Description8 Brighton Vale is a charming family home, full of character and enjoying uninterrupted panoramic views of Dublin Bay. Built in the 1840s, the house was designed by John Skipton Mulvaney, the architect behind the design of Dun Laoghaire’s well-known yacht clubs. Brighton Vale is an elegant terrace of Victorian villas set in a quiet cul de sac just steps from the sea and the local bathing area at the foot of the Martello tower in Seapoint. The property is bright and spacious with a floor area of approximately 245 sqm (2637 sq. ft) laid out over two floors and retaining many original features including sash windows, fireplaces, ceiling cornicing and timber floors.
The house has been divided for use as two separate homes with the staircase closed up, however this can be easily reinstated as one superb family home. The garden level includes entrance hallway (with original flagstones), utility room, kitchen/breakfast room, living room, three bedrooms and a shower room. The ground floor includes entrance hallway, drawing room, kitchen/breakfast room, two large bedrooms, a shower room and a rear porch. The house has the benefit of full planning permission for a new hall-level sunroom to the rear with direct access to the garden designed by Neil Crimmins of Cathel Crimmims Architects see planning ref. dlrcoco D18A/0326. The gardens are lovely with an ideal private, south-westerly orientation to the rear and stunning views from the front garden across Dublin Bay.
The property is perfectly situated between Blackrock and Monkstown villages with their fine selection of shops and restaurants and it also enjoys easy access to the DART at Seapoint Station and the No. 7 bus route. There is an excellent selection of both primary and secondary schools in the area including Scoil Lorcain, Blackrock College, St. Andrews College and CBC Monkstown.
Of course, the most impressive feature of this lovely house is the frontline proximity to the sea and the stunning views across the Bay.
Entrance Porch 1.80m x 1.80m. decorative ceiling cornicing, feature double doors to entrance hallway.
Entrance hallway 8.00m x 1.78m. bright welcoming space with ceiling cornicing and picture rail.
Drawing room 4.8m x 4.8m. front facing reception room with ceiling cornicing and centre piece, picture rail, original fireplace with marble surround and tiled inset, original sash window affording wonderful coastal views across Dublin Bay.
Kitchen/breakfast room 4.76m x 4.31m. lovely aspect overlooking the sunny rear garden with original cast iron open fireplace, range of floor and eye level fitted units, tiled splashback, bowl and a half stainless steel sink unit, plumbed for washing machine and dishwasher, provision for double oven and fridge freezer, hot press.
Bedroom 1 4.80m x 4.80m. front facing large double room overlooking Dublin Bay with ceiling cornicing, centre piece and picture rail, original cast iron fireplace with tiled inset.
Bedroom 2 4.76m x 4.29m. rear facing double room overlooking the rear garden with ceiling coving and picture rail.
Shower room 2.69m x 1.77m. w.c., w.h.b. with storage under, double size step-in shower cubicle door to rear porch.
Rear porch 2.89m x 1.30m. glazed to enjoy the wonderful garden with steps leading down to the garden.
Ground Floor Level
Entrance hallway 4.60m x 1.37m. excellent fitted storage units, tiled flooring and recessed lighting, access to utility room.
Utility room 1.97m x 1.30m. provision for washing machine.
Kitchen/breakfast room 4.58m x 4.45m. sash window overlooking the garden, range of floor and eye level fitted units, timber worktop, bowl and half stainless-steel sink unit, plumbed for dishwasher, laminate timber floor, door to living room.
Living room 4.75m x 4.15m. ceiling coving and picture rail, varnished timber floor, original cast iron fireplace, double glazed PVC patio door to rear garden.
Rear hallway 6.16m x 1.76m. original flagstone floor with staircase to upper floor (currently closed off from upper floor)
Bedroom 3 4.76m x 4.72m. front facing room with garden views, original timber floor, original cast iron fireplace.
Bedroom 4 4.18m x 2.46m. rear facing room with sash window overlooking the garden, original fireplace, varnished timber floor.
Bedroom 5 3.08m x 2.22m. single room overlooking the rear garden.
Shower room 2.51m x 1.81m. w.c., w.h.b., step-in fully tiled shower enclosure.
Gardens The front garden is gravelled with a paving stone pathway and is bordered by mixed herbaceous planting.
The rear garden enjoys an ideal south-westerly orientation with feature granite walls and timber panelled rear wall. It is laid to lawn with beautifully planted, mature flower beds and a raised vegetable garden. A large flagstone patio offers the perfect spot for private Al Fresco dining and a granite built shed with interior timber panelling is handy for storage.
Features• Period property built circa 1840’s retaining many original features.
• Spacious floor area of approx. 245 sqm (2637 sq. ft).
• Stunning panoramic views across Dublin Bay.
• Ideal south-westerly orientation to the rear.
• Full planning permission for a sunroom with direct access to the garden designed by Neil Crimmins see planning ref. dlrcoco D18A/0326.
• Number 8 has a private right of way for residents only, at the back of the property. Access is between numbers 9 and 10.
• Off street parking may be requested from Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council subject to PP.
• Gas fired central heating.
• Rewired at garden level approximately three years ago and at ground floor level approximately 15 yrs. ago.
• Partly re-roofed 3 years ago.
• Excellent location between Blackrock and Monkstown.
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