Park life on Mount Anville with sweeping city views for €1.475m

Goatstown redbrick features en-suite dressing room with built-in Sliderobes

  • Address: Silver Birch, 15 Mount Anville Park, Goatstown, Dublin 14
  • Price: € 1,475,000
  • Agent: Sherry FitzGerald
 

A mainly gravelled rear garden with a semi-circular deck and a large walk-in dressing room are two unexpected features of a detached suburban house close to Mount Anville Secondary School in Goatstown, Co Dublin. Its other striking feature, says one of the owners, is the fine views over the large park on the other side of the road across Dublin city to the Pigeon House in the distance.

The couple bought Silver Birch off plans when the scheme was under construction in 1983. Now the 252sq m (2,707sq ft) four/five-bed detached house is for sale through Sherry FitzGerald seeking €1.475 million. The owners have maintained the house, which is decorated in traditional style, well in the nearly four decades they’ve lived there, says the owner, regularly upgrading and refreshing the interior with Ruth Noble Interiors.

The pictures show a house with redbrick exterior and a front door opening into a good-sized, timber-floored front hall. On the right of the hall is a formal dining room with bright blue walls, carpeted like most of the rooms in the house; it’s a room that might be better used as a study by new owners.

Hallway
Hallway
Living room at Silver Birch, 15 Mount Anville Park, Goatstown, Dublin 14
Living room
Dining room
Dining room
Kitchen
Kitchen

On the left is the living room with a raised marble hearth and brass-surround fireplace and a picture window overlooking Deer Park, a large public park with playing fields and a tennis club. (When the Sacred Heart nuns in Mount Anville sold land for development in the late 1970s, they stipulated that 32 acres should be used by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council as a public park.)

Glazed double doors open from the living room into a family room, which in turn has double doors opening into the garden.

The kitchen/breakfast room at the rear of the house is off the family room: it has Amtico wood-effect flooring, white units and granite worktops; a utility room opens off it.

Upstairs there are four bedrooms off the landing and a family bathroom. The main bedroom to the front of the house has a large walk-in dressing room with Sliderobes that could be converted to a fifth bedroom, says the owner. Doors lead from the main bedroom into the dressing room and doors from here open into an en-suite shower room. The other bedrooms all have fitted wardrobes.

Bedroom
Bedroom
En-suite dressing room
En-suite dressing room
Garden
Garden
View of Deer Park from Silver Birch, 15 Mount Anville Park, Goatstown, Dublin 14
View of Deer Park

Landscaper Peter O’Brien designed the rear garden a few years ago: a large semi-circular deck steps down into a gravelled area planted with various trees. There’s also a block-built shed in the garden. There’s room to park several cars in the gravelled front.

Silver Birch is just past the curve of the road opposite Deer Park that leads from Mount Anville Road into the Mount Anville estate. Properties nearby have achieved strong prices in recent years: number 16 sold for €1.185 million in 2018, number 12 for €1.4 million and number 6 for €1.1 million, both in 2016.