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Cocktails on the terrace in this €1.65m villa with Dublin Bay views

Alta has six bedrooms, a self-contained apartment and an enviable seaside location.

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THE TERM ‘RIVIERA’ usually conjures up images of the Mediterranean coast, but Irish buyers could have their own taste of the Riviera right now without leaving the country.

Just outside Howth village you’ll find Alta, a six bedroom home with an attached guest apartment. The house and apartment sit on on half an acre and the whole thing is on the market for €1,650,000.

Alta, which means ‘tall’ in Spanish, sits at a height and embraces panoramic sea views over Dublin Bay. On a sunny day, it’s a definitely rival to that other Riviera.

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Step inside and it quickly becomes clear that the calming and natural blues and greens that surround this home have been brought indoors.

Crisp, white walls with hardwood floors cover the grand entrance hall, complementing the space and light that this home has in spades.

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The reception hall sets the precursor for every room that leads off it. A self contained lounge with double doors to the rear of the house features a small, open fireplace and simple decor, perhaps to avoid distraction from the wonderful exterior views that command attention in the room.

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The kitchen mirrors the aquamarine hue of Dublin Bay on a great day. White counter tops and tiled floors balance out the blue, while doors lead outside to a decking area that’s perfect for al fresco dining.

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The kitchen is wonderfully zoned as part of an overall open plan space. A dining area and another lounge sit off it, providing further outdoor access. The minimalist interior design of each space creates a calming, streamlined home that should make for easy housework.

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Due to Alta’s interesting layout, the master bedroom, along with its en suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe takes over the first floor. Velux windows and wide panes soak up every bit of natural light, while light carpets keep things feeling homely.

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The master en suite bathroom makes the most of the Dublin Bay views with a raised tub that’s flush with the window. Between lots of space and two wash basins, the bathroom is much more than a functional room – it adds spa-like vibes to the whole place.

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The front garden has a lawn that’s dotted with a selection of plants and trees, while a dual entrance makes for plenty of off-street parking.

A one-bedroom granny flat with its own entrance features a self contained living room, kitchen and bathroom that’s ideal for hosting guests.

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The rear garden is south west facing and features a large patio area that benefits from the afternoon sun, with a manicured lawn and impressive panoramic views of Dublin Bay.

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Alta enjoys a tranquil setting away from the busy city, yet it’s just a short drive from many essential amenities. Shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants can be found in nearby Howth, while new residents have their pick of national and secondary schools as well as a great selection of sporting facilities.

The property is a short drive to Sutton DART station, as well as bus routes that connect to the city centre. Dublin Airport, the M50 and M1 are all accessible in thirty minutes.

Alta, St Fintan’s Road, Sutton, Dublin 13 is on the market for €1.650,000 through Sherry Fitzgerald Sutton via Daft.ie.

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