More than a sporting chance on smart Foxrock road
Extend, demolish and build again, or just move in and hang up your hat – the new owners of Haydock will have the option of maximising the site’s potential
A house for sale on Westminster Road in Foxrock, Dublin 18, could appeal to a range of buyers – a couple looking for a comfortable family home, someone downsizing from one of the very large houses that line the road, or someone who wants to build their own home on what is considered one of Dublin’s poshest roads.
Haydock, a 200sq m (2,150sq ft) four-bedroom house on the corner of Westminster Road and Plunkett Avenue, built around 25 years ago in the garden of the large house next door, is for sale for €995,000 through Hunters Estate Agent.
It’s a bright, well-maintained home, but agent Rowena Quinn suggests that someone who wants a bigger house on a road that’s expensive to buy on might look at the property with a view to either extending or rebuilding on the one-sixth of an acre site.
As it is, Haydock is a well-maintained four-bed. Electronic gates open into a gravelled front garden with room to park up to four cars.
The front door opens into a cream-tiled hall. On the left is the kitchen/breakfastroom, also with tiled floor, renovated about 15 years ago.
It’s a long, bright room extending from the front to the back of the house, with cream kitchen units and a smart granite countertop. Its owner describes Haydock as a very sociable house, good for parties. Doors open from one room to another and many have French doors into the wide back garden.
The rooms include a bright drawingroom with recessed lighting that opens into the diningroom; a cosy TV room; and a small room with a porthole window at the front of the house that could be a study or children’s playroom. There’s also a downstairs toilet and a utility room.
Upstairs, four bedrooms, two good-sized doubles, two smaller doubles, and the family bathroom open off a landing with a Velux window over it.
The main bedroom has a wall of wardrobes and smart bedside tables, built to order for the family by a carpenter. The same carpenter built tongue-and-groove cupboards in one side of the diningroom. Three of the bedrooms are en suite.
There’s a good sized patio in the back garden, a pretty house-style shed and a wide lawn sheltered by mature trees.