Four on the market for under €1m in Sandycove
A choice of four properties in Sandycove which can be yours for under €1 million.
Silverspring, Breffni Road
€995k DNG Dun Laoghaire (01) 230 1616
Built in 1929, Silverspring is already 1,950 sq ft in size. But for a buyer who wants more space, it should be possible to extend the house without encroaching on the charming, rose-filled back garden. There's a garage to the side, which the agents suggest could make way for an 800 sq ft, two-storey extension. As it stands, it has five bedrooms on the first floor. The ground floor has two reception rooms, one at the front and one at the back, with a fireplace and a door to the garden. There's another fireplace in the kitchen.
Burdett House, Burdett Avenue
€795k Sherry FitzGerald Dalkey (01) 275 1000; Tom O’Higgins (01) 284 5007
Whoever buys Burdett House, a grand, early 20th-century semi-detached property on the corner of Burdett Avenue and Sandycove Road, will have an enjoyable refurbishment project on their hands. The bones are good - there are high ceilings, original floorboards and fireplaces, bay windows and sea views - and there's a roomy 2,745 sq ft to work with. It has three ground-floor reception rooms, five first-floor bedrooms (one en-suite), and a 560 sq ft basement.
11 Elton Court
€695k Sherry FitzGerald Dalkey (01) 275 1000
If you daydream about giving up gardening, Elton Court could be the answer. It's a Sorohan-built development off Castlepark Road, and it has landscaped communal gardens. Number 11, at the end of a terrace, has a patio garden out the back where you could keep a container or two for form's sake. Built in 2001, it has 1,400 sq ft of space on three floors. The ground floor has a living room, a kitchen that opens into a dining room and a conservatory. The two floors above have three en-suite bedrooms. The annual service charge is €995.
Marine Villa, Marine Court
€995k Vincent Finnegan (01) 298 4695
Marine Villa is one half of a formerly large Victorian house that was divided in two some years ago. What's left is still sizeable enough: it is 1,750 sq ft on three floors, and has three bedrooms. These are at ground floor level, and two have en-suite showers. The main living rooms are on the first floor. They consist of a dual-aspect kitchen and an interconnected dining room and living room. French doors in the first-floor hallway give onto a balcony, with steps down to the garden. The attic is used as a family room.