Smart styling on a snug corner
A revamped 1900s three-bed in a great location that has had several upgrades
(1,779sq ft) three-bed is for sale through Sherry FitzGerald seeking ¤1.35 million. The big price reflects not just its good condition but its location: the house is on the corner of Albert Road and Elton Park, a short walk from the shops and restaurants of Sandycove/Glasthule, and about 10 minutes’ walk to the Dart.
The hall, floored with beige stone tiles, has rather busy b r o wn- p a t t e r n e d Ni n a Campbell wallpaper. The livingroom on the right, painted dove grey, is a modest-sized room with a large pale grey marble fireplace, double-glazed Marvin sash windows and a polished oak floor. There’s a small snug – a little sitting room – to the right of the hall behind the living room: it has French windows opening into the internal courtyard, facing the diningroom, seen through another set of French windows on the opposite side of the courtyard. There is also a smart understairs toilet.
The extended kitchen/dining room at the back of the house is bright, with two sets of glazed doors opening into the small rear garden. The space is part-divided, with the dining room separated from the kitch- en; an island unit with a cream polished granite countertop stands between the two spaces. A large cream Stanley range warms the house; a washer and dryer are concealed in a cupboard in the hall.
Upstairs, there are three bedrooms – two doubles and a single – off a surprisingly wide landing. The main bedroom at the front of the house has a centre rose, sash windows with working shutters and a smart tiled en-suite shower room. The single bedroom has cleverly fitted wardrobes.
A magnolia tree stands in the neat front garden; electronic timber gates open to the side of the house, off Elton Park, into the small landscaped back garden. There’s a cherry-red electric awning over the back door and a sandstone-tiled patio next to a gravelled space where there’s parking for one car, partly screened by planting. Otherwise, the owners have residents’ permit parking – there are spaces to park on one side of Elton Park.