Four home Dublin's south side nestled in their own cul-de-sac
A choice of four properties on the south of Dublin nestled in their own cul-de-sac.
10 Elm Grove, Blackrock, Co Dublin
€895k Janet Carroll, (01) 288 2020
There's a 52ft garden out the back of 10 Elm Grove, so there's scope to extend it from its current 1,324 sq ft. Many of the neighbours in this 1980s cul-de-sac enclave of nine detached houses have done the same. It's a pleasant back garden though, with roses and climbers and a patio, which you reach from the open-plan living and dining room. The ground floor also has a study at the front and an eat-in kitchen at the back. There's a downstairs guest toilet, with the main bathroom upstairs along with the four bedrooms (one en suite). Elm Grove is just off Upper Carysfort Avenue, and the DART station is a 20-minute walk away.
8 Heathfield, Monkstown, Co Dublin
€495k Lisney Dun Laoghaire, (01) 280 6820
Heathfield is a short, 100-metre cul-de-sac off Monkstown Road, and Number 8 is at the end of it - out of harm's way but close to conveniences such as Salthill DART station, half a kilometre away. It's a smallish pied-a-terre, at 635 sq ft, but there's a quite comfortable back garden, 30ft or so, facing south with a belt of mature trees beyond it. There's one main ground-floor living room - a sitting room with an open fire and French doors to the garden. At the front is a kitchen roughly 7ft square, and upstairs are two bedrooms and a bathroom. There's designated parking and an annual service charge of €600.
2 Montpelier Pl, Blackrock, Co Dublin
€885k Savills South Dublin, (01) 288 5011
A plaque on the front wall of 2 Montpelier Place declares it to be the house where Charles J Kickham, the writer and revolutionary, died in 1882. Montpelier Place - which the Ordnance Survey will say is in Monkstown - is one of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown council's architectural conservation areas. The house is not listed though and does need renovation. It's 1,679 sq ft on two storeys with a basement. The basement has the kitchen, three bedrooms, and a store room. There's an en suite bedroom and a drawing room on the ground floor, and two bedrooms (one en suite) on the first floor.
22 Killiney Heath, Killiney, Co Dublin
€1.35m DNG Dun Laoghaire, (01) 230 1616
It would hardly seem worthwhile to acquire a Killiney address only to live in an unpretentious bungalow. So the likelihood is that whoever buys 22 Killiney Heath will have an architect on speed dial. There's plenty of scope for imagination here, as the bungalow occupies an elevated site of 0.67 of an acre and has sea views. As it stands it's 2,530 sq ft with four bedrooms, a living room with a balcony, and a kitchen, all needing modernising. There's a basement garage as well with a utility room off. A residents' association charge of €400 a year applies.