Saturday 18 January 2020

Olde world style in the heart of the Burnaby


Donal Buckley

Donal Buckley

AFICIONADOS of the arts and crafts style architecture with its attractive combinations of red brickwork, stained exterior timber work, high ceilings and small sash and stained- glass windows can really enjoy the enclave devoted to this architectural style known as the Burnaby in Greystones.

Now one of the many variations of this style is for sale with Burnaby Lodge asking €1.1m.

Constructed in 1895, it is situated on a mature and treelined street at the junction of Whitshed Road and St Vincent's Road close to Greystones Golf Club.

While retaining its attractively appointed accommodation, it offers great scope to re-configure some of the downstairs accommodation.

In the days before piped hot water and electric appliances, the Victorians required a multiplicity of rooms such as sculleries, pantries and washrooms, for different types of storage and domestic workers.

Over the decades the owners of the lodge have taken all the drudgery out of self-catering home management so some of those rooms have had makeovers to create accommodation for modern lifestyles.

So ground floor rooms now include a playrooom, office, den and study.

But the piece de resistance at Burnaby Lodge is the drawing room, where its attractive ornamentation makes the bay window itself a pleasure to view as much as the gardens which it looks out on.

It also has a marble fire place and French doors, which lead to the south-facing verandah. Similar doors and ceiling cornices are a feature of the dining room.

Of the five bedrooms upstairs, three have ornate ceilings. One of these is the master bedroom with its en suite. Two of the bedrooms are inter connecting.

A family bathroom is also located at this level and it is equipped with a newly installed white suite, including a bath and a corner shower cubicle.

Outside, a gravelled forecourt gives ample off-street parking to the front of the property for up to six cars.

Private gardens wrap around the property and are sheltered by large, mature trees.

Nevertheless, they also enjoy sunlight from morning till evening.

Single-storey red brick outhouses could also be converted into a home study and or office, gym or games room.

The property is situated within a five-minute walk of the village of Greystones, with its host of shops, restaurants and cafes.

Greystones DART station is also within a short walk, as is Greystones Beach.

Dublin's N11 and M50 motorways are both within a 10-minute drive from the property.

Contact Colliers 01 6333700

Irish Independent

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