- Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
- Overall Floor Area: 311 m²
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Enjoying an idyllic location on the westerly side of this lesser travelled leafy road, in the heart of Dublin 6, No. 11 Merton Road is a very handsome 5-bedroom property residing on approximately 0.2 acres of south-west facing gardens and is one of just seven houses on the sunnier side of the road. Much loved by the same family since 1986, it has been tenderly cared for, upgraded and extended over the years and now comes to the market as a superb family home with a wonderful balance of accommodation enhanced by a wealth of its original features.
A gravelled driveway, with ample space for a number of cars, leads up to arched, glass panelled double doors, which are softly framed by evergreen foliage. The entrance lobby, which excludes the outside elements from drifting into the house, leads through to the entrance hall, which is bright and airy - a sense that prevails throughout the house. The interconnecting reception rooms are both elegant in proportions and presentation with matching tall original wood surround fireplaces, a bay window to the front and double doors leading out to the rear garden. They are subdivided by glass panelled double doors with a fanlight overhead, ensuring the flow of natural light continues through. To the rear of the house, the kitchen, complete with Aga, was modernised into an open plan family room, in 2003 and is now the heart of this home. The extensive seating area, centred around a wood burning stove, feels as if part of the garden on account of the use of extensive glazing, marrying the two areas and enhancing the enjoyment of the garden all year round. There is a utility room off the kitchen, which connects to both the rear garden and the secure covered side passage providing great shelter and storage for bikes etc. A study/home office, previously a garage, is also positioned off the entrance hall, whilst a guest wc completes the accommodation at this level.
As you alight the stairwell, there is a large storage room on the return and off the first-floor landing there are four very generously proportioned bedrooms, (1 x en-suite) along with a modern family bathroom. The current owners undertook an attic conversion in 1993, providing for a fifth bedroom in use today as the principal bedroom suite, with bathroom area and excellent storage. The dormer style conversion affords the occupants a spacious and serene retreat with a view over the garden, into the distance to the spire of Rathgar Church.
To the rear of the house there is a fantastic 25 metre( 82ft) south-west-facing garden. Laid mainly in lawn, it is bordered by beds stocked with a colourful array of shrubs, plants and trees. Basking in the sun throughout the day, it is a real haven of privacy and seclusion, an ideal place for children to play, al fresco dining and outdoor entertaining.
The location and convenience of this home is incredible: a quiet road with a true neighbourhood feel and superbly positioned just a short stroll from Cowper Luas; it is located approximately 3km from both St. Stephen s Green and Dundrum Town Centre. Both Ranelagh and Rathmines are nearby with local shopping at Dunville Avenue and Upper Rathmines Road within a gentle stroll. Ranelagh and Rathmines offer superb shopping and a choice of popular restaurants and bars, boutique shopping and specialist delicatessens. Some excellent sports facilities close by include Milltown Golf Club, Brookfield Tennis Club, Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club, David Lloyd Riverview and Leinster Cricket Club.
For families, some of Dublin s best schools are within a short walking distance including Junior schools, Scoil Bhr de, Lios na n g, Sandford National and Kildare Place. Senior schools also within walking distance include Alexandra College, Gonzaga College, Sandford Park, Muckross Park and St Mary s College to name a few.
Local amenities include Palmerston Park, Belgrave Square, The Dodder Walk and Windy Arbour playground.
Entrance Porch glass panelled arched double doors, tiled floor, door to:
Hallway 2.38m x 5.65m. glazed hall door flanked by glass panelling, coving, picture rail, original timber floors, alarm panel, door to:
Living Room 4.07m x 6.17m. generous reception room with handsome Edwardian open fireplace with tiled inset and mahogany surround and over mantle, coving and picture rail, French doors to west facing patio and garden, door to:
Dining Room 4.07m x 5.77m. elegant reception room with bay window, handsome Edwardian style open fireplace with mahogany surround and mantle and tiled inset, coving, picture rail, glazed double doors through to:
Kitchen / Dining / Family Room 5.54m x 11.05m. Walnut Shaker style wall and floor units, 1 sink units, drainer, Corian countertops, large Aga with gas hob and two hotplates, Bosch dishwasher, tiled floor, recessed lights, picture window, open to dining area with two Velux windows and family area with
vaulted ceiling, French doors to patio and gardens, windows and port hole overlooking rear gardens, wood burning stove, built in desk with shelves and presses, tiled floor, underfloor heating, door to:
Utility Room 1.62m x 6.75m. plumbed for washing machine, vented for dryer, cream floor units, countertop with sink unit, tiled floor, 4 Velux windows, recessed lights, doors to secure side passage and rear garden.
Study 2.78m x 4.82m. tiled floor, cloaks storage, storage presses, gas boiler, alarm panel, door to part enclosed side passage, which is gated to the front.
Guest WC 1.39m x 1.29m. wc, Roca wash hand basin unit, sash window, tiled floor, part tiled walls, extractor fan.
Half Landing Picture window and storage room.
Landing 5.32m x 2.10m. ceiling coving.
Bathroom 2.23m x 3.65m. 4-piece suite with wc, wash hand basin unit, bath, large shower cubicle with rainwater shower head, separate handheld shower attachment, heated towel rail, tiled floor, part tiled walls, recessed lights, picture window overlooking rear garden.
Bedroom 1 (rear) 2.45m x 3.82m. double bedroom with picture rail, coving, picture window overlooking rear garden.
Bedroom 2 (rear) 3.98m x 4.94m. very fine double bedroom, coving, picture window, overlooking rear garden, door to:
Shower En-suite 1.10m x 2.78m. fully tiled, large shower cubicle with rainwater shower head, separate handheld shower attachment, Roca wash hand basin unit, wc, extractor fan.
Bedroom 3 (front) 4.02m x 6.36m. very generously proportioned double room to the front with bay window, fitted wardrobes and vanity unit, ceiling coving.
Bedroom 4 (front) 5.19m x 3.57m. split-level double bedroom with coving, built-in wardrobe, 2 picture windows.
Half landing Velux window, eaves storage.
Principal Bedroom 3.98m x 6.56m. South west facing with stunning views over garden to rear. Velux window to front, wardrobes, 3 dormer windows, walk-in closet with hanging and shelved space, recessed lights.
Bathroom area 2.84m x 2.66m. open plan, tiled floor, wc, wash hand basin unit, curved shower cubicle with power shower with rainwater shower head, separate handheld shower attachment, heated towel rail, inset shelving, part tiled walls.
When on Palmerston Road, driving in the direction of Palmerston Park, take a left onto Cowper Road. Follow this road to the end and turn right. Proceed straight passing the right hand turn for Temple Gardens and No.11 Merton Road is on your right hand side as indicated by the For Sale sign.
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