Ex­tended and close to seafront

The Irish Times - Thursday - Property - - The Market - ROSE DOYLE

De­scrip­tion: De­tached 1923 bun­ga­low on .21 acre with four bed­rooms Agent: DNG Lee Cote is min­utes from Bray seafront and has rear views of Bray Head. Built in 1923, a 1970s ex­ten­sion added two bed­rooms but kept the original foot­print in­tact. On the market for only the sec­ond time in its nearly 100-year life­time, Lee Cote has served its time as a happy and com­fort­able fam­ily home since the ven­dors’ fam­ily bought in 1955.

It was the child­hood home of John Ryan, one-time lord mayor of Bray, who re­mem­bers “the long­est hall imag­in­able, thanks to the 1970s ex­ten­sion. It was great for run­ning and slid­ing (he had five sib­lings).”

John’s par­ents bought Lee Cote from the original owner for IR£17,000 in 1955. That first owner, Mary Madeleine Sofia Ni­chol­son, bought the bun­ga­low when it was built in 1923. The 1970s ex­ten­sion added a main bed­room, smaller bed­room and fam­ily bath­room to the rear. The attic and large east-fac­ing gar­den of­fer good scope for fur­ther ex­ten­sion.

High, 2.8m ceil­ings, bay win­dows, a solid struc­ture and a 31.5m-long rear gar­den are en­dur­ing fea­tures of Lee Cote’s ori­gins. With off-street park­ing to the front and an attic await­ing con­ver­sion, to­day’s bun­ga­low, over a 148sq m (1,593sq ft) floor space, has four bed­rooms, sep­a­rate din­ing, sit­ting and fam­ily rooms, kitchen, shower room and bath­room. The de­tached garage mea­sures 12.5sq m (134sq ft). Agent DNG is seek­ing ¤635,000.

The kitchen, liv­ing, din­ing and fam­ily rooms are lo­cated to ei­ther side of the hall­way. The kitchen, with di­rect ac­cess from the din­ingroom, over­looks the gar­den and has a side door to the garage.

Co Wick­low ¤

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