Built in 1949, 10 South Hill Park is a deceptively big house. The redbrick and pebbledash-fronted house is one of about 15 homes on a quiet cul-de-sac at the Stillorgan dual carriageway end of Booterstown Avenue. It has a pedestrian lane linking it directly to that busy thoroughfare, and the bus stop is only about a minute away. St Andrew's College is also just a short walk away.
The house opens into a modest enough hall with a square sittingroom that has a box bay window.
To the left is a series of interconnecting rooms leading from the kitchen across the width of the house.
The eat-in kitchen has been extended out to the side with roof lights adding illumination to the granite-countered space. When they refurbished 15 years ago, the current owners also added a roomy utility room off the kitchen. This has a small seating area looking out on to the well-maintained east-facing garden.
Doors lead through to a family room that runs the depth of the house. It has a marble-surround fireplace.
The family room, in turn, leads through to a formal diningroom. Off to the front is a study that features a box bay window and built-in bookshelves and storage.
The curved garden room to the back is the property’s most charming. It has a semi-vaulted ceiling panelled in pine – a fashionable shade of chalk paint would freshen this up no end.
The garden room has glazing on two sides, with one side beaming southern light into the interior. Doors lead from this room to the garden.
There are four bedrooms upstairs. The master has plenty of built-in storage and a big en suite. There are two more doubles and a single, a separate shower room and a big family bathroom with a separate shower and bath.
The property has been well maintained throughout. Parents of tweens or teenagers might like to reconfigure the flow of some of the rooms to accommodate their needs.
A small church opposite has services on Sundays and on Wednesday evenings.