Leafy road rustling with dramatic potential
Clonskeagh €695,000:Whitebeam Road is one of those leafy, suburban roads that wouldn't look out of place on a television drama; the mature trees and clean, redbrick facades are almost too perfect. There has to be some kind of behind-closed-doors drama to keep things realistic.
Number 22 Winton, a three-bed for sale through Vincent Finnegan, was bought by its current owners around 2007 for €750,000. Since then, the house has been extensively refurbished and redecorated, and is now asking €650,000 (there is an open viewing this Saturday).
The kitchen is a study in modern minimalism with a two-person breakfast bar occupying one corner while clean white units line the walls.
Double patio doors lead outside, onto decking and down to a large garden which overlooks Dodder Park.
Outside, too, is a detached garage. Next door the garage has made way for a kind of turret, an extension that seems to add another third to the size of the house. The front livingroom is cosy but roomy, with a bay window that looks out onto that leafy street. This leads on to the dining room.
Both of the rooms are accessible from the main hall, whose doors are almost all original dating from when the house was built in about 1948.
Upstairs are the three double bedrooms, one small, two of average to large size and all with fitted wardrobes.
The bedroom to the rear has vaulted ceilings and shares the view of Dodder Park and the river below.
A main wc and shower room is at the top of the stairs, with an original solid wood sliding door adding interesting period detail. The main bedroom is en suite, with an impressive tiled bath area with free-standing bath and a large shower as well as fitted Sliderobes and extensive bookshelves behind the bed.
Based on what neighbouring houses have done, and taking in the size of the back garden and the extra space taken up by the detached garage, there is plenty of room for expansion and reworking with Winton. But in reality it is already in walk-in condition.
22 Whitebeam Road, Clonskeagh, Dublin 14
Description: Modernised and refurbished three-bedroom house with detached garage, views over Dodder Park and off-street parking
Agent: Vincent Finnegan