Tuesday 25 October 2016

On easy street at Vesey Place for €1.35m

20 Vesey Place, €1.35m

Published 08/05/2015 | 02:30

This Victorian property comprises three storeys and a basement
This Victorian property comprises three storeys and a basement
Currently in use as five flats, the property could be converted back into a 3,660 sq ft family home

Vesey Place in Dun Laoghaire is an elegant terrace, built in the 1860s when the Victorian fashion for sea bathing was at its height.

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The residents must have enjoyed a prosperous and comfortable way of life, with huge, graceful houses, and their own private park across the street, to which the servants might convey tray-loads of thin sandwiches and tea on sunny afternoons.

Vesey Place has changed since then, of course, in character if not in appearance. Many of those imposing Victorian properties have long since been converted to flats, among them Number 20 Vesey Place, in the middle of the terrace.

At present, it is in five flats, though still has a lot of period features. If you're up to the task of converting it, you will end up with an impressive 3,660 sq ft family home with three storeys and a basement. Bear in mind, though, it's a protected structure so you may be limited in what you can do.

Stone steps lead up to the front door, inside which is a porch with another door with an original, stained-glass fanlight. Left of the entrance hall at this level are two reception rooms, one behind the other, with timber floors and sash windows. There's also a bathroom on this floor.

Upstairs on the landing there's an arched window overlooking the back garden. There are two large bedrooms on the first floor, one at the front with two windows overlooking Vesey Park.

The second floor has another three bedrooms, though one is small, and a shower room. The basement is a self-contained flat with its own access.

There's a railed garden at the front, so no parking except on the street. Out the back is a walled garden with a lawn. The agent is Gunne in Dun Laoghaire, (01) 280 1719, and the asking price is €1.35m.

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