Between God and the deep blue sea in Ouvane for €1.5m
Published 22/01/2016 | 02:30
Across the street from St Fintan's Church in Sutton, Dublin 13, is Ouvane - a rather sprawling, 1960s-built detached house sitting on the edge of Greenfield Road.
From the front it appears to gaze demurely at the church, but at the back it looms large and possessive over the Dublin coastline, ignoring the streetscape in favour of the sea.
The back of the house has floor-to-ceiling windows looking over Dublin Bay, and they've recently been triple-glazed, barring entry to the chilly sea air.
It has a floor area of 3,500 sq ft, with most of the accommodation on the ground floor, including a sitting room with a central fireplace and steps up to a raised dining area. Both these rooms have views of the sea.
In the dining area there's a door to the kitchen, which has been recently fitted with cream cabinets and has two utility rooms off it.
One of these has a door to the adjoining garage, which a new owner might like to incorporate into the living space of the main house.
The kitchen is open-plan to a family room, where there's a solid-fuel stove and a picture window looking out at the beach.
There's a much smaller first floor in the centre of the house, with a balcony overlooking the front gardens (and church). There are two bedrooms on this level, including the ensuite master bedroom, and both have floor-to-ceiling windows with sea views.
The other three bedrooms are back on the ground floor, and one has an en-suite shower room.
Ouvane is on a third of an acre of grounds, with a driveway at the front and a terrace at the back, surrounded by lawned gardens dotted with mature trees.
The agent is DNG Fairview (01) 833 1802 and the asking price is €1.5m.