Four-bed Victorian house in Sandycove for €985k

A modernised home with cast-iron fireplaces in Ireland’s most expensive suburb

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Address: 41 Sandycove Road Sandycove, Co Dublin
Price: €985,000
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald
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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 windows 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 property.

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.


Sash windows

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, and across the busy Sandycove Road from number 29, the house where Roger Casement was born.

Frances O'Rourke

Frances O'Rourke

Frances O'Rourke, a contributor to The Irish Times, writes about homes and property