A rare and exciting opportunity to acquire a most elegant Victorian family home extending to 509sqm/5486 sq ft., (built c. 1850), boasting all the character and charm of its period yet all the comfort and style of a modern family residence. It has been modernised and upgraded with fastidious care and attention to detail to provide a house of exceptional quality while maintaining all of its original characteristics.
The property is perfectly positioned on the south side of Belgrave Square, one of the most sought after addresses in Monkstown and one of the most desirable residential squares in Dublin. The property is approached through wrought iron electrically operated gates and railed front garden with spacious off street parking for 6 – 8 cars. A side entrance leads to a private c. 100 ft south facing walled rear garden.
Granite steps flanked by granite capped walls and period hall door with columns on either side lead to an impressive entrance hall with original Portland stone flagged floor. Accommodation on this level comprises an elegant reception room to the front with double doors to a dining room, a cosy tv room and a guest w.c.
A remarkable kitchen at garden level features a bespoke range of contemporary units and matching marble worktops designed bythe noted kitchen designers McNally Living. Other kitchen features include four oven Aga Cooker recessed in an exposed brick wall and island with sink unit. Adjoining the kitchen is a homely family lounge with feature fireplace with similar exposed brick surround marrying the two areas seamlessly. French doors open to a sunken patio allowing Al Fresco dining and access to the garden. Further accommodation at this level includes a spacious laundry room which could be converted to a 6th bedroom if required and guest w.c/ shower room. There is a lower entrance hall from the front of the house to the kitchen for practical use.
As you ascend through the property from hall level there is an impressive study area with feature window allowing light from the south through the property. On the first floor is a most elegant and gracious light filled drawing room with spectacular views over Dublin Bay and Howth. Original features include beautiful fireplace, ornate cornices, centre rose and 3 timber framed sash windows. To the rear are two spacious double bedrooms. On the return is the main bathroom incorporating a range of the renowned Duravit sanitary ware, including roll top bath, separate shower unit, tiled walls and heated towel rails.
The second floor features the lavish master bedroom suite incorporating en-suite bathroom and spacious dressing room complete with a range of fitted wardrobes and shelving. Two further double bedrooms and an attractive shower room complete the accommodation on this level.
The perfectly designed formal garden has been developed with the same attention to detail as the house, with immaculately trained pleached London Planetree’s, buxus hedging and herbaceous borders. There is a purpose built summerhouse currently used as a home office to the rear of the garden. 36 Belgrave Square South is without doubt an extraordinary property which the current owners have sensitively refurbished to bring it right into the 21st Century, yet carefully retaining all its wonderful period features. There is underfloor heating at garden level and gas fired thermostatically controlled radiators and cat V cabling throughout. Belgrave Square is a delightful facility which is privately owned by its residents and maintained by its Residents’ Association. (There is an annual contribution of €350.) It is a short stroll from Belgrave Square to Monkstown Village with its array of shops, restaurant and hostelries, sports and recreational facilities including The Royal Irish and The National Yacht Club at Dun Laoghaire and Seapoint bathing area. There are also a host of primary and secondary schools within commutable distance including CBC Monkstown, Monkstown Park Junior School, Willow Park and Blackrock College with Scoil Lorcain on the doorstep. Public transport includes Seapoint Dart Station and Number 7 and 8 buses bring you directly to the city centre.
Gartlan Furey Solicitors
20 Fitzwilliam Square
Dublin 2, DX51
Tel: +353 1 7998000
Fax: +353 1 7998001
Auction Date: Thursday 06 Apr 2017, 3:00 PM| Mespil Hotel, Mespil Road, Dublin 4