Attractive option in alluring Ailesbury Wood

Modern redbrick has period house proportions without the costly maintenance

  • Address: 11 Ailesbury Wood Ballsbridge Dublin 4
  • Price: € 1,450,000
  • Agent: Ganly Walters
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Ailesbury Wood is a discreet development of 15 houses, designed by Crean Salley Architects and developed by Davy Hickey Properties in 2003.  Accessed via Numbers 27 and 29 Ailesbury Road, the redbrick and granite facade properties overlook the sports grounds of nearby St Michael’s College.

Number 11, which stretches to 203sq m (2,185sq ft)has been a rental until recently, and properties here command up to €4,000 per month.

Though it is in good condition, purchasers will more than likely want to put solid flooring into the interconnecting drawingroom and diningroom – which are currently laid with carpet – and replace the kitchen, which despite being in good condition, with Neff appliances, is just a little dated.

All the properties here have south-facing gardens. Though nothing like their counterparts on Ailesbury Road, the town gardens, with a mixture of flagstones and Astro Turf are low maintenance and are not overlooked. Number 11’s , however, could do with an update and some colour.

To the front is a mixture of box hedging framing white hydrangea and cobble-locked driveways.

Number 11 has four bedrooms over three floors, with the en-suite master occupying the entire 30sq m (323sq ft) on the top floor.

The interiors are filled with light, thanks to box bay windows to the front, French doors to the rear and glass roof lights in the breakfast room.

The two neighbouring houses which are the same size, Numbers 10 and 12, both sold in recent years. In 2014, Number 10 achieved €1.6m, and, in turnkey condition, Number 12 achieved €2m in July 2015, indicating that people are prepared to dig deep for the cachet of residing off Ailesbury Road.

Number 11, though in need of cosmetic updating, will appeal to those seeking a home in this premier Ballsbridge location. The property has the proportions of a period house – without the costly maintenance often associated with them – and is on the market through Ganly Walters with an asking price of €1.45million.