Bright, detached four-bed in Stillorgan cul-de-sac for €1.05m

Well-fitted family home has lots of space, from extended living room to converted attic

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Address: 18 Coppinger Wood, Stillorgan Park, Blackrock, Co Dublin
Price: €1,050,000
Agent: Lisney
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A smart family room/dining room and a large converted attic space are two notable features of a suburban house in Blackrock, Co Dublin. Number 18 Coppinger Wood is a detached four-bed in a cul-de-sac development built 32 years ago, bought new and later extended by its vendors. Now they're downsizing, and the 175sq m (1,880sq ft) house – with an extra 35.79sq m (385sq ft) of attic space – is for sale through Lisney for €1.05 million.

The house is in good condition, painted mainly in neutral shades, with wooden floors upstairs and down. On the left of the bright front hall there’s a small TV room/study. On the right, a door opens into a modest-sized sitting room with a fireplace with a stone-effect mantelpiece and built-in shelves; it opens through frosted sliding doors into the family room/dining room. This space is the heart of the house: it’s bright, with three Velux windows and a wall of nearly floor-to-ceiling windows and French doors looking out to the back garden. There’s a wood-burning stove between the dining area and living room.

The U-shaped kitchen opens off this space: it’s floored with pale tiles, has black countertops and white units. The utility room beside is a good size with plenty of room for cupboards.

Upstairs, there are four bedrooms, three doubles and a single that’s currently used as a study. The main bedroom overlooks the front garden: it has a box bay window with plantation shutters, a tiled en suite shower room and a good-sized walk-in dressing room. Another double also has a box bay window overlooking the front garden. The family bathroom is fully tiled, partly with pretty pale blue mosaic tiles; it has a bath and a shower. There are two attic rooms at the top of the house, one set out as a good-sized sitting room. They’re both bright, with Velux windows.


The back garden is wide and fairly small, some of its space taken up by the house extension. It’s neatly landscaped, with a few steps leading up from a cobblelock patio at the back of the house to a lawn bordered by a raised flowerbed. There’s an electric heater next to a dining area at one end of the patio; at the other side, a small storage space has been built into a side passage.

There’s an electric car charging point on the front wall of the house and good space to park in the cobblelocked front garden. The house has a C2 Ber.

Coppinger Wood is a cul-de-sac off Stillorgan Park Road, the road that runs from its Carysfort Road junction to the junction of Stillorgan Road/Kilmacud Road Lower. Confusingly, it runs parallel to another short cul-de-sac also called Stillorgan Park.

Frances O'Rourke

Frances O'Rourke

Frances O'Rourke, a contributor to The Irish Times, writes about homes and property