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32, Alma Road, Monkstown, A94K280

€1,495,000 (SOLD)

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No 32 Alma Road is an elegant late Edwardian residence with a very attractive Wisteria clad red brick façade and a beautifully presented interior. Alma Road is arguably one of Monkstown’s finest roads and offers spectacular sea views as you turn onto it from the Monkstown Road. It is populated with a wide variety of listed properties dating back to the early 1800’s. No 32 is one of eight redbrick semi-detached houses at the upper end of the road and was built in the early 1920’s by Charles Archer. He built similar style square bay red brick houses in Terenure, Ranelagh and Glasnevin all identifiable by their trademark wrought iron railings, double stain glass front doors and square bay elevations with gable roof finish. The elevated position of this house provides fantastic sea views from the road, front garden as well as the upper floors. This stunning home has been both and sensitively restored and substantially extended by its current owners, preserving all the original fireplaces in the reception rooms, bedrooms and retaining the original art deco glass lamp shades, together with the original range cooker and subway tiles. No 32 is a substantial (2,400sq.ft/223sq.m) five-bedroom property with four bathrooms which has been re-designed to meet the needs of modern family living.

One of the finest features of these houses is the large bright entrance hall with double stain glass front doors. Downstairs the house is well balanced with the original formal interconnecting reception rooms having high ceilings, mahogany fireplaces, and French doors leading to a large patio. To the right of the main hall, a door leads to a back hall off which there is a large shower room and large utility with secondary access to the front garden. The original kitchen has been substantially expanded into a new modern extension to provide a very large kitchen/ living and dining space. This room is incredibly bright, thanks to an expanse of floor to ceiling windows looking over the landscaped rear garden.

Upstairs on the first floor there are four double bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The second floor, which leads into the attic, includes a den/office, double bedroom with ensuite and walk in wardrobe.

Alma Road is located half way between Blackrock and Monkstown villages each offering a varied range of shops, boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants. The DART station and Seapoint beach is a 5 minutes’ walk from the front gate and the excellent Scoil Lorcan gaelscoil and Monkstown’s beautiful Squares Eaton and Belgrave are just around the corner. Slightly further afield are Dun Laoghaire Harbour and Pier which offer a host of marine activities and the Peoples Park with its popular weekend food market is also just strolling distance away.

This property is tailor made for families and has what is often difficult to find in this area, off street parking for two cars, an abundance of period features married seamlessly with a contemporary and stylish open plan extension. A particular feature of this elegant home is the delightful rear garden which is wonderfully private in the summer months and will certainly appeal to young families.

There is a lovely flow around this house both internally and from formal rooms to the extension via the connecting patio.

ENTRANCE HALL (3.12m x 4.72m)
Original front double doors with stained glass leaded windows open to the large inviting entrance hall. The hall retains much of its original charm with dado and picture rails along with a ceiling rose and traditional style radiators. Polished original floors and a convenient cloakroom is located under the stairs.

DRAWING ROOM (3.90m x 4m)
Beautifully proportioned reception room with high ceilings and twin windows overlooking the front garden. Original Hicks mahogany fireplace with decorative tiled inset and brass canopy and fender. Sliding doors open to the formal dining room.

DINING ROOM (3.90m x 4.38m)
This is a bright light filled room with French doors opening to the rear dining patio and gardens. Original mahogany fireplace with tiled inset and brass canopy. Both reception rooms have original ceiling coving with centre rose and traditional style radiators.

KITCHEN / FAMILY / DINING ROOM
The original kitchen was substantially expanded into the modern extension in 2012. Ideal for family living, this large kitchen/ living and dining area is incredibly bright with an expanse of floor to ceiling windows and enjoys a wonderful aspect to the beautifully landscaped gardens. This great family space is the heart of this stylish home and has a large sliding glass door which creates a seamless transition between indoors and outdoors during the summer months.

KITCHEN (6.03m x 3.28m)
With contemporary white high gloss wall and floor presses with a convenient breakfast bar. Integrated appliances include an eye-line oven, hob and a dishwasher. A particular feature of the bright modern kitchen is the original cast iron stove which the owners have retained. A stone tiled floor extends to the family/dining room and through to the inner hall and utility room.

FAMILY / DINING ROOM (6m x 5.70m)
A gas cast iron stove creates a very homely atmosphere in family/ TV area. A very clever feature is a floor to ceiling sliding door which conceals a child’s home-work station and book shelves- this versatile space could also be used as a home office or for additional kitchen storage. The dining area has a sliding glass door which opens to the granite patio and rear gardens.

INNER HALL
With large mirror and access back to the main hall.

SHOWER ROOM
With a step in shower cubicle with a glass door and chrome shower fittings. Contemporary style wash hand basin and W.C. Tiled floor and recessed ceiling lighting.

UTILITY ROOM (2.92m x 2m)
Wall and floor cupboards, sink and plumbing for both a washing machine and dryer and undercounter fridge/freezer. The gas boiler is located in this room. The original garage door provides access to the front of the house.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING

BEDROOM 1 (3.90m x 4.12m)
Generous double room to the front with twin windows and an original cast iron fireplace.

BEDROOM 2 (3.90m x 4.36m)
Large double room to the back of the house. This room enjoys sea views and has an original cast iron fireplace.

BEDROOM 3 (3.12m x 3.36m)
Double room to the back, also enjoying sea views. Original cast iron fireplace.

BEDROOM 4 (2.95m x 3.36m)
Double room with sea views. Access out onto the rear ground floor extension roof, providing beautiful sea views.

BATHROOM
The main bathroom has been beautifully restored in period style with luxury fittings including a restored roll- top, claw foot bath, a Burlington traditional style wash basin and a heated towel rail. There is a tiled shower cubicle and a W.C. This room is finished with black and white chessboard floor tiles, white wainscot panels and ornate wall paper. This is a naturally bright light filled room with windows on two sides.

SHOWER ROOM
Decorated in calming New England blues, this shower room has a step in shower with glass door and chrome fittings, Victorian style wash hand basin with a complimentary Hosworth & Greene vanity mirror and a W.C. Walnut wooden floors and wainscot panelling. Recessed ceiling spotlights. Off the shower room there is a convenient walk- in linen press.

SECOND FLOOR

STUDY AREA (1.20m x 1.90m)
A staircase continues from the first floor landing to the second floor which has a built in home office. Velux roof window.

BEDROOM 5 (3.10m x 4.76m)
Exceptionally bright room with a large dormer window and panoramic views across Dublin bay and on towards Howth Head. This is a large double room with a walk-in wardrobe and generous under eaves storage. A very attractive feature is the exposed brick arch of the chimney breast. Recessed ceiling spotlights. This room could also make a fantastic home office

ENSUITE
With a corner shower cubicle with an electric shower, W.C. and wash hand basin. Heated towel rail. Velux window and ceiling spotlights. Tiled floor and walls.

OUTSIDE
The delightful rear garden extends to a generous 21 m/70ft approx. and enjoys a sunny south-east facing aspect. The garden is laid mainly in lawn with manicured raised perimeter beds planted with a range of specimen shrubs and trees. There is a large granite patio located off the kitchen extension along with a second more secluded walled area strategically placed at the end of the garden to enjoy late afternoon and evening sun. The garden is enhanced by outdoor led lights and there is a small storage shed. The raised bed along the south side is ideal for sitting and enjoying sun all day long.

The front garden is a good size and has mature manicured hedging which provides good privacy and cleverly conceals a bin area. A set of electronic gates opens to the gravel drive which will accommodate two cars comfortably. There is also a storage shed, ideal for bikes and scooters.

B E R
Ber No. 104723143
Output.224.38 kWh/m2/yr

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Features
  • Refurbished and Extended Period Home
  • 5 Double Bedrooms & 3 Bathrooms
  • Large Modern Kitchen/ Family Room Extension
  • Many original period features
  • Gas heating system
  • Double Glazed Windows Throughout
  • Off Street Parking for two cars with electronic gate access
  • Minutes from Seapoint DART & Beach
  • Short walk to Blackrock & Monkstown Villages
  • Delightful Front & Rear Gardens

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