Four on the market: at around €1 million
These four impressive properties will cost you in the region of €1 million.
25A Park Villas, Castleknock, D15
€995k Sherry FitzGerald Castleknock, (01) 820 1800
Planning permission was granted in 2009 for the building of a detached house to the side of 25 Park Villas in Castleknock, and the place was finished in 2011. It's situated near the end of the cul-de-sac that is Park Villas, which opens from Peck's Lane and is about a kilometre from the M50 Blanchardstown junction. Number 25A measures 2,098 sq ft with a mostly open-plan ground floor, where there's an interconnected living room, kitchen/dining room and sunroom, as well as a secluded study. Upstairs are four bedrooms, one currently used as a dressing room for the en suite master bedroom.
24 Mellifont Avenue, Co Dublin
€1m DNG Dun Laoghaire, (01) 230 1616
On the night of the 1911 census, 24 Mellifont Avenue in Dun Laoghaire was occupied by unemployed dressmakers. History does not record the cause of their idleness - a slump in demand for dresses generally, or just for the kind of dresses they could make. You could still find dresses at Number 24 in recent years, as it's been partly given over to a boutique. There's now planning permission to convert the front of the house to residential, with an office extension at the back. It's 2,949 sq ft with authentic features including sash windows and ceiling roses. It's two minutes' walk from the People's Park and five minutes from the East Pier.
Villa Tyone, Bray Road, Foxrock, D18
€995k Sherry FitzGerald Dun Laoghaire, (01) 284 4422
Villa Tyone is among a row of robust-looking pre-war houses overlooking the N11 dual carriageway, just on the border between Deansgrange and Foxrock. It's a substantial house as it stands, at 2,476 sq ft, but there's plenty of room for expansion here, as the site amounts to a third of an acre. That includes a pleasant, semi-formal back garden with a lawn and rose beds, which you reach from the eat-in kitchen. There are four reception rooms on the ground floor along with a pantry, utility, guest toilet and store room. Upstairs are four bedrooms, two with en suites, and a bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath.
96 Orwell Road, Rathgar, D6
€995k DNG Terenure, (01) 490 9000
Lepidopterists take note: 96 Orwell Road is around the corner from The High School at Zion Road, alma mater of WB Yeats, who found when he got there that "cricket and football, the collection of moths and butterflies, though not forbidden, were discouraged". Number 96 is a statuesque detached house measuring 2,335 sq ft including a granny flat with a kitchen, living room and one bedroom. The main house has four bedrooms on the first floor and a converted attic above that, while the ground floor has a lounge, living room and kitchen. There are gardens front and back, mainly in gravel.