DescriptionStanding proud at the end of this imposing terrace of handsome redbrick properties, this is a much loved and incredibly well cared for home, presented in turnkey condition. Impressive from first glance, its appeal is further enhanced by a beautifully manicured and very private south west facing rear garden complete with a studio apartment and secure off -street parking to the front.
Upgraded under the expert supervision of award winning and internationally recognised architects de Blacam and Meagher, the current owner has created a very special home on the fringes of bustling Monkstown village, while enjoying a wonderful sense of privacy and tranquility. Extending to approx. 3,100sq.ft. (plus a further 375sq.ft. studio), it boasts graciously appointed rooms complimented by many of its original features, while its tasteful and classic interiors create an elegant yet comfortable atmosphere.
Soft hues on the walls in the entrance hall ensure that the features of the ceiling coving, centre rose and archway through to the rear hall, take centre stage. It gives way to the interconnecting receptions rooms with polished original floors, matching marble surround fireplaces and large sliding sash windows serve to allow natural light to fill the rooms. As you make your way to the ground floor, there is a study on the return with a feature corner cast iron fireplace and doors lead out on to a balcony with steps down to the garden.
The layout of the ground floor has been both reconfigured and extended to make the most of this level. The kitchen/ breakfast room is fitted with hand crafted, in-frame, shaker style units with a black slate countertop with a cream Aga an island unit and integrated top of the range Gaggenau appliances One set of double doors leads through to the dual aspect dining room with wood burning stove and access out to the pedestrian side access. This room once spanned the entire width of the house but was cleverly redesigned and an extensive storage lobby now appears as if always there and leads out through to the front entrance at this level. Further double doors from the kitchen / breakfast room, lead through to a superb sun room, a recent addition to the house which can be used all year round. The rear hall at this level has further storage, a utility room and a shower room.
The garden to the rear enjoys an enviable south west facing orientation and boasts great privacy. Laid mainly in lawn, its borders have been beautifully planted with a selection of plants, shrubs and fruit trees, while well thought out hedging cleverly disguises a very smart studio unit at the end of the garden. Internally the studio has wood paneled walls and ceilings giving it a feel of a cosy cabin. Fitted out to a very high standard, a central structure comprising a concealed kitchen on one side and storage space on the other, cleverly divides the space and there is also a shower room. It also gives access through to a potting room.
To the front of the house, mature hedging and tall security gates conceal a secure, graveled off street parking area, complete with electric car charging point.
Monkstown village's vast array of amenities are within a stone's throw of the terrace. Residents enjoy superb ease of access to its popular shops, bars and restaurants along with marine leisure facilities and coastal walks. The villages of Blackrock and Dun Laoghaire town provide a further array of cafes, restaurants, boutiques and hostelries while Salthill DART station is just a short stroll away to ease your daily commute. The area is also well served by an excellent choice of schools, sailing, tennis and golf clubs.
AccommodationKitchen/Breakfast Room 4.71m x 5.10m. hand crafted, in frame, cream Shaker style units with black slate counter tops, Belfast sink, cream Aga, extractor fan, integrated dishwasher, wall mounted shelving, island unit with Oak countertop, Gaggenau oven, Gaggenau warming drawer, Gaggenau microwave oven, Gaggenau fridge/freezer, recessed lighting, 2 x sliding sash windows, double doors through to the
Dining Room 4.71m x 4.30m. with limestone floor, wood burning stove, sliding sash window, door to pedestrian side access
Sun Room 4.21m x 4.30m. with access from the hall and the kitchen, glazed all around with vaulted ceiling, stone floor and access to the garden
Hallway built in under stair storage, recessed lighting, limestone floor
Laundry Room 1.58m x 2.70m. fitted shelving and plumbing for washing machine
Shower Room 1.52m x 2.70m. limestone floor, step in shower cubicle, w.c., sink with marble surround with under sink storage
Storage Room limestone floor and extensive wall to wall fitted storage cupboards
Wine Store entrance lobby in use as a wine store with access to the parking area
Study 3.0m x 3.80m. with extensive fitted storage, feature cast iron fireplace plumbed for gas fire inset, doors to balcony
Hall Floor 9.80m x 1.9m.
Entrance Hall with fanlight over the hall door, ceiling coving , centre rose and archway through to rear hall
Library 5.07m x 4.60m. extensive fitted shelving, polished wood floors, centre rose, ceiling coving, feature marble surround fireplace, sliding sash window with working window shutters, double doors lead through to the
Drawing Room 4.81m x 5.20m. polished wood floors, ceiling coving, centre rose, fitted shelving, feature marble surround fireplace with gas fire inset, sliding sash window with working window shutters
Landing with feature stained glass window and centre rose
Bathroom 3.0m x 2.50m. wood floor, part marble tiled walls, free standing role top bath, step in shower cubicle, w.c., w.h.b. sliding sash window and porthole window
Bedroom 1 3.81m x 4.70m. double bedroom to the rear with extensive built in wardrobes, ceiling coving and sliding sash window
En-Suite 2.22m x 1.40m. marble tiled floor and walls, w.c., w.h.b., step in shower cubicle
Bedroom 2 4.61m x 5.10m. double bedroom to the front of the property, ceiling coving and sliding sash window
En-Suite 1.59m x 2.02m. part tiled marble floor and walls, w.c., w.h.b., heated towel rail, step in shower cubicle, recessed lighting and Velux window
Bedroom 3 2.90m x 3.30m. to the front of the house, currently in use as a dressing room with ceiling coving, sliding sash window and wall to wall built in wardrobes
Bedroom 4 3.0m x 4.50m. double bedroom to the rear of the house with arched ceiling, sliding sash window and built in closet.
Kitchenette with fitted storage, integrated oven, integrated hob, integrated fridge, marble countertop
Reception Area 3.91m x 5.08m. with wood paneled walls and ceiling, built in storage, wood burning stove, door to the potting shed
Shower Room with marble tiled floor and walls, w.c., w.h.b. and step in shower cubicle
Potting Room 2.01m x 7.29m. glazed atrium ceiling, granite walls, stone floor, extensive shelving, double doors to the garden
FeaturesUpgraded and extended under the supervision of de Blacam and Meagher Architects
Open plan studio unit in the garden
South west facing rear garden
Secure off street parking
Situated on the fringes of Monkstown village
Electric Car Charging Point
BER DetailsBER: Exempt
DirectionsTravelling through the Crescent in Monkstown in the direction of Dun Laoghaire, at the end of the Crescent take the first right turn onto Grosvenor Terrace and Number 8 is the lsat house on your right.
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Dun Laoghaire on 01 284 4422