Degrees of freedom in D4
14 Greenfield Manor €675k
Greenfield Manor in Donnybrook, Dublin 4, was built in the 1970s, at around the same time as University College Dublin was continuing the gradual move of its campus to Belfield, just to the south of the complex.
It means the residents of Greenfield Manor now have an almost laughably easy time getting to the university. There's direct pedestrian access to the UCD grounds from the complex, so you could roll out of bed at 10am and be all present and correct in the lecture hall in five minutes flat.
Meanwhile, RTE is a five-minute walk away, being just on the other side of the Stillorgan Road, St Vincent's Hospital is less than a kilometre's distance, and Donnybrook village is 15 minutes away on foot.
Number 14 Greenfield Manor is on the first floor of the block, which contains 23 apartments in all, and as it dates from the pre-shoebox era, it's almost the size of a starter house in the city, at 1,152 sq ft.
According to the Property Price Register, Number 14 last sold in December 2011 for €270,000. Some six-and-a-half years later it's back on the market at two-and-a-half times that price, having benefited both from a complete renovation and an escalating market.
It has three bedrooms, all to the right of the entrance hall as you go in the front door.
There could be a row over who gets the master suite as it has both an en-suite shower kitted out in marble and a walk-in wardrobe with a window.
The main living area is an open-plan living, dining room and kitchen measuring over 450 sq ft, with a gas-fitted fireplace and sliding doors to a balcony.
There's a shared rooftop garden, some storage units and one designated parking space, and annual management fees are €3,000.
The agent is DNG Central (01) 679 4088 and the price is €675,000.