Light-filled original curving towards the sea in D4 for €1.3m

Period features include dado and picture rails, internal doors and decorative glass

  • Address: 82 St Alban's Park, Sandymount, Dublin 4
  • Price: € 1,300,000
  • Agent: Sherry FitzGerald
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There is lots to like about this 1930’s built house in Sandymount’s St Alban’s Park development. On a curve in the road that leads to the seafront, it is bright and light-filled; wide bay windows on the front ground and first floors have a lot to do with this as well as having an open feel and comfortable solidity.

Original features like dado and picture rails, internal doors, cornicing and the decorative leaded glass replicated in windows and doors give a sense of its time. Although carpeted throughout, the original floorboards are underneath and intact. The floor area covers 150sq m (1,614sq ft) and is laid out with, on the ground floor, interconnecting sitting and dining rooms, contemporary kitchen/breakfast room and guest toilet. The first floor has three bedrooms (main en suite), family bathroom and the attic is floored and has a Velux window. A new owner could avail of planning permission (awaiting final grant) for a single storey 55sq m extension to the side and an attic conversion of some 40sq m.

The owners, who bought number 82 in 2006 for €2.475 million, are moving to the countryside. Agent Sherry FitzGerald is now seeking €1.3 million. Recent nearby sales, according to the Property Price Register, show 3 St Alban’s Park sold for €1.6 million in March this year and 15 St Alban’s Park for €1.3 million a month earlier.

The reception hall has three panels with leaded, coloured glass to the front, a good-sized guest cloakroom and dado rail. Both sitting and dining rooms have sandstone surround fireplaces, picture rails and feature windows. The front sittingroom has a wide bay, and the rear dining room has a French window to the kitchen/breakfastroom and garden beyond. This L-shaped extended part of the house has light coming from all sides: from a wall of glass overlooking the garden, side windows and a trio of large Velux. The extensively fitted kitchen has a Botticino marble tiled floor and Belfast sink.

Long, green and well planted, the garden is nicely private with a shady nook at the end.

The three bedrooms are on the first floor. The main, en suite bedroom is front facing with a bay window, cast-iron fireplace and fitted wardrobes. A rear bedroom has quiet views over trees and gardens. The attic is accessed from the landing.