DescriptionHidden away off the Old Cabra Road, Everton House is a magnificently restored historic Victorian house built c. 1873. This Protected Structure is surrounded by approx. 0.43 of an acre of stunning gardens comprising of sweeping lawns, colour filled herbaceous borders and mature trees ensuring privacy. The setting of this property is completely unique and will appeal to those seeking a very large family home with no work to do.
The house has an interesting history and was built at a time when this area was home to only a few wealthy residents until the development of the Royal Canal, the arrival of the Midland & Western Railway and construction of the Prussia Street cattle mart turned this semi-rural area into a thriving suburb. Amongst previous owners was one Robert Gray who worked in the General Post Office at the time of the 1916 Easter Rising however it is not known if Mr Gray was present on the morning of the Rising. The property subsequently passed down through various owners until the vendors purchased in 2012.
The rooms in the original house have the grandeur and scale the Victorian architects were renowned for with tall ceilings, large windows, original floor boards, window shutters, architraves, skirtings and elaborate plasterwork. The current owners were careful to respect the character of the house and replaced the missing reception room fireplaces with period replicas. The two storey rear extension complements the original house and the two blend very well to create a light filled home full of period character with all the modern conveniences.
The accommodation comprises a large hallway with fabulous staircase with two formal reception rooms either side of the hallway, both of the rooms retain many original features such as polished wooden floors, detailed plasterwork, sash windows with working shutters and period marble fireplaces. Along the hallway there is a home office/ study/ playroom and guest w.c. Double doors open at the end of the hallway into the large light filled living/ dining room extension with kitchen to the side, this is an incredible light filled space with large areas of glazing overlooking the gardens on three sides, the kitchen is fitted with a great range of floor and wall units. A separate utility room offers valuable storage.
Upstairs there are four bedrooms, the main room on the first floor is a very large suite with bedroom, dressing room and full bathroom ensuite, the second bedroom is also a vast space with dual aspect windows, a third large double room is located on the return along with the family bathroom. A fourth bedroom a single room is located on the first floor.
The grounds are bounded by mature trees and extend to approx. 0.43 of an acre. Automated gates allow access to the driveway laid in chippings which sweeps up to the hall door and allows for ample parking for several cars. There are lawn areas, herbaceous borders filled with colour and closer to the house a large terrace laid in Japanese granite allows for outdoor entertaining with a beautiful water feature. A pretty timber shed offers valuable storage space.
The location is superb close to the bustling village of Stoneybatter, a couple of minute's walk away. The area is renowned for its many specialist shops, delis, bakeries, cafes and restaurants. There are plenty of supermarkets locally. One of the main attractions of the area is the fabulous Phoenix Park which is a mere 15 minutes walk away. For those working in the city centre it is a pleasant stroll, with public transport also available at Heuston Station, the LUAS stops at Phibsborough, Broadstone and Grangegorman and numerous bus routes while the M50 allows easy access to the Airport. An exciting development in the area is the new Technological University Dublin (TUD) campus at Grangorman with lovely green open spaces accessible to the public.
AccommodationHallway 2.00m x 9.7m. The large hallway sets the tone for the rest of the house with beautiful period detail including ceiling covings and ceiling rose. Two windows either side of the hall door allow light to pour through. The original staircase is magnificent with scrolled handrail and open-string staircase with turned balusters.
Drawing Room 4.80m x 6.00m. To the left of the hallway this bright room has a great view over the side garden and plenty of period features including marble fireplace, polished wooden floor, ceiling covings and rose and window shutters. Light pours through the large sash windows.
Living Room 5.00m x 6.00m. One of matching reception rooms, to the right of the hallway this beautiful room boasts 11ft ceiling, original wooden floor, fabulous marble fireplace, ceiling covings and rose and two large sash windows with the original window shutters.
Office/Study Room 5.00m x 3.00m. Located off the hallway this room would be an ideal home office, study or playroom.
Living/Dining Room 3.70m x 8.00m. The kitchen extension is entered through glazed double doors and is an incredible bright modern space designed with emphasis on indoor/ outdoor living with an almost entire wall of glazing with large sliding doors to the terrace area. To the left a large picture window overlooks the flower garden and patio.
Kitchen 3.50m x 5.20m. The kitchen is located off the living/ dining room and is a bright modern space with incredible garden views. The units are high quality Cherrywood and topped with granite. There is plumbing for a dishwasher and gas hob, double oven and extractor fan.
Utility Room 2.50m x 2.00m. Fitted with a range of floor and wall units with plumbing for a washing machine and dryer.
W.C 1.60m x 1.70m. Fully tiled with w.c. and wash hand basin.
Landing The landing is dominated by a Palladian style window which was repaired and restored and now overlooks the garden as was its original intent. A three centred arch on corbel brackets is a beautiful original feature.
Bedroom 1 5.00m x 6.00m. The main bedroom suite is located on the first floor and comprises an exceptionally large bedroom with ceiling covings, two sash windows with original shutters. Large, original panelled and dentilated presses remain on either side of the chimney breasts, one is now a fitted wardrobe while the other cleverly now leads to the dressing room and en-suite of the main bedroom.
Dressing Room 3.80m x 2.40m. The dressing room is part of the new extension and comprises an extensive range of fitted wardrobes and storage. There are two windows making this a very bright space.
En suite bathroom 3.8m x 1.7m. Luxuriously appointed bathroom, fully tiled with suite comprising, w.c, wash hand basin with storage beneath, free standing bath and large double shower.
Bedroom 2 5.00m x 6.00m. Another very large bedroom with fitted wardrobes and bookshelves, ceiling covings and two sash windows with shutters.
Bedroom 3 5.00m x 3.20m. Located on the return this is a generously sized double room with a range of fitted wardrobes
Bedroom 4 2.10m x 2.40m. Single room on the first floor with window shutters.
Bathroom 3.30m x 1.70m. Fully tiled bathroom with w.c, wash hand basin with storage beneath and bath. Other features include fitted storage and heated towel rail.
FeaturesStunning Victorian house built c.1873
Main house fully refurbished 2012/3
Two storey extension built 2015
Numerous original features
Landscaped gardens surround the property
Sedum roof plants to kitchen extension
Automated entrance gated with intercom
Large Japanese granite patio with water feature
BER DetailsBER: Exempt
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Drumcondra on 01 837 3737