Blackrock four-bed with room on top
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.
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.