A choice of four different properties currently on the market in much-sought-after Sandymount.
1 Holyrood Park, D4
€1.25M Sherry FitzGerald Sandymount, (01) 667 2244
Number 1 Holyrood Park is at the end of a terrace of six, and its nearest neighbour to the right is Sandymount YMCA’s sports ground, so it’s a peaceful spot. Indeed the name of the house, ‘Manoah’, is a Hebrew word meaning rest. It’s 2,104 sq ft including a converted attic, where there’s a skylit room (used as a bedroom) and shower. The first floor has three bedrooms, all with original fireplaces, and a bathroom. Downstairs are two reception rooms and an extended kitchen and breakfast room. Holyrood Park is a cul-de-sac veering north-west off Sandymount Avenue, about two minutes’ walk from Sandymount DART station.
16 Seafort Avenue, D4
€650k Bennetts, (01) 260 2520
Seafort Avenue begins at Sandymount Green and ends at the sea, so from Number 16 you’re only two minutes from either a vegan burger or a bracing walk. Number 16 measures 1,173 sq ft and there’s some scope to extend it into the paved back garden, which faces south-east. The ground floor has a front living room with a fireplace and sash window, a smallish (10ft by 7ft) sitting room, and a big rear kitchen, also with a fireplace and a tiled floor. Upstairs are three bedrooms, the main one with a wooden floor, and a bathroom.
29 Newbridge Avenue, D4
€1.5M O’Keeffe Estates Sales, (01) 260 8268
Like so much of Sandymount, 29 Newbridge Avenue has a storied past: it’s said that Padraig Pearse often came to the house to visit the O Ruairc family, prominent IRB members. It’s now in six flats but would give you something of a trophy home if converted back to a single dwelling. It’s 2,260 sq ft with plenty of the original features remaining, including sash windows, fireplaces in marble and decorative plasterwork. There are two two-room flats at entrance level and another four flats in the basement, which opens to a lawned back garden. The Aviva Stadium is on the other side of River Dodder.
64 Gilford Road, D4
€825k Bennetts, (01) 260 2520
If you turn right at the front gate of 64 Gilford Road and make your way in a northerly direction for about 60 seconds, you’ll reach Sandymount Green. Meanwhile, the DART station is about half a kilometre away. Number 64 is a classic mid-20th century house that’s been modernised and kept in good condition, and it has nicely cared-for gardens front and back. It’s also been extended, to 1,184 sq ft, with a rear breakfast room and kitchen giving onto the garden. The ground floor also has a dining room and a living room, and there are three bedrooms upstairs.