Stylish Sandymount semi with studio for €2.7m

Refurbished four-bed Edwardian redbrick in walk-in condition

  • Address: 26 Claremont Road, Sandymount, Dublin 4
  • Price: € 2,700,000
  • Agent: Sherry FitzGerald
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A four-bed Edwardian redbrick in Sandymount, extended and completely refurbished since its owners bought it in 2002, combines period-style features and modern comforts in a house in walk-in condition.

The house had been divided into units, so most of the period-style features – eg, ceiling coving, part-panelled walls – are new. But it’s attractively furnished and fitted out in keeping with the era, with a Chalon kitchen, heavy drapes, chandeliers and some period furniture.

The 279sq m (3,003sq ft) semi-detached four-bed is for sale through Sherry FitzGerald for €2.7 million. The other half of the semi, number 28, sold for €2.25 million in 2016. Number 26 comes with a larger frontage and a separate redbrick studio/granny flat to the side of the house, says agent Chris Bradley.

Electronic timber gates open into a gravelled front garden with a neat lawn at one side and the small redbrick studio at the other. (The gardens front and back were designed by Rachel Lamb. )

The bright entrance hall, like the entire ground floor, is floored with cream-coloured Travertine tiles: rugs – and underfloor heating – provide warmth. Upstairs, all the rooms are floored in polished timber.

A double drawingroom, connected by a very wide arch, opens off the left of the hall; in the room to the front there’s a bay window with double-glazed casement windows and a large brown marble fireplace. The room at the rear has a large white marble fireplace and at the back, French windows open down a few steps to the kitchen and diningroom.

The Chalon kitchen has a free-standing timber-topped island unit, a large cream Aga, and a dark timber unit concealing the fridge, freezer and store cupboards. The diningroom in the extended rear of the house is bright, opening through two sets of French windows onto the patio that wraps around the side of the house. A large crown-style light fixture is suspended over the eight-seater table. The panelled timber ceiling in kitchen and diningroom is vaulted over the diningroom space.

26 Claremont Road, Sandymount, Dublin 4
26 Claremont Road, Sandymount, Dublin 4
26 Claremont Road, Sandymount, Dublin 4
26 Claremont Road, Sandymount, Dublin 4
26 Claremont Road, Sandymount, Dublin 4
26 Claremont Road, Sandymount, Dublin 4
26 Claremont Road, Sandymount, Dublin 4
26 Claremont Road, Sandymount, Dublin 4
26 Claremont Road, Sandymount, Dublin 4
26 Claremont Road, Sandymount, Dublin 4
26 Claremont Road, Sandymount, Dublin 4
26 Claremont Road, Sandymount, Dublin 4

Shower room

A tartan carpet covers the staircase which divides as it leads up to the first floor landing; on the right is a huge fully-tiled bathroom with a very large Jacuzzi bath, shower and double sinks in a black polished granite counter. The separate toilet is period-style, with a raised cistern, timber panelling and black and white floor tiles.

There are two bedrooms on the first floor: the main bedroom, unusually in a refurbished house, doesn’t have an en suite but does have a large walk-in dressingroom with floor-to-ceiling mirrored fitted wardrobes and room for a couple of chairs. Another double has a tartan-covered headboard and tartan curtains. There are two more smaller double bedrooms at the top of the house, up a steep narrow staircase, as well as a timber-panelled shower room and an under-eaves storage room.

The detached small studio beside the house is one good-sized room with a kitchenette and separate toilet – it could work as teenagers’ den, a granny flat or a study.

The generous sandstone patio behind the house opens onto a long narrow back lawn bordered by flowers and box hedging: it leads to mirrored wrought-iron gates that open into a space with a large garden shed and behind it, a disused children’s play area.

The house is a short walk from Sandymount village, and about 10 to 15 minutes’ walk from both Sandymount and Lansdowne Road Dart stations.