- Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
- Overall Floor Area: 415 m²
Gracious Victorian Double fronted residence positioned at the head of this Period Terrace overlooking Crosthwaite Park.
This truly elegant home is very spacious (Approx 415 SQ.M.) and has been lovingly restored and upgraded over the last 35 years by the current owners. Crosthwaite Park house remains true to its period. The magnificent and perfectly proportioned reception rooms come with highly ornate original ceiling coving, central roses, original shutters and stunning period fireplaces. The elegant entrance hall, ground floor and first floor levels over three returns offer a wonderful blend of bedroom and reception accommodation. The Garden level not only offers practical space for a growing family but has been substantially upgraded and transformed through the addition of a large almost fully glazed Architect designed custom built garden room off the kitchen creating in the process a truly dramatic interaction between the garden and the kitchen.
Situated in upper Dun laoghaire - Rathdown, above the town, Crosthwaite Park has long been regarded as one of the most salubrious addresses in the area and from construction in the early 1860 s has been much sought after. Lauded as one of the premium squares in the locality with previous famous residents including John Millingon Synge , Crosthwaite house is, as the name suggests, the trophy home on the park and comes with the advantage of easy access to a vast array of amenities, both social and essential. These include shopping facilities at nearby Glasthule, Dun Laoghaire, Monkstown and excellent transport links through popular bus routes, the DART and Aircoach together with convenient access to some of county Dublin s most prestigious schools.
Located on the south east coast of Dublin Bay, leisure facilities abound. For sailing enthusiasts the Royal harbour on Marine road is home to four Yacht clubs, including the National, Royal Irish and Royal St George. The piers and the many parks, including the now famous Peoples park, offer a choice of opportunity to walk, stroll or just sit to take in the atmosphere. Bathing in nearby Sandycove is soon to be augmented by new facilities currently under construction on the site of the Edwardian baths near the East pier.
A great sense of space strikes you as soon as you cross the threshold into the elegant entrance hall and sets the tone of what to expect throughout. Laid out over three floors, the accommodation offers great flexibility. The hall level features three superb receptions including an elegant morning / sitting room with bay window overlooking the park, a dramatic dining room with lovely rear garden aspect and a large Study with park facing window. All of these beautifully appointed rooms have original features including white marble fireplaces and highly ornate cornice work.
On the garden level return we find one of the large double bedrooms and a Victorian bathroom. The hall in the garden level has a superb Italian hand crafted terracotta floor in the hall with a large enamel log/ turf burning stove. There is a separate access to the front here and under the main hall entrance there is excellent storage currently used for storing wine and solid fuels. Leading off from the hall is a large utility room. The bespoke kitchen made of solid Canadian Ash free standing units features original Victorian porcelain and brass door handles painstakingly sourced over time by the current owners. This superb kitchen opens out on to the wonderful spacious garden room with underfloor heating and two sets of double doors to the gardens which include a thatched 8 person Gazebo and a Rockery water feature. Also at this level we have a family room or sixth bedroom, a double guest bedroom and a large bathroom.
At first floor level including the returns we have another three bedrooms, a bathroom and a truly stunning drawing room. This main reception is magnificent and epitomises gracious Victorian / Edwardian elegance. The drawing room offers a dual aspect through a large 3 window bay and two other windows with principle views out to the park.
Outside the property features elegant ornate stone inlaid pathways leading to the imposing entrance steps. There are well planted front and side gardens featuring an abundance of flowering plants, shrubs and specimen trees. There is a side access to the rear garden which is a lovely private space. The rear garden again is mature with a wide variety of flowering plants and shrubs and a large rolling lawn ending with a recently re- thatched and heated Gazebo beside a rockery waterfall. The property comes with rear access.
All in all this is a truly unique home and viewing is highly recommended
Entrance Hall Imposing Granite steps lead to the hall level and this bright elegant hall. Stunning ornate ceiling coving and central rose. Polished original floors, dado rail and original stairs, bannisters and balustrades to the upper and lower floors.
Morning / sitting Room Beautifully appointed reception with dual aspect. Bay window overlooking the Park. Highly ornate ceiling coving and central rose. Original polished floor boards and elegant white marble fireplace with original tiled inset and hearth.
Dining Room Polished timber floors and dual aspect with lovely garden views, Ceiling coving and central rose. Beautiful original white marble fireplace with cast iron inset with tiled hearth.
Study Original polished floors. Ceiling coving. Superb original period fireplace with cast iron inset and tiled hearth. Lovely views of the Park.
1st floor return Landing with ceiling coving and stairs to first floor
Bedroom 3 Lovely twin or double room with ceiling coving and picture rail. Original period fireplace with cast iron inset and slate hearth. Pedestal wash hand basin. Pleasant views up towards Killiney Hill and over Glasthule out to the sea.
Ist Floor Bright landing with stairs to second floor return. Ceiling cornice and dado rail.
Drawing Room Truly spectacular period drawing room with polished original floors. Highly ornate and intricate deep set cornicework and spectacular central rose. Dual aspect with picture window and large bay with window seating overlooking the park. Ornate detailed white marble fireplace with ornate cast iron inset and slate hearth.
Bedroom 1 Beautiful double bedroom with dual aspect. Views out over the rear garden up towards the sea and Killiney hill.
Ceiling coving, central rose and picture rail. Marble fireplace with cast Iron and tiled inset with slate hearth.
Bathroom Cozy bathroom with original Victorian fittings including claw and ball bath with 19th Century Joseph Delafon mixing taps and hand shower. Wc, pedestal wash hand basin
Second floor return Lovely bright landing with triple glazed architect designed and custom made oval roof light over, giving sunlight through the center of the house down the stair cases.
Bedroom 2 Fine double room with original polished floors, Antique cast iron fireplace, pedestal wash hand basin and lovely aspect over Glasthule out to the sea and up to Killiney Hill.
garden level return Landing with original timber floors and stairs to garden level.
Bedroom 4 Another fine double room with views to the rear garden. There is a door to facilitate Rear garden access if required.
Bathroom Charming Victorian bathroom with fully tiled floor. Antique wc and corner wash hand basin. Freestanding claw and ball bath with brass shower over and wainscot panelling on the walls.
Garden Level Lower level hall with Italian hand crafted Terracotta tiled floor and large solid fuel stove. Separate entrance to the front with excellent storage both under the stairs and in the lobby. Large walk in Hotpress off the rear hall.
Utility Room Good sized utility with plenty of built in storage.
Kitchen / Garden room Porcelain tiled floor with underfloor heating. Bespoke fully fitted kitchen with large central island. Plenty of wall and floor units with Victorian Antique handles. Polished granite worktops. Gas fired Stanley range with double oven. five ring gas hob, built in fridge freezer and dishwasher. inset lights. Belfast sink.
Truly exceptional and double glazed Architect designed and custom made garden room with patinated copper roof and curved roof light and track lighting in a vaulted hardwwod ceiling creating a wonderful garden aspect. Two sets of double doors lead to the garden, Gazebo and water feature beyond.
Bedroom 5 Lovely double bedroom at this level with timber floor and extensive built in wardrobes, desk and shelves. Inset lights and view out over the side garden to the park. Antique cast iron fireplace.
Familyroom / Bedroom 6 Lovely bright and flexible room that could accommodate a number of uses. Attractive fireplace with cast iron and tiled inset and slate hearth. Again a lovely park aspect, inset lights and built in storage.
Bathroom A large bathroom with Chinese slate floor and wainscot panelling on the walls. Victorian pedestal wash hand basin with mirror over and wall lights. Wc and deep set bath. Circular shower. lovely stained glass door.
Outside The front and side gardens have pedestrian access from both Crosthwaite Park East and also from Tivoli Road. There are ornate stone inlaid pathways that lead to the main entrance steps. There is also a separate access to the garden level and a side gate to the rear garden. There are mature well planted flowerbeds with a variety of flowering plants and trees.
The rear garden is very private and fully walled. The garden is very mature with mature trees and borders. There is a large manicured lawn and year round colour provided by a wide variety of flowering shrubs, plants and specimen trees including a large Magnolia. There is a pump powered rockery waterfall and a large thatched gazebo with seating for 8 which is heated and ideal for outdoor entertaining. The garden benefits from not being overlooked from the rear and a line of mature silver birch trees which add to the privacy. There is rear access to the property if required.
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