New meets old world in Sandymount for €1.95 million

Despite a humble exterior, the grand layout inside this four-bed property means its interiors are anything but modest and the attention to detail in its construction gives a robust feeling throughout

Thu, Oct 24, 2013, 09:07

This house is situated in a small gated development opposite St John’s Church in Sandymount, one of four properties which were built 14 years ago.

As the current owner wishes to downsize, No 1 The Vicarage is now for sale through estate agent Lisney with an asking price of €1.95m.

From the outside, the house looks like a run-of-the-mill townhouse but on entering the front door there really is a wow factor. The house is deceptively deep and stands at 255sq m (2,777sq ft).

The attention to detail in its construction gives a robust feeling throughout. All cavity walls are fully insulated and sound proofed, and upstairs has solid concrete flooring.


Antique decor
The entire house has zone-controlled under floor heating and the Swedish triple-glazed windows ensure the house is completely quiet even when the outside winds are howling.

The limestone hallway is as big as that of most period houses standing at 3m by 8m and gives an indication of the spacious layout of the property.

A large drawing room with a bay window at one end and double doors to the dining room at the other, is warmed by a coal- effect gas fire set in a white marble fireplace.

Through double doors from the drawing room is the dining room, which has period proportions, allowing it to accommodate its antique decor quite easily. The fireplace here mirrors that of the drawing room. From here there is access to a garden room and kitchen.

The quarry-tiled kitchen has solid maple units, black granite worktops and integrated Neff appliances. A breakfast bar divides the space between this and an informal dining area which overlooks the garden.

A garden room off both the kitchen and formal dining room is bright thanks to large skylights and glass French doors leading to the paved low-maintenance garden.

Upstairs, via an impressive solid oak staircase floodlit by a colossal window, lie the four bedrooms. The en-suite master is large with double built-in wardrobes taking up one entire wall of the room.

A second principal bedroom overlooks St John’s Church through three bay windows. A family bathroom and two further bedrooms, one which is used as an office, complete upstairs. A floored attic accessed via a folding stairs could easily be converted into a den or cinema.

1 The Vicarage is really an impressive house, and even though it is only 14 years old carries off a period house vibe. Despite its humble exterior, the grand layout inside means its interiors are anything but modest.

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