The coast is clear in Malahide
26 Biscayne €675k
Biscayne, off the Coast Road in Malahide, is what estate agents describe as a "sought-after" development, for reasons that have nothing to do with the architectural merits (or otherwise) of the houses themselves.
One reason is that Biscayne is a well-established community - "mature", in auctioneer-speak. Another, is that it consists of a series of culs-de-sac, making it safe for children.
A further factor is that it's a manageable 20-minute walk from Malahide town centre and the train station.
The main reason that Biscayne is such a desirable spot, though, is the setting. These relatively unprepossessing two-storey semis have some of the loveliest sea views in the whole city.
Number 26 Biscayne is not much more than 50 metres as the crow flies from the beach, and about a three-minute walk away by road. Adding to its appeal, it's been dragged into the 21st century with an architect-designed extension at the back, which means it now has a floor area of 1,746 sq ft.
That extension consists of an open-plan kitchen, dining room and living room measuring about 23ft by 25ft with a glazed roof and a floor-to-ceiling window with a sliding door to the garden. The kitchen is modern, with dark blue fitted cabinets and a centre island with breakfast bar, and the living and dining area has a solid-fuel stove.
Elsewhere on the ground floor there's a lounge with a gas-fitted fireplace, a study or spare bedroom with fitted wardrobes, and a guest toilet.
The main bathroom is upstairs along with the four bedrooms. One of these has sliding doors to a small terrace with sea views, but as it's at the front of the house, it's possibly not a place to relax in a dressing gown.
Number 26 Biscayne is for sale for €675,000 with Property Team Noel Kelly (01) 846 2752.