Sandymount Green came into being in the early 1800s, as a formal square set around the Green. Facing the battlemented Sandymount Castle and Village Church, a row of red-brick terraces were built in the 1860s. No. 17 Sandymount Green takes pride of place, overlooking the beautiful and highly sociable Sandymount Green, famous for its shops, restaurants and cafes. Sandymount is a desirable inner suburb of Dublin, close to the city centre but with its own distinct character and proximity to the stunning Dublin Bay coastline. No. 17 Sandymount Green is a terraced three-bay, three-story red-brick house, built as a pair with neighbour No. 18. The property is Grade II Listed and part of the Sandymount Green Architectural Conservation Area.
The Property faces straight onto the Green, with a short front garden set behind wrought-iron railings over a granite plinth. The house has an impressive presence, with an entrance through the central bay and symmetrical sash-window bays to either side. Entering the main front door you enter a large front hall, lit by over-door fan light, sash-windows from the first floor landing and large rear glass sliding-doors to rear garden. A main staircase leads up to the upper floors. From the front hall, to the right we have a generous main living room (4.6m x 4.8m), with sash-window to front and large open fireplace with 1970s style ceramic surround. To the left of the main hall is a second large living room (4.6m x 4.66m), views to the Green and feature fireplace. A door to the rear leads to a small office (2.4m x 2.64m) overlooking the sunny west-facing garden. To the rear of the main hall, a downstairs guest bathroom includes WC, basin and walk-in shower.
The hallway follows around the left and enters a large kitchen (5.8m x 3.3m) with views over the garden. The kitchen is dominated by a large soild fuel range cooker which provides heating for the whole house. There is plentiful storage and room to accommodate a large family dining area.
Upstairs, at the first floor landing, a spacious double or twin bedroom (5.75m x 3.3m) is situated to the rear of the house, with bright west facing windows and views over the garden. Across the call is a main bathroom, including WC, basin and bath. Up the next return there are two further huge double bedrooms to either side of the property, each almost 250 sq ft each (4.6m x 4.8m) and including sash windows to front and rear, and large original fireplaces. Ascending the final set of stairs leads to a further two bedrooms on the top floor, with windows front and back, again both nearly 250 sq ft (4.5m x 4.7m)
Internally house overall has tremendous opportunities, with 5 enormous bedrooms with potential room for ensuites and luxurious suite arrangements. The ground floor includes well-proportioned living spaces which could be arranged into an elegant home. Externally, the rear garden is perfectly orientated for afternoon and evening sun, overlooking neighbours’ gardens with attractive trees and a gives off a serene peaceful ambiance in contrast to the busy Green outside. Currently there is a small courtyard of storage sheds and then a large square of lawn. Overall the rear garden extends 8.8m x 7.5m.
There is great opportunity to open up the rear of the house to create more living space and a modern arrangement of rooms (Subject to Planning Permission) as the property’s twin No. 18 has done with a super modernist extension. The property has a shared side passage to the left via a secure gate. Parking is on-street immediately outside your door. The house has been well maintained throughout its recent ownership. Windows are already double glazed, although with older steel frames. Heating and energy systems could do with an upgrade. However this historic property has incredible potential to create a modern super-prestigious family home for another 150 years.
Sandymount Green is a distinguished address in the heart of Dublin 4, with an unlimited range of amenities on your doorstep. Local schools are top in class and transport connections throughout the city and beyond. In addition to the Green there are numerous outdoor spaces including parks, the coastline, multiple sports facilities and entertainment spaces. This is an opportunity to make an extraordinary home in an extraordinary location.