South city house with views over Dublin Bay


Foxrock €600,000: 59A Foxrock Park, Foxrock, Dublin 18 Description:Four-bedroom house with sea views and sizeable garden in a cul-de-sac

Agent: Lisney

Although 59A Foxrock Park looks like a relatively new-build, the previous owners had lived in the four-bedroom house since they bought it, from plans, between 25 and 30 years ago.

The subject of an executor sale, being handled by Lisney, the detached house is showing its age, although more from an aesthetic than structural point of view.

It has double-glazed windows, gas-fired central heating and TV points in many rooms. In fact, some modern features, such as the gas fire in the front livingroom, could potentially be reworked to their original state – there is a functioning chimney in situ.

At the end of a cul-de-sac, two minutes from the N11, Foxrock Park is a short hop from Deansgrange and Foxrock.

Inside, there is a large livingroom with a gas fire, leading on to a diningroom with double doors that open on to a small but sizeable back garden with a shed. There is also a small side garden, accessible from the kitchen.

The kitchen-cum-breakfast-room is perhaps the most dated of all of the rooms; its white fitted units would, no doubt, be replaced by new owners (and it is plumbed for a dishwasher). On a fine day there are views over Dublin Bay towards Howth.

Another livingroom downstairs shows potential as an office, study or rebellious teenager’s hangout, while there is also a downstairs WC and plenty of storage in both the utility room, which opens on to the side garden, and the under-stairs cloakroom.

Four bedrooms – one en suite with fitted wardrobes, two small and one medium-sized – are upstairs, along with a main bathroom with bath and a decent-sized hot press.

There is also attic space, but it is not floored.

The house at 59A offers plenty of potential as a family home, and a little outside-the-box thinking could well be the difference between four bedrooms (two large, two small) and three excellent-sized bedrooms with a little breathing space.