A selection of four very different detached properties in Blackrock.
€815k Downey Property, (01) 230 0023
Number 107 Mount Albany, off Newtownpark Avenue, measures 1,572 sq ft and has three reception rooms: a living room, dining room and a smallish lounge which might be a better study. The main bathroom and four bedrooms are on the first floor, with one ensuite. There's an adjoining garage and the 40ft back garden includes a deck. Alongside the property is a nice bit of parkland, so there's privacy. And the avocado bathroom suite will be a pleasure to remove.
€1.05m Savills, South Dublin, (01) 288 5011
What you see at 31 Granville Park in Blackrock is a modest three-bedroom bungalow of 1,345 sq ft. What you get is a generous 0.36-acre site with full planning permission to demolish the house and replace it with two new ones. The bungalow has a living room, kitchen, three bedrooms and a bathroom, and with long lawned gardens front and back. If you decide to keep it, it will need tarting up. If you don't, the planning permission, for one four-bedroom house and one five-bed, is valid until November 2018.
€875k DNG Rock Road, (01) 283 2900
Number 76 Carysfort Downs is in good order, and has an L-shaped kitchen/ dining room/ family room, a dual-aspect living room with open fire, and a sitting room or study. There are four bedrooms upstairs, including the ensuite master bedroom. Total floor space is 1,722 sq ft. The front garden has a lawn and parking, and the back garden allows room to extend. It's a longish, half-hour walk to Blackrock Dart station, but only a five-minute drive to the N11.
€925k Sherry FitzGerald, (01) 284 4422
Dating from the late 18th century, the 3,283 sq ft Georgian House sits on a little over a third of an acre, and is in offices at present, but the owners have been careful to conserve the structure. So, while there's a fair bit of redesigning to do, the bones are there for an impressive four or five-bedroom home. The agents suggest the layout could be changed to include three reception rooms and a kitchen on the ground floor, and four or five bedrooms and bathroom upstairs.