131 Booterstown Avenue, Booterstown, Co Dublin, €895k
One of the perennial questions parents consider when trading up to a long-term family home is how close it is to schools. Booterstown Avenue comes into its own in that regard, being within the catchment area of some of south Dublin’s leading learning institutions.
Among the primary schools within walking distance are Willow Park, St Andrew’s Junior School, St Mary’s Boys’ School, Our Lady of Mercy Girls’ School and Booterstown National School. Secondary schools on the doorstep include Coláiste Íosagáin, Blackrock College, Coláiste Eoin and St Andrew’s College. And when the kids reach college age, UCD is only 10 minutes away by car or half an hour on foot, while Trinity College is 15 minutes on the Dart.
Within this academic heartland, No131 Booterstown Avenue is a recently renovated 1950s three-bed semi with a floor area of 1,550 sq ft, including a converted attic measuring 258 sq ft. Off a spacious hallway is a living room with sliding doors to a dining room and next to that a streamlined kitchen. Both it and the dining room have doors leading out to a raised deck and 62 ft long back garden.
Upstairs are three bedrooms (the main with ensuite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe) and a shower room. Stairs lead up to the converted attic with four Velux windows. If new owners want to make more of this space, the house is being sold with full planning permission to extend the converted attic into two rooms and a bathroom.
Accessed via an electric gate, the front driveway provides off-street parking for up to four cars. The Dart is a short walk away and there’s a good bus service into the city centre along the Rock Road.
No 131 Booterstown Avenue is for sale at €895,000 with Sherry FitzGerald Blackrock (01) 288 0088.