Wednesday 24 January 2018

Inside this landmark seafront Dublin home which just sold for €1.3m

The house has uninterrupted views across Scotsman's Bay towards Dun Laoghaire, with many rooms enjoying spectacular vistas.
The house has uninterrupted views across Scotsman's Bay towards Dun Laoghaire, with many rooms enjoying spectacular vistas.
Geraldine Gittens

Geraldine Gittens

With a private pier and steps into Scotsman's Bay in Dublin, the new buyer of this salubrious seafront home virtually has their very own water park.

Neptune Lodge, the landmark red-roofed home which sits between the historic Forty Foot swimming spot and tiny Sandycove beach, has been sold for €1.3m.

The sitting room of Neptune Lodge.
The sitting room of Neptune Lodge.

THe 19th century lodge went on the market in April 2015 with a hefty price tag of €2.5m. In January of last year, the house had failed to sell, and the price took a big plunge down to €2m.

Now, it has finally sold through Sherry FitzGerald for about €1.3m.

The kitchen and family room.
The kitchen and family room.

As currently configured, the house has 2,900 sq ft of living space spread over two floors.

Neptune Lodge was last on the market 45 years ago, and although it has undergone refurbishment, the new owners could extend the property if they so wished because the property is not listed.

Neptune Lodge
Neptune Lodge

The area is steeped in history. The Martello Tower just behind the house is the scene of the opening chapter in James Joyce's Ulysses. Joyce himself lived in the tower for a period and his famous Ulysses character Stephen Dedalus stays there with Buck Mulligan. 

On June 16, Bloomsday, which commemorates Ulysses, the whole area is awash with visitors and residents celebrating the novel with a street party.

The family room of Neptune Lodge.
The family room of Neptune Lodge.
The open staircase.
The open staircase.

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