Four on the market: under €500k in Rathfarnham
A choice of four properties currently on the market in Rathfarnham which could be yours for less than €500,000.
15 St Mary's Avenue, D14
€425k Property Partners O'Brien Swaine, (01) 298 8508
St Mary's Avenue is a short cul-de-sac running in a northwesterly direction from the Yellow House corner at Grange Road. This makes it a reasonably peaceful spot, though one that's situated very close to the commercial centre of Rathfarnham. Number 15, built in 1925, is a mid-terraced, two-storey house that's been restored and extended, so that its accommodation now measures 928 sq ft. The space includes two bedrooms on the first floor, while the ground floor has a living room and a dining room, the latter opening into a skylit kitchen with a door to the back garden. To the rear is a laundry room and storage shed.
22 Owendore Crescent, D14
€475k DNG Rathfarnham, (01) 490 4666
The Owendoher River hurries by Owendore Crescent on its way north to meet the Dodder, generously lending its name to this cul-de-sac estate as it passes. Number 22 is towards the southern end of the cul-de-sac, looking out over a green area towards the leafy banks of the river. And it has something of an oasis of its own out the back too, with a 70ft rear garden partly lawned and partly paved, with close-planted flowerbeds. Inside, the house is 1,117 sq ft and in good order, with three bedrooms upstairs. Downstairs there's a living room, dining room and kitchen, plus a family room or fourth bedroom.
39 Prospect Avenue, Prospect Manor, D16
€425k Savills Central Dublin, (01) 663 4300
Prospect Manor was built in the 1990s off Stocking Lane, about nine kilometres from Dublin city centre. Since the estate went up, it's become more accessible for traffic with the building of the M50 Southern Cross route; Junction 12 of the M50 is now only a five-minute drive away. Number 39 Prospect Avenue is semi-detached with three first-floor bedrooms (one with an en suite shower). On the ground floor there are two main living areas. At the front is a sitting room with a fireplace and double doors leading into an open-plan dining room and kitchen at the back. The internal floor area is 990 sq ft, and there are lawned gardens front and back.
18 St Mary’s Avenue, D14
€415k Property Partners O’Brien Swaine, (01) 298 8508
As it's at the end of a terrace, Number 18 St Mary's Avenue is unusual among its neighbours in that it has a driveway for off-street parking. Alternatively, you might be able to extend the house into this space for extra accommodation as, at present, it measures only 800 sq ft. On the first floor there are two bedrooms and a bathroom with a jacuzzi bath. On the ground floor there are two reception rooms which are linked by double doors, one with a gas-fitted fireplace and one with a stove. At the back of the property there's a kitchenette with a door to the rear yard, which has pedestrian access to a lane.