Period features and designer gardens in Ballsbridge for €1.95m

Elegant five-bed home in Dublin 4 is just a minute’s stroll from Sandymount Strand

65 Sydney Parade Avenue and its semi-detached twin next door were constructed in 2000.

Designed by architect Breffni McGrane, the 279sq m (3,003sq ft) house is set over three levels and just a minute’s stroll to Sandymount Strand.

One of the most impressive features of the property is the garden, which was designed by Katy Terry of Good Grounding.

Set out in four different segments which include a cascading water feature, dining area and kids’ play area bordered by walls of lavender and agapanthus, they have the feel of a chic urban garden. There is a seamless flow from the gardens into the rooms at garden level through two sets of French doors. One leads into the kitchen-cum-breakfast room and the other into an atrium which soars to double height.


The painted kitchen with black granite counters features a large Britannia range, deep Belfast sink and lots of storage.

A dumb waiter is the telltale that a more formal dining room lies upstairs – where owners can serve guests without having to traipse up and down the stairs between courses.

Period spiral staircase

The dining room is accessed from the front of the house by the main staircase and also from the atrium via a period spiral staircase.

To the front of the property lies a formal drawing room – there is also a den at garden level, this room and the kitchen below feel a tad dark and would benefit from brighter paint on the walls which would reflect more light into the rooms.

The house has five bedrooms, one of which is currently used as an office, and the master features fine built-in wardrobes and a very spacious travertine en-suite.

65 Sydney Parade Avenue has an abundance of space over the three floors.

The fact that the house is just 16 years old and has an energy rating of B3 will appeal to those who wish to reside in a period-style house without the maintenance headaches of an old property. For sale through agent Melford Property with an asking price of €1.95 million.