House of the Week: Splendid Blackrock five-bed comes to market for €925k

No 14 Stradbrook Grove in south Co Dublin has undergone a major renovation in recent years

No 14 Stradbrook Grove in Blackrock in Co Dublin: the five-bedroomed semi-detached home is close to Blackrock village and all its amenities, as well as having access to ‘miles of scenic walks, along the coast and over the Killiney and Dalkey hills’

For couples with children, a project that has almost become a rite of passage is taking a years-old semi-detached house and catapulting it into the brave new world of the 21st century.

In 2005, the present owners of No 14 Stradbrook Grove in Blackrock in Co Dublin were househunting. “We were living in a two-bedroom townhouse with our first child and we wanted more space,” the vendor recalls.