Just what Doctor ordered
Dalkey, Co Dublin €1.25mThis house, in a terrace reportedly built in Dalkey for doctors working in St Michael’s Hospital in Dún Laoghaire, retains many of its original period features and has a south-facing patio
When 22 Ulverton Road in Dalkey was built, the terrace was locally known as the Doctors’ Row because properties were reputedly built for doctors for St Michael’s Hospital in Dún Laoghaire.
The terrace is conveniently located just off the main drag in Dalkey village, and number 22 has retained many of its original period features. Extending to 240sq m (2583sq ft), it is asking €1.25 million through agent Vincent Finnegan.
Both the properties on either side of number 22 have sold in the past 12 months. Number 20, a very different style of house, has just gone sale agreed at €755,000. In March 2012, number 24 sold for €825,000, according to the property price register.
A set of granite steps leads up to the front door, which has stained-glass panelling, and draws the eye through the outer hall to an inner door with similar stained-glass panels.
The hall is typically Victorian with understated coving and cornicing.
The livingroom is the best room in the house. It faces due west and enjoys the warming glow of the afternoon sun.
The room has a white marble fireplace with a black tile inset. Double doors lead into the diningroom, which has a matching fireplace and overlooks the east-facing, gravelled back garden.
On the return there is a sizeable bathroom with a free-standing roll-top bath.
At garden level, the largely timber kitchen features black granite countertops and a Belfast sink. A utility room is situated under the front steps. A pair of French doors leads outside to a small but south-facing patio area that gets the evening sun. This is the property’s sun trap.
To the rear is a TV room with an imposing clay-brick-surround solid fuel fireplace. Double doors lead out to a decked area that gets the sun in the morning. A Greek decorative panel adorns the adjoining wall. Also on this level is a small double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom that would be ideal for an au pair. This room also has French doors leading outside.
A second double bedroom is on the first-floor return. There are two more sizeable bedrooms on the first floor. The master suite is to the front and spans the width of the house. It has a large walk-in wardrobe, though this has no natural light source. To the front and enjoying its own window is a fine bathroom that comes with a step-up double bath for romantic encounters à deux.
A second spacious bedroom to the back has a shower ensuite bathroom. This room has peek-a-boo views of the sea.
An ivy-clad garage breaks up the back garden. Behind it is vehicular rear access where there is room for two cars.
22 Ulverton Road, Dalkey, Co Dublin
DescriptionFour-bedroom period property with peek-a-boo sea views, within walking distance of Dalkey Village