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This is a rare opportunity to buy a home of gracious proportions on a historic sea-facing early Victorian Terrace in Monkstown County Dublin.
Number 26 is an elegant home with sea views, a full south-facing rear aspect and accommodation spread over 4 storeys. Elegantly maintained this home has a lovely atmosphere and is drenched with natural light. It provides spacious accommodation (484sq.m / 5210sq.ft. approx.) which can be allocated to accommodate any requirements of modern family life. The property's appeal is further enhanced by a private 55ft south facing rear garden - a granite-walled oasis of calm and tranquility; ideal for families and al fresco dining.
Granite steps lead up to the hall door beyond which there is a lovely bright entrance hall, with magnificent ornate ceiling cornice and original tiled floor leading through to the inner hall. Within the house the rooms retain most original features including high ceilings, ornate cornicing, window shutters, marble fireplaces, sash windows - many with the original glass. The house is currently divided into a 3-storey family home above a spacious basement apartment.
The upper 3-storeys include on the ground floor an elegant drawing room linked to a formal dining room. There is a music room, sewing room and exercise room on this level as well as a small toilet and utility area.
Moving up through the house there is a wonderful large first return with a full-height arched south-facing window which streams light into the stairway. It provides a magical occasional space to pause and enjoy the gracious surroundings.
The current owners have located the kitchen / family room on the first floor to make most of the spectacular sea views across Dublin bay to Howth. This room is the heart of the home and includes original cornices, window shutters and floorboards. It has a sleek and modern kitchen with a large island, as well as a wood-burning stove. There are 2 large south-facing studies on this floor, which could also be allocated as bedrooms if required.
On the top floor there are 4 bedrooms. Three extra-large double bedrooms and a large single bedroom. There is a shower room set into the attic space at the top of the house as well as the main bathroom which is on the return.
The basement level is currently laid out as a three bedroomed apartment with Living room, Kitchen, shower room and study. This level can easily be re-incorporated into the main house if desired or changed to suit the new owners' requirements.
To the rear of the basement is an Indian Sandstone patio area ideal for sitting out on a summer evening. There are also vaulted ceiling storage areas under the garden level patios and steps from the rear-patio up to the back garden.
Longford Terrace is located adjacent to Monkstown Village. It overlooks the new cycleway which has added to the charm of the location. Monkstown village's many amenities are in easy reach of the terrace. Residents enjoy ease of access to its' popular shops, bars, and restaurants along with marine leisure facilities and coastal walks. The village of Blackrock and Dun Laoghaire town provide a further array of cafes, restaurants, boutiques, and hostelries while Salthill DART station is across the road, and bus stops are in walking distance, to ease daily commutes. The area is also well served by an excellent choice of schools, sailing, tennis, and golf clubs.
This is a truly exceptional home which offers flexible accommodation throughout all positioned in this highly sought-after location with sea views and a wonderful private sun-drenched rear garden. Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate all this home has to offer.
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AccommodationGround floor Level
Entrance Lobby Granite steps lead up to the impressive entrance lobby with its stunning ornate ceiling cornice and original tiled floor. Double glass paneled internal doors lead to the entrance hall.
Entrance Hall Graciously proportioned and welcoming the hall features highly ornate ceiling cornices and the original ceiling rose, picture rail and plater arch to the inner hall area. The main stairs lead to the upper floors with all original joinery. There are three steps down to the ground floor return with a door to under stairs storage where the original stairs to the basement level are located (currently sealed off).
Drawingroom Beautifully appointed reception room with stunning high ceilings, ornate cornices, original window shutters and picture rail. There are two large double doors lead to the dining room at the back of the house. The two large windows to the front provide great balance to the room and offer limited (by trees across the road) sea views. Superb original Black marble fireplace with tiled inset and hearth.
Diningroom Bathed in south-facing light, this elegant dining room has a large picture window overlooking the rear-patio and gardens. It retains the original window shutters, ceiling cornices and picture rail as well as a stunning large black marble fireplace with cast iron inset and slate hearth. There are interconnecting doors with the Drawing room.
Music room Ceiling coving, original shutters and picture rail. Another lovely bright south facing room with white Marble fireplace with cast iron inset.
Ground floor return bright hall leads to the extended ground floor return down three steps. The accomodation includes:
Guest cloakroom Positioned off the rear lobby with a wc.
Utility Room Just off the lobby this utility rom offers a stainless steel sink unit and is plumbed for a washing machine. Gas fired boiler.
Rear lobby This small lobby off the hall has access to the two extended rooms to the rear and provides access to the rear patio and garden.The rooms are bathed in South-light and are of a smaller proportion than the rest of the house. They are currently used for exercise and sewing. These rooms could be easily opened into a larger space if required.
Excercise room A bright room with lovely garden aspect.
Sewing room A second bright room at this level overlooking the garden. This entire space could suit a variety of uses. Hot press.
First floor return Lovely bright large landing with superb tall window with fanlight over flooding this lovely occaisional space and the stairs with natural light as it faces south. Original coving with ceiling rose.
First floor Fine bright landing with stairs to second floor return and ceiling coving.
Familyroom / Kitchen Truly exceptional reception room spanning the front of the house. Three large windows provide lovely sea and coastal views and give the room superb balance. Original floor boards, superb ceiling cornice and a large open fireplace with solid fuel stove and slate hearth. This room also features a superb sleek modern contemporary kitchen with clean lines and a large island with white marble work tops and splashbacks with a 1.5 stainless steel sink unit. The kitchen is fully fitted with integrated appliances including dishwasher, double ovens and fridge freezer. Plenty of storage, including larder units etc. In the Island there is a breakfast bar and a state of the Art Tesla induction hob with hidden extractor.
Study / Bedroom 5 A light filled large south facing roomwith garden aspect. Original features include window shutters, picture rail ceiling cornice and an original marble fireplace with cast iron inset and slate hearth. Currently used as a large study this room could also be a fifth large double bedroom.
Study / Bedroom 6 A second good-sized study, which could also be bedroom 6, with south facing aspect and all original features including another lovely marble fireplace with cast iron inset and slate hearth.
Second floor return Landing with high level south facing window making this area and the stairs lovely and bright.
Bathroom Bright bathrooom with Bath with fully tiled surround and shower over. wc and wash hand basin with vanity unit.
Second floor Bright landing with stairs to shower room at the top of the house with four spacious bedrooms off. Ceiling coving.
Bedroom 1 (Front) Stunning large double room with original floorboards. Marble fireplace with cast iron inset and tiled hearth. Ceiling coving and picture rail. Two windows commanding sea views from Dun laoghaire harbour to Dublin Bay. original window shutters.
Bedroom 2 (Rear) Another fine large and bright south facing bedroom with lovely views of the Dublin mountains and the church spires in Monkstown village. Access is provided from this room to the superb south facing roof garden with plenty of room to sit and enjoy the summer sun. Original features including ceiling coving, picture rail and fireplace with tiled inset and hearth.
Bedroom 3 (Front) A third double room at this level with sea and coastal views. Original shutters and picture rail. Attractive fireplace with cast iron inset and slate hearth. Built in wardrobes.
Bedroom 4 (Rear) Another bright south facing large single bedroom. Built in wardrobes, original shutters.
Attic level shower room Stairs lead up to a small landing with service access to the roof and storage. Good Sized shower room with vaulted ceiling. Timber floors, partly tiled walls, Fully tiled shower. Lovely views, wc and wash hand basin with storage under.
Basement Level Apartment Stairs to front yard with access to the garden level apartment.
Entrance Hall Understairs area with plenty of storage and fully tiled floor.
Kitchen Galley style kitchen with door to main reception and serving hatch. A range of built-in wall and floor units, stainless steel sink unit and drainer. Partly tiled walls.
Livingroom Good sized reception with timber floors and exposed beam ceiling.
Bedroom 1 Large double bedroom. Exposed beam ceiling and brick fireplace.
Rear hall With storage and the stairs to the ground floor, currenlty sealed off. Door to rear lobby with access to the rear yard with storage and granite steps to the rear garden.
Bedroom 2 Double bedroom overlooking the rear with a cast iron fireplace.
Bedroom 3 A third double room overlooking the rear with a cast iron fireplace.
Study Overlooking the rear courtyard
Shower room Fully tiled shower unit with Triton electric shower and pedestal wash hand basin.
BER DetailsBER: Exempt
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Dun Laoghaire on 01 284 4422