Four on the market: in Goatstown
A choice of four properties currently available to buy in popular Goatstown.
Silverleaf, 4 Farmhill Road, D14
€795k DNG Stillorgan (01) 283 2700
The garage of 'Silverleaf' has been converted with an ensuite shower, adding a possible extra bedroom to the four existing bedrooms on the first floor. Elsewhere the ground floor has two reception rooms - front living room and rear dining room - both with fireplaces, and an extended kitchen with a door to the lawned back garden. The attic has also been converted to a useful space with a large skylight, although it's not strictly a habitable one as it's reached by means of an attic ladder. In total the floor area is 1,464 sq ft.
61 St Aidan’s Drive, Goatstown, D14
€775k Lynam Auctioneers (01) 296 5374
The owners of No61 St Aidan's Drive got lucky with their garden, as it's west-facing and bounded on one side with a lovely old stone wall and some mature trees. You can get to it via French doors in the open-plan kitchen and dining room at the back of the house. The dining room also has sliding doors to a front living room and on the opposite side of the hall is the garage, not yet converted. The attic has been converted, however, into a skylit bedroom with ensuite shower. Another four bedrooms can be found on the first floor, bringing the total floor space to 1,740 sq ft.
48 St Aidan’s Drive, Goatstown, D14
€740k Lynam Auctioneers (01) 296 5374
The last time No48 St Aidan's Drive sold was in 2013, when it fetched €430,000, according to the Property Price Register. Since then it's had a complete upgrade, not forgetting heating and insulation, so its energy efficiency has been brought up to 21st century standards with a B3 rating. It's 1,260 sq ft with three bedrooms on the first floor - two doubles and a single. Downstairs the living room and family room are linked by double doors, and the garage has been converted to an L-shaped dining room and kitchen.
7B Drummartin Road, Goatstown, D14
€525k Owen Reilly (01) 677 7100
The owners of No9 Drummartin Road got planning permission in 2003 to build a new, two-storey detached house in their side garden, at the junction of Drummartin Park. The result is No7B, a house going by the name of 'Mania'. Unlike many new houses squeezed on to corner sites, however, 'Mania' has a sizeable back garden, over 50ft long and facing south, with a lawn and a parking space. The house itself measures 1,076 sq ft with an open-plan living and dining room running the length of the ground floor, triple-aspect and with French doors. The kitchen is off this at the back, and there are three bedrooms upstairs (one ensuite).