Sunday 22 September 2019

4 of a kind... in South Dublin with Garages

Room to grow in Blackrock

1 Rowan Park, Blackrock, Dublin: €785,000
1 Rowan Park, Blackrock, Dublin: €785,000
29 Woodside Drive in Rathfarnham: €1.395m
32 Clonkeen Road, Blackrock: €795,000
22 Lansdowne Park, off the Knocklyon Road: €595,000

No 1 Rowan Park in Blackrock is a four-bedroom family house with 157sqm of living space that has definite kerb appeal.

The location is convenient to both Monkstown and Blackrock, and to a wide selection of schools, both primary and secondary, including CBC Junior and Senior School Monkstown, Rockford Manor, Holly Park, Blackrock College, St Andrew's College and Loreto Foxrock.

Internally, the property is bright and well-proportioned, with many original features intact. On the ground floor, the entrance hall leads to two interconnecting reception rooms, both with period fireplaces. The kitchen lies to the back of the house, and there's a guest lavatory, as well as a sunny conservatory with views onto the back garden. Upstairs, three of the four bedrooms are doubles, and there is a family bathroom.

The house has off-street parking to the front, and there is also a garage, measuring 4.9m x 2.7m. This could be used for its original purpose or for storage, but also offers the potential to extend, subject to planning permission.

The villages of Monkstown and Blackrock are both known for their specialist food shops, boutiques, restaurants and cafes. Monkstown is home to a branch of the ever-popular Avoca, and also That's Amore and FXB, Seagreen, The Blue Door and George's Fish Shop are a few of the village's destination shops.

Blackrock's two shopping centres are currently in the middle of a major overhaul - when finished the village will have three supermarkets, the popular Blackrock Market as well as a few great restaurants, including Heron & Grey and Three Leaves.

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Blackrock (01) 288 0088

Remodel in Rathfarnham

No 29, Woodside Drive in Rathfarnham is a double-fronted detached family home dating from the 1940s that comes with 0.3 of an acre of gardens and the possibility of extending and modernising.

The house currently has 168sqm of living space. There's a sweeping drive and lawns to the front, a large garage to the side, and an enclosed side passage leading to the lovely 39m x 18m rear garden.

Off the entrance hall are a bright dual-aspect living room which opens onto the garden, a dining room, kitchen/breakfast room and cloakroom with guest lavatory. Upstairs there are four bedrooms and a family bathroom. The garage offers the potential to remodel and extend, subject to planning permission.

Agent: Lisney (01) 492 4670

Great garden in Clonkeen

This four-bedroom semi-detached family home at No 32 Clonkeen Road in Blackrock has a classically handsome facade and has already been updated and extended. Families will be attracted by the 47m rear garden and the possibilities for further extension offered by the integrated garage.

The entrance hall has under-stairs storage and a guest loo, and leads through to a large kitchen/living/family area. The kitchen area has smart grey units with solid wood counter tops, an island unit incorporating a breakfast bar and top of the range integrated appliances. Double doors lead out to a decked area from both the kitchen area and the dining area, while folding doors lead through to the living room. Upstairs are four bedrooms and a modern family bathroom.

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Dun Laoghaire (01) 284 4422

Detached in Templeogue

No 22, Lansdowne Park is located in a quiet cul-de-sac off the Knocklyon Road. The detached red-brick family home was built in the 1980s and currently has 168sqm of living space.

On the entrance floor there's a dual aspect lounge/dining room that spans the length of the house and has a feature marble fireplace. The fully-fitted kitchen overlooks the rear garden, and has direct access to the utility room.

A further reception room to the front is currently in use as a living room/den area and there's a handy downstairs shower-room. Upstairs there are five bedrooms and a family shower room. A garage measuring 5.2m x 2.8m offers the potential to extend subject to planning permission. There is a good choice of schools in the area.

Agent: Lisney (01) 492 4670

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