Sea views and chic vil­lage life

The Irish Times - Thursday - Property - - Property The Market -

Any­one who has ever stopped to ad­mire Rachel Joynt’s Mother­ship on the seafront at New­town­smith in Sandy­cove will also have been taken with the panoramic sea views that stretch north past Dún Laoghaire har­bour all the way to Howth Head and south to the tip of the 40 Foot.

It’s a busy stretch with dog walk­ers and fit­ness fa­nat­ics us­ing the out­door gym equip­ment from first light to the queues snaking round by Teddy’s ice-cream shop. The vil- lage of Glasthule is one block in, shel­tered from the worst of the madding crowd. Be­tween the vil­lage and the seafront is Marine Pa­rade. El­e­vated on the cor­ner with Link Road, sit a pair of mid-cen­tury semis.

Num­ber 2 Marine Pa­rade is the house to the left and is ac­cessed from the seafront via a pedes­trian gate through lawn to a wide ter­race run­ning the width of the prop­erty.

The house it­self is mod­est inside with a smart leaded glass front door open­ing into a de­cent sized hall.

A pair of in­ter­con­nect­ing rooms to the right run the depth of the prop­erty with a bay win­dow to the front fram­ing the seascape while dou­ble doors to the rear open out to the south­east-fac­ing back gar­den.

On the other side of the hall is a fam­ily room, while the kitchen is set to the rear with an oil-fired Aga and sep­a­rate gas hob. All of the rooms feel lived in be­cause this prop­erty has been in the same fam­ily for three gen­er­a­tions.

The floor space runs to 182sq m (1,959sq ft) and is about 10 me­tres deep and about 10 me­tres wide with an­other 4 me­tres of space to the side.

A new owner might have scope to ex­tend this prop­erty to the side and maybe even into the roof where, sub­ject to plan­ning, a smart ter­race could take full ad­van­tage of the vista. De­vel­oper Robin Power did sim­i­lar with a num­ber of pe­riod prop­er­ties fur­ther along the Pa­rade in the late 1990s, early 2000s.

As it stands, Mon­read has a lot to of­fer: a pri­vate, south-fac­ing rear; sub­lime sea views and the gor­geous bustling vil­lage of Glasthule lit­er­ally around the cor­ner.

The rear gar­den is set out in lawn with ac­cess from it via a pedes­trian gate to a pri­vate lane that ser­vices the two semis. There is a sep­a­rate garage for off-street park­ing for each of the two houses. Up­stairs there are five be­d­rooms.

Mon­read is seek­ing ¤1.75 mil­lion through agent Knight Frank.

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