Adapted living with spectacular views
Three-bed property was redesigned in 2000 and effectively doubled in size to 167 sq m
Description: Spacious three-bedroom home with superb sea views 167sq m (1,798sq ft) Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Dunbo Hill lies along what was the old Dublin road in Howth. Now a cul-de-sac, all the properties along the narrow road enjoy super views of the bustling port due to their elevation above sea level.
Number 2 was the last house on the terrace, before Thulla – a set of five properties set behind electric gates was constructed, and is for sale through Sherry FitzGerald with an asking price of ¤795,000.
In 2000, an extension designed by architect Robin Mandal was added to the side of the property which in effect doubled its size to 167sq m (1,798sq ft).
The only remaining features of the property from its heyday are the façade and two internal walls.
The current layout of the three-bed house was designed to facilitate a wheelchair-bound owner upstairs, and a carer on the ground floor, which explains why the house has a kitchen on each level and a wheelchair lift in the centre of the property.
The real selling point of Number 2, are the panoramic views from the living room upstairs, which stretch from Donabate to Ireland’s Eye and the Mountains of Mourne on a clear day.
There is side access and parking behind the electric gates of the Thulla development next door, and new owners of this property are exempt from annual management fees.
The lift in the centre of the house is not structural and for new owners who do not require a lift, it can easily be removed. This would give a better flow throughout the house, as both fireplaces – there is one on each level, face the lift and hence do not serve as focal points.
The rear garden is laid out with Indian sandstone and raised beds with mature plants including impressive rambling roses which meander over old walls and a wooden pergola. It is maintenance free apart from a day or so of annual weeding.
New owners may want to ad-
‘‘ The real selling point of Number 2 is the panoramic views
dress the energy efficiency – it has a BER rating of E2 (grants are available through the Sustainable Energy Authority (SEAI)).
The property would suit a buyer seeking a house adapted for wheelchair use, or, with the removal of the lift, a spacious family home.
Either way this house is really all about the views.