'Gorgeous living' in north Dublin
5 Churchwell Square €395k
Footballer Jamie Redknapp and his wife Louise were hired to promote the launch of the Belmayne estate in Balgriffin, Dublin 13, in 2007. The launch was accompanied by a controversial billboard campaign featuring scantily-dressed models lounging among the furniture, with the tagline 'Gorgeous living comes to Dublin'.
Since then the development has experienced very mixed fortunes, although the residents there appear to be satisfied with the estate. It's about a 15-minute walk from Clare Hall shopping centre, and it's in the catchment of two primary schools.
Number 5 Churchwell Square in Belmayne is a four-bedroom house at the end a row of terraces, and is 2,024 sq ft on two floors.
To the right of the entrance hall there's an open-plan kitchen and dining room running the length of the house, with windows front and back. The kitchen has high-gloss cream cabinets and a breakfast bar, and there are double doors to the patio and a separate utility room off the kitchen.
Left of the entrance hall is a living room, also dual-aspect, with a gas-fitted stone fireplace. At the back of the house there's a family room, accessed from the entrance hall.
There's also a guest toilet on this floor, with the main family bathroom on the first, with a bath and shower.
The four bedrooms are upstairs and all are doubles. The master bedroom has an en-suite shower and two separate dressing rooms, allowing the occupants to be considerably more modest than the models who launched the place.
Beyond the paved patio outside the kitchen doors, the rest of the back garden, which measures about 26ft by 24ft, is fully decked. The property comes with two parking spaces and has a B3 energy rating.
The agent is Sherry FitzGerald Sutton (01) 839 4022 and the asking price is €395,000.