LOCATED A FIVE minute stroll from the famous Forty Foot bathing spot in south Dublin, 46 Sandycove Road is perfectly situated for those who have become sea swimming fans over the past year.
Built in 1850, the three-bed period home features an eye-catching pale pink facade and front door. The interior is equally impressive, with many original features still intact, including ornate ceiling cornices, marble fireplaces and sash windows.
Stepping inside, the hallway sets the tone for the rest of the property with its unique green walls and exposed timber flooring. The interconnecting drawing room and sitting room are to the right of the hall and feature an art deco-inspired design, with decorative gold wallpaper and ornate fireplaces.
Across the hall is the adjoining kitchen and dining room, with folding doors separating the two. The dining room is spacious enough to comfortably seat eight, and features exposed timber floors which run through to the kitchen.
The kitchen boasts beautifully designed bespoke cabinets and a luxury La Cornue Range, resulting in a definite mid-century feel. A storeroom and guest shower room complete the accommodation at this level.
Moving to lower garden level, one side of this floor has been dedicated to the master bedroom suite. It comprises the bedroom, dressing room and a spacious seating area. There are parquet floors throughout this space, which isn’t dissimilar to what you’d see in a boutique French hotel.
The dressing room features bespoke fitted wardrobes along one side, while there’s a standalone bath on the other side. The seating area is the perfect space to unwind, with French doors opening to the rear garden.
There are several paved patio areas in the garden, which measures 32ft x 46ft, while mature plants and shrubs add a sense of privacy. The rear garden has pedestrian access onto Rocks Yard Lane.
There is another spacious double bedroom at this level, with a door which opens into the third bedroom. This room has been transformed into a study with built-in bookshelves and a work area, making for the ideal spot to work from home. There’s also access to the rear garden from here.
A small utility room is on this floor, as is the family bathroom with beautiful tiling and a large shower.
As well as being within a short stroll of the Forty Foot, the new owners of No 46 will be able to walk along the coast to Bullock Harbour (ten minutes away on foot) or Dun Laoghaire Harbour (25 minutes away on foot) whenever they please. The DART station at Sandycove and Glasthule is a 10-minute walk away, while the popular spot People’s Park is just five minutes further.
With the idyllic Dublin coastline on your doorstep and an inimitable interior, 46 Sandycove Road is worth making a splash about.