Four on the market: six-bed houses in Dublin
A choice of four large six-bedroom properties currently for sale in Dublin.
42 Grattan Lodge, D13
€425k Sherry FitzGerald Sutton (01) 839 4022
Fr Collins Park in Donaghmede is Ireland's first 'sustainable' park. It's a 64-acre public space powered by five wind turbines, with wetlands for treating surface water. About a five-minute walk from the park is 42 Grattan Lodge, a semi-detached three-storey house near the end of a cul-de-sac off Hole in the Wall Road. It's 1,807 sq ft and the six bedrooms are upstairs - four on the first floor (one en-suite) and two on the second, including the en-suite master. The ground floor has the living room and kitchen.
‘Maple Lodge’, Killiney Rd, Dalkey
€1.495m Vincent Finnegan (01) 284 4312
Though it looks like an art deco house, Maple Lodge was built only in the early 2000s. With its railed flat roof and corner windows, it's a worthy tribute to 1930s architecture. The flat roof allows for a roof terrace, and you can see the sea from there. It's reached from the en-suite master bedroom on the second floor. There are five more bedrooms on the first floor (one en-suite), along with an office and gallery seating area. The ground floor has four reception rooms and the kitchen, giving a total floor area of 3,897 sq ft.
11 Fortfield Dr, Terenure, D6W
€1.195m Sherry FitzGerald Terenure (01) 490 7433
There's plenty of scope to copy the neighbours and extend 11 Fortfield Drive, a 1930s-built semi, as it has a 120ft-back garden. The garden is south-facing with a smooth expanse of lawn, mature ornamental trees and abundant flowers. The house is 2,600 sq ft, and if you need more space you could spare the garden and convert the garage. It's been extended already, providing a 26ft skylit kitchen. Elsewhere the ground floor has a living room, a dining room and a study, the six bedrooms are on the first floor (one ensuite).
Providence, 8 Ferndale Glen, D18
€1.295m Sherry FitzGerald Foxrock (01) 298 4386
Ferndale Glen is in an enclave of large detached houses off Ferndale Road, individually designed and built in the late 1990s and early 2000s. 'Providence' was built in 1999 in the Georgian style, complete with sash windows and marble fireplaces. It's 3,552 sq ft, all on one floor and surrounding an inner courtyard. Overlooking the 0.425-acre garden are two conservatories. The other reception rooms are a lounge, living room, sitting room, library, and an office, plus the kitchen. The six bedrooms are all at one end of the house.