Sitting pretty on Sandycove Road
A Victorian house nearly opposite Buckley’s Auction Galleries in Sandycove, Co Dublin, reportedly the country’s most expensive suburb, is for sale for ¤985,000. The second-to-last house on a terrace near the corner of Sandycove Avenue East, it was built in the early 1900s, and has some period features like sash wi n d o ws and cast-iron fireplaces with inset tiles.
The house has been modernised over the years. There’s a large kitchen/breakfastroom running from the front to the back of the house at basement level, but new owners will likely want to redecorate the propert y. Number 41 Sandycove Road, a 181sq m (1,948sq ft) four-bed, is for sale through Sherry FitzGerald. Its neighbour, number 42, which is somewhat smaller, is for sale through DNG for ¤975,000.
Three steps lead from the small paved front garden up to the fanlight topped front door into a long hall. The drawingroom/diningroom on the left, running from the front to nearly the back of the house, has two large black cast-iron fireplaces with inset tiles and sash windows with shutters.
Upstairs, there is a bedroom on the return next to the family bathroom, and two doubles on the top floor. The main bedroom is the width of the house, a large room with a cast-iron fireplace and two tall windows looking over the main Sandycove Road. There’s a fourth bedroom, with a bay window overlooking the back garden, on a lower return leading down to the basement.
The kitchen at basement level is bright: it has an island unit; oak-topped countertops; hand-made units and patio doors leading into the long narrow paved back garden; an understairs door gives access to the front garden. Off the kitchen, there’s a utility room and downstairs shower room.
A narrow path off the back garden gives access to a lane, off Sandycove Avenue East, at the rear.
There is no parking with the house, but there’s residents’ permit parking. The house is a short walk to the Forty Foot.