End of terrace Victorian redbrick of character in Sandycove

Spacious four-bedroom house, with 80-year-old stained glass panels in the front door, for €1.7m

 

This Victorian redbrick at one end of a four-house terrace in Sandycove, Co Dublin, has been a comfortable family home for the past 25 years.

Now the owners are downsizing, putting 5 Elton Park, their 288sq m (3,100sq ft) house up for sale by private treaty through Savills, with an asking price of €1.7 million.

The four-/five-bedroom house was built in 1880, and has most of its original period details intact: there are centre roses and rich decorative cornicing and coving in many rooms, from the wide entrance hall to the main bedroom.

Granite steps lead up to the entrance, where the front door has 80-year-old stained glass panels from the owner’s family home – his grandfather had a stained glass business in Glasgow. Doors throughout are mainly stripped timber.

Reception rooms

Upstairs, there’s a double bedroom/study on the first return, and a short flight up, three double bedrooms on the first floor. The main bedroom could easily be a sittingroom – it’s very large, with a large marble fireplace, rich ceiling cornicing, a large centre rose and unusually, four more roses in ceiling panels. This room spans the width of the house and has two windows, one a deep, tall bay: from both, there are views over to Killiney Hill.

Upstairs, there’s a single bedroom from which you can see the sea – Elton Park is a short walk from nearby Bullock Harbour – and a very modern recently renovated tiled shower room.

The bright basement is the home’s real living area: a separate front door downstairs opens into an Amtico-floored hall, off which are an interconnecting livingroom and kitchen/breakfastroom.

The livingroom has a deep bay window, solid fuel cooker and opens through double doors into the kitchen, which has cherrywood units. There is plenty of storage in the hall, which leads to a utility room and a modern, fully-tiled wetroom.

The granite-walled back garden has a sunken patio area and lawn. There’s room for parking for up to four cars in the gravelled front garden, and double wooden gates at the side of the house opening onto a wide space big enough to park a boat.

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