Sunday 20 August 2017

Make a match in Glenageary

2 Silchester Wood, Glenageary €1.195m

Two SilchesterWood sits in a cul-de-sac and has shared use of a communal tennis court
Two SilchesterWood sits in a cul-de-sac and has shared use of a communal tennis court
The bright drawing room has double doors leading to the living room

The residents of Silchester Wood, a small development of eight modern houses off Adelaide Road in Glenageary, share a communal tennis court.

You could see how tennis matches among the neighbours might be either a blessing or a curse - fostering cordial relations in the community or sparking generations-long feuds over a perceived double fault.

At any rate, like most private tennis courts, it will probably be used for only two weeks a year in June and July, when Wimbledon is on.

Number 2 Silchester Wood is close to the end of the cul-de-sac and, like its neighbours, it's detached and enclosed by low red-brick walls.

It's 2,700 sq ft in size, with five bedrooms and three reception rooms. The first of these is a drawing room with a box window and a coal-effect gas fire. Double doors from here lead to a living room, where there are doors to the garden. The third reception room is a family room with another fireplace.

The kitchen/dining room measures roughly 24 ft by 20 ft and is fitted with granite-topped oak cabinets and a centre island. There's a separate utility room to serve the kitchen.

The five bedrooms are on the first floor. Only the master bedroom has an en-suite shower room, although the main bathroom is also on this floor. Overhead is a floored attic.

There's off-street parking on the cobbled driveway at the front, while the back garden has a patio and flowerbeds with steps down to a lawn, and there's a wooden garden shed.

Silchester Wood is roughly 600 metres from Glenageary Dart station, and about 20 minutes on foot will get you to Dun Laoghaire's main drag. The selling agent is DNG in Dun Laoghaire, (01) 230 1616, and the asking price is €1,195,000.

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