- Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
- Overall Floor Area: 275 m²
Standing tall and proud on this lesser travelled, attractive and leafy road, No.4 Knapton Terrace reaps all the benefits of being just a short walk from the bustling coastal village of Monkstown, while retaining a lovely sense of seclusion and tranquillity a rare pairing. An imposing terrace of just eight handsome Victorian homes, slightly angled in two blocks of four, their beautiful bay windowed facades framed by rows of neat railed gardens, make this picture-perfect road an idyllic location to reside. The current owners have lavished love upon this home and ensured that it has been intricately maintained, restored, and upgraded over the years, ensuring the next occupants can take ownership of a superior and elegant residence, in walk-in condition. A lovely blend of luxury and comfort with an excellent balance of living and bedroom accommodation, this property ensures all the family s needs are met. Laid out over three floors, the property also offers great flexibility with options to interchange the kitchen/dining space from the garden level to the first floor as is often done now. A further bonus is of course the opportunity it affords the purchaser to extend to the rear (subject to planning permission) without a sense of imposing on the garden, which stretches a very generous 135ft in length. And backing on as it does to Knapton Lane, the property abutts one of the very few private lanes in the Dun Laoighre/Rathdown borough that is designated as suitable for mews development.
As you alight the granite steps to the impressive main entrance hall and pass through the front door, flanked by attractive stained glass, you are immediately struck by the grandeur of the proportions and the intricacy of the original period detail above you. The adjoining interconnecting reception rooms boast surprising width, and their tall ceilings are heavily accentuated with beautiful coving and centre roses. A fabulous living area and the perfect space for entertaining family and friends. Further along the hallway you reach the first return and a very comfortable bedroom with a great rear garden view and an adjacent guest w.c. From here a flight of stairs takes you down to the garden level floor where you are again struck by the proportions. There is a warm and welcoming kitchen complete with an inviting four-door Aga which opens through to a well-proportioned family room, enhanced by a feature cast-iron fireplace with tiled inset. To the rear of this level there is extensive under stair storage, a large utility room and a further guest w.c. To the front of this level, there is a further entrance from the front garden, along with under stair storage beneath the granite steps.
Further up the house on the second return above the main hallway, there is a bedroom in use as a study/home office. This room is a very comfortable and quiet working space. At this level there is also a shower and w.c. A few short steps from here takes you up to two large double bedrooms. The main bedroom spans the entire width of the house and is framed by two substantial windows, one a beautiful and imposing bay with views out over Monkstown and the Dublin mountains. The second generously sized bedroom on this floor has a large window which looks out over the rear gardens. There is a further surprise return at this level, which leads to the top of the house where there is a bright and well-appointed bathroom with a walk-in shower, w.c. and underfloor heating.
To the front of the house there is a neat, railed garden providing access to the property at both the garden level and main entrance hall. There is on street parking along the terrace and elsewhere on Knapton Road. The rear garden stretches an impressive 135ft laid mainly in lawn and bordered by mature flower beds. At the end of the garden there is a large unused shed (5.37m x 5.77m) which opens out onto Knapton lane. This could be opened up to allow off street parking in addition to what is available on Knapton Road. This quiet lane is designated for mews development in the current local authority development plan and services a number of existing mews dwellings as well as providing residents with additional parking.
This superb location needs little introduction. A wealth of amenities, both social and essential, lie within a short walk. There is ease of access to the beach at Seapoint, for all year swims in the sea, and to walks along the seafront and the East and West piers. Monkstown Crescent, short walk from the property, offers an excellent choice of specialty food shops, as well as fashionable clothes and interiors shops, bars and restaurants, including Avoca, Bresson, That s Amore, Caf du Journal and Cinnamon. Nearby Dun Laoghaire, meanwhile, has supermarkets, banks, a theatre and a multi-screen cinema, plus four sailing clubs with active junior programmes. There are also two tennis clubs within a few minutes walk of the property. There is an excellent choice of schools close by and along the nearby DART line including CBC Monkstown, Blackrock College, St Andrew s, Loreto Dalkey and Holy Child Killiney, to name but a few. Transport links include excellent bus routes along with the DART and the Aircoach provides direct access to Dublin Airport.
Entrance Lobby access to under stair storage, dado rail, ceiling coving, glass paneled door through to...
Hall built in storage closet, dado rail, built in under stair storage with linen closet, dado rail, ceiling coving, wood flooring
Utility Room laminate wood floor, built in storage, plumbed for washing machine
Guest W.C laminate wood floor, w.c. and w.h.b.
Kitchen built in shaker style wall and floor units incorporating a large larder cupboard, granite worktops, integrated dishwasher, cream Aga with tiled splash back, sliding sash window and amtico floor. Folding double doors open through to the...
Family Room wood floor, feature cast iron fireplace with tiled inset and hearth flanked by built in storage, sliding sash window
Bedroom 4 double bedroom with built in wardrobes and ceiling coving
Guest W.C part wood paneled walls, linoleum floor, w.c., and w.h.b.
Entrance Hall generously appointed with tall ceilings complimented by intricate ceiling coving, dado rail
Drawing Room marble surround inset with cast iron inset and hearth, picture rail, ceiling coving, centre rose, bay window and radiator cover. Open through to
Dining Room marble fireplace with tiled inset, picture rail, ceiling coving, centre rose, sliding sash window with working window shutters, radiator covers
Bedroom 3 / Study coving, sliding sash window with working window shutters
Shower Room step in shower cubicle, w.c., w.h.b., heated towel rail, linoleum floor, sliding sash window
Landing with attic access and stained glass roof light
Bedroom 1 spanning the entire width of the house, very intricate ceiling coving, centre rose, bay window and picture rail
Bedroom 2 feature marble fireplace with cast iron inset, picture rail, ceiling coving, and sliding sash window with working window shutters
Shower Room laminate wood floor with underfloor heating, part tiled and part wood paneled walls, heated towel rail, Velux window, w.c. and w.h.b.
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