Four on the market: semi-detached in Blackrock
A choice of four semi-detached properties currently on the market in the much-sought-after location of Blackrock.
121 Springhill Avenue
€695k Janet Carroll, (087) 400 2020
This is the time of year when many people suddenly take an interest in playing tennis. At Number 121, in Deansgrange, Blackrock, Co Dublin, you're only a two-minute walk from Newtown Park Tennis Club which you can join for €145 a year, or €300 for a family of six. Thanks to a chic two-storey extension, Number 121 now measures 2,150 sq ft. The ground floor has a living room, a family room, a kitchen/dining room and utility, and there are five first-floor bedrooms, two of them en suite.
31 Green Road
€1,075m REA Ed Dempsey, (01) 288 0004
The garden of Number 31 backs on to Blackrock Bowling and Tennis Club, established in 1906. The house is of a similar vintage and has period features such as sash windows, ceiling roses and fireplaces. The ground floor has the kitchen and a bay-windowed drawing room at the front, with double doors to a dining room. Upstairs there are four bedrooms and a bathroom, giving a total floor area of 1,615 sq ft. Out the back is a shady garden with gravel and flowerbeds, and there's also a detached garage.
16 Monaloe Park Road
€590k Beirne & Wise, Blackrock, (01) 288 0900
Number 16 Monaloe Park Road, in Deansgrange, was built in the 1960s and, design-wise, it's a retro feast of timber cladding, exposed brick walls and open-tread stairs. The house is in very good condition. The floor area is 1,485 sq ft and there's a garage adjoining. On the ground floor there's a family room and an open-plan kitchen, dining room and living room, with a fireplace. The first floor has the bathroom and four bedrooms, one en suite. The back garden is over 80ft long and has a patio and lawn.
42 Carysfort Avenue
€495k Sherry FitzGerald, Blackrock, (01) 288 0088
A Miss Elizabeth Kelly kept three lodgers at Number 42 in 1911: there was a 72-year-old shipping agency inspector, a 27-year-old confectioner, and a 34-year-old unemployed journalist. There were two men and two women, all single and, as the house has three bedrooms, we can only guess how theyy managed. It's 1,292 sq ft in total but with a 68ft back garden should you wish to extend. The ground floor has two reception rooms, a kitchen and separate breakfast room, and the three bedrooms and bathroom are upstairs.