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Thu, Feb 14, 2013, 00:00

Stillorgan €695,000The prices being sought – and achieved – for well-presented family homes in established locations in south Dublin prove it is not possible to talk about a single “Irish property market”, as if the same conditions apply in every sector.

Earlier this year a five-bedroom house in Fosterbrook, a large estate built about 20 years ago, off Stillorgan Road in Dublin, made €645,000 after a short sales campaign. Now another five-bed in the estate, 69 Fosterbrook, is for sale through Sherry FitzGerald for €695,000.I

t’s a strong price, reflecting the condition, size and location of the house, but also the scarcity of supply in this part of the market, where there is demand from families trading up.

The owners of No 69 bought in 2001 – they liked the estate so much they moved from an adjacent three-bed – and this house appealed because of the potential to extend and the size of the garden, which is one of the largest in the well-maintained estate. They extended at the back and side so that now the house is a five-bed with a large kitchen and more than 188.5sq m (2,030sq ft) of accommodation.

It has three reception rooms – one to the front laid out as a formal diningroom, another on the left off the hall, used as a TV room by the children, and the third off the modern, well-laid-out kitchen. Upstairs has been extended, too, turning what was a four-bed into a five-bed by building a second floor on to the existing side extension. What was a small single room is now a fully fitted walk-in wardrobe for the main bedroom, which also has direct access to the family bathroom. The other four rooms are doubles (one en suite). The home has been well-maintained and is in walk-in condition.

The front gardens in these houses are open-plan and the estate looks to be well-managed – the annual management fee for this house is €275. At No 69, the large garden wraps around the side and back. It has a big timber deck, a flagged patio area and large lawned area bordered by maturing trees, as well as off-street parking for two cars in the front driveway.

69 Fosterbrook, Stillorgan, Co Dublin

DescriptionFive-bed end-of-terrace, extended and in walk-in condition, with a large garden

AgentSherry FitzGerald