Four on the market: in Malahide, Co Dublin
A choice of four impressive properties currently for sale in the Malahide area.
The Brambles, Streamstown Lane
€1.75m Eugene Berry, (01) 816 9586
Despite its name, you won't find too many brambles colonising the grounds of this architect-designed detached house at Streamstown Lane. The gardens are landscaped to the nth degree and admit no hostile interlopers. The house itself is shipshape as well, with expensive fixtures including a curved, open-string staircase, a designer kitchen, wireless electronic gates and solar panels. As well as the new kitchen and diner, where there are doors to the garden, the ground floor has two reception rooms - a sitting room and a family room. Upstairs are four bedrooms, two en-suite with dressing rooms. The floor area is 3,294 sq ft and the energy rating is A3.
1 Grove Avenue
€1.7m Noel Kelly, (01) 846 2752
Number 1 Grove Avenue has gained a hotchpotch of extensions in its time, and the current owner got planning permission last year to demolish some of those and build a second dwelling house on the site with its own entrance. Should you decide not to proceed with the plans you'll have a 2,650 sq ft detached house on the corner of Grove Road, with a lawned back garden backing onto St Oliver Plunkett School. The ground floor has a TV room, living room, sunroom and dining room as well as an L-shaped kitchen and integral garage. The first floor has five bedrooms, one en-suite.
Airthrey, 1 St Margaret’s Road
€1.075m Sherry FitzGerald Malahide, (01) 845 4500
Airthrey's more famous cousin is the mediaeval castle and estate that is now occupied by the University of Stirling in Scotland. Unlike its Scottish namesake though, the Malahide Airthrey is very much in the thick of urban life, three minutes' walk from the train station and 10 minutes from the marina. Built in 1937, it will now benefit from modernisation but there are good bones to work with, and 2,117 sq ft on three floors. There are three bedrooms on the first floor and a fourth en-suite room at attic level. The ground floor has a dual-aspect kitchen, a TV room and a living room opening to a conservatory, and there's a detached garage alongside.
Aherlow, Dublin Road
€975k Noel Kelly, (01) 846 2752
Aherlow overlooks the grounds of Malahide Castle to the south, so on your doorstep you've got 22 acres of wooded gardens with golf, cricket, tennis, basketball, walks and a playground. The house has a pleasant enough demesne of its own too, having a lawned back garden surrounded by mature trees. Built in the 1950s, the house could do with updating now but has some attractive features including a quarter-turn staircase and bay windows. It's 1,953 sq ft with five first-floor bedrooms (one en-suite). Downstairs there's a bay-windowed living room, a dining room, a study and an eat-in kitchen, as well as an adjoining garage.