Sunday 18 March 2018

The Taoiseach's former D4 home is on the market

The sunroom
The sunroom
The bright sitting room with fire place.
Exterior view of the house.

A Dublin 4 house where Taoiseach Enda Kenny, his wife Fionnuala and their family lived during the nineties has come on the market.

Mr Kenny was Minister for Tourism and Trade between 1994 and 1997 and the family sold the house, 38 Seafort Avenue, Sandymount, for the equivalent of €301,600 by auction in 1997, the year that John Bruton's Rainbow Coalition lost the election and the Kennys moved to a home in his Mayo constituency.

Now it is on the market with a €795,000 asking price but in the meantime the current owners have invested in upgrading, extending and modernising the house whilst still retaining its period features.

Originally built in the 1830s, the modest exterior of this double fronted house belies its bright, spacious accommodation spans 149sqm (1,600 sq ft) and includes three bedrooms.

At entrance level its accommodation comprises a reception room and a bedroom. Upstairs is the second double bedroom and main family bathroom.

Downstairs an open plan layout and sun room enhances the natural light into the modern kitchen and diningroom. The sun room also leads onto the sunny patio in the rear garden.

A third bedroom, which is en suite, also opens onto the garden which is landscaped and planted to enhance its privacy while maximising the light and heat from its southerly aspect.

This makes it well suited to family entertainment and al fresco dining.

The vendors say that when relaxing in the garden "it is hard to believe that you are not in the peaceful countryside but in fact in the hub of bustling Dublin 4."

Its location just off Beach Road is adjacent to Sandymount's beach and promenade walks while also convenient to Sandymount village and all its amenities including the Dart station.

Other nearby amenities within a pleasant stroll are the Aviva Stadium, The RDS, Herbert Park and sports clubs such as Claremont Tennis Club and YMCA Sports Grounds.

Contact Douglas Newman Good 01 6794088

Irish Independent

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