On the market: Three mature bungalows with character
The townland of Yellow Walls in north Dublin is thought to have taken its name from the local linen industry. The linen or flax was left on the walls to dry, staining them yellow. Both the trade and the townland have disappeared, and Yellow Walls is now considered part of Malahide.
Along the Old Yellow Walls Road is a detached 1930s bungalow named Lisieux. The house measures 1,087 square feet, and is on an unusually large site of a third of an acre.
On the ground floor are three reception rooms - a lounge to the front, and a dining room with steps down to a conservatory at the side. The kitchen, bathroom and bedroom are also on this level. There are two attic rooms upstairs. The site includes a lawned garden, a patio, and driveway, and there are also three sheds and a greenhouse.
Sherry FitzGerald Blanc in Malahide is the agent (01 845 4500) and the price is €750,000.
Number 4 Myrtle Grove is a detached three-bedroom bungalow in a warren of suburban streets close to the Stillorgan dual carriageway.
It looks compact from the front, but actually accommodates 1,970 square feet of floor space, including a dormer conversion.
Most rooms are arranged around a central hallway, and include a 27-foot-long kitchen / breakfast room with a utility room off it. Double doors lead to a living / dining room with an open fire. There's another lounge at the back with sliding doors to the garden.
The main bedroom with ensuite shower is on the ground floor, as well as the family bathroom. The other two bedrooms, both also ensuite, are on the first floor.
A garage adjoins the house, and there's off-street parking on the front driveway. At the back is a 50-foot south-facing lawned garden.
It's on the market for €620,000 with Allen & Jacobs Estates in Mount Merrion (01 210 0360).
Number 17 Whitehall Road, Terenure, was built in 1957 and still looks like an unpretentious double-fronted bungalow - at least from the street. However, the house has been renovated and extended to 1,690 square feet, so it rambles a long way back from the front elevation.
The living room, with marble fireplace, extends into a sunroom with double doors to the garden. The kitchen also forms part of the extension, and is over 31 feet-long.
There are two bedrooms at the front, while the third bedroom overlooks the back garden and has an ensuite shower. The main bathroom has stone flooring and tiles and a jacuzzi bath.
The cobble-lock driveway has room for several cars if you can't be bothered parking in the garage. The back garden is over 100 feet-long and has a central patio with a wraparound deck.
It's for sale for €699,000 with Lowe in Rathmines (01 496 0501).