Walking on porcelain in Dalkey for €1.185m

Number 2 Castlelands has a bright, airy feel, thanks to ceramic tiles and open-plan design

 

The entire ground floor of a house a short walk from Dalkey village is floored with gleaming pale porcelain tiles, making the space very bright and airy. Number 2 Castlelands is one of a development of houses built in the grounds of nearby Castlepark school in the 1990s; the vendors bought it in 2002 and refurbished it recently. The 219.7sq m (2,365sq ft) five-bedroom detached house is for sale by private treaty through JLL for €1.185 million.

A kitchen/diningroom stretches across the entire back of the house, with a sunroom/conservatory opening directly off it jutting out into the back garden. Sliding doors in a wide arch connecting the diningroom to a livingroom at the front of the house make the most of downstairs a bright, open-plan space.

There is a small utility room off the kitchen and a room with gym equipment in it that could be used as a study.

The livingroom connecting to the back of the house and another, smaller, livingroom are, like most of the house, decorated in fresh, neutral shades. There’s also a downstairs toilet.

Windows in the house were triple-glazed in the refurbishment.

There are French windows from the diningroom end of the kitchen opening onto the sandstone patio that stretches across the back of the house. French doors from the sunroom also open into the garden: this is like an outdoor room, nicely sheltered by redbrick walls. It’s well-landscaped with a lawn, a corner for table and chairs and a water feature.

Wooden floors

There are four bedrooms off the upstairs landing, all with wooden floors. The main, fifth, bedroom is under the eaves at the top of the house: it has a smart blue-and-white en suite and there is good under-eaves storage space.

There’s a good-sized driveway and lawn at the front of the house and a steel garden shed to the side of the house.

Directly around the corner, in a cul-de-sac of nine houses, beside the back wall of Castlepark school, there’s a green space for children to play. The house is a short walk from the Cuala GAA sport grounds.

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