Seventies style and plenty of scope for a growing family
BUILT ON THE grounds of Beechwood House, an 18th-century property that burnt down in the 1970s, Heathview is an original, in every sense of the word. It was built in 1976, and bought in 2001 by its current owners.
Now Heathview has outlasted this family – with their children grown and moved out, the current owners are looking to move to a smaller home.
It is selling through Crawford’s of Dalkey, with an asking price of €795,000.
From the outside, Heathview’s 1970s birth date is all too apparent.
Once you are inside, its 2,907sq ft seem like much more. A small livingroom at the front of the house makes a cosy den for children or adults, while, at the back of the house, an open archway divides dining and living areas, and double doors open from the livingroom onto a balcony at the rear, which runs the width of the property.
A gas fire in the livingroom is lent authenticity by an impressive, solid wood fireplace.
The kitchen is spacious and opens on to the rear balcony, with steps descending to a rear garden, measuring 16m x 15m, which has a southerly aspect and faces on to Killiney Golf Course, eliminating any danger of being overlooked. The sale includes a garden shed and green house.
Unusually, all but one of Heathview’s bedrooms are downstairs – the master bedroom, with en suite and walk-in wardrobe, is at the entry level. Below, there is a large hall with original wood flooring, and four bedrooms, two of which have walk-in dressing rooms.
There is also a large family bathroom (with power shower), an office with space for a corner couch, pool table, XBox area and a utility room.
The adjoining carport with space for two cars is accessed through a downstairs door.
The development at Beech Court is quiet and private, although it’s close to Killiney Shopping Centre and a stone’s throw from the Graduate pub on Rochestown Avenue, as well as Glenageary Dart station and bus routes on Ballinclea Road.
For all of its original aspects, Heathview doesn’t feel dated and its high ceilings, original floors and spacious interiors leave plenty of room for a new family looking for space to grow.
Heathview, 13 Beech Court, Killiney, Co Dublin
Description: Five-bedroom family home built in 1976