Monday 27 May 2019

Towering high in Monkstown

  • The Tower €655k

The bungalow is 1,087 sq ft and is built around the red-brick tower
The bungalow is 1,087 sq ft and is built around the red-brick tower
The open-plan living area

St Anne's and Woodville are a pair of striking semi-detached houses at The Hill in Monkstown, Co Dublin, which spent quite a long time on the market at just over €2m for both. A sale has reportedly been agreed on the pair.

The houses were occupied (and possibly built) in the mid-19th century by architect William Caldbeck, and sources suggest The Tower, in the garden of St Anne's, was a fetching summer house in matching red-brick.

At any rate, in 1997 it was turned - rather adventurously it must be said - into a family home, a detached bungalow having been constructed around it.

The bungalow measures 1,087 sq ft and is roughly L-shaped with the tower more or less in the centre of it, lending it an unusual stature.

The open-plan living area
The open-plan living area

The tower gives the entrance hall a 17ft ceiling height and makes it very bright.

To the left and straight ahead here is the main, 475 sq ft living area - an open-plan kitchen, dining room and lounge, also L-shaped and with a timber, skylit ceiling.

The kitchen has high-gloss cabinets and a centre island with a granite countertop and a breakfast bar which separates it from the living section of the room.

The lounge has wood floors and French doors to the garden, and there's a small utility room off it with another door to the garden.

At the far end of the room is the main bathroom and the two bedrooms, one at the front of the house and the other at the back, with an en-suite shower.

The house is fairly well secluded from Pakenham Road by a gated high wall, and there's off-street parking out behind that.

Out the back is a pleasant, tiered courtyard garden with a seating area at the end shrouded in greenery.

The Tower is for sale for €655,000 with Quillsen Dun Laoghaire (01) 280 1719.

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