Sea, harbour and skyline views to call your own in Dalkey for €1.695m

Portland includes five bedrooms and interconnecting living and dining rooms

  • Address: Portland, Green Road. Dalkey. Co. Dublin
  • Price: € 1,695,000
  • Agent: Vincent Finnegan
This article is over 3 years old

Green Road, narrow, stone-walled and winding, leads up the hill and away from the sea in Dalkey. Portland, a detached, two-storey house built in 1987, is close to where it begins and has all the sea, island, harbour and skyline views imaginable from such a location.

The house has seven dormer windows, all offering fine vistas, and Portland’s lavish, stepped garden has both a rockery and sheltered viewing terrace. Inside, the 207sq m (2,228sq ft) of living space has a classy, traditional style and a hospitable, polished limestone covering swathes the ground floor.

The stepped gardens are to the southwesterly-facing rear of the house, the highest point on a level with Portland’s roof. The variously planted terrace, well sheltered by high hedging and trees, is an enviable spot from which to both watch the weather coming in and enjoy views from Howth head to Dalkey sound and island, from Coliemore harbour to the far horizon.

Interconnecting rooms

Portland’s owners, having raised their family, are downsizing. Agent Vincent Finnegan is seeking €1.695 million for the property with its five bedrooms (main en suite), interconnecting living and dining rooms, study/television room and kitchen/breakfastroom. There is parking for several cars to the front.

The black, stippled-with-white polished limestone floor of the entrance hall and kitchen/breakfastroom curves its way into the livingroom and makes for an eye-catching welcome.

Rustic in style, the kitchen/breakfast room has double glass doors overlooking the rockery, extensive timber fittings, granite worktops and a large window on to the livingroom. A deep box window in the livingroom makes the most of views and a sandstone fireplace is gas-fired. Double glass doors lead to a formally dining room where two long, timber-framed windows look to the sea.

An open-tread staircase leads to the first floor where one of the bedrooms is in use as a study, another has sloped ceilings, a garden-view window and extensive storage under the eaves (all bedrooms have some under-eave storage). The main, en-suite bedroom has a bank of wardrobes, a couple of large, dormer windows giving views over the harbour and on to the horizon.