Black­rock four-bed with room on top

The Irish Times - Thursday - Property - - The Market -

A 1930s house near Mount Mer­rion Av­enue in Black­rock, Co Dublin, was given a thor­ough modern makeover in 2014: ex­tended and re­fur­bished, it has oak floors, smart modern bath­rooms and prin­ci­pally, a large, bright kitchen/ din­ingroom span­ning the width of the rear of the house.

The 185sq m (1,991sq ft) semi-de­tached four-bed also has a 30sq m (322sq ft) con­verted at­tic, and is now for sale through Lis­ney for ¤1.45 mil­lion.

A tim­ber elec­tronic gate opens into a grav­elled front gar­den with space to park two cars and a gran­ite path to the front door. There’s a tiny study off the left of the oak­floored front hall, and two mod­est-sized wal­nut-floored liv­in­grooms on the right. They have match­ing sand­stone fire­places, fit­ted shelv­ing and are con­nected by glazed dou­ble doors.

Wide pa­tio

The rear liv­in­groom opens straight through a wide arch into the din­ing side of the slightly L-shaped open-plan kitchen/liv­ing/din­ing area at the rear of the house.

The din­ingroom over­looks the back gar­den through floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows; glazed fold­ing doors open out to the pa­tio from the kitchen.

The kitchen is floored with beige tiles, has an is­land unit and a pol­ished black gran­ite top, a glossy black Aga set into a brick chim­ney­breast and a large black Amer­i­can fridge.

There’s a wide pa­tio out­side which steps down on to an ar­ti­fi­cial lawn bor­dered by raised flower beds.

There’s an­other pa­tio area and a shed at the bot­tom of the gar­den, which backs on to The Elms de­vel­op­ment off Mer­rion Av­enue. From the gar­den,

‘‘ The din­ingroom over­looks the back gar­den through floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows

you can see that the ex­ten­sion is at­trac­tively clad in teak.

Up­stairs, there are four bed­rooms: the main dou­ble bed­room has a fully-tiled en suite, Slid­er­obes and a floor-to­ceil­ing win­dow over­look­ing the back gar­den and the roof of the ex­ten­sion – if it were railed, this could be con­verted to a bal­cony.

The at­tic, up 10 steep steps, could be used as an­other dou­ble bed­room.

Grove Av­enue is the part coun­try/part city road that links Mount Mer­rion Av­enue to Stil­lor­gan Park, with Av­oca Av­enue and Gle­nart Av­enue off it. Num­ber 4 Grove Av­enue is close to the Mount Mer­rion end.

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