Monday 24 October 2016

Become the king of your own castle in Clontarf for €975k

The Lodge €975k

Published 24/06/2016 | 02:30

This two-storey home with a 19th century turret has ample living space and gardens.
This two-storey home with a 19th century turret has ample living space and gardens.
Open-plan downstairs living space and staircase to the first floor.

Behind the castellated wall at the front of The Lodge on Mount Prospect Avenue lies a three-storey 19th century turret. This tower was the former entrance to Baymount Castle which was built around 1838. The current owners bought the property about 20 years ago, and have extended, upgraded and transformed it, while retaining the original section of the building.

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Inside now lies a contemporary two-storey home with two bedrooms, ample living space and a study located in the turret, with access to the parapet roof. The bow-shaped entrance is a landscaped garden with a gravel driveway leading up to the house and landscaped gardens to the side, with mature trees and hedges providing privacy from the road.

The living space on the ground floor is open-plan, with the dining room leading into the kitchen/living room. The kitchen has a breakfast bar, bespoke fitted units and a hidden utility room. There is also a guest bathroom and storage press on this level.

An open-sided staircase in the dining room takes you to the master and guest bedrooms, both are en-suite. The master also has a walk-in wardrobe. The turret and rooftop are accessed via a spiral metal staircase. The rooftop is flanked by the original castellated walls and ensures that the building stands out on this quiet, residential road.

Mount Prospect Avenue is right beside St Anne's Park and a short walk into Clontarf village, with its many restaurants and shops. There is a food market in the Red Stables in St Anne's every Saturday that's popular with locals, with freshly baked bread, organic meats and artisan cheeses. Dollymount beach and the seafront promenade are also within easy reach.

The Lodge at Mount Prospect Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3 is priced at €975,000, the agent is Sherry FitzGerald, Killester (01) 8336555.

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