Flamboyant Victorian style in Sutton
Published 11/09/2015 | 02:30
'Gilmoss', at 42 Strand Road in Sutton South, Dublin 13, is one of a conjoined pair of fanciful and striking Victorian seafront houses built around 1900.
Although it's semi-detached, 'Gilmoss' is quite unlike its neighbour.
It has an ornate, latticed verandah on the ground floor and a turret at attic level. Its roof, in red tile, is known as a 'catslide', meaning a roof that extends down below the main eaves height, so that if any moggies get into trouble up there, they won't have far to fall.
From the front of the house there are arresting views of Dublin Bay, and as its faces due southwest, the occupants might sit on the verandah of an evening and enjoy a sundowner or two.
Inside, it's got period features such as high ceilings and original fireplaces, and it's floored in oak almost throughout.
The house is 2,045 sq ft and has four bedrooms, two of which have feature windows upstairs, with sea views.
There are no en-suites, but there is both a guest toilet and a main family bathroom, which has a free-standing bath and separate shower.
By way of reception rooms, there's a living room with a cast-iron fireplace, and a dining room that opens into the kitchen, which has red cabinets, integrated appliances and a breakfast bar, and two utility rooms no less.
There's a small lawned garden out the front, down a few steps from the verandah, and parking out the back, where there's a detached garage and a lawned garden.
Despite its age, it has a energy rating of B3, thanks in part to triple glazing in all the windows. Sutton Cross Dart station is about half an hour's walk away.
The agent is Property Team JB Kelly in Sutton (01) 839 3402 and the asking price is €1,400,000.