Room to grow in Sandycove for €875,000

Fully renovated four-bed family home is close to the Dart

 

A neat 1950s house on Arkendale Road in Sandycove, Co Dublin, thoroughly renovated since it was bought nearly 14 years ago, has room for new owners to extend in the 20m (65ft) long back garden.

Terraco, 17 Arkendale Road, Sandycove, Co Dublin, a 142sq m (1,528sq ft) four-bedroom, semi-detached house, sold at auction in 2002 for €505,000, €130,000 over the then guide price. It is now for sale for €875,000 through Sherry FitzGerald.

Number 17 is a comfortable family home, decorated in fashionable shades of taupe (or stone, some call it) and cream.

The hall leads directly to the kitchen, both floored with Travertine tiles. The livingroom and diningroom – connected by sliding doors – are on the right of the hall. They have matching tall white fireplaces, with built-in shelves surrounding them. French doors from the livingroom open on to the very large deck at the back.

The L-shaped kitchen/TV room has an island unit with a polished wooden countertop, integrated Bosch dishwasher, oven, six-ring gas hob, a big American fridge and a comfy lounge area. This is in the extension at the side of the house, built where the garage used to be. A bedroom leads off it to the TV room, with a fully-tiled shower room off that. Once used as an au pair’s room, the bedroom could be a study.

French doors open from this extension into a long – and wide – back garden. The large deck, with loads of room for dining, looks over the lawned back garden.

Upstairs, there are three bedrooms, two doubles and a single, and a fully-tiled family bathroom with a bath and overhead shower.

There is plenty of room for parking in the gravelled drive at the front of the house. Arkendale is a quiet cul-de-sac off Castlepark Road in Sandycove, with large Victorian redbricks on one side of the road facing the 1950s homes. (There’s a more recent development of houses tucked away at the end of the cul-de-sac.)

It’s about equidistant from Sandycove and Dalkey. A shortcut to the Metals at the bottom of Arkendale makes the Glenageary Dart station about a 10-minute walk away.

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