Substantial detached home that got off to a great start


BLACKROCK €1.8M:NUMBER 81 Mount Merrion Avenue in Blackrock, Co Dublin, is an enormous detached family house. The substantial five-bedroom property measures 394sq m (4,240sq ft), has a Victorian facade and a rebuilt interior.

The house is unfinished and has an asking price of €1.8 million through agents Colliers.

Much of the property still requires flooring and there are no remaining interior period features. However the house boasts under-floor heating throughout its two floors, it has been rewired and replumbed and high-spec double glazing fitted.

The two main reception rooms both have bay windows, period-style fireplaces and polished floors. Their 14ft high ceilings make them feel grand but they need more work to feel finished. The hall is still in bare concrete.

A set of steps leads down to the fitted kitchen, which has laminate counter tops, a polished porcelain tiled floor and includes all kitchen appliances. There is a good sized adjoining utility room. Off it is a large shower room with side door access – ideal for young sports fans. From the kitchen French doors open onto a north-facing sandstone patio.

There are high shine porcelain tiles also in the adjacent bow-shaped sun room. This is light-filled but north-facing. Off the conservatory is a den with a fireplace.

French doors open onto the back patio. Through another set of double doors is a room that would work well as a home office.

On the first floor there are three bedrooms, two of which have shower en suites. The stairs and floors are bare concrete.

The main bedroom is on the second floor. Stairs leads down from it to an area that could work as a closet or dressing room and into a shower en suite. The fifth bedroom is also on this floor.

There are automatic gates and a gravelled area to the front.

81 Mount Merrion Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin

Description: large, detached five-bedroom house which has been partly finished internally

Agent: Colliers