The Meeting Hall, 73 George's Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
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The Meeting Hall, 73 George's Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin



2 Bed

2 Bath

147 m²



  • Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
  • Overall Floor Area: 147 m²
The meeting hall is a truly unique detached landmark building rich in architectural and historical provenance which has been completely refurbished and extended by the current owners creating a distinctive living space in this ideal location close to the heart of Blackrock. The meeting hall was built in 1847 and was one of the first Methodist churches in Ireland. Built in a neo gothic style with wonderful tall windows. Behind this attractive but modest heritage facade lies a voluminous contemporary sleek interior designed with taste flair and style throughout. The current owners together with renowned architect Mr Paul Brazil have extended this property and created a wonderful home which is as practical as it is striking. The interiors (147 Sq. M.) which are all finished to exacting standards are light filled and retain all of their period style, they comprise of a feature entrance vestibule with a beautifully tiled floor, a wonderful vaulted ceiling and gothic style original window. Double doors with gothic style fanlight over that matches the original design of the windows open in to the main reception. This room is stunning. Solid oak floors, magnificent high ceilings of over 5m with a mezzanine over and accommodation off. The kitchen / dining room to the rear of the property is sleek and contemporary and well designed with a walk in larder. There is a light filled rear lobby joining the old part of the building with the tall two storey extension which is very modern with a anthracite brick and Zinc clad exterior with modern Novus designed windows. The lobby opens out to the garden and the internal courtyard. There is a generous bedroom ensuite at this level all superbly finished with direct access to the private sunny patio garden. A utility area and guest wc complete the accommodation on the ground floor. Upstairs there is a spacious mezzanine which has been traditionally used as a second bedroom but could suit any number of uses, this is a superb room and has a full bathroom ensuite which again is beautifully designed and finished. The meeting Hall is superbly located on Georges Avenue in the heart of Blackrock. The property is just a few minutes walk to Blackrock Village with its selection of shopping centres, boutiques, coffee shops and bars along with the Blackrock Market with its large selection of gourmet restaurants. Some of Dublin s best regarded schools are close by including Blackrock College, Willow Park, Sion Hill, Carysfort National and St Andrew s. UCD and Smurfit Business School are also nearby. The DART station is within a 5 min walk, as are many bus routes and the coast. The property is approached via double wrought iron gates which lead to the landscaped front garden. The garden features limestone Slabs and neat lawned areas and mature hedging. Uplighters that illuminate the wonderful facade of the building emphasising the features of this building. To the side we have a gated side access and to the other side a room housing the boiler and services. The rear patio garden is very private and gain features a limestone patio, Mature evergreen Oak beau trees provide all year round privacy and the garden also features raised flowerbeds with specimen Acers and ferns amongst other planting. Again the rear offers outdoor lighting and an outside socket and tap. Entrance Vestibule 2.36 x 1.82. Feature entrance vestibule with feature vaulted ceiling and gothic style window. Hidden storage and most attractive fully tiled floor. Feature lighting and bespoke double glass panelled doors to main living room with gothic detailing that matches the original window design. Living Room 5.59 x 4.85. Truly unique and exceptional main reception with solid oak floors with underfloor heating, modern fitted units incorporating feature lighting, shelving and storage, wall mounted tv and modern remote controlled gas fire. Exceptionally high vaulted ceilings of over 5m with twin Velux window lights and tall original gothic windows with feature uplighters. There is a mezzanine floor over and access to a lobby to the side with accommodation off. Sliding glass door to the Kitchen / Dining room. Kitchen / Dining Room 4.39 x 4.07. Underfloor heating with polished marble floors. Bespoke built in sleek modern kitchen with excellent wall and floor units. Corian worktops and splashbacks and modern stainless steel sink unit. AEG double oven, Siemens Hob and AEG Fridge freezer and built in dish washer included in the sale. Door to walk in larder. Original gothic style window and additional window in the dining area connecting you to the garden. Large wall mounted wine rack. Door to the rear lobby and main bedroom. Rear lobby 2.97 x 1.59. This bright and airy lobby had glass doors to both the internal courtyard and the garden and links the original part of the building to the tall two storey modern extension. Externally finished in an anthracite brick and clad partly in Zinc this is a beautifully designed addition which although in contrast is highly complementary to the original structure. The lobby has built in window seats and storage under and additional hidden storage. Solid oak floors with underfloor heating, inset lights and a lovely garden aspect. This area could suit a variety of uses. Principal bedroom 4.15 x 4.00. Lovely light filled and spacious double room with solid oak floors and extensive built in wardrobes. Floor to ceiling windows and a patio style door lead out to the private courtyard garden. Inset lights. Ensuite 2.60 x 1.79. Most attractive ensuite finished to the highest of standards with natural marble slabbed walls and a large walk in modern shower with watering can head and separate shower attachment. Wall mounted WC and modern wash hand basin set in vanity unit with feature lighting and waterfall tap. Floor to ceiling window overlooking the internal courtyard. inset lights. Rear Lobby / Guest Wc / Utilty 3.98 x 0.89. Off the main reception there is a door in to a lobby area with built in washing machine and drier. There is also a door to the guest wc with fully tiled floor, Wc and wash hand basin with marble splashback with skylight over. Mezzanine level Mezzanine room / Bedroom 2 Large mezzanine which provides great flexibility in the accommodation. This room can be used as a second bedroom or additional living space or indeed a combination of both. Currently featuring a built in desk and plenty of sockets. Overlooking the main reception with a great connection to the old part of the building as you sit high in the vaulted ceiling. Bathroom Very generous bathroom ensuite with beautifully tiled walls and floor. Deep set bath with shower and inset shelving with feature lighting over. Large wall mounter mirror and lights. Modern WC and wash hand basin set in vanity unit. Heated towel rail and inset lights. Two floor to ceiling windows to the side flood the area with light. Outside To the front there are wrought iron railings and double gated leading to a limestone pathway with mature planting and lawned areas. There are several uplighters highlighting the architectural features of this landmark building. To the side there is a gated part shared side access and to the other side you have a boiler / storage space. The rear courtyard is broken into two sections. One part is an internal courtyard covered in large pebble and the other side is a private and sunny courtyard garden with plenty of room to sit out and enjoy the summer sun. Laid out with raised beds, feature lighting, limestone paving and lovely cut stone walls this is an ideal all year round outdoor area. Featuring mature planting including Acer and ferns the privacy is afforded by evergreen Oak Beau trees than span the side of the garden.
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Property Features

  • Truly Unique detached landmark building. C. 147 Sq.m.
  • Rich in architectural and historical significance and built in 1847
  • Originally one of the first Methodist churches in Ireland
  • Fully and completely renovated in 2018 and extended by Paul Brazil architects
  • A flexible sleek modern interior boasting all the character of the original building
  • Tall gothic style original windows flood the property with natural light
  • Solid oak floors and underfloor heating
  • Beautifully appointed main reception with feature 5m ceilings
  • Modern fully fitted kitchen
  • Completely private rear courtyard gardens with side access

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