DescriptionJanet Carroll Estate Agents are delighted to bring to the market this magnificent period home on Proby Square. Number 8 is one of the finest examples of a well-cared for Victorian home with three storey over ground floor. Built circa 1840 in Blackrock at a time when the Irish Church Mission (Anglican Evangelical Mission) was building churches and communities around Dublin.
The architect of the church on Proby Square was John McCurdy (1824-1884), the official college architect of Trinity College Dublin. He was also a Blackrock Township Commissioner (1864-1875). Robert Graves, who it is believed was a doctor, held the lease on the land and in the early 1840's laid out the building plots of the first four houses to be built on Proby Square, one of which is number 8.
This residence is presented in turnkey condition throughout. Already a fine size home of c. 3,035sqft/282sqm there is full planning permission to add an additional 54sqm/581sqft. The garden level had been used for many years as a business premises. It is currently in use as a self-contained apartment.
The front garden of this house, which steps back 30 feet from the road has a patio area which could be changed to off street parking, subject to planning permission. The imposing façade with its beautiful granite steps and railings lead up to the original front door with fanlight. The quality and uniqueness of this home can be seen from the moment you enter. This sets the tone for a journey back in time where the original features are beautifully maintained and effortlessly combine with present day touches.
On your door step, there is every conceivable amenity, whether it be shopping or indeed the many cafes and restaurants that make this village special. The new owner of number 8 will not find this area wanting, as Blackrock has it all. For those who enjoy sports there are a multitude of clubs from bowling to tennis as well as gyms close by. Nearby Dun Laoghaire has several sailing clubs for the marine enthusiast to enjoy. Blackrock is unique in that it is a central location that is full of life but it is also full of character.
No one house is the same and Proby Square epitomises this with a home that is full of wonder and radiates a sense of warmth from the generations of families who have enjoyed it so very much.
Viewing of this exceptional period home is not to be missed.
* Period home retaining many original features
* In excellent condition throughout
* C. 282 sqm/3,035 sqft
* Full planning permission in place to add additional 54sqm/581sqft
* 4 bedrooms
* Hand painted murals in Hall and Dining Room
* Excellent natural light throughout from original sash windows – insulated by the owners
* Quality kitchen appliances included in the sale
* Very luxurious designed interior
* Garden level self-contained apartment with 1 bedroom
* Prime residential area with superb choice of amenities within walking distance
* Stroll to the DART and buses for swift access to the city
* Stroll to Blackrock/Stillorgan with iconic bars, restaurants, cafes and shops nearby
* Superb selection of schools and colleges nearby
* Close to Smurfit Business School
Entrance Hall: c. 8.90m x 1.86m (ceiling height of c. 3.45m)
A magnificent entrance hall which sets the tone for the whole property, featuring original coving and ceiling rose with a feature archway leading to the stairs. The floor in the hall still has the beautiful broad original floor boards. Hand painted murals featuring Russian icons grace the walls of the hall, painted by artist Mary Gorman, giving the sense of a truly original home holding many wonderful memories.
Living Room/Bedroom 4: c. 4.53m x 4.93m (ceiling height of c. 3.48m)
A beautiful, large, well-proportioned room with the original coving and ceiling rose, with an original large insulated sash window and shutters in perfect working order. The original cast iron fireplace has been beautifully maintained and has a tiled hearth and gas inset which ensures warmth at the flick of a switch. The floor in this room also has the beautiful original old broad floor boards which have been thermally and acoustically proofed.
The large and stylish kitchen in this home has many wonderful top quality fixtures and fittings that will appeal to most. The original sash window with working shutters look out on an elevated view of the rear garden and patio area. All the units in this kitchen are hand made to a very high quality with a very stylish Italian stainless steel sink. It comes complete with integrated Miele larder fridge and separate Miele freezer, Smeg 6 plate gas hob and extractor fan, Neff fan oven and Power Point microwave. There is a large island unit in the centre of the kitchen which provides plenty of storage and a fitted wine rack. The kitchen benefits from an abundance of power points. There is recessed lighting in this room and features a ceiling rose.
Utility Area: c. 2.20m x 1.80m
This tiled area to the rear of this floor has a hot press with louvre doors and plenty of storage, it also has a door leading to steps to the rear garden.
Guest WC: c. 2.21m x 1.69m
On the Return
Bathroom/Guest WC: c. 2.22m x 2.64m
There are beautiful feature stained glass double doors leading to a guest W/C with cast iron bath, wash hand basin and pull chain W/C.
Dining Room: c. 4.83m x 4.56m
This room totally captures the artistic nature of the owners, taking you on a trip to Tuscany and the illusion of dining al fresco under the stars. The walls have been hand painted with scenes of Tuscany by the artist Mary Gorman. There are many very special features in this room which will only keep on giving as time goes on and will add hugely to your dining experience. This room has the original marble fireplace and beautiful parquet flooring with an insulated sash window with working shutters overlooking the rear garden. Double doors leading to the drawing room.
Drawing Room: c. 7.00m x 4.68m (max)
A large, beautifully proportioned room to the front of the house with parquet flooring, an original working open marble fireplace, feature coving and ceiling rose and two insulated sash windows with working shutters.
There is access to the attic from this floor.
Bedroom 1 (Main): c. 4.76m x 4.35m (max)
This is a wonderful space complete with high quality wall to wall fitted wardrobes and fitted carpets. It has an insulated sash window with working shutters and has a lovely sense of warmth and light making for a lovely restful environment. Ceiling height of c. 3.10m.
En Suite: c. 2.10m x 1.90m
Step in shower with rain shower head, W/C, wash hand basin, recessed lighting and tiled floor.
Bedroom 2: c. 3.72m x 3.84m (max)
This room has an entrance hall measuring c. 0.87m x 1.99m and contains a hot press and vanity mirror. The bedroom has a fitted wardrobe and carpet and features an insulated sash window with working shutters.
Bedroom 3: c. 2.95m x 3.47m
This room has a fitted wardrobe and carpet and features an insulated sash window with working shutters.
The garden level of this property comes with a separate entrance to the front garden and is currently in use as a self-contained apartment. It had been used for many years as an office. A versatile space that is adaptable depending one's need. It is a perfect opportunity for someone who work from home or for visiting family members. There is also access to the back garden from this level. Door to rear of property.
Hall: c. 2.70m x 1.74m
Living/ Dining Room: c. 4.40m x 6.70m
Bedroom 1: c. 4.80m x 4.44m
Kitchen: c. 1.90m x 6.14m
Bathroom: c. 1.65m x 2.06m
The rear garden with original granite walls has two patio areas, a decked patio area to the rear of the garden and a patio built close to the house using the original flagstones from the 19th century kitchen. There is a lawn in between and beds hosting mature shrubs. The well which originally supplied the house with water is in this area and if restored, would make a wonderful water feature.
The owners of this property have Planning Permission for a 54sqm extension to the rear of the property.
From Blackrock village driving/walking up Carysfort Avenue, take the left turn onto Proby Square, just before Carysfort Clinic and the church. The property is on the left.
BER No: 106086218
Energy Performance Indicator: 296.83 kWh/m²/yr
By appointment with Janet Carroll at 087 400 2020 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Property Reference :JCES390
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.
BER DetailsBER: D2
BER No: 106086218
Energy Performance Indicator: 297kWh/m²/yr