A hidden gem at the end of a cobblestone laneway in Monkstown for €3.5m

Published date23 June 2022
Publication titleIrish Times: Web Edition Articles (Dublin, Ireland)
Though it is slap bang in the middle of Monkstown village, it is totally hidden away at the end of a cobblestone laneway, and what you see in the main photograph is the rear of the property, as the front faces the driveway

Set over two stories, the 248 sq m (2,699 sq ft) of floor space, though built in the early Victorian era, has more of a Georgian air and feel about its design. The most attractive property, reconfigured with flair and attention, has an impressive Ber of C3.

It was purchased by its current owners 17 years ago, and now with an empty nest the family are downsizing from their lovely four-bedroom home.

Over the years they changed the layout of the property to a more contemporary setting: "The kitchen used to be in what is now the family room, but you could not see the gardens — which, bedsides location, was one of the reasons we bought the place."

Some internal walls were knocked to create a more open-plan layout and a 1970s extension was given an upgrade. The Newcastle Design kitchen now lies to the rear, with views to the lawn and an abundance of light that flows in from the west-facing garden through French doors and a lantern roof.

This in turn now allows a cosier family room, which is one of four reception rooms in the property. Lying off a courtyard, it has an attractive tongue and groove ceiling and is warmed by a large wood-burning stove. "It was a really great room over the years as it has an entrance off the courtyard. The kids and their friends could just come and go, so they...

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