'Unicorn home' hits the rental market for €9,000 per month
Sales gurus regularly claim their bounties must be seen to be believed, but one home on the rental market in south Dublin certainly lives up to the billing.
Even with rental prices at an all-time high, the €9,000 per month asking price for a four-bedroom home on Sandymount Green in Dublin 4, seems out of reach for most house hunters. Even more so when you factor in the house is unfurnished.
However, the recently refurbished palatial home offers significant bang for its buck. This is not your average terraced house.
Weighing in at 367 square metres, it is almost four times the size of an average home.
Located near Sandymount village, and just 300m from the coast, it has a large south-facing back garden and a gated front courtyard.
Guests are welcomed via a large hallway which leads on to an azure blue two-storey library featuring a marble fireplace and a spiral staircase linking each level.
Clever use of glazing means the kitchen is filled with natural light. It is equipped with state-of-the-art mod cons and appliances, a butler's pantry and finished with a quartz countertop. Steps lead to a large dining area for entertaining groups.
The kitchen then leads on to the landscaped back garden.
Upstairs is a master bedroom with a large en-suite, a walk-in dressing room and a laundry chute to the utility room.
There are three more double en-suite bedrooms and the house even has its own communications room.
Letting agents Sherry Fitzgerald and the owners of the property declined to comment on the house when contacted by the Sunday Independent but an advert online claims "viewing is a must for this one-of-a-kind property".
According to the property price register, the house sold in 2015 for €1.675m.
Last week it was valued by one property expert at a cool €3.6m. He described it as "a unicorn home". He said: "It has the location, the garden and much more. It has everything."