- Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
- Overall Floor Area: 408 m²
A gracious and substantial Grand-Dame Victorian home wonderfully positioned on the lesser-travelled stretch of Palmerston Park, which takes in wonderful views of the historic park.
Standing tall and proud, looking out over the expanse of nature that is historic Palmerston Park, 16 Palmerston Park is an imposing two-storey over garden level semi-detached late-Victorian residence (c.1880), which enjoys light-filled, graciously proportioned accommodation throughout (408 sqm / 4392 sqft approx.) on mature gardens of 0.20 acre approx., well set back from the road.
Distinct from other houses on Palmerston Park in many ways, Number 16 is signified by locals as one of a few substantial houses with 3-windows across its front elevation (at hall level) with the entrance door to the side and slightly stepped back. Large sash windows punctuate its aesthetic and flood the interior with incredible natural light throughout, even on the dullest of days, whilst the seasonal colours of the gardens and historic Palmerston Park to the front provide for a truly unique ever-changing vista. For a property in the heart of Dublin 6 and only 600m from the Luas at Cowper Road, this wonderful home really is ensconced in nature and enjoys a lovely sense of seclusion and tranquility quite a rare find indeed.
The property has been in the same ownership since 1939. Many is the celebration that has been enjoyed in Number 16 from get-togethers at Christmas in the magnificent dining room, to parties in the elegant drawing room.
Approached via a flight of granite steps, the hall level / piano nobile accommodation perfectly illustrates the features synonymous with the Victorian era. Rooms of elegant proportions are resplendent in original period features from intricate cornicing to centre roses to marble fireplaces to tall sash windows, all of which are wonderfully showcased by 12ft high ceilings. Three gracious reception rooms drawing room, dining room and morning room - are well served by a kitchen and guest w.c. on the return. The original staircase with hand-carved balustrade takes you to the bedroom accommodation on the first floor and its returns, as does a lift, which operates between the hall level and first floor. Light, space and proportion continue to abound on the first floor and its returns, which includes four generous double bedrooms, one of which enjoys a full bathroom ensuite (originally a bedroom), along with family bathroom and separate w.c.. The garden level accommodation highlights the versatility of this property and comprises a homely kitchen/breakfast room, which interconnects with a living room, whilst off the hallway are two bedrooms (bedrooms 5 and 6), Jack and Jill shower room and home office/bedroom 7. A utility room has been cleverly fashioned under the granite steps, complete with its own entrance door, whilst a separate access to the side garden is also found off the hallway, which houses a guest w.c.. Access to the garden can also be found off the rear hallway.
Description of this fine home would not be complete without mention of its superb, sought-after location. It is within walking distance of extensive local amenities including Palmerston Park, two Luas stops at Cowper and Milltown affording swift access to St. Stephen s Green, Dundrum and Sandyford. The 140 route Dublin Bus stop is less than 3-minutes walking distance from Number 16. The proximity of Rathmines, Rathgar and Ranelagh villages provides a wide choice of great restaurants and local shops with Dunville Avenue and Upper Rathmines Road a few minutes stroll away. Sport clubs nearby include David Lloyd Riverview, Fitzwilliam L.T.C. with Brookfield Tennis Club and Dartry Health Club both within 150 meters of Number 16. A great selection of some of Dublin s best junior and senior schools are nearby including Scoil Bhr de, L os na N g, Kildare Place, Alexandra College, St Mary s College, Sandford Park and Gonzaga College to name but a few.
It is seldom that houses of this calibre and position come to the market Number 16 really affords the discerning buyer a wonderful opportunity to create and enjoy a forever family home in the heart of Dublin 6.
Hall Level Approached via a flight of granite steps
Entrance Hallway Hall door with fanlight, elaborate cornice, dado rail, feature 9ft stained glass window, timber flooring, lift to upper floor.
Morning Room 4.84m x 3.34m. Large sash window with shutters, cornice, centre rose, picture rail and decorative frieze, marble open fireplace with decorative tiled surround and brass hood with matching motif, tiled hearth.
Drawing Room 6.79m x 4.89m. Two large sash windows with shutters, overlooks Palmerston Park, marble open fireplace with tiled inset, brass hood with matching motif and tiled hearth. Intricate cornicing, large frieze, picture rail and attractive centre rose.
Dining Room 4.90m x 6.47m. Very large sash window with shutters, overlooks rear garden, attractive cornicing, frieze, picture rail and delicate centre rose, black marble open fireplace with tiled inset and hearth.
Steps down to return Timber effect vinyl flooring, sash window, storage, gas boiler, door to garden level.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 3.95m x 3.95m. Large range of oak wall and floor units with formica countertop, Electrolux electric cooker with induction hob and 2 ovens, plumbed for dishwasher, stainless steel sink unit and drainer, timber effect vinyl floor covering, sash window, picture rail.
Guest W.C. Vinyl flooring, w.c., wash hand basin, sash window
Stairs to first return
First Return Large sash window overlooking rear garden.
Bedroom 1 (rear) 3.49m x 3.97m. Double room with two sash windows, fireplace with cast iron surround and marble mantlepiece, hand basin, fitted wardrobe.
Stairs to first floor
Landing Lift, skylight
Bedroom 2 4.88m x 6.25m. Large double bedroom with two sash windows, cornice, fireplace with cast iron surround and marble mantlepiece
Bedroom 3 6.40m x 4.86m. Principle bedroom - large double room to the front with two sash windows with expansive views over Palmerston Park. Cornice, fireplace with cast iron surround and marble mantlepiece, two fitted wardrobes flanking the fireplace. Door to:
Ensuite Bathroom 3.38m x 4.84m. Dual aspect windows, fireplace (closed in) with marble mantlepiece, timber effect floor, cornice, bath with timber and tiled surround, separate shower cubicle with Mira electric shower, w.c., bidet, wash hand basin, mirrored cupboard.
Bathroom 3.31m x 2.36m. Bath, wash hand basin, separate shower cubicle with Mira electric shower, sash window, timber effect floor
Separate W.C. WC, wash hand basin, timber effect floor, small sash window, hatch to attic.
Stairs to second return
Second Return Two sash windows, storage room with shelving and water tank.
Bedroom 4 5.06m x 3.97m. Double room to rear, fireplace (closed in) with painted surround and mantlepiece, sash window, vaulted ceiling, wash hand basin, fitted wardrobe.
Garden Level All rooms on the garden level have heated floors. Two separate access points to the side one under the granite steps and one directly into the hallway.
Guest WC WC, wash hand basin, storage unit, sash window, wood effect tiled floor.
Entrance Hallway Wide plank timber floor, storage unit, radiator cover. Accommodation off.
Utility Room (under steps) Entrance door from outside, wood effect tiled floor, plumbed for washing machine and dryer, stainless steel sink with mixer tap on storage unit, countertop, Baxi gas boiler, alarm panel.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 3.80m x 5.90m. Large range of floor and wall units, Bosch ceramic hob, Elica extractor fan, formica work top, stainless-steel sink with mixer tap and drainer, Electrolux oven, Belling American fridge freezer, door to lower hall to access rear garden and steps to first floor, original open hearth now fitted with storage units.
Living Room 4.20m x 4.90m. Wide plank timber floor, fireplace with cast iron surround, tiled hearth, marble mantlepiece, fitted with gas fire, sash window, cornice, pocket door to:
Bedroom 5 5.00m x 4.00m. Double room to the rear, overlooks the rear garden. Wide plank timber floor, sash window, door to:
Shower Room 3.80m x 1.80m. Fully tiled floor & walls, w.c., wash hand basin, rainwater shower head with hand attachment, two sash windows with opaque glass. Doors to hallway and bedroom 5
Bedroom 6 2.30m x 3.40m. Single bedroom to the front
Bedroom 7/Home Office 3.20m x 4.90m. A large single bedroom / home office to the front. Use as you will.
Front Garden Sitting on mature gardens of 0.20 acre approx., the width of the plot is evident when you stand in the front garden. Neatly manicured hedgerow is bordered by cast iron railings with vehicular gates allowing access to excellent off-street parking for 2-3 cars. Mainly laid in lawn, the front garden is well-stocked with matures trees, plants and shrubs, including a wonderful cherry blossom tree.
Gated side access leads to a small inner courtyard, which comfortably houses the bins, keeping them out of sight.
Rear Garden There is an additional gated access to the magnificent rear garden. The proportion and size of this garden can really only be truly appreciated by standing in it and taking in all of the vantage points. An extensive lawn is bordered by tall granite walls, the rear of which is topped by a row of pleached trees. Mature trees, shrubs and flowering plants have been thoughtfully planted and cultivated over the years, whilst a sunny patio area takes in the westerly sunshine of a late afternoon and evening. Undoubtedly a sizeable garden for the entire family to enjoy but if that s not enough the leisure walks, playground and floral displays of historic Palmerston Park are quite literally on your doorstep.
Travel along Palmerston Road in the direction of Palmerston Park. At the top of the road take a left and No16 Palmerston Park is on your left hand side overlooking the park.
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