Booterstown home with room to expand for €850,000

House in quiet cul-de-sac with beautiful garden offers many development opportunities

  • Address: 3 South Hiil Park Booterstown Co Dublin
  • Price: € 850,000
  • Agent: DNG
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South Hill Park, a quiet cul-de-sac lined with detached houses, lies just off Booterstown Avenue near the Stillorgan Road, allowing for a very convenient location close to UCD and the bus corridor to town. In addition, Booterstown Dart station at the end of the avenue, is just a 10-minute walk away.

The house has had the same owner for 30 years, and while in fine condition it needs a cosmetic upgrade – so a repaint, new kitchen, bathrooms and carpets will have the property in turnkey condition.

Hall area at 3 South Hill Park, Booterstown, Co Dublin
Hall area at 3 South Hill Park, Booterstown, Co Dublin

Extending to 146sq m (1,571sq ft), in its current layout the property has three bedrooms and three reception rooms, but it is in the possibility to extend the house – as many neighbours have done – that lies the potential.

What new owners may choose to do is open up the kitchen and diningroom into one large room – taking full advantage of the light from the southeasterly facing garden. There is also potential to build out from here as the garden extends to 14m (45ft).

Livingroom at 3 South Hill Park Booterstown Co Dublin
Livingroom at 3 South Hill Park Booterstown Co Dublin

In addition the garage which lies to the side of the house could be amalgamated into the property, with the potential to add a further storey upstairs to gain a fourth bedroom. The layout of the main bedroom – set into the eaves of the house – could also allow for a dormer extension. It currently extends to 20sq m (220sq ft).

While all of these possibilities are subject to planning permission there is precedence along the road, and indeed some of the neighbouring houses have been wonderfully upgraded and extended.

The gardens have been carefully maintained by the owner over the years. Now spring plants are in bloom, and a Ceanothus and Magnolia stellata are on the cusp of blossoming along a pathway leading to a sun trap for evening entertaining.

Around the corner 17 Cherbury Gardens, a 140sq m property in similar condition has gone sale agreed for around €950,000. Number 3 South Hill Park is seeking €850,000 through agent DNG.