4 of a kind… in north Dublin, with garages

Quichon, built a decade ago, is a modern four-bedroom family home with 460sqm of living space arranged over two floors. The living space is on the upper level to maximise the magnificent views out over Dublin Bay and is characterised by a sense of light and air.

The house occupies a site of 1.5 acres and has a mature, south-facing garden. There’s a large double garage with access to the boot room off the kitchen.

From the entrance hall, there is direct access through French doors to the south-facing balcony and the other reception rooms on this level. The kitchen-dining room features a large central island geared towards family living and entertaining. There is a four-oven Aga, integrated Miele oven and twin butler’s sinks.

Off the kitchen is an east-facing conservatory with direct access to the terrace and garden, which makes for a sunny breakfast room, catching the best of the morning light.

The drawing room has views across to Bull Island, and there is a garden-level patio positioned to make the most of the evening sun.

From the upper level, the lower level of bedrooms and utility rooms is accessed via a spiral staircase or by lift.

A central vestibule leads to the four bedrooms, family bathroom, basement and laundry room.

The main bedroom has a large en-suite bathroom, a dressing room and built-in wardrobes, and there is direct access from here to the garden.

There are three further bedrooms, one of which also has an en-suite bathroom, and all of which have direct access to the garden.

The interiors are decorated in a neutral palette, utilising a range of natural wood and stone. The BER is an impressive A3.

Agent: Gallagher Quigley (01) 818 3000

By the side in Santry

No 32 Oldtown Avenue is a three-bed, semi-detached house which has been extended and has a large garage to the side, offering the potential for further extension subject to planning permission. There is off-street parking on a private driveway. Currently, the house has 84sqm of living space, including an entrance hall, living room, dining room, kitchen and guest lavatory on the ground floor, with two double bedrooms, one single and the family bathroom on the first floor. Oldtown Avenue is close to a number of good primary and secondary schools, the Omni Shopping Centre, and a range of sports and recreation facilities. DCU, Beaumont Hospital, the city centre are all convenient, as are bus routes, the M1, M50 and Dublin Airport.

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Drumcondra (01) 837 3737

Room to grow in Raheny

No 9 Kilbarrack Avenue is a red-brick, three-bed detached bungalow with a garage to the side which could be converted for additional accommodation if required, subject to planning permission. The living room lies to the left of the entrance hall, and there’s a breakfast room with access to the rear garden leading to the kitchen. As well as three bedrooms, there’s a family bathroom and separate guest lavatory, as well as a large attic space which could be converted. There is off-street parking to the front and a sunny south-east facing garden to the rear. Kilbarrack Avenue is near to a number of primary and secondary schools, and there’s an Educate Together primary school in the locality. It’s also convenient to shops and restaurants.

Agent: Lisney (01) 853 6010

Get creative in Clontarf

No 93 Dunluce Road is an attractive red-brick, three-bed semi with a distinctive double-height bay. It occupies a corner position and comes with a standalone double garage to the side offering potential to develop or extend the property, subject to planning permission. Currently there’s 101sqm of living space arranged in a traditional manner with an entrance hall with cloakroom, and a guest loo under the stairs. Two interconnecting reception rooms are separated by sliding doors, with the front living room featuring a bay window, picture rails and fireplace. The rear dining room has a serving hatch through to the kitchen, which has been extended. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms – two doubles and a single – and a shower room.

Agent: Gallagher Quigley (01) 818 3000

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