Janet 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 ch ...