Extended and close to seafront
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.