Trading up: Maretimo, Model Farm Road, €395,000

Finding a small house on a big plot on the Model Farm Road will be manna from heaven for some — this is prime hunting ground and it should draw in the doer-upper-do-it-bigger brigade and even the smash-and-developers.

Size: 129sq m (1,395sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 1 

Bedrooms: 3 

BER Rating: G

The rather modest Maretimo is in a prime position a couple of doors down from Rendezvous Bar in one of the western suburbs more chi-chi neighbourhoods, so the liklihood is, it will be snapped up fairly smartly.

And the family home stands behind a private hedgerow in a line of detached homes with a lot of larger, leafier properties to its side and rear. 

This is a house that has probably done steadfast work raising families in the past, but with higher expectations for higher achievers, it’s likely to become a much more impressive and bigger property once sold.

Fresh to the market with Denis Guerin of Frank V Murphy and Co, (who sold to the last owner back in 1982), it has that perfect conjunction of good schools, CUH and fast access to the city.

The three-bed detached bungalow stands on a private site of a quarter of an acre and comes with a lovely, south-facing garden to the front, with a westerly aspect to the side and rear.

Right now, it offers very good quality accommodation with a range of living space and a good, rear extension and it’s very close to town and the Wilton Shopping Centre.

Verdict: Perfectly place for a summer blizzard of bids.


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