DescriptionRiverview Lodge is a elegant five-bedroom Victorian end of terrace home, built in 1840.
It is extremely well situated within a tranquil setting at the top of Riverview Terrace, Glenbrook. Set on an elevated site overlooking the harbour, this terrace forms part of a group of handsome nineteenth century houses which were built outside the town centre for both temporary and permanent residents who were drawn by the sea bathing and healthy air to this fashionable area.
Ideally located in between Passage and Monkstown and a short ferry ride away from Cobh, it benefits from sea and river views, and all the outdoor amenities these highly desirable areas have to offer. This historic home has retained its original features and has kept its character throughout. To the front there is parking on a gravel area along with parking spaces just across the road from the house. There is a large, gated side entrance which gives access to a tidy courtyard and a large, west facing, fully enclosed tiered back garden.
This is a great family home with a strong balance of living and bedroom accommodation throughout. Downstairs, on entering the home you are welcomed by a bright and elegant hallway. Continue through the home and there is a spacious living room that is dual aspect to the front and provides plenty of space for relaxation and entertaining. There is a versatile room at the rear of the house, that can be used as an at home office, playroom or parlour, with direct access to the courtyard. The kitchen/dining area is located across the entrance hall and is open plan with ample storage and kitchen appliances. It overlooks the back courtyard from kitchen and the front area of the house from dining area. On the first floor all three bedrooms are well- proportioned along with a good-sized main bathroom. The main bedroom is dual aspect and provides panoramic views of Cork harbour. The second floor consists of two double bedrooms.
This home has been designed and maintained to appeal to contemporary family life. It benefits from the retention of its sash windows, decorative arches, decorative ceiling coving and original picture rails. Original crafted fireplaces run throughout. Attention to detail and a simple elegance all sit at the very heart of this home. The tall sash windows fill the rooms with natural light and a spacious atmosphere defines each room.
Do not miss out on an opportunity to view this exceptional family home.
AccommodationEntrance Hall 7.92m x 1.43m. The welcoming entrance hall gives a glimpse of what is to come. You are immediately struck by the ceiling height as the hall is bright and spacious and features a solid wood floor. The original decorative archway, picture rails and ceiling coving have all been retained throughout the ground floor. The living room, kitchen/dining area, guest WC and under stairs storage are all accessed from the here.
Kitchen/Dining Room 8.46m x 7.03m. This space is truly the heart of the home and is a perfect spot for entertaining. This open plan area is flooded with natural light from both the front and the back of the house. The kitchen has eye and floor level style units along solid wood worktops that provide good counter space. The flooring of the kitchen consists of an original patterned tiled floor. The dining area is located to the front of the home and is open plan with the kitchen. It overlooks the front area of house and out over the River Lee. It benefits from a solid wood floor, an open fireplace an original picture rail.
Living Room 5.21m x 4.75m. This is a bright and spacious reception room that is dual aspect to the front and to the side of the house through large sash windows. It provides panoramic views over Cork harbour. It benefits from a solid wood floor, an open fire that is surrounded by an elegant fireplace.
Family Room 3.16m x 4.44m. Located just off the living room and to the back of the house is another spacious reception room that could be used as a home office or a playroom. It also consists of high ceilings and can be accessed from the entrance hall as well.
Guest WC 1.18m x 1.94m. Located just off the entrance hall is a two-piece suite with a tiled floor and window to the back of the home.
Back Hallway 2.57m x 1.82m.
Utility Room 1.41m x 0.80m. Located on the half landing between the ground and first floor is a utility space that is plumbed for both a separate washing machine and dryer.
Shower Room 1.41m x 2.42m. Also located on the half landing is a shower room which consists of a two-piece shower suite. It benefits from a feature stone wall on one side and a lino floor covering.
Landing 1.11m x 3.01m. The landing area provides access to all three bedrooms along with the main bathroom.
Bedroom 1 6.45m x 4.30m. This magnificent double bedroom is located to the front of the home. It benefits from three windows which provide panoramic views over Cork harbour. The high ceilings, decorative ceiling coving, picture rails and fireplace have all been retained.
Bedroom 2 4.32m x 3.42m. A large double bedroom located to the front of the home. It overlooks the harbour and has also retained its original picture rails and fireplace.
Bedroom 3 4.28m x 4.39m. A large double bedroom located to the rear of the home. It overlooks the courtyard and west facing tiered feature garden. It has also retained its original picture rails.
Main Bathroom 4.30m x 3.15m. A large three-piece luxury bath suite with a solid wood floor. There is a window to the back of the home and the hot-press is also located here.
Second Floor Landing 1.84m x 4.38m. The landing area provides access to two double bedrooms and a storage room.
Bedroom 4 5.27m x 4.35m. Large double bedroom with a window to the front of the house. The bedroom provides access to storage in the eaves.
Bedroom 5 5.34m x 3.07m. Large double bedroom with a window to the front of the house. The bedroom provides access to storage in the eaves.
Store Room 2.23m x 1.83m.
Garden To the front, there is a gravel area which provides private off-street parking for a number of cars. It also boasts a low maintenance planting area and is a very nice space to sit out and lookout over the harbour. There is a wide, gated side access which provides access to a large private courtyard and the west facing rear garden. The private west facing rear garden is fully enclosed and benefits from being tiered. It is a garden that is waiting for anyone with a green finger to put their own stamp on it.
BER DetailsBER: F
BER No: 113829758
Performance Indicator: 418.7 kWh/m2/yr
DirectionsFrom the City Centre head out the South Link Road, at the Kinsale Road Roundabout take the first exit heading east. Take the third exit heading to Passage West/Carrigaline. On entering Passage West continue through the village and take a right turn onto Glenbrook terrace. Continue up hill and Riverview Lodge is located on the right-hand side. See agents sign.
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Cork on 021 427 3041