Sandymount stunner a perfect parcel
DUBLIN 4 €1.1 MILLION: One of a pair built in the 1850s, this four-bedroom home is in walk-in condition with a bright, roomy extension and 33m back garden with vehicular access
As was the case on many roads in Dublin 4 and 6, land on Tritonville Road in Sandymount was sold off in small parcels, with builders taking on the task of putting up maybe two houses or a small terrace. That explains why the styles vary so much. Number 135 is one of a pair built in the 1850s.
From the front, the two-storey house probably looks the same as it always has, but inside it has recently been extensively, and very smartly, extended and renovated.
It now has four bedrooms, a well-designed, large kitchen extension and a 33m back garden with vehicular access.
The 190.6sq m (2052sq ft) house is for sale by Sherry FitzGerald for €1.1 million.
The big attraction for families will be the kitchen, while those moving to something smaller will appreciate that the house is in walk-in condition.
There are two interconnecting reception rooms and the back room opens directly on to the extended and enlarged kitchen, which is open-plan to incorporate a roomy and bright living area, with gas stove and glazed doors to the garden.
There’s also access to the new extension from the hall.
The challenge in these houses for an architect is always how to ensure that the back extension isn’t stealing light from the original reception rooms, and here it’s done effectively with a line of pitched roof lights down the middle of the kitchen area.
The finish is top notch, with a painted wood Hettich kitchen, cream Aga and integrated units.
Upstairs there’s a double bedroom and the family bathroom in the return – it was made-over about two years ago, with Villeroy Boch fittings, including a free-standing bath, shower and modern vanity unit.
Originally there would have been one room running the width of the house upstairs but this has been divided into two bedrooms and it works well.
The back bedroom is proof that interior design is a matter of taste. Taking up one corner of the room is a glass walled ensuite – like a giant shower cubicle – that includes a shower, toilet and basin. It’s a feature that might prove a challenge for some people’s personal boundaries, in which case it could easily be removed.