Second home selling on Highfield Road for €1.7 million
A five-bedroom family home in Rathgar with good garden and off-street parking
Hot on the heels of the “sale agreed” sign going up on number 40 Highfield Road in Rathgar comes another similar house on the market just a few doors down at number 32. It’s for sale through Sherry FitzGerald for an asking price of €1.7million.
In many ways it’s much the same proposition as its neighbour – a large two-storey over garden level family home with a long back garden and good off-street parking, a must on this busy road.
The family in No 32 have lived here since the 1980s and there have been some changes to the house since then, most notably the three-storey extension to the side which give it a garage – an unusual feature in these houses – two extra rooms at hall level used as home offices, and more bedroom space at the top of the house. In all there are five bedrooms, which is rare in these designs as they often have more reception rooms than bedrooms.
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So it’s a big house with 331sq m (3,562sq ft) of space. At garden level there are three principal rooms, a family room to the front, an eat-in kitchen to the back which opens into the back garden, and a room which also opens out on to the garden and is used as a gym.
Less energetic new owners might consider using this as a sunroom or extending to the side so that it is incorporated into the kitchen. Behind the garage and off the kitchen is a large utility room.
Up at hall level there are the grand interconnecting reception rooms with their attractive period features intact, the two additional rooms in the extension and the first of the five bedrooms is in the return. At the top of the house are four double bedrooms, one with an ensuite, and the family bathroom.
This is a large, superbly located comfortable family home and while Dublin 6 is one of those areas where demand is high and prices high, €1.7 million would seem a very strong price for this house as new owners will most likely update the décor from top to bottom, including a more contemporary style kitchen and new bathroom.
They might also want to look at extending into the garage and utility room which will add to the cost.