Top let: Grand designs on the property market
Sandymount, Dublin 4; Rent: €4,250 per month
Sandymount is always popular with families and many of its turn of the century houses have been upgraded, renovated or extended over the years, making this one of the more expensive and salubrious parts of Dublin.
This property, on Tritonville Road, has been effectively demolished and re-built entirely, creating a thoroughly modern home which stands askance from its immediate neighbours.
However, the house will please any tenant looking for a top end, easy to maintain, contemporary home in a traditional neighbourhood.
The front yard has been cobbled, providing off street secure parking behind security gates, but this practical exterior is in direct contrast to the lush and lavish back garden which is sunken and split level, incorporating a huge paved flagstone terrace (accessed from kitchen stairs).
The gardens also has raised beds and shrubbery, leading back up steps to a gravel and formal hedged garden, all encased in block granite walls.
It is south/west facing, so can follow the sun around throughout the day and there is plenty of scope for different seating areas.
Inside, from the entrance hall is a study to the left, although this is a flexible space and could also be used as a den or playroom.
To the rear is a cloakroom and guest WC while to the right is the L-shaped living room.
This large area has a gas inset fire and wooden floors with minimalist furnishings in leather and wood.
There are two open arches, leading to the kitchen/dining room which has a vaulted ceiling and walnut units with a breakfast bar.
It is fully tiled and has floor to ceiling windows and double doors leading down into the garden.
A basement at garden level has been fully kitted out as stand-alone accommodation, with a large main room for use as a bedroom, office, storage area, au pair accommodation or games room. It measures 322 sq ft and has a utility and shower room off it.
Upstairs are three double bedrooms, all en-suite. Underfloor heating has been fitted throughout.
Agent Owen Reilly says past tenants have included executive families with or without children.
"There are great schools nearby and Sandymount strand is popular for walks. The DART is close and there are lovely restaurants and shops here along with the trendy new Bath Avenue area where the Chop House is located."
Lease: One year Enquiries: Owen Reilly Property Consultants (01) 677 7100