Old meets new at classic Sandycove villa for €1.435m

Albert Road Victorian is dressed to sell, having been completely renovated in the early 2000s

  • Address: 1A Lower Albert Road Sandycove, Co Dublin
  • Price: € 1,435,000
  • Agent: Sherry FitzGerald
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A Victorian villa-style property near Fitzgerald’s pub in Sandycove, completely renovated in the early 2000s, is in walk-in condition nine years after its current owners bought it. It comes back to the market looking very much as it did when it last sold, for around €1.2 million in 2009, according to the agent.

Now, freshly decorated and staged for sale by Fit Out Interiors, number 1A Albert Road, Sandycove, Co Dublin, a 151sq m (1,625sq ft) semi-detached three-bed is for sale through Sherry FitzGerald for €1.435 million.

The house is period style to the front, and modern at the rear. A good-sized livingroom with a wide bay window, limed oak floor, high ceilings and a large black cast-iron fireplace opens off the Travertine marble-tiled front hall on the left.

On the right is a double bedroom with another wide bay window, limed oak floor and a slightly smaller black cast-iron fireplace with tile inset: This could be another sittingroom for someone who doesn’t want a third bedroom. Original sash windows in the house have been double glazed.

Five steps down to the back of the house lead to the large, very modern L-shaped kitchen/diningroom/family room. It spans the width of the house, looking out onto the back garden through a wall of floor-to-ceiling glass patio doors.

This space is also floored with limed oak and like most of the rest of the house, painted white. A stone-topped island unit separates the kitchen, with its glossy white units, from a large dining area next to a cosy family space in the L-shaped corner. This has a raised stone fireplace and room for a sofa.

A downstairs shower-room has a walk-in shower and a wall of cupbards concealing a washer and dryer.

1A Albert Road Lower, Sandycove, Co Dublin
1A Albert Road Lower, Sandycove, Co Dublin
1A Albert Road Lower, Sandycove, Co Dublin
1A Albert Road Lower, Sandycove, Co Dublin
1A Albert Road Lower, Sandycove, Co Dublin

Stairs off the left of the hall lead up to two double bedrooms, both with very smart en suites. One is fitted out as a child’s bedroom; the main bedroom looks over the back garden and has a fully-tiled en suite with bath and shower.

The sliding patio doors open onto a deck and an artificial lawn surrounded by very high raised flowerbeds. It’s pretty private, with high stone walls and hedging and there’s side access to the front.

There’s room to park a couple of cars in the gravelled front garden, an important feature on busy Albert Road. It’s not clear why it’s address is 1A, as it’s the same size as the adjoining house.