Sandycove redbrick with sea views for €1.1m
A large first-floor livingroom is the standout space of this five-bed end-of-terrace house
An end-of-terrace period redbrick house on the main Glasthule Road between Dún Laoghaire and Dalkey has an unusual layout, some sea views and a very convenient location, a few minutes’ walk to the sea, shops and restaurants of Sandycove/Glasthule.
Number 3 Hastings Terrace, Sandycove, Co Dublin, the 194sq m (2,088sq ft) four- to five-bedroom house on a terrace between Burdett Avenue and Marine Avenue, is for sale by private treaty through Knight Frank for €1.1 million.
The most striking room in the house is the large livingroom on the first floor, looking over the main road: it has ornate ceiling cornicing and coving, two tall windows, a marble fireplace and a timber floor. The agent suggests this could be turned into a large main bedroom, but it’s a handsome room as it is.
Downstairs, there are three smaller reception rooms. One, to the right of the front hall, is a sittingroom; another, on the left, is fitted out as a diningroom. Both of these rooms have big fireplaces, high ceilings and tall sash windows. A third reception room at the back of the house is currently used as a double bedroom.
The square-shaped kitchen, with laminate wood floor, is off the back of the hall. It has a Rangemaster set into the original fireplace.
A few more steps down from the hall is a small lobby/sitting area with a solid-fuel stove that opens into a conservatory looking over the small gravelled back garden.
Upstairs, there are three bedrooms – one used as a dressingroom – as well as the livingroom. There are sea views from the main family bathroom and two of the bedrooms.
The current owners have done a lot of work on the house since they bought it in 2009, according to the agent, replastering walls and upgrading the central heating. New owners might consider changing the layout downstairs at the back to create an open-plan space.
There is a narrow lane off neighbouring Marine Avenue, providing rear access to the back garden.
There is no parking immediately outside the house, but the owners have residents’ permits for parking elsewhere on the main road or on the streets nearby.