Silvermere, 36 Seafield Road West, Dublin 3 €2.35m
hen it comes to Dublin’s most desirable suburbs, it is said that Clontarf is north of the Liffey what Ballsbridge is to the south, and it’s easy to see why. Clontarf has an appealing village feel with its seafront promenade, historic castle and a welcoming array of cafes and restaurants.
Within this upscale enclave, Seafield Road West is considered one of the city’s most desirable streets. Across the street from Belgrove Junior Boys’ School, where John McGahern taught before becoming a full-time writer, is Silvermere, a 1920s attic bungalow with a distinctive triangular roof and curved porch.
When former radio officer William Hughes and his wife Rose came over from England 90 years ago to start a company called The Joy of Home Tea, they fell in love with the house.
Located six miles from downtown, where William could pursue his trade, the property was a perfect fit for the couple. They built a tennis court at the back and behind it a vegetable garden and an orchard with apple and pear trees.
In the front yard, William created an element in the shape of a Celtic cross with a sundial in the center surrounded by rose beds in honor of his beloved rose. After the bombing of North Strand in 1941, he built an air raid shelter next to it. Luckily it was never necessary.
Rose, an artist, painted in a room overlooking the front yard, now a cozy sitting area.
The property also has two receptions, a kitchen/dining room, guest toilet and four bedrooms (two ensuite). Set on a three quarter acre lot there is plenty of room to build as the neighbors have, subject to planning. Having been in the same family all along, Silvermere is now for sale for €2,350,000 from Sherry FitzGerald Killester: (01) 833 6555.
https://www.independent.ie/life/home-garden/homes/silver-lining-with-a-235m-price-tag-at-sought-after-clontarf-enclave-41554658.html Silver lining with a price tag of €2.35m in the coveted enclave of Clontarf