Killiney bungalow with upstairs surprise for €895k

Main bedroom refurbished three years ago with walk-in wardrobe and smart en suite

  • Address: 1 Avondale Road, Killiney, Co Dublin
  • Price: € 895,000
  • Agent: Vincent Finnegan
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The first house on Avondale Road in Killiney, Co Dublin, just beyond a large roundabout, is a bungalow built in 1954 that has been cleverly revamped and extended since it last sold 33 years ago.

The detached 203sq m (2,185sq ft) four bed is now a bright dormer bungalow with a large main bedroom and a sitting room upstairs with a floor-to-ceiling window in the gable wall. Freshly painted in neutral colours last year and pretty much in walk-in condition, 1 Avondale Road, Killiney, Co Dublin, is for sale through Vincent Finnegan for €895,000.

It’s only partly visible from the road, hidden behind a very tall neat hedge and a wide timber electronic gate. Driving into and out of it just beyond the Albert Road/Glenageary Road/Avondale Road roundabout looks difficult: the owner says care is needed of course, but in 33 years, the family has never had an incident.

A front porch opens into a wide maple-floored hall. On the left is an open plan dining/living/kitchen. The dining room at the front of the house opens into a cosy family room which in turn opens through French windows into a side garden. Both rooms are floored with cherrywood, while the living room and kitchen are floored with pale tiles. The U-shaped kitchen has oak units and black polished granite countertops; there’s also a good-sized utility room off the living room and a toilet off it.

Three of the four bedrooms, two small and one large double, open off the right of the front hall and all have built-in wardrobes. A very smart family bathroom floored with large grey tiles has a power shower and bath.

The home’s upstairs was extended 30 years ago, but the main bedroom was completely redone three years ago: it has a good-sized walk-in wardrobe and a smart en suite. On the other side of the top landing is a wide sitting room with a coal-effect fireplace and that floor-to-ceiling window looking over Dalkey rooftops to the sea.

French windows open from the living room downstairs into a wide back garden which is half raised deck, and half lawn, with a raised flowerbed at the end. A triangular side garden is sheltered from the busy roads beside it by the very high hedge. There’s room to park several cars in the cobblelocked front garden.