Life’s a beach in Sandy­mount

The Irish Times - Thursday - Property - - Property The Market - ALANNA GAL­LAGHER

De­scrip­tion: Three-bed with con­verted at­tic, south west-fac­ing gar­den and par­tial sea views Agent: Sher­ryFitzGer­ald What a dif­fer­ence cre­ative think­ing can make. Ir­ish­town Na­ture Re­serve, the beau­ti­ful green space filled with na­ture walks that lead past the shiny new in­cin­er­a­tor and down to the South Wall, one of cen­tral Dublin’s best kept se­crets, was born out of a cre­ative col­lab­o­ra­tion in the 1980s be­tween Sandy­mount and Mer­rion res­i­dents’ as­so­ci­a­tions and Dublin City Coun- cil. Decades on and you see jog­gers, dog walk­ers, and even cir­cus per­form­ers en­joy­ing its wide open space.

Beach Road en­joys an ever-changing pa­rade of folk ex­er­cis­ing and is also within a short sprint of Sandy­mount Strand.

Num­ber 126 is at the beach end of the thor­ough­fare. The cur­rent own­ers up­graded an ex­ist­ing ex­ten­sion to turn the ground floor of this 1930s-built prop­erty into a series of rooms that in­ter­con­nect, cre­at­ing a good sense of flow that leads from the hall, floored in Brazil­ian wal­nut, through the for­mal sit­ting room, with its bow-win­dow over­look­ing the park, cus­tom-made curved ra­di­a­tor and insert fire through to a den used as a home of­fice and play­room for the kids.

A glazed door opens through to the large L-shaped eat-in kitchen which over­looks the south-west-fac­ing lawned gar­den.

There are three bed­rooms on the first floor. The mas­ter is to the front with views to Sandy­mount Strand from its bow win­dow. Walk-through wardrobes lead to a bright and ven­ti­lated en suite.

A steep stairs leads to an at­tic room where large rooflights wash the space in sun­light and pro­vide views of the moun­tains. There is also a toi­let at this level.

The pr o pe r t y mea­sures 149sqm/1603sq ft and is for sale for ¤925,000 through agent Sher­ryFitzGer­ald. The house next door, num­ber 25, sold in 2013 for ¤575,000, ac­cord­ing to the prop­erty price reg­is­ter.

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