Four on the market: near UCD
A choice of four properties on the market with come with the advantage of close proximity to UCD.
74 Foster's Avenue, Co Dublin
€950k Allen & Jacobs, (01) 210 0360
Fans of art deco-style domestic architecture are not exactly spoilt for choice in Dublin, but 74 Foster's Avenue in Mount Merrion is a good example. Like so many houses of its era, Number 74 needs some refurbishment now but it has plenty of potential inside and out. It's on 0.3 of an acre with a huge, 184ft back garden. Inside it's 2,088 sq ft with four first-floor bedrooms - two doubles and two singles. The ground-floor layout is a little eccentric, having two hallways. Around these there's a living room, an open-plan kitchen and lounge, and a conservatory extension. There's also an unconverted garage adjoining.
5 South Hill Avenue, Co Dublin
€995k Colliers International, (01) 633 3700
It's only a kilometre from 5 South Hill Avenue in Booterstown to the Foster's Avenue entrance to UCD. If you're planning to study, though, you'll have another kilometre to go to reach the library. Number 5 is a semi-detached house of 1,571 sq ft that's been renovated inside and still has an attic to work with if you want more space. It has four first-floor bedrooms, one a single and another with an en-suite. The ground floor has a study to the left of the entrance hall and a drawing room to the right. This opens into an open-plan kitchen and living room with doors to the lawned back garden.
35 North Avenue, Co Dublin
€925k DNG Stillorgan, (01) 283 2700
Number 35 North Avenue has been with the same family for 45 years. The décor needs updating now and the house has quite a bit of scope for expansion while you're at it. There's an adjoining garage of 150 sq ft, an unconverted attic and an 80ft back garden facing south-west. As it stands, this house in Mount Merrion is 1,776 sq ft so there's no real need to encroach on the pretty back garden. As well as the garage, the ground floor has a sitting room, a dining room and a sunroom, all linked by sliding doors, a breakfast room and separate kitchen, and a small study. The four bedrooms are on the first floor along with a shower room.
95 Roebuck Road, Clonskeagh, D14
€395k Lisney Leeson Street, (01) 662 4511
The price of 95 Roebuck Road has just been reduced from €475,000. It' part of a terrace of four 19th-century granite cottages facing south-west, some 140 metres from a pedestrian entrance to UCD. Although it's only 968 sq ft it packs in four bedrooms on the first floor. Back on the ground floor there's a living room with a marble fireplace with a tiled inset, a small (10ft by 6ft) kitchen and a shower room off a rather wasteful rear hall. Out the back is a concrete yard of just over 300 sq ft that you could possibly extend the house into.