Sunday 21 December 2014

Get sentimental in Dalkey at 'Ellington' property

Published 11/07/2014 | 02:30

‘Ellington’, a five-bedroom detached home at Dalkey Avenue in Dublin
The house in Dalkey was only built last year.

The American pianist and band leader Edward Kennedy Ellington became so well known for his debonair appearance and charismatic manners, even as a child, that he earned the nickname Duke.

One of the jazz legend's many namesakes is 'Ellington', a five-bedroom detached home at Dalkey Avenue in Dublin. And like the Duke, it's dapper, modish and a little out of the ordinary.

Built only last year, 'Ellington' is an architect-designed home of some 2,917 sq ft, set over two storeys and an attic. From the front of the house there are views of Dublin Bay to the east.

To the right of the entrance hall – where the current owners have, fittingly enough, installed a jukebox – is a living room with a bay window and a marble fireplace.

A folding screen door leads from there to an open-plan kitchen and dining room spanning the width of the back of the house, which has patio doors leading to the garden.

Left of the hall there's a study, a utility room and a guest toilet.

The master bedroom on the first floor has a bay window overlooking the sea, and an en-suite with bath and shower.

There are three other bedrooms on this level, two of which share an en-suite and one that has its own.

Above that, at attic level, is a fifth en-suite bedroom, together with an attic storage space.

As a new build, 'Ellington' comes with a favourable A3 building energy rating. It has underfloor heating on the ground floor, and solar panels for water heating.

The exterior is finished partly in local granite and partly in low-maintenance coloured render, and a lawn and shrubs have been planted in the garden.

'Ellington' is on the market for €1,650,000 with agent Vincent Finnegan in Dundrum (01 298 4695).

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