A selection of four properties currently on the market in Dublin 5.
38 Watermill Road, Raheny
If you turn right at the front of 38 Watermill Road, you'll reach St Anne's Park after a little over 100 metres. Alternatively you can turn left and head for Raheny village about half a kilometre away. Number 38 is a semi-detached that's been extended to 1,636 sq ft, and there's still a garage that hasn't been co-opted. The extension created an L-shaped kitchen/living room at the back, over 30ft by 23ft. Sliding doors lead to the garden. There's also a sitting room on the ground floor with an open fire, and three bedrooms upstairs.
€425k Kelly Bradshaw Dalton (01) 804 0500
Don't be deceived by the address: you don't get two houses with 75 Whitethorn Rise in Artane. You get the house and the adjoining site, near the corner of Skelly's Lane, on which planning permission was granted last year for a two-storey detached house. Once it's built, you could move into the new house and sell the other. Number 75 is semi-detached and 1,037 sq ft with the three bedrooms on the first floor, one a single. Downstairs there's a living room at the front and an open-plan kitchen and dining room at the back.
€450k Kelly Bradshaw Dalton (01) 804 0500
There's a surprisingly high energy rating on this mid-terraced house in Killester, and that, combined with its proximity to the Dart station, should put paid to any guilt about your carbon footprint. The house has had a radical makeover inside and is finished to the last. Within its 1,345 sq ft are two main reception rooms - a living room at the front and a chic kitchen and dining room at the back, with doors to the garden. The three bedrooms are upstairs and the main bedroom has an en-suite and walk-in wardrobe.
€395k DNG Fairview (01) 833 1802
Number 17A Whitethorn Avenue is nicely situated, as it's just to the north-east of Rockfield Park in Artane, so it overlooks 16 acres of grass and trees to the front. It's a detached house built on a corner site just over 10 years ago, and it's been well cared for ever since. There's an extended kitchen and family room at the back, with double doors to the patio, as well as a living room at the front with a fireplace. One of the three bedrooms is on the ground floor and the other two are upstairs. The total size is 1,399 sq ft.
When 41-year-old marketing consultant and Greystones native Conor Byrne holds his infant son in his arms, it's clear there's a strong bond between the two. But this is no ordinary domestic snapshot. Conor is, in fact, deeply concerned about the future for 10-week-old Ethan, and his older brother Jacob, as both boys are living with a rare genetic condition.