Solar panels add eco-shine to sunny Summerhill in Sandycove


Sandycove: €1.24mA terrace of three newly built houses beside the railway line in Sandycove, Co Dublin is aimed at eco-friendly buyers with over €1 million to spend.

The houses are on Summerhill Parade Terrace, across the road from Glasthule Dart Station, on a site that was originally a small warehouse.

Now three three-storey houses have been slotted into the space. Each house has a single car parking slot, a neat back garden and an asking price of €1.24 million through Lisney, where Rory Kirwan is handling enquiries.

The houses are exempt from stamp duty, being new builds. Vaguely Victorian in design the houses are two storey over garden level with a flight of steps leading to the front door that opens directly into a spacious front room with a wide bay window and an open fireplace.

A wide opening leads through to the kitchen which has plenty of storage in its granite topped units and space enough for a dining table and chairs.

A steep staircase leads up to the first floor where there is a bedroom with bird's eye view over the rooftops, and a bathroom next door.

The two remaining bedrooms are on the ground floor where there is access to the back garden. The show house has a larger back garden than the other two and it is a long narrow strip that is entirely decked over.

The two remaining houses have a slightly different configuration inside with kitchens leading to an outdoor balcony, to compensate for the smaller gardens below. Two large solar panels on each roof will provide at least 75 per cent of the hot water, according to the agents, while higher than average insulation and sound proofing will cut down in heating bills and noise levels.

The price is pitched to attract affluent empty nesters, though the up and down layout may not appeal to older buyers.