Sea views and chic village life
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.