Four on the market: South Dublin houses at c€1m
A choice of four impressive properties at the top end of the market in South Dublin which could be yours for in the region of €1 million.
15 Leicester Avenue, Rathgar, D6
€995k Gillespie Lowe (01) 406 0000
There's not much room left to extend No15 Leicester Avenue, as a separate mews house has already been built in the back garden, opening onto Bushes Lane. It's 1,830 sq ft as it stands, having gained a single-storey kitchen/ dining room extension at the back, with French doors to the garden. Elsewhere the ground floor has a study to the front and an interconnected drawing room and living room, both with fireplaces and with a door to the garden. Upstairs there are five bedrooms, two of them doubles with en-suites. Rathgar Road is three minutes' walk away and Kenilworth Square is around the corner.
Ashton, Sandyford Road, D16
€1m Quillsen Ballsbridge (01) 632 3000
Ashton is across the road from the mint at Sandyford Road - not that there's anything much to see there apart from a forbidding stone wall. The real view from Ashton is out the back, where there's a whopping, 320ft garden with a lawn and hedging. Obviously this means there's plenty of room to extend the house above its current 2,422 sq ft floor area. That space includes three reception rooms on the ground floor - family room, sitting room and dining room - along with a kitchen that's open-plan to a conservatory with patio doors. The first floor has five bedrooms and there's also an adjoining garage.
3 Janeville, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin
€995k Lisney Dún Laoghaire (01) 280 6820
At the end of a terrace of three Georgian houses, No3 Janeville has some beautiful and carefully restored period features, including a fanlit front door, sash windows, ornamental plasterwork and fireplaces. There are up-to-date conveniences too, including an en-suite shower for the master bedroom and a modern fitted kitchen/ diner. That's at the back and it has skylights and doors to a 65ft garden. The ground floor also has two front reception rooms with fireplaces - a sitting room and a living room which also has French doors. The master bedroom is on the return and there are three more bedrooms on the first floor, in a total 2,088 sq ft.
Crevilla, Monkstown, Co Dublin
€995k Janet Carroll (087) 400 2020
There's a good chance that whoever buys Crevilla at 8 Alma Road will apply for planning permission to knock it and replace it with a brand-new A-rated house. It would be a shame though, as Crevilla has some conspicuous attractions of its own, such as corniced ceilings, glossy wood floors and a lovely open-string staircase. It's 1,636 sq ft and is G-rated, needing modernising. There are three bedrooms upstairs and a fourth on the ground floor along with a drawing room, a study, an open-plan breakfast room and kitchen, and a later sunroom. It has an 82ft back garden and is three minutes' walk from Seapoint Dart station.