Life’s a beach in Sandymount
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.