteful open-plan kitchen, dining room and living room at the back, with a mixture of oak and stone flooring.
The kitchen has granite countertops, a centre island with a breakfast bar and sink, and integrated appliances.
At the end of the kitchen is a glazed wall with French doors giving on to the garden. There's a deck out there and a couple of small, manageable lawns. A garage at the end of the garden has automatic doors opening to a lane behind the houses - handy for off-street parking.
Villa Park Avenue is off the Navan Road. It's about three minutes' walk from here to the entrance to the Phoenix Park.
When you need to get farther afield, Broombridge train station is about 20 minutes' walk away.
The agent is Kelly Bradshaw Dalton (01) 804 0500 and the price is €525,000.