Bungalow bliss in a South Dublin miniature neighbourhood
1 Rockbrook Hall, Stillorgan Rd, D18 €780k
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council granted planning permission in 2005 for a tiny development just off the Stillorgan Road in Dublin 18.
Known as Rockbrook Hall, it consists of just three properties: two two-storey houses with basements and one bungalow.
No1 is the bungalow, sitting at the entrance to this miniature neighbourhood, and it has a relatively small and low-maintenance garden, with lawns to the rear and side.
And, in fact, if the planners are still inclined to be obliging, there's a case to be made for throwing a conservatory on to the southern gable here and into the garden.
The garden consists of a lawn and hedging and a comparatively high wall for privacy, and close to the house there's an Indian sandstone patio and a stand of cordylines.
You reach this sun-favoured spot from a set of French doors in the open-plan living and dining room, left of the entrance hall. This room is triple-aspect and has a walnut floor and a wood-burning stove in the hearth.
The kitchen is open-plan to this as well, separated by a breakfast bar. It's fitted with cream high-gloss cabinets and a granite countertops and there's a separate utility room next door to it.
The three bedrooms are to the right of the entrance hall. Two of them have ensuite showers, and the main bedroom also has a walk-in wardrobe.
The floor area comes to 1,518 sq ft in all, and the attic might be converted as well.
You pull out of Rockbrook Hall directly onto the Stillorgan dual carriageway, and Stillorgan village is about five minutes' drive up the road. Several buses cover this route and there's a stop across the street heading for town.
No 1 Rockbrook Hall is for sale for €780,000 with Lansdowne Partnership Estate Agents - (01) 660 1922.