Modern flair in Dalkey with all the heavy lifting done for €1.75m

This A-rated four-bed detached new-build is minutes from Castle Park School

  • Address: Praiano, Ulverton Road, Dalkey, Co Dublin
  • Price: € 1,795,000
  • Agent: Quillsen
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Sizeable homes in Dalkey are ten a penny but often the period properties need modernising, and refurbishment jobs can easily run into additional outlays of up to €500,000.

At Praiano, a four-bed, detached property on Ulverton Road, additional costs are no longer in the mix because all the dirty work is already done. It is a new build, one of three built on the site of a bungalow, minutes from Castle Park School.

The A-rated property measures 266sq m/2,870sq ft and has a really smart sense of flow throughout. The property opens into a spacious hall cosily warmed by underfloor heating, which runs throughout the lower and upper floors.

There is a formal sitting room to the left and a den/study to the right with a wall of floor-to-ceiling storage stretching to seven doors; more than ample closet space for the comings and goings of every family member.  

The property, named after a Riviera town on Italy’s Amalfi coast, has sea views from the kitchen, garden and back bedrooms. The kitchen/living area spans the width of the house and features an anthracite grey kitchen, designed by Wexford-based Michael Farrell Furniture with marble splashbacks and suede-effect marble-printed quartz countertops supplied by Miller Brothers.

There’s also a roomy utility with appliances set at hip level, all part of Suzy McAdam’s design, and her attention to detail is evident throughout. Here, a side door allows handy pedestrian side access.

RP Praiano, Ulverton Road, Dalkey, Co Dublin
RP Praiano, Ulverton Road, Dalkey, Co Dublin
RP Praiano, Ulverton Road, Dalkey, Co Dublin
RP Praiano, Ulverton Road, Dalkey, Co Dublin
RP Praiano, Ulverton Road, Dalkey, Co Dublin
RP Praiano, Ulverton Road, Dalkey, Co Dublin
RP Praiano, Ulverton Road, Dalkey, Co Dublin
RP Praiano, Ulverton Road, Dalkey, Co Dublin
RP Praiano, Ulverton Road, Dalkey, Co Dublin
RP Praiano, Ulverton Road, Dalkey, Co Dublin

The sitting area is set around a Charnwood stove surrounded by brick. This room can be closed off from the hall by a sliding door. 

The garden is simple and slopes down to its granite boundary walls. An oatmeal granite patio with cracking sea views has steps leading down to the lawn.

Anthony Roche Joinery, also Wexford based, did the smart staircase, which leads up to the property’s four dormer bedrooms, all double. Each has oak-lined wardrobes by Farrell with internal drawers and LED lighting in most. A bank of floor-to-ceiling cupboard space and a roomy hot-press line the landing.

The bathroom finishes are first rate, including a very feminine pink vanity unit in the guest toilet downstairs. The entire property has been subtly staged for sale by The Interiors Project. 

Although the house is set on a busy school route, it’s set back from the road behind electric gates with parking for four to five vehicles. The interior remains undisturbed by passing traffic thanks to triple glazed windows by Carlson.

The property is seeking €1.75million through agent Quillsen.