Smart mix of old and new in Dalkey for €1.95 m
Spacious home on Sorrento Road has new enclosed patio area at front of house
A semi-detached Victorian house on Sorrento Road in Dalkey has many of its original period details – and a few interesting additions made by the family who bought it 12 years ago.
The family bathroom on a return, for example, is part-tiled with deep-red rose-patterned tiles from Italy. They have also created an enclosed patio area with a sunroom/shed at the right of the front garden – a useful addition, given that the patio at the back of the house is quite small.
Savero, a 307sq m (3,300sq ft) five-bedroom house built in 1890, is now for sale by private treaty through Lisney.
The kitchen at the end of the hall, with polished granite countertops and an island unit, has a bright red range set into a white brick chimneybreast. A breakfastroom just off the kitchen has a Liscannor slate floor and built-in seating. A family room at the back of the house has French windows opening into the small enclosed rear patio.
The rather grand family bathroom with the red rose tiles has a freestanding clawfoot bath, while a toilet in a separate room has an original and unusual blue-and-white patterned ceramic bowl.
Four double bedrooms open off the first floor landing. The main bedroom, like the drawingroom below it, has a deep box bay window; it also has an en suite shower-room.
The family bathroom, two bedrooms at the back, and a fifth double bedroom on the top return, all have glimpses of the sea – with views likely best in winter, when trees don’t get in the way.
Outside, there’s room for parking for a few cars in the gravelled front garden, which is needed on busy Sorrento Road.
Savero is nearly opposite the bridge across the Dart line that leads to Knocknacree Road. It’s about a 10-minute walk from here to Dalkey Dart station and Dalkey village.