Dalkey bungalow gets a makeover
5 Sorrento Drive, Dalkey €795k
Bought at the bottom of the market four years ago for around €300,000, No 5 Sorrento Drive in Dalkey has been completely rebuilt and is now on sale for approximately two-and-a-half times its 2011 price.
The 1960s bungalow was in very basic condition when bought and was taken on as a project by the owners.
It has been 'made over' by being wrapped with 20-year maintenance-free external wall insulation/cladding. All plumbing, wiring and insulation has been redone and new windows have been installed in this 1,399 sq ft house.
It's no wonder, after all that work, that the property has been streamlined for easy maintenance including a lawn-free garden. Just some rushes and grasses give hints of the property's proximity to the sea.
Inside, there is a wood-floored entrance, and a living room with feature fireplace and built-in shelving and storage.
The dining room at the back has double doors to the garden and opens into the kitchen, which is fully modernised with extra natural light from a skylight plus recessed ceiling lights and a large vertical fridge/freezer.
There are two bedrooms, a cloakroom and fully tiled bathroom on the ground floor. Upstairs is the master bedroom with dormer window, shower room and hot press.
There is potential for new owners to put their own stamp on the place by extending the house out the back, while still retaining some of the garden.
The property is just a couple of minutes walk from Dalkey DART Station and its cul de sac location means it's quite private.
A high privet hedge offers protection from prying eyes to the front and the rear garden is not overlooked.
It's for sale for €795,000 and the agent is Crawford's in Dalkey (01) 285 9441.