Tuesday 12 December 2017

Four-Bed Detacheds in South County Dublin

74 Stillorgan Heath, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin €795,000

Starring in Stillorgan: 74 Stillgoran Heath
Starring in Stillorgan: 74 Stillgoran Heath
By a babbling brook: The Mews
On top of the world: 12 Mount Auburn
Coming up roses: Roselea

Four similar properties in South County Dublin

Starring in Stillorgan

Starring in Stillorgan: 74 Stillgoran Heath

74 Stillorgan Heath has a south-westerly aspect and spectacular views across Stillorgan Reservoir towards the Dublin Mountains. 

The house is as bright and shiny as a new pin and has been used as a location for the shooting of TV commercials for Liberty Insurance, Bord Gais, BMW and others. The smart Siematic Kitchen starred in a series of recipe videos for online broadcast and new owners may consider continuing to put the house to work for them in the future.

Located in a quiet cul de sac, No 74 has been renovated and upgraded recently, painted in modish neutral colours, and is presented in turn-key condition, leaving the new owners with nothing to do other than unpack their bags and sit back and admire the view.

Even the front garden has been landscaped in recent months, with new granite and limestone paving that provides off-street parking for two cars, while the back garden has a sunken trampoline and a playhouse.

The orientation and the fact that it is not over-loooked make it an ideal garden for a young family to enjoy.

With 150 sqm of living space, there are three spacious reception rooms on the ground floor, plus a kitchen/family room with floor-to-ceiling windows and a French door opening out to the garden. There are also a separate utility room and guest lavatory. Upstairs, there are four bedrooms, the master ensuite, plus a family bathroom. Both the ensuite and bathrooom have been upgraded recently.

No 74 has triple-glazed windows, plantation shutters and a Hive active control system for controlling heat and water from your smartphone, all of which have helped the house to achieve an impressive B3 BER rating.

The house is within walking distance of a range of primary and secondary schools, including St Raphaela's, and the Luas.

Stillorgan has a good selection of shops, including Tesco and Lidl, as well as a multi-screen cinema and Leisureplex, with bowling, Quasar and an indoor play area.

Agent: DNG (01) 283 2700

By a babbling brook

By a babbling brook: The Mews

The Mews located at Keady Galleon, Stillorgan Park, is a modern house built in 2000 and with the distinction of having been designed by RIAI Gold Medal winning architect, Mary Doyle. There's 118 sqm of living space with the potential to extend, subject to planning permission. French windows at ground floor level ensure that the space is light and bright, and the garden is a particular feature being mature and secluded, enhanced by the presence of a running stream. With off-street parking and a location convenient for schools and shops, this is a compact family home that will appeal to young families and downsizers.

Agent: Beirne Wise (01) 288 0900

On top of the world

On top of the world: 12 Mount Auburn

12 Mount Auburn in Killiney is a smart link-detached house located in a cul de sac and sitting across from the green area in a development that is popular with families. The elevated position affords spectacular views across Dublin Bay and the city. The current owners carried out an extensive refurbishment of the property that included installing double-glazing, landscaping, updating the electrics and plumbing and installing a new Siematic kitchen. As part of the refurbishment they reduced the number of bedrooms from four to three, but this, say the agents, could be easily and cheaply reversed.

Agent: Hunters (01) 275 1640

Coming up roses

Coming up roses: Roselea

Roselea, on Marlborough Road in Glenageary, has 228 sqm of living space (including the garage) and a large garden of 1/3 acre, for which planning permission for a separate detached bungalow with access from Beeches Park has already been secured. It could make an ideal combined purchase for a multi-generational family, with grandparents taking up residence in the new bungalow. Originally a five-bedroom house, the current owners took one of the bedrooms and made it into a dressing room, so that there are now three double bedrooms and a single, plus a family bathroom.

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (01) 284 4422

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