A choice of four properties currently available to buy in Dublin 18.
€795k Lisney Dundrum, (01) 513 2727
Though technically a bungalow, with a roof starting at ground- floor ceiling level, Curdarragh doesn't conform to expectations. For a start, it has 3,229 sq ft of space, and that's on three floors, including the attic and basement levels. It stands on just under an acre of grounds in the foothills of the Dublin mountains. At ground floor level there's a kitchen, a large drawing room and dining room, and a smaller living room, as well as two bedrooms. The first floor has three bedrooms, including the master with en suite and walk-in wardrobe, while the basement could be used as a utility room, and has a door to the car port.
€1.595m Sherry FitzGerald Foxrock, (01) 289 4386
From Sherwood, off Torquay Road in Foxrock, it's a three-minute walk to Foxrock Golf Club. If you could hop over a neighbour's garden wall, you'd be there in seconds. Built in 1989, Sherwood is a detached four-bedroom bungalow measuring 2,485 sq ft, on 0.42 acres of leafy grounds. The four bedrooms (one en suite) are all at dormer level, while the ground floor is all given over to living rooms. These include a drawing room with sliding doors to a conservatory, family room, playroom and dining room, as well as the kitchen and separate utility. There's also a detached garage.
€490k Quillsen Dun Laoghaire, (01) 280 1719
The garden of Number 80 Shanganagh Vale backs onto Kilgobbet Park, so the property is quite peaceful and private despite being only 200 metres from the N11, as the crow flies. It's a smallish bungalow at 1,098 sq ft, not having an attic conversion, but it squeezes in three bedrooms -one of them en suite - as well as a lounge with a bay window and fireplace, and a conservatory opening off the kitchen. The front garden has a driveway for parking, while out the back there's a patio off the conservatory, as well as a deck at the end of the sloping lawned garden.
€615k DNG Stillorgan (01) 283 2700
Glen Close is one of a row of keyhole-shaped culs de sac behind Cornelscourt Shopping Centre - so close, in fact, that you could push your trolley home on foot. Number 6 is a dormer with 1,507 sq ft of floor space, and it has a good-sized garden of about a tenth of an acre with an old oak tree in it. Inside, the house has on its ground floor a sitting room with an open fire, a kitchen/dining room with sliding doors to the garden, and a guest bathroom. There are also two bedrooms on the lower floor, and another two upstairs, where the main bathroom is.