A selection of four properties offering much including proximity to the M50 and Marlay Park.
Property Partners O'Brien Swaine, (01) 298 8508
This four-bedroom semi, close to the M50, was extended to 1,390 sq ft in 2005. The ground floor has two large living rooms: a sitting room at the front, with a fireplace, opening through double doors into a kitchen/dining room at the back, with two sets of doors to the garden. There's also a utility and storeroom off the kitchen. The first floor has the main bathroom and four bedrooms, one en-suite and with a walk-in wardrobe. The back garden is low-maintenance, with a patio and gravelled area surrounded by flowerbeds.
€750k Lisney Dundrum, (01) 513 2727
About 10 minutes' walk from the 300-acre Marlay Park is this detached house on a site behind its neighbour, Number 14, but with its own driveway and electronic gates. It's 2,422 sq ft, with four bedrooms. The ground floor has a drawing room with fireplace and patio doors, a small TV room, and a large, open-plan kitchen and family room running the full width of the house at the back. There is also a utility room and guest toilet. Three of the four first-floor bedrooms are en-suite, and there's an attic room with a skylight.
€490k DNG Stillorgan, (01) 283 2700
There is plenty of room to extend this 1,206 sq ft semi into the back garden, but it would be rather a shame. The garden is almost 100ft long and has been planned and planted with real taste. It's in two sections - one a patio with a pond and the other a lawn, both surrounded by verdant and colourful shrubs and flowers. There's a conservatory in the house overlooking the lawn, as well as an open-plan living room and dining room with a fireplace, and a smallish kitchen. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a shower room.
REA Ed Dempsey, (01) 288 0004
The Ballintyre development was built on the old estate of Ballintyre Hall where, it is reported, the head gardener once tried to cultivate a celery and lettuce hybrid, called celtus. There's not much room for horticulture in Number 22's garden, with its smallish lawn and some decking, but it is only around the corner from the shops. This semi is 1,625 sq ft, with a living room, dining room, kitchen and utility on the ground floor, and a bathroom and four bedrooms (one en-suite) upstairs, and a converted attic.