Se­cret Sut­ton stretch with back­yard seafront

This large, mod­ernised Vic­to­rian on Bur­row Road is a shell’s throw from the beach

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

De­scrip­tion: Coastal, Vic­to­rian ter­race house along an un­usual se­cluded sweep with rear gar­dens run­ning down to the beach Agent: Sherry FitzGer­ald Bur­row Beach, long hailed as one of Dublin’s finest 1.2km shore­line walks, is part of the spit of land con­nect­ing Howth Head to the main­land. It stretches from Sut­ton Golf Club to Howth, has a dream­like union with nature, the soft­est of sands and views of Ire­land’s Eye and Lam­bay in the dis­tance.

Bur­row Road houses back on to Bur­row Beach and have all the ad­van­tages and plea­sures of close con­nec­tion.

No 6, on the mar­ket for the first time since 1990, has thriv­ing, well-tended gar­dens back and front, in­te­ri­ors that live thought­fully with the house’s 1895 origins, and a rear gar­den gate open­ing di­rectly on to grassy dunes and the spread­ing beach be­yond.

The front ap­proach along Bur­row Road is also some­thing to shout about, with tall trees, ram­pant nature and the Dart line to one side, and large, well-set back houses on the other.

The ven­dors paid ¤120,000 for No 6 at auc­tion in 1990. They thought them­selves lucky to get it and have con­tin­ued to think so ever since. They’re down­siz­ing but will be staying in the area. Agent Sherry FitzGer­ald is seeking ¤1.395m for the 189sq m (2,034sq ft) house.

No 6, part of a Vic­to­rian ter­race, has not been ex­tended by the ven­dors but has been up­dated (in­clud­ing a new roof in 2003) and mod­ernised while keeping faith with orig­i­nal plas­ter­work, til­ing, fire­places (mar­ble and cast-iron), wood­work, doors and high ceil­ings.

A l ong, cream painted kitchen/break­fast room stretches into the even longer rear gar­den.

The floor is tiled in pol­ished Span­ish ter­ra­cotta. The be­spoke fit­tings have a rus­tic style, and a gas-fired Aga fits into an orig­i­nal, tiled chim­ney breast with man­tel.

The for­mal re­cep­tion rooms give the strong­est sense of the orig­i­nal house. The front, south-fac­ing, lived-in

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