Sandycove four-bed in perfect condition for €1.175m

Bright, modern, semidetached house near Dalkey features clever internal design

 

For the address-conscious among you, Castlepark Road may be somewhat of a conundrum. One side is in highly prestigious Dalkey, while the other is in the equally lovely Sandycove which some may view as slightly less prestigious.

For anyone too smart to consider such things, Sandycove has it all: brilliant shops, cafés, restaurants, the sea and so on. Bramhall, at number 44 Castlepark Road, is on the Sandycove side. It has an asking price of €1.175 million through agent Sherry FitzGerald, so the Dalkey-Sandycove division apparently does not make much difference to the prices on the road.

Bramhall and its semidetached neighbour, Wilmslow (number 44a), were built in 2010 on the site of a bungalow which had been sold for a reported €1.175 million. The pair of houses went on the market but didn’t sell for €1.175 million each, which is unsurprising given the year that was in it. They have since been rented out for about €2,700 a month per house.

Wilmslow itself went on the market last year at €1.175 million (a figure which seems to recur in this story), but was withdrawn, and the owners are now selling its neighbour.

Unique layout

The two houses are fine properties, and Bramhall has a very efficient B1 energy rating. Kane Architects came up with an unusual, yet attractive design. The original brochure describes it as a “unique internal layout that breaks away from the norm, providing a breathtakingly fresh approach . . . ”

Bramhall is built around an enclosed courtyard, providing sheltered sun in the summertime and a private outdoor space all year round. There are also a large back garden with decking, a lawn and a garden room at the end. Out front there is off-street parking, and it’s all enclosed behind electric gates.

Inside, there are four bedrooms upstairs, all doubles, with the master en suite. Downstairs there are a livingroom, diningroom, kitchen/breakfast room and family room. It has 190sq m (2,045sq ft) of space.

Since the tenants moved out, the house has been renovated, so is currently in showhome condition. Presumably the buyer will want to tone down the hotel-chic perfection unless, of course, they like that sort of thing. What’s left will have the makings of a very nice, bright, energy-efficient family home.

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