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Lugano, 6 Glenvar Park, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, A94 A9D7

Semi-detached House





170 sq.m.



Janet Carroll is delighted to offer Lugano, 6 Glenvar Park, for sale by Private Treaty. Situated just off Cross Avenue, close to Blackrock College, it is well positioned in a magnificent low density cul de sac setting in one of the prime residential locations in South Dublin. Most of the residents have enjoyed their forever homes here for over 60 years.

Built c. 1948, these properties have qualities no longer found in new developments including low density housing, generous rear gardens, off street parking, no management fees, wide footpaths, mature landscaping, stroll to schools, settled neighbours and a front gated garden.

An extended semi-detached 5-bedroom house measuring circa 1830sqft/ 170sqm, Lugano is presented in good condition throughout but in need of rejuvenation. It has a superb South West facing rear garden c. 99ft/ 30m long. The house is in original condition but extended in the 60's and provides discerning purchasers with a blank canvas on which to make their mark. It is a superb family home through and through, with many fond memories of music, gardening and art engrained in the essence of Lugano as one walks through it.

Blackrock is one of the star performers of South County Dublin as it caters for such a variety of needs. For those with education in mind, it has some of the most prestigious schools, some of which are almost on your doorstep. Only a few minutes stroll to some of Ireland's Premier schools including Willow Park Primary School, Blackrock College, St. Andrew's International School, Booterstown National School and the Dominican Girls Secondary School.

Blackrock Village is close by and boasts not one, but two shopping centres. Both are undergoing renovation, and will no doubt benefit the new owner of Lugano. Parks, walks, sporting clubs, sailing and more are all ingredients for a well-balanced lifestyle. Couple this with a Michelin starred restaurant in the local village (Heron & Grey) and you cannot help but envy all that this wonderful town has to offer! With excellent transport facilities in the area include the DART, the Stillorgan N11 and QBC making commuting to the city centre and surrounding areas extremely convenient.

Number 6 offers a superb opportunity to become part of a wonderful neighbourhood and cannot fail to impress. The lifestyle offered in this special location is unrivalled. Viewing is highly recommended.


• Prime residential area
• Refurbishment opportunity (SPP)
• C. 1830sqft/ 170sqm
• 5-bedroom residence on an exquisite site
• Semi-detached
• Not overlooked
• Large south west facing rear garden measuring c. 99ft/30m long
• In the same family for 60 years
• Off street parking
• Cul de sac
• Mature low-density residential road, off Cross Avenue
• Blossom trees and wide footpath along the road of Glenvar Park
• Superb choice of amenities close by


• Blackrock College (across the road)
• Dominican College Sion Hill (across the road)
• Booterstown National School (Church of Ireland)
• Willow Park Junior School
• St. Andrew's International School (10-minute walk)
• Coláiste Íosagáin and Coláiste Eoin
• Our Lady of Mercy Convent School
• Choice of crèches and Montessori schools
• Smurfit Business School (UCD)
• Blackrock Further Education Institute (BFEI)


• Blackrock DART station only 10 minutes' walk away
• Close to the N11 and QBC
• Close to the seafront, superb coastal walks
• Choice of Air Coach stops to Dublin Airport close by
• Choice of two shopping centres nearby
• A selection of boutiques, shops & eateries in Blackrock Village
• Tennis clubs, pitch and putt, swimming pool and parks nearby


Entrance Hall: c. 4.84m x 3.50m
Bright and spacious entrance hall with exposed wooden floor.

Dining Room (to the front left): c. 4.66m x 3.96m (max)
Exposed wooden floor continues into this room. An open fireplace with a classic finish heralds the mature styling of these homes when fires played a pivotal role in the daily routine. Large window to the front provides natural light.

Family Room/Playroom/Study: c. 5.23m x 2.36m
This room is set on the right-hand side of the entrance hall and has a large window to the front. This would make a superb family room, playroom, home office or study and will suit a variety of requirements. There is a door to the rear of the house.

Living Room (to the rear left): c. 4.22m x 3.96m
Carpet with solid wooden floor underneath, solid fuel fireplace and classically styled mantel. This room is both bright and airy and benefits from a cleverly placed glass panelled door that leads to the large rear garden. There is also a serving hatch which is a lovely nod to the history of this home.

Kitchen: c. 3.37m x 5.06m
This room is in need of full restoration which means one has a number of choices when it comes to bringing this space back to life. There is plenty of light from the window which looks onto the large secluded garden. Huge potential to extend and open this space up, subject to planning. An Aga sits in the corner and stainless-steel sink with cabinet underneath. There is a door to the side of the property.


At the foot of the stairs is another cloakroom/ storage area that is a further example of the practicality of this home. Measures c. 0.75m x 1.48m.

Landing: c. 3.28m x 5.69m
A lovely feature of a home of this vintage is the open landing leading to upstairs. It provides for an increased sense of space.

Bedroom 1: c. 4.73m x 3.95m
Well set room that has a window to the front of this peaceful cul de sac.

Bedroom 2: c. 4.34m x 3.95m
This bedroom is set to the back and has an open fireplace and wooden floor. One of the vendors fondest memories was of their mother having this fireplace crackling on a cool winters day. This is one of the features that modern homes do not have. Window looking onto the rear garden most would dream of but rarely attain, especially in a prime location such as this.

Bedroom 3: c. 2.83m x 3.01m (max)
A window that frames the garden is the first aspect one notices. Fitted wardrobe and vanity space. Hot press closet.

Bathroom: c. 1.81m x 1.83m
This bathroom has a wash hand basin and bath. Tiled walls and floor with window to the garden. This is a good space that will benefit from an upgrade.

Separate to the bathroom. Wash hand basin, w/c.

Bedroom 4: c. 3.84m x 2.36m
This room overlooks the front of the house. Fitted carpet.

Bedroom 5: c. 2.40m x 3.76m
Exposed wooden floor, window looking to the front.


To the front there is a mature lawn and paved driveway with room for 2 cars.
To the rear there is patio area with steps leading to the garden. This privately set rear garden has a south westerly orientation that will surprise even those who know Blackrock best, measuring c. 99 feet/30 meter in length. It offers unbelievable scope to extend (subject to planning) without compromising on external space. It is beautifully tiered, with mature hedging and shrubbery that create sense of calm and separate the spaces in the garden perfectly. There is a cement outhouse with storage and w/c. A perspex roof provides a covered side passage at the back door of the home. There is a solid shed at the rear of the garden which, once restored, would be perfect for household/hobby items or for those keen gardeners out there, a potting shed!


From Blackrock Village travel up Mount Merrion Avenue. At the traffic lights turn right onto Cross avenue. Pass Booterstown National School on the left and just after the entrance into Blackrock College on the right take a left turn into Glenvar Park. Number 6 is situated on the right-hand side of the street.


BER Number: 111383519
Energy Performance Indicator: 905.41 kWh/m²/yr


By appointment with Janet Carroll at 087 400 2020/ 01 288 2020 or Email:


Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.