DescriptionEnjoying wonderfully mature, well-screened gardens of 0.2acre (approx.), Silverdale is a truly fantastic double-fronted 5-bedroom detached family home of immense charm, atmosphere and generous proportions (227sq.m. approx.), offering a great balance of living and bedroom space. Superbly located with Rathmines, Rathgar and Dartry on its doorstep, this striking home enjoys a highly convenient and sought-after location in prime Dublin 6, being situated adjacent to Brookfield Tennis Club and opposite picturesque Palmerston Park.
Distinct from its immediate neighbouring properties to the left and its Victorian counterparts to the right overlooking Palmerston Park, 'Silverdale' was built in 1939 for a Ms Hannah Samuels of Golden Bridge House, Inchicore. This handsome home showcases many elements of the Art Deco-style: from the façade, which features a series of 'set backs' (the living room protrudes the hallway, which protrudes the family/tv room, in turn protruding the garage), creating a stepped outline, to its distinctive large (bay) windows with horizontal glazing to its 'modern' Art Deco fireplaces, which feature in the interconnecting reception rooms. It does not however feature the typical flat roof synonymous with the Art Deco-style, instead featuring a pitched roof in keeping with the neighbouring properties.
Well set back from the road and nicely positioned on its mature site, Silverdale enjoys a large front garden 45' x 50' approx. with excellent, secure off-street parking, in addition to a very sizeable rear garden of 85' x 60' approx., offering fantastic potential to enlarge the existing footprint (subject to relevant planning permission) should one's needs require. Internally the light-filled accommodation exudes a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Downstairs, rooms of generous proportions are enhanced by 10' high ceilings. The central reception hallway gives access to the two interconnecting reception rooms, kitchen with utility room/pantry off, family/tv room with wet room off, guest w.c. and large conservatory. Upstairs a good landing area is flooded with natural light from a tall window on the half landing; five bedrooms, bathroom and separate w.c. are accessed from here.
Coming to the market now in need of some modernisation, this very fine detached home offers a wonderful and rare opportunity to create a home of distinction in what truly is a superb location. Local shopping is well catered for at nearby Upper Rathmines Road, Dunville Avenue, Rathgar village and Rathmines. Historic Palmerston Park with its leisure walks, playground and floral displays is quite literally on your doorstep as is Brookfield Tennis Club and Dartry Health Club. Whilst excellent local junior and senior schools are numerous within the immediate area. Two LUAS stops at nearby Cowper Road and Richmond Avenue South are both within a few minutes' walk.
Discerning buyers looking to put their own stamp on a 'forever home' need look no further; Silverdale, Palmerston Park awaits you.
Entrance Porch French doors, doors to:
Hallway 6.29m x 2.23m. Welcoming hallway with 10' high ceilings, wainscot panelling, alarm panel, phone point, tall picture window on half landing.
Lobby Wash hand basin, doors to conservatory and:
Guest WC W.C., picture window.
Living Room 5.02m x 4.11m. Spacious reception room with large bay window, coving, Art Deco-style fireplace with gas fire inset, pocket doors through to:
Formal Dining Room 4.51m x 4.11m. Generous reception room with matching open fireplace, coving, door to hallway, French door flanked by large windows to:
Conservatory 3.46m x 8.46m. Expansive in size and height, tiled floor, vaulted ceiling, fully glazed with wrap-around windows with stained glass feature sitting atop the windows and doors, French doors to rear garden, doors to lobby and kitchen.
Kitchen 3.69m x 3.28m. White Aga with tiled splash back, part tiled walls, wall and floor units, servant's bell callbox, serving hatch to family/tv room, plumbed for washing machine, doors to hallway, conservatory and
Utility Room / Pantry 2.40m x 4.39m. Sink unit, wall and floor units, tiled walls, part tiled floor, picture window overlooking rear garden, picture window to side passage, door to external lobby.
Family Room / TV Room 4.41m x 3.28m. Use as you will - breakfast room, playroom, den, bedroom. Tiled fireplace with gas fire, picture rail, coving, fitted wardrobes, large picture window overlooking front garden and drive, door to:
Wet Room 2.62m x 3.05m. Part of the original garage, now a wet room. Fully tiled, w.c., wash hand basin unit, Triton electric shower, extractor fan, small window, towel rail.
First Floor Large landing, hot press, wainscot panelling, attic access.
Bedroom 1 (rear) 3.69m x 3.29m. Double room with open fireplace with tiled surround, wash hand basin, enjoys a dual aspect.
Bedroom 2 (front) 4.30m x 3.29m. Double room with open fireplace with tiled surround, currently laid out as an office/study with extensive built-in bookshelves, recessed lights, large picture window.
Bedroom 3 (front) 2.69m x 2.21m. Single room; ideal nursery / walk-in wardrobe.
Bedroom 4 (front) 4.63m x 4.11m. Principle bedroom with bay window, open fireplace with tiled surround, door to:
Bathroom 1.97m x 2.76m. Part tiled walls, bath with mixer tap and wall mounted shower head, wash hand basin, shower cubicle with power shower.
Separate WC Part tiled walls, w.c.
Bedroom 5 (rear) 2.05m x 4.11m. Single room with fitted wardrobe, overlooks rear garden
Outside Enjoying a mature site of 0.2acre approx., the front garden measures 45' x 50' approx. Bordered by high walls and gates, this private south-facing garden is laid in lawn with several Birch trees and provides ample off-street parking for 3-4 cars comfortably. There is gated dual side access leading to the rear garden, in addition to access to the garage. The large, walled rear garden, 85' x 60' approx., is hugely impressive. Laid mainly in lawn, it is well screened by a selection of mature trees to include Magnolia, Cherry, Spruce and several varieties of Laurel. A greenhouse sits at the base of this garden, hiding what once was pedestrian access to Palmerston Villas, now closed up. Several storage sheds and outhouses sit adjacent to the Brookfield Tennis Club side. Not only is this garden a place for recreation, relaxation and al fresco dining, it also offers great potential to enlarge the existing house, subject to relevant planning permission.
Gas fired central heating
Oil central heating
BER DetailsBER: E1
BER No: 113788335
Performance Indicator: 335.29 kWh/m²/yr
DirectionsComing from Palmerston Road, in the direction of Palmerston Park, turn right onto Palmerston Park. Proceed straight and Silverdale is on your right hand side, immediately after the entrance to Brookfield Tennis Club. A For Sale sign highlights the property.
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Rathmines on 01 496 6066