Step into a four bed Dalkey on large gardens for 1.75 million euros
The sale of a large detached house near the village of Dalkey illustrates the ups and downs of the real estate market over the past two decades. The current owner, who bought it in 2002 for around € 1.25m, renovated and extended the 1930s property while he lived in it, and auctioned it off in 2008 with a price of orientation of € 3.25 million. It was withdrawn for € 2.5m and put back on the market in 2014 for € 1.95m.
It wasn’t sold back then, and now Gurteen, Dalkey Avenue, Dalkey, Co Dublin, a 215m² (2,314 sq. Ft.) Four bed over large gardens is back on the market for 1.75 million euros. It has been rented since 2008 but now newly painted and refreshed for sale it is in working order. He has a C3 Ber.
The owner has renovated it to a high standard, with a copper roof extension surrounding the rear of the house. Features include a hot tub in a sunken area in the rear garden, home theater system, sound system, and central vacuum. Located on a road that runs from Dalkey Village to the junction with Cunningham Road / Dalkey Park, it offers sea views from the upstairs bedrooms. It also comes with a separate and good sized garden / studio / home office room which could be used as guest accommodation – there is a shower installed.
A copper-roofed porch opens onto the oak-floored entrance hall. On the left is a living room / family room going from the front to the back of the house. It is clad in dark polished American walnut, has a large white marble fireplace and two decorative stained glass windows, as well as an electric retractable cinema screen and projector.
A sitting room in the extended space at the end of the living room has a wood burning stove built into a stone fireplace and floor to ceiling glass doors opening onto the rear patio.
Across the hall is a family room with oak flooring at the front of the house with double doors opening to a large kitchen / breakfast room. A wooden island faces a cream Aga, encased in a tiled fireplace mantel; picture windows with sliding doors open onto the back patio.
Upstairs are four bedrooms, all with French oak flooring and all with fitted wardrobes; two are en suite. The master bedroom at the front of the house has a cast iron fireplace and is dual aspect, with views across the rooftops of neighboring houses towards the sea and down to Dalkey Hill. The bedrooms at the rear overlook a large green space behind the house. The family bathroom has a Jacuzzi tub and is fully tiled with white subway tiles.
The side and rear landscaped gardens are mainly Indian limestone patio; a line of trees includes olive trees and a yew. At the front, a very large lawn extends upwards from a drystone wall, with mature trees and hedges. There is plenty of room to park in the front, as well as a carport.
Gurteen is a short walk from Dalkey Village and the Metals, the pedestrian bridge that connects Dalkey Hill to Dún Laoghaire.