Garden temptation in Dalkey’s Eden for €1.95m

Bright roomy property started life as a bungalow and now comprises five reception rooms over 302sq m, a 33m rear garden and lots of scope for new owners to make thier mark

40 Castlepark Road, Dalkey, Co Dublin
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Address: Eden, 40 Castlepark Road, Dalkey, Co Dublin
Price: €1,950,000
Agent: Lisney

When the current owners purchased Eden - number 40 Castlepark Road, Dalkey in 1998 – they all but demolished the original house under guidance of architect Clodagh Nolan to allow for a significantly larger property. This involved converting the attic space with the addition of dormer windows to allow for four bedrooms upstairs.

In 2007, a further extension designed by architectural firm Robert Mandal was constructed to the rear which added a living room on the ground floor and an extended main bedroom upstairs.

What now stands at Eden is a spacious double-fronted property extending to 302sq m (3,250sq ft).  There are five reception rooms and four bedrooms all of which are bright thanks to the plethora of windows and overhead Velux.

Off the large hallway lies a television room, which could also work as a fifth bedroom given the already adequate number of reception rooms.


Internal windows

A formal drawing room runs to the rear of the house overlooking, and with access to, the rear garden. Adjacent sits what is currently used as a dining room. This was used as a playroom when the children of the house were younger; it has the advantage of internal windows between it and the kitchen so parents can keep a watchful eye on younger children.

A larger snooker room with lovely panelling might be put to better use as a dining room due to its aspect and size and, on a purely functional basis, as it opens directly into the kitchen.

The sunken living room from the 2007 extension, features a wall of glass and opens out via French windows to a New England-style deck.

The private gardens on a third of an acre are bound to attract families, because the rear – which has a westerly aspect – extends to 33m in length. It is totally private, and though housing an apple tree, Mahonia and various shrubs, has the potential to be developed further making more use of its size and aspect.

The house, in turnkey condition with the exception of some scuffing on the maple staircase, is on the market through Lisney with an asking price of €1.95 million. Across the road, number 39, a 392sq m period house on an acre is also for sale though Lisney seeking €2.95 million.

40 Castlepark Road, Dalkey, Co Dublin
Elizabeth Birdthistle

Elizabeth Birdthistle

Elizabeth Birdthistle, a contributor to The Irish Times, writes about property, fine arts, antiques and collectables