House Of The Day: Oughterard, Dun Laoghaire

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Oughterard House Of The Day
Oughterard, Dun Laoghaire – €795,000 with Hunters Estate Agents – Photo Credit: Hunters

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:

Oughterard, Dun Laoghaire – €795,000

Fine Frontage - Clean and crisp appearance finished to impecable standards.
Fine Frontage – Clean and crisp appearance finished to impecable standards.
Entrance through the beautifully light and open hallway with marble floors and first floor landing.
Entrance through the beautifully light and open hallway with marble floors and first floor landing.
Living Space Galore - Kitchen and family area is a warm and bright space with quality hardwood floors.
Living Space Galore – Dining and family area is a warm and bright space with quality hardwood floors.
Modern, Clean Kitchen - Separate from the living space, with belfast sink, marble tops and good fitted appliances.
Modern, Clean Kitchen – Separate from the living space, with belfast sink, marble tops and good fitted appliances.
Further Living Rooms -The opposite side of the house features a double living room / drawing room running front to back.
Further Living Rooms -The opposite side of the house features a double living room / drawing room running front to back.
Formal Living Area - The house is finished to a tasteful but traditional standard.
Formal Living Area – The house is finished to a tasteful but traditional standard.
Sitting Room / Garden Room - The rear opens out onto the garden.
Sitting Room / Garden Room – The rear opens out onto the garden.
Modest Garden - but a manageable and low maintenance dream.
Modest Garden – but a manageable and low maintenance dream.
Spacious Master Bedroom - Bright and well decorated, plenty of room for a homeowner used to more space.
Spacious Master Bedroom – Bright and well decorated, plenty of room for a homeowner used to more space.
Master Ensuite - Lavish bathroom with travertine style tiles and grand stand-in shower.
Master Ensuite – Lavish bathroom with travertine style tiles and grand stand-in shower.

Oughterard is on the market with Hunters Estate Agents asking €795,000. You can find all the details on their website here.