Smart Blackrock upgrade on family-friendly Glenart Avenue for €1.9m

The quiet Blackrock road has seen significant sales of property since 2015

  • Address: 3 Glenart Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin
  • Price: € 1,900,000
  • Agent: Sherry FitzGerald
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Since 2015 there has been a significant flurry of activity on Glenart Avenue, a quiet road in Blackrock running parallel to Avoca Avenue. The road features a mix of house styles, and tends to be popular due to its proximity to the village and schools; the lack of traffic also makes it a safe option for young families.

Number 4, an old bungalow, was sold in 2015 for €805,000, and replaced with a 402sq m (4,327sq ft) state of the art property which sold this year for €2.026 million – its asking price was €2.6million.

Number 39, which was laid out as two flats, sold in 2014 for €745,000 and post-renovation it sold for €1.25 million – on an asking price of €1.65 million. Number 10, a 132sq m 1980s property in need of renovation, sold last year for €915,000 and Number 6, seeking €1.895 million, has just been listed as sale agreed.

Bartra Capital paid €3.25 million in 2017 for Kinvara at Number 24; the grounds extend to half an acre and veteran developer Richard Barrett is constructing four high-end family homes there ranging from 279sq m to 299sq m. Designed by Cantrell and Crowley Architects, these properties are due to launch this summer, according to the company’s website.

In addition, Number 31 sold for €2.15 million in 2015, and Number 17, a new 189sq m property, is on the market asking €1.45 million.

A reception room in 3 Glenart Avenue

Now Number 3, a semi-detached period home dating from 1860, is on the market for €1.9million through Sherry FitzGerald. Located at the Avoca Road end of the avenue, it is home to a family that is trading up along with their two gregarious Weimaraner pups.

The property in turnkey condition, has 219sq m (2,360sq ft) over two floors and was re-roofed in 2006. In addition, the sash windows were reconditioned with acoustic glazing, and an attractive den was constructed to the rear.

Period features

The layout is as one would expect of a property from this era, with two reception rooms to the front of the house. Both rooms retain all their period features, and the dining room opens out on to a large patio paved with Indian sandstone through French windows, allowing this space to be integrated with the reception rooms in clement weather.

The kitchen

The kitchen by Dalkey Design, though not large, features an Aga set in the old hearth and links to the family den – which is one of the nicest features of the house. It has exposed beams overhead, and opens out to the rear garden which is laid with Astroturf for convenience, and bordered with an array of shrubs.

It is likely that new owners will want to change the fake hedging attached to two walls because the garden has a southwesterly aspect and will quite happily accommodate a range of colourful climbers instead.

There are four fine sized double bedrooms upstairs, two of which have built-in bunks for younger children. The principal bedroom overlooks the garden, and the en suite, installed in 2016, is cleverly designed as it does not cut into the fabric of the room, which often happens in similar style period homes.

A built-in work station on the landing sits opposite the principal bedroom, and the house has off-street parking set behind electric gates.

The property will suit a family in search of a period family home on this quiet residential road within easy walking distance of Blackrock village.

The garden