The current owner of Falconwood bought it in 2012 and set about gutting it, adding expensive features including oak and granite floors, zoned central heating (the BER is B3) and a leisure room with a gym, infinity pool and sauna. That’s on the ground floor and has double doors to the 1.3-acre grounds. Also downstairs there’s a living room, lounge, dining room, office and kitchen. There’s one bedroom on the ground floor and three more upstairs, the main one with an en suite shower. Off the first-floor landing is a roof terrace looking out over the countryside. There’s also a party room on the grounds with a barbecue.
Cnoc Mhuire, 20 Hillcourt Rd, Co Dublin
€795,500 LISNEY DUN LAOGHAIRE, (01) 280 6820
The sauna in Cnoc Mhuire in Glenageary is in the converted attic, and from the main room up there you can see across to Dublin Bay through the skylights. The attic measures 217 sq ft, adding to the 2,196 sq ft in the rest of the house. Should you find that’s not enough space, there’s an adjoining garage and a neat back garden measuring 79ft. On the ground floor are two main reception rooms as well as a dual-aspect kitchen and TV room, open-plan. Upstairs are four bedrooms, one en suite and one giving onto a front balcony. Glenageary DART station is a kilometre away.
The Arches, Killiney Hill Road, Co Dublin
€1.095M LISNEY DALKEY, (01) 285 1005
Sitting on some half an acre on the very border of the townland of Killiney, The Arches is a sprawling bungalow measuring 2,788 sq ft, all on one floor in an L-shaped footprint. One whole wing of the house is occupied by bedrooms, of which there are five, one with an en suite Jacuzzi bath, shower, and sauna. The other wing has three reception rooms – drawing room, living room and dining room – and an eat-in kitchen with granite countertops and an oil-fired Aga. The grounds include vegetable beds, two greenhouses, and a detached garage.
Westerton House, Westerton Rise, D16
€1.395M DNG STILLORGAN, (01) 283 2700
Westerton in Dundrum is one of a pair of Victorian semi-detached (back to back) houses practically hidden on a short cul-de-sac off Ballinteer Road, about a kilometre from Dundrum Luas stop. Having been completely refurbished by its current owners, it now has a C3 energy rating, with double-glazing and underfloor heating, although the period features are intact. It’s 3,875 sq ft on three floors, and the sauna is in the basement along with the kitchen, a playroom and one en suite bedroom. The entrance level has a family room, drawing room and study, and the first floor has another five bedrooms.
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