- Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
- Overall Floor Area: 152 m²
This is a rare find , constructed in the 1920’s by Charles Archer who built eight other red brick homes on this much sought-after address just off Monkstown Road and a short stroll to Seapoint & Monkstown Dart station, located at the end of Alma Road.
Built in the Edwardian style, the house contains virtually all original features with beautifully proportioned rooms and higher ceilings and large windows. There is an architecture award winning extension to the side and rear further enhancing the space and style and opening directly to a truly outstanding private landscaped garden with some lovely specimen plants and trees. There is a further private patio outside the formal dining room.
The porch entrance, which has a lovely sea view, opens to the a beautifully spacious entrance hall with high ceilings, dado rails and original floorboards. There is also a large understairs store. The two principal reception rooms are interconnecting and with the sliding panel doors between both rooms, benefits from the dual aspect of both and east & west with all day long sunshine. Unusually, these rooms retain their matching mahogany fireplaces with tiled insets and brass canopies along with the original crittall french doors leading to the tiered patio and back garden.
The kitchen was extended a number of years ago and includes an Aga, separate oven and gas hob and opens to a dining area and on down a few steps to the vaulted family room to the rear with feature floor to ceiling window, which floods the area with light all day. This room has south facing double doors leading to a lower patio.
There is a lobby with shower room off and study or fourth bedroom with separate entrance to the front.
Upstairs, there are three spacious bedrooms, a classic bathroom with original roll top and claw bath and separate WC. All bedrooms retain their original fireplaces, and picture rails.
Externally to the front there is off-street car parking with potential for two cars (subjecty to planning permission) and to the rear there is a substantial rear garden laid out in lawn measuring 20m x 10m with mature shrubs, trees and offering seclusion and privacy.
Located towards the top end of Alma Road, providing views of the sea from the front garden and upper floor including the bedrooms, the house is 5 minutes walk from Seapoint Dart Station connecting this home to the city and beyond, together with regular bus services on the Monkstown Road. Adjoing homes have taken advantage of the spectacular sea views by extending into the attic area with the addition of a dormer window.
No 30 is located beside the new coastal cycle to Sandycove, sea bathing in Seapoint and walks to the West & East piers in Dun Laoghaire with its yacht clubs. The general vicinity has a large range of other sporting and recreational amenities including numerous golf clubs, tennis clubs, football, GAA & hockey clubs. Local schools, primary and secondary are all within easy walking/ cycling reach as is local shopping in Blackrock and Monkstown, one of south Dublin’s most desirable coastal villages.
Porch (2.94m x 1.17m )Double folding stained glass doors with stained glass window with sea views into
Entrance Hall (4.21m x 3.07m )Understairs cloak cupboard
Sitting Room (3.93m x 3.92m )Very attractive original art deco fireplace with mahogany over mantel, cast iron fireplace with tiled & marble hearth and inset, fitted shelving in alcoves, two picture windows overlooking front garden, original wooden inset sliding doors connecting to
Dining Room (4.38m x 3.98m )Very attractive original art deco fireplace, oak timber mantel and over mantel with mirror, marble hearth, tiled & cast iron inset, fitted shelving in alcove, original beautifully proportioned double French doors opening to a sheltered patio and rear garden.
Kitchen (5.57m x 3.31m )Tiled floor, Aga, Miele dishwasher, Zanussi double oven, Neff 4 ring gas hob, pantry store- fitted cupboards shelving, work surface, 1 & half bowel sink unit, large window over looks established rear garden. Spacious dining area to the side of the kitchen.
Family room (4.79m x 3.10m )Architecture award winning extension with high vaulted ceiling & Velux roof light windows, with church like windows onto the old world garden to rear. On the south side double doors lead out to a patio and the garden.
Shower Room Step in Triton power shower, WC, wash hand basin,
Study / Bedroom 4 (2.63m x 2.58m )Separate door out to front. West facing window looking out into a secluded front garden
Bedroom 1 (3.35m x 3.11m )Left hand side, double bedroom with picture rails and fireplace with cast iron inset. Large window overlooking rear garden.
Bedroom 2 (4.37m x 3.83m )Large double bedroom with fitted shelving and wardrobes. Original fireplace with cast iron surround & tiled inset, fitted. Window to rear with views of Dublin Bay & Howth
Bedroom 3 (4.10m x 3.83m )Large double bedroom with fitted shelving and wardrobes. Original fireplace with cast iron surround & tiled inset, fitted,
Family bathroom Original roll top and claw bath with telephone shower, wash hand basin, separate WC
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