Four on the market: period houses in Monkstown
These four period properties in Monkstown offer character homes in a much-sought-after location.
3 Clifton Terrace
€2.4m Hunters, (01) 275 1640
Located just opposite the DART station at Monkstown/Salthill, this double-fronted regency property has spectacular views of Dublin Bay and 5,000 sq ft of living space, replete with period features. Dating from 1830, 3 Clifton Terrace was originally refurbished by the current owners in the early 1980s, and updated during the 1990s. There are six bedrooms, including a magnificent master suite with a projecting bay window looking out to sea. There's a landscaped garden to the front, and another to the back, bounded by old stone walls, with mature planting, specimen trees, granite flagstones and a cobbled patio with a pergola covered in wisteria and jasmine.
9 De Vesci Terrace
€2.25m Lisney, (01) 280 6820
Number 9 De Vesci Terrace is a double-fronted Victorian residence, located at the upper end of the landmark terrace, overlooking the De Vesci Gardens, which are owned and maintained by the residents of De Vesci Terrace and Sloperton. The gardens are a great amenity for children, and also home to the De Vesci Lawn Tennis Club. There's approximately 3,725 sq ft of living space in the main house, with a further 1,120 sq ft in the mews, accessed via a gated lane. The house retains many original features, and its rear garden is set out as a courtyard with a suntrap patio area bordered by high granite walls.
32 Alma Road
€1.495m Beiren & Wise, (01) 2880900
This late Edwardian semi-detached house at 32 Alma Road was built in the early 1920s by Charles Archer, who built similar red-brick houses in Terenure, Ranelagh and Glasnevin. This house has an attractive wisteria-clad red-brick façade and sea views from the front garden and upper floors. The house has been both restored and extended by its current owners, who have preserved the original fireplaces in the reception rooms and bedrooms, and retained the original art deco glass lamp shades and original range cooker. The house has 2,400 sq ft of living space with five bedrooms and four bathrooms and the kitchen has access out to the private rear garden.
4 Grosvenor Terrace
€1.45m Sherry Fitzgerald, (01) 2884442
Grosvenor Terrace consists of eight handsome red-brick Victorian terrace homes located close to Monkstown village. Number 4 is currently laid out as three separate units, but has the potential to make a fine family home, subject to planning permission. The rooms have elegant proportions and retain a wealth of period features including Carrara marble fireplaces, plaster cornices and ceiling roses, entrance hall and first floor hall arches, and detailed double doors connecting the principal reception rooms. There is 2,931 sq ft of living space. Outside is a west-facing rear garden with gated vehicular rear access into a large garage for up to three cars.