No 32 Alma Road is an elegant late Edwardian residence with a very attractive Wisteria clad red brick faÃ§ade and a beautifully presented interior.
Alma Road is arguably one of Monkstownâ€™s finest roads and offers spectacular sea views as you turn onto it from the Monkstown Road. It is populated with a wide variety of listed properties dating back to the early 1800â€™s. No 32 is one of eight redbrick semi-detached houses at the upper end of the road and was built in the early 1920â€™s by Charles Archer. He built similar style square bay red brick houses in Terenure, Ranelagh and Glasnevin all identifiable by their trademark wrought iron railings, double stain glass front doors and square bay elevations with gable roof finish. The elevated position of this house provides fantastic sea views from the road, front garden as well as the upper floors.
This stunning home has been both and sensitively restored and substantially extended by its current owners, preserving all the original fireplaces in the reception rooms, bedrooms and retaining the original art deco glass lamp shades, together with the original range cooker and subway tiles. No 32 is a substantial (2,400sq.ft/223sq.m) five-bedroom property with four bathrooms which has been re-designed to meet the needs of modern family living.
One of the finest features of these houses is the large bright entrance hall with double stain glass front doors. Downstairs the house is well balanced with the original formal interconnecting reception rooms having high ceilings, mahogany fireplaces, and French doors leading to a large patio. To the right of the main hall, a door leads to a back hall off which there is a large shower room and large utility with secondary access to the front garden. The original kitchen has been substantially expanded into a new modern extension to provide a very large kitchen/ living and dining space. This room is incredibly bright, thanks to an expanse of floor to ceiling windows looking over the landscaped rear garden.
Upstairs on the first floor there are four double bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The second ...