Thursday 27 October 2016

Top let: Grand designs on the rental market

Published 12/02/2016 | 02:30

The property on Albert Road Lower.
The property on Albert Road Lower.
The tiled entrance hall.
The kitchen has been extended.
The living room features a sash window and marble fireplace.

Sandycove can always command a high premium with its seaside location and upmarket surrounding villages.

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At Albert Road Lower, an end of terrace Edwardian period property will hit that market squarely, giving its new tenant a touch of history along with modern conveniences.

Coming to market nicely furnished with more than a nod to its origins - high corniced ceilings, chandeliers, casement windows, delicate furniture and original fireplaces in reception and bedrooms - it is however also contemporary as the kitchen bears no resemblance to the 'scullery' that would have preceded it.

The property however, can be let unfurnished should the tenant prefer it.

Entering from a long cobble-lock driveway through a smart panelled door with fanlight, the tiled hall is large with extravagant lighting.

There is a living room to the front with a sash window dressed in heavy drapes, a big marble fireplace and mantle. Floors are hardwood and furniture plush.

There is a dining room in the middle of the property that overlooks an internal courtyard, which is gravelled with low maintenance shrubbery and trimmed bushes. Again, there are hardwood floors and a fireplace.

The kitchen/breakfast room is long and large and has been extended, with the supporting pillars a feature concealing a seating area tucked behind them.

The kitchen is in 'country style' with cream cupboards, a Stanley range, deep Belmont sink and modern appliances with an island unit providing seating and storage.

The cream is offset by black marble countertops. To the rear are French doors leading to the courtyard and a small rear garden which is part decked. A small utility room with laundry machinery is off this and there is a guest WC.

Upstairs, there is a prettily-decorated master bedroom with a fireplace and ensuite, another double (also with a fireplace) and single bedroom, along with the bathroom, which has a stone floor and free-standing tub as well as a walk-in shower.

There is also off-street parking with gated access to the rear.

Sandycove and Glasthule merge almost into one, while Dalkey, Killiney and Dun Laoghaire are all nearby. There is a Dart service too. Cable TV and internet are fitted.

The agent is looking at a professional couple or corporate let for this one.

Lease: One year

Enquiries: Vincent Finnegan (01) 298 4695

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