If you are looking for a family home in the Dun Laoghaire area and you are spoiled for choice. However, if you are looking for a large family home, in a prime location, with plenty of bedrooms and space for the kids, you won’t get much change from a cool €1 million. But if you are looking for those things, today’s house of the day is not for you…
Today’s property is a stunning designer home, in a prime location, with a first-class finish… BUT at €795,000 for only 3-bedrooms, it’s not a typical family home in this price bracket. Sure, plenty of it’s neighbours will offer 4 or maybe even 5 bedrooms for a similar price. But you won’t get the sheer class that Oughterard brings to the market.
Family Home or Downsizer’s Dream?
On the market with Hunters Estate Agents, you would think this might be a typical family home sale. However we would will to bet this home will attract it’s fair share of downsizers.
They are a big force in the market right now, trading down from big 5-bed family homes in prime Dublin 4 or other parts of South-East Dublin. They are consequently cash rich and have more firepower than a younger family looking to trade up. And they are looking for a similar level of quality and comfort found in their larger homes, probably with the same number and size of living rooms, but with half the number of bedrooms.
However, their options are rather limited and unpalatable in today’s market. Few will want to move to an apartment and discard many years of furniture collecting and sacrifice having their own-front-door. And any two or three bed houses will have pokey living spaces with barely enough room to swing a cat.
That makes a house like Oughterard a perfect option in our opinion:
- Plentiful living space provided by drawing room, sitting room, large kitchen and family dining room;
- Vast master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and gorgeous ensuite bathroom;
- Two further bedrooms – enough for guests now the kids are (hopefully) gone;
- Secure, gated entrance for high-security;
- Small enough garden that will be easy to maintain;
- Modern, high-quality finish that will require minimal upkeep.
Let’s take a look: