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Victorian splendour with five bedrooms and Dalkey Island views - yours for €3m

Professional poker player Donnacha O’Dea has listed his home on the market.

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IF YOU’RE A fan of the finer things in life – and have the budget to match – Albert House is likely to tick many of your boxes.

Positioned on Victoria Road, Dalkey in south Co Dublin, the Victorian residence is located just a short stroll from the beautiful seaside. While there are no shortage of impressive homes in and around the area, Albert House’s exterior is enough to make you stop and stare.

Former Olympic swimmer and professional poker player Donnacha O’Dea and his wife bought the house three decades ago, according to the Irish Times.

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Now on the market, the five-bed home covers two floors over a basement and measures 4,400 sq ft. There’s a Juliet balcony at each front-facing first floor room, while impressive stone steps lead to the entryway. 

Albert House sits on 0.3 acres of grounds, and features a border of tall trees to provide a high level of privacy and seclusion. 

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Inside, the residence has been carefully maintained over the years and retains many period features including ceiling coving, sliding sash windows and original doors. The first of these is the grand front door, which opens to the large reception hall.

There’s a reception room to either side of the hallway, providing plenty of space to unwind and to entertain. Ventrolla sash windows flood each room with light, while both rooms enjoy their own period marble fireplace. 

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The drawing room leads to the dining room, where there’s plenty of space for dinner parties, plus access to the rear garden. Towards the end of the hall is the warm and welcoming kitchen and breakfast room, featuring Amtico flooring, exposed brick walls and glass doors which open to the garden.

The kitchen comes complete with all appliances, including an emerald AGA. A utility room and guest bathroom complete the ground floor accommodation. 

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Moving to the first floor, there are three large double bedrooms. The master bedroom, of course, is the most impressive, with views to Muglins Lighthouse and Dalkey Island, as well as a walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom with a corner bath. Another of the bedrooms also has sea views, with double doors opening out onto the flat roof of the dining room. 

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At basement level, there’s a sitting room, two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and a utility room, making for the ideal spot for teenagers looking to assert their independence. Outside, the property boasts a south-facing rear garden, which many of the principal rooms overlook, plus plenty of parking to the front.

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As for location, Albert House is just a two-minute walk from Coliemore Harbour, while Dalkey town is less than a 10-minute stroll away. There’s a good selection of primary and secondary schools close by, while the proximity to the sea means residents can enjoy beautiful views all year-round.

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If you decide to venture into the city centre, the nearby DART means the trip will take 40 minutes, with stops in seaside towns Sandycove and Dun Laoghaire along the way.

Albert House, Victoria Road, Dalkey, south Co Dublin is on the market for €3,000,000 through Lisney via Daft.ie.

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