On the market: Three in Mount Merrion
Number 15 Trees Avenue in Mount Merrion is less than 15 minutes' walk from UCD. And it has a 'granny' flat that could doubtless accommodate a student every bit as comfortably as a granny.
At the end of a cul de sac off Trees Road Lower, Number 15 is a three-storey house with views of the city skyline. Its quarter-acre of grounds is bounded by the old Mount Merrion estate walls.
The house has been extended to 3,391 sq ft, with six bedrooms and three reception rooms - a living room, and an interconnected family room and dining room.
Upstairs are four bedrooms, including the master which has a balcony and en-suite. The granny flat consists of a living room and kitchen on the ground floor, and two bedrooms and a bathroom above.
It's for sale for €1,395,000 with joint agents DNG Stillorgan (01) 283 2700 and McMorrow Properties (01) 289 8221.
Number 4 Roebuck Avenue in Mount Merrion began life in the 1930s as a dainty detached bungalow with a big back garden. About 15 years ago it was extended by the current owners, so it now stands at 1,636 sq ft - though it still has a big back garden.
The space includes a living room with a tiled fireplace, linked by sliding doors to a sunroom that leads onto the patio. The kitchen is to the side and connects to a separate breakfast room overlooking the back garden, and to a dining room at the front.
There are three bedrooms, including a master room with a dressing room and en-suite, and a family bathroom.
It's on 0.22 of an acre, with parking on the drive. The back garden, which faces due south, is 110 ft long and has a raised lawn, mature shrubs and a patio.
The agent is Lisney (01) 638 2700 and the asking price is €975,000.
PARK LIFE IN KILMACUD
An Post may tell you that 77 South Avenue is in Kilmacud, but the house is less than 200 metres from Mount Merrion parish church and national school. It's even closer to the Deer Park, where there are sports facilities, a playground, and leafy walks.
Number 77 South Avenue is a three-bedroom semi- measuring 1,755 sq ft, with a ground floor entirely given over to living space.
Right off the entrance hall is a dual-aspect sitting room with a marble fireplace and doors to the patio. Straight ahead is a family room with a bow window overlooking the back garden, and left is a large open-plan kitchen and dining room, also with doors to the garden.
The three bedrooms and bathroom are upstairs and the converted attic has another two rooms, one with a view of Dublin Bay.
It's for sale for €875,000 with Sherry FitzGerald Blackrock (01) 288 0088