DescriptionNumber 16 Palmerston Road is a most handsome two-storey over garden level mid-Victorian (1860's) residence, situated on the sunny western side of what has to be one of Dublin 6's most popular and picturesque roads. Home to the same family for over 48 years, this property has been lovingly maintained throughout the years and remarkably, has only changed hands with three families since 1921. This most gracious family home is rich in period detail, with rooms of elegant proportions and dimensions. The interconnecting reception rooms are a real feature and boast 11ft high ceilings with detailed ceiling cornicing, centre roses and original white marble open fireplaces. They are also flooded with natural light and have enviable views over the front and rear gardens.
Internally, the accommodation extends to 295 sq. m. / 3,175 sq. ft. approx. and is laid out over three levels with a 4-storey return to the side. The generous accommodation comprises a welcoming entrance hallway, two light-filled interconnecting reception rooms, sunroom, kitchen, six double bedrooms and five bathrooms. The property is further enhanced by its flexible accommodation, offering potential to extend (subject to planning permission) or indeed, convert the garden level accommodation into a separate living quarter, if so desired. There is ample off-street car parking to the front accessed via electronic gates.
The gardens are a truly outstanding feature of this fine property. Located on the sought-after west-side of Palmerston Road, the property enjoys an enviable orientation with all day sun from early morning to late evening. To the front, the property is set back from the road and is bordered by cast iron railings and mature shrubbery with separate pedestrian access and shared vehicular access. A large gravel parking area provides generous off-street parking for several cars. There is a small garage / store room with pedestrian access to both front and rear gardens. To the rear, the private and mature garden (measuring 122 ft approx.) enjoys a sunny south-westerly orientation and is bordered by tall granite walls. Laid out mainly in lawn with a wonderful array of mature trees to include two Maple specimens and an apple tree to name but a few. Well-stocked with a variety of herbaceous plants. A large patio area is ideal for 'al fresco' dining. Number 16 is positioned at a bend in Palmerston Road and as a result, turns more southerly giving it a slightly larger garden than the neighbouring properties. It also benefits from clever landscaping of the neighbouring properties, which offer a huge degree of privacy and seclusion.
Enjoying a prime residential location, this wonderful family home is ideally positioned on one of the best residential roads in Dublin where easy access is afforded to some of Dublin's best junior and senior schools. Local amenities at Rathmines, Ranelagh and Dunville Avenue are only minutes away providing an extensive choice of amenities to include food stores, cafes, restaurants and boutiques. The LUAS at Beechwood and Cowper, only 5-minutes' walk away, provide ease of access to the city centre and beyond. Some excellent sports facilities are also close by; they include The Dartry Health Club, Riverview Racquet and Fitness Centre and Leinster Cricket Club. Picturesque Palmerston Park is within a gentle stroll.
AccommodationEntrance Hallway 2.17m x 6.43m. Original hall door with fanlight. Welcoming entrance hallway, flooded with natural light. Feature high ceiling (11ft approx.). Detailed ceiling cornicing, centre rose, dado rail and decorative archway.
Drawing Room 5.73m x 4.88m. Feature original white marble fireplace with tiled surround and hearth. Detailed ceiling cornicing, centre rose and picture rail. Two large windows with working shutters overlook the front garden. Double folding doors to:
Dining Room 4.26m x 5.22m. Feature original white marble fireplace, with tiled surround and hearth. Detailed ceiling cornicing, centre rose and picture rail. Large window with working shutters overlooking stunning rear garden. Built-in shelving and cupboards.
Shower Room 2.27m x 1.28m. Suite incorporating a fully tiled shower, w.c., w.h.b. and mirrored bathroom cabinet. Window providing natural light.
Steps down to: -
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 3.67m x 4.21m. Range of wall and floor units with tiled splashback incorporating a stainless-steel sink unit and drainer, oven, electric hob, extractor hood with filter and dishwasher. Ceiling coving. Glazed sliding door to:
Sunroom 5.41m x 3.74m. Currently in use as a breakfast room/sitting room. Superb room bathed in natural light all day long with stunning views over the large rear garden. Constructed in 1987 approx.
Hallway With fitted cloaks storage. Access to side and front garden. Utility area under stairs with base units incorporating stainless steel sink unit, plumbed for washing machine and dryer. Window overlooking rear garden.
Entrance Lobby/Kitchenette 1.54m x 3.75m. Located under the granite steps. Range of modern wall and base units - installed in 2019 - with tiled splashback, a stainless-steel sink unit, oven, electric hob and dishwasher. Glazed door to front garden and window providing natural light.
Bedroom 5 4.70m x 4.96m. Located to the front with window overlooking front garden. Temporarily in use as a living room. Door to:
Bedroom 6 2.77m x 3.61m. Double room located to the front. Door to:
Bathroom En-Suite 2.79m x 1.27m. Suite incorporating a bath with overhead shower attachment and tiled surround, w.c., w.h.b. and illuminated wall mirror. Part tiled walls. Access to shelved hot press.
Living/Family Room 4.51m x 5.34m. Spacious room currently in use as a bedroom. Glazed sliding door to rear patio and garden. Built-in wardrobes. Timber flooring.
Shower Room 1.24m x 3.90m. Contemporary shower room, installed in 2019. White suite incorporating a fully tiled Aqualisa electric shower, w.h.b. and vanity unit, w.c. and mirrored bathroom cabinet. Fully tiled walls and flooring. Sensor lighting.
First Floor Return Window providing natural light.
Bedroom 4 3.69m x 5.44m. Bright, dual aspect room. Spacious double with w.h.b.. Ceiling coving. Fitted wardrobe.
Landing Ceiling coving and dado rail. Velux window providing natural light. Access to attic.
Bedroom 1 5.15m x 4.61m. Superb room with feature high ceilings and two windows with working shutters overlooking front garden. Built-in shelving and fitted wardrobe. Door to lobby with neat walk-in wardrobe and with access to:
Bathroom 2.60m x 4.90m. Access from both landing and main bedroom. Suite incorporating a bath with overhead shower attachment, separate fully tiled shower, w.h.b. with vanity unit with marble surface and mirrored bathroom cabinet. Vanity area. Ceiling coving. Part tiled walls and tiled flooring. Spot lighting. Access to spacious walk-in wardrobe. Window overlooking front garden.
Bedroom 2 4.35m x 5.31m. Very generous double with feature high ceilings. Decorative fireplace. Ceiling coving, centre rose and picture rail. Stunning views over rear garden.
Second Floor Return
Bedroom 3 3.68m x 5.33m. Bright, double room. Dual aspect. Fitted wardrobes.
Shower Room 3.30m x 1.03m. Suite incorporating a fully tiled shower, w.c. and w.h.b.. Fitted storage cupboard. Window providing natural light. Part tiled walls and tiled flooring. Large shelved hot press.
FeaturesHandsome, substantial mid-Victorian residence
6 bedrooms / 5 bathrooms / 4 reception rooms - flexible accommodation
Shared vehicular access providing off street parking
Superb landscaped s/w rear garden, measuring 122 ft approx
Prime residential location, with easy access to all local amenities
Cowper and Beechwood Luas stops are both within 5-minutes’ walk
BER DetailsBER: Exempt
DirectionsComing from Belgrave Square, proceed through the intersection of Belgrave Road / Dunville Avenue. Travel in the direction of Palmerston Park. No.16 is on your right hand side as indicated by the Sherry FitzGerald ’For Sale’ sign.
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Rathmines on 01 496 6066