- Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
- Overall Floor Area: 202 m²
A most impressive double fronted villa style mid-1830s period property enjoying generous well-proportioned accommodation, a truly delightful private south west facing rear garden (approx. 26m. / 85ft.) and a highly sought-after location a short stroll from Sandymount Green and Sandymount Strand.
Gordon Lodge which is not a protected structure is set on impressive grounds of approx. 0.2 acre (0.08ha) benefits from a sunny south west facing aspect and affords huge scope and potential for modernisation and a substantial rear extension to take full advantage of the private, sunny rear garden.
This truly delightful Georgian villa style property enjoys the charm & appeal of the era including 11ft. ceilings, Adam style frieze, sliding sash windows with working shutters, original deep skirtings, and fine fireplaces. The generous accommodation extends to approx. (202sq.m. / 2,174sq.ft.) and now huge scope and potetial for the new owner to create a truely special briefly comprises: an inviting reception hall, drawing room with bay window, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, family room with French doors to the private sunny rear garden, utility room, guest shower/w.c., five bedrooms, bathroom, study/bedroom 5, and off-street parking.
The location is an important feature of this fine property being within a short walk of Sandymount Village with a wide range of specialist shops, restaurants and pubs. This deservedly popular and exclusive residential location is only 3km south of St. Stephen’s Green and is a short walk from miles of glorious beach walks along the remarkable tidal bay known as Sandymount Strand – popular with walkers, birdwatchers and artists.
Sandymount has a strong literary heritage, being the birthplace of WB Yeats, and in Joyce’s Ulysses, Stephen Dedalus asks “Am I walking into eternity along Sandymount Strand?”. The village which is only a 5 minute walk boasts a vibrant local identity with select stores, pharmacy, bookshop, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Our Lady Star of the Sea RC Church is just across from the house. Also within easy access are excellent choices of schools, St Vincent’s hospital, Elm Park Golf Course, Merrion Shopping Centre and City Centre transport. Close to the house the No. 1 bus runs every 10 minutes to Dublin City Centre, and Lansdowne Road DART station is only a 12 minute walk. The Ballsbridge RDS and the Aviva Stadium are easily accessible.
Reception Hall (7.75m x 1.70m )with inner arch and attractive Adam style frieze, original deep skirtings, timber floor & doors to
Dining Room (4.65m x 4.20m )with ceiling coving, picture rail, fireplace with slate surround, cast iron inset, sliding sash windows with shutters, original deep skirtings, timber floor, built in mahogany display cabinet with astragal glazed doors and fan light over.
Drawing Room (4.60m x 4.00m )(measurement into the bay window) with original deep skirtings, timber floor, marble fireplace, cast iron inset and coal effect gas fire, ceiling cornice and picture rail
Bedroom 1 (4.40m x 4.35m )with ceiling cornice, picture rail, and cast iron inset with sliding sash window and shutters, original deep skirtings and timber floor
Bedroom 2 (4.05m x 3.70m )with painted marble fireplace, ceiling cornice, picture rail, original deep skirtings & timber floor
HALF LANDING with stairs to
Bedroom 3 (3.80m x 3.40m )with storage cupboard and a louvered door wardrobe, windows with view of rear garden
Bathroom comprising bath, wc, whb and wood panelled walls.
Shower Room comprising WC, whb and step in tiled shower, tiled floor and largely tiled walls
Study/Bedroom 5 (2.45m x 2.25m )with built in shelving,
Bedroom 4 (4.20m x 2.15m )with window looking down the rear garden, cork tiled floor.
Lobby Area doors to
Guest WC comprising wc, whb & bidet
Lobby Area with door to basement storage area, garden and
Kitchen/Breakfast Room (3.60m x 3.35m )fitted with a range of presses, cupboards, worktop, 2 stainless steel sink units, 4 ring Bosch electric hob with extractor hood over, glazed panel door to
Utility Room (3.80m x 2.15m )with double oven, stainless steel sink & worktop, plumbed for washing machine & dryer. Gas boiler.
Family Room (4.35m x 4.10m )with ceiling coving, picture rail fireplace with brick surround and French steel doors leading to patio area and the rear garden beyond.
The front garden is bordered by the original cast iron railings, laid out largely in lawn with flower beds, shrubs and rose bushes, with a pedestrian path to the hall door and separate vehicular gates providing off street car parking and access
Garage: 3.2m x 4.35m (10'6" x 14'3"). Paved floor, with front and rear access. Electric light and power supply. Ample space for garden equipment, tools, storage.
The southwest facing rear garden (approx. 26m. / 85ft.) is an outstanding feature of this family home and is expansive, utterly secluded and quiet. Bordered by granite stone walls it is laid out largely in lawn with an abundance of mature shrubs, apple trees, pond, and a range of soft fruit canes and currant bushes.
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