Saturday 29 October 2016

Landmark Dalkey house is back on market for €850k

'Verona', Ulverton Road, Dalkey €850k

Published 16/10/2015 | 02:30

The living room has a wooden floor, and there's also a study
The living room has a wooden floor, and there's also a study
The view from Verona over Dublin Bay.
Verona,with its distinctive design, enjoys unmatched views over Dublin Bay.

'Verona', at 68 Ulverton Road in Dalkey, has been occupied by the same family since it was built in the 1950s.

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Perhaps as a result, the distinctive landmark house retains all of its 1950 idiosyncrasies along with the potential offered by its elevated location overlooking Dublin Bay, and its solid construction.

Back on the market after a previous sale fell through earlier this year, the house remains on offer at the same price as before and is an executor sale.

The three-storey building designed by Irish architect John O'Gorman has three bedrooms - master, small double and small single - on the top floor.

There's a living room and study (or fourth bedroom) at hall level, and the kitchen and dining room are on the lower floor, along with a utility and pantry.

Luckily, there is a dumb waiter that runs through all floors of the house which ensures you can still have breakfast in bed with little fuss.

As it's a protected structure, the renovations and perhaps reorientation needed to drag the total 1,518 sq ft of the house into the 21st century would require commitment on the part of a new owner. And, if you want to make the most of rooftop views, permanent access is necessary.

But the house is functioning as is. It was occupied up until a year ago and is heated by storage heaters and open fires. So you could allow time to stand still and simply enjoy the views from the back bedrooms, get on your smartphone in the 'telephone room' at ground level and save on a fridge by using the pantry on the lower ground floor.

Outside, you can soak up the sun on your south and west courtyard and pop down to view the visiting seals at nearby Bullock Harbour. The agent is Knight Frank, (01) 634 2466, and the asking price is €850,000.

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