DescriptionA wonderful opportunity awaits to acquire, No 26 Lower Albert Road, a distinctive semi-detached family home of charm and character retaining many original features including original fireplaces, picture rails, ornate ceiling detail, high ceiling heights, all capturing the graciousness of bygone days. Whilst the property would benefit from some modernization and updating you will agree that homes of this calibre are rare indeed.
No 26 is one of a pair of distinguished, box bay windowed homes built c.1911 by the current vendor's great grandfather, Mr Louis Monks and after 109 very happy years this home now comes to the market.
Situated close to the junction of Albert Road and Sandycove Road, the location offers a myriad of services and amenities on its doorstep. Within a short hop, Glasthule & Sandycove Villages provide numerous shopping opportunities and the DART stop at Station Road is within a gentle stroll giving ease of access to the city centre.
The location boasts some of Co Dublin's best choices of junior and secondary schools all within close proximity including Castlepark School, Rathdown, Loreto Dalkey, St Joseph's of Cluny, Holy Child Killiney, CBS Monkstown and of course Blackrock College is only a short distance by DART.
As you enter this property you are automatically amazed by the sense of the space and light that prevail throughout, extending to approximately 155 sq. m. (1668 sq. ft.) this fine home seems larger due to the high ceiling heights. The front door opens into a wide welcoming entrance hall with feature archway, off the hall are two stunning reception rooms both with feature marble fireplaces, picture rails, ornate ceiling coving and centre roses, the drawing room to the front has a superb box bay window. To the rear is a well appointed kitchen and utility room.
Upstairs there are four bedrooms, three doubles with cast iron fireplaces and an ample sized single room. A bathroom and separate w.c. complete the accommodation.
The site extends to 0.2 acres with off street car parking to the rear which is a real added bonus. There is direct access to the west facing rear garden and there is obvious scope to extend either out to the back or to the side, all subject to the necessary planning permission.
Viewing highly recommended.
Outside: The property is bounded by a granite wall to the front with pedestrian access via a wrought iron gate. The front garden is laid out in lawn with a selection of nicely planted trees and shrubs with a winding pathway to the front door. There is direct access to the back garden at the side of the property and vehicular access for 3 cars to rear of the site. The back garden 70'10 ft x 48'10 ft is laid out in lawn with a paved patio and due to its west facing orientation enjoys afternoon and evening sunshine. Storage Shed, coal house, outside w.c. and Barna shed. Green house and covered car port.
AccommodationEntrance Porch: Original tiled floor.
Entrance Hall: 1.81m x 8.40m. welcoming entrance with picture rail, ceiling coving, understairs storage area.
Drawing Room: 4.47m x 4.32m. beautifully appointed with box bay window, ceiling coving, picture rail, marble fireplace with tiled inset & hearth.
Dining Room: 4.12m x 4.68m. Another beautiful reception room overlooking rear garden. Picture rail & ceiling coving. Marble fireplace with tiled inset & hearth.
Kitchen/Breakfast area: 3.60m x 6.40m. double aspect kitchen & wonderfully bright floor level units, gas boiler, this area houses the gas boiler & airing cupboard.
Bedroom 4: 3.60m x 3.05m. Spacious single room to rear with cast iron fireplace.
Bathroom: 2.52m x 1.98m. Part tiled with bath, shower unit, wash hand basin & vanity unit.
Guest w.c.: with w.c.
Bedroom 3: 4.69m x 4.10m. Wonderfully spacious double overlooking rear garden, built in his/her wardrobe.
Bedroom 2: 2.13m x 3.47m. Generous single room to the front.
Bedroom 1: 4.66m x 3.83m. Principal bedroom with box bay window, cast iron fireplace with tiled inset, fitted wardrobe and picture rail.
BER DetailsBER: E2
BER No: 112926043
Performance Indicator: 350.24 kWh/m²/yr
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Dalkey on 01 275 1000