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16 St Mary's Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, D04 A2K8

€1,850,000 - Asking Price Sold 227 sqm approx

Description

Ideally located on what has long been regarded as one of Dublin’s most sought after and convenient roads, situated within minutes’ walk of St. Stephen’s Green, this prestigious Victorian property comes to the market offering bright and beautifully presented accommodation which has been refurbished and extended with great sensitivity and flair. Further enhancing the appeal of this very impressive residence is the fact that it has retained its full back garden, to the rear of which is a studio and garage providing off street car parking with a range of ancillary rooms fronting onto St Mary’s Lane and offering obvious mews potential (subject to planning).

Superbly positioned on this this lovely tree lined road, the property affords discerning purchasers the unbeatable combination of a quiet location with superb ease of access to the vast array of local amenities in Baggot Street Upper, and the city centre. Some of Dublin’s most prestigious schools are close by, including St Conleth’s College, Loreto on the Green, The Teresian School, Muckross Park, Sandford Park, Gonzaga and St. Michael’s College.

Beyond the handsome bay windowed facade lies a wealth of generous proportions married with an abundance of period detail synonymous with properties from the era. The spacious entrance hall with ornate ceiling cornicing sets the tone of what to expect throughout. The interconnecting reception rooms are light filled and boast attractive features including polished parquet floors, ornate ceiling coving and centre roses with both rooms having marble surround open fireplaces acting as attractive focal points in these impressive interconnecting rooms.

To the rear of the entrance hall, there is a guest WC and cloaks cupboard. A spacious utility room is cleverly hidden behind the mirrored wall. It has purpose built floor-to-ceiling cupboards, two sinks and drainer plus clothes rails on either side to hang laundry. Steps from the dining room and a separate door from the rear of the hall lead to a large bright breakfast / living area with polished parquet floor, extensive storage unit and a built-in home office area hidden behind folding doors. This in turn leads to the kitchen with a range of white modern wall and floor units with integrated appliances. The much-loved AGA provides the focal point of the kitchen ensuring it is also a cosy everyday space. Double sliding doors lead to the rear garden.

Upstairs, there are four bedrooms, a beautifully appointed bathroom and a shower room. A walk-in wardrobe on the top floor return completes the accommodation.

To the front of the house, there is a beautifully landscaped railed garden with box hedging and a wonderful range of tulips and shrubs. The large, 115ft long, walled rear garden offers wonderful privacy and features a large granite terrace with impressive built-in barbeque area. Steps lead to the raised lawn area with manicured flower beds, and a variety of mature trees with a gravelled path leading to a second paved area with a giant inlaid chess board. The studio, gym and garage are accessed via sliding glass doors. This area also provides excellent potential for a mews development with its own access from St. Mary’s Lane (subject to pp).

A superb choice of amenities, both social and recreational are within a stone’s throw, including local shopping on Baggot Street Upper, a burgeoning restaurant hub catering to all types of cuisine, the Dylan Hotel, the Grand Canal, the Aviva Stadium, the RDS and many educational facilities. The property is within walking distance of Dublin’s financial and commercial districts, and the vast array of city centre facilities such as the numerous shops, bars and restaurants that surround St Stephens Green. The 34 acres of excellent recreational amenities of Herbert Park are also within a pleasant walk.

Rooms

  • Entrance Hall (elegant entrance hall with elaborate ceiling cornicing and centre rose, picture rail and polished timber floor.)
  • Drawing Room (attractive bay sash windows with shutters. Elaborate ceiling cornicing and centre rose. Polished parquet floor. Attractive marble fireplace with coal effect gas fire. Double doors to:)
  • Dining Room (with elaborate ceiling coving and centre rose. Built in shelving. Attractive marble fireplace with coal effect gas fire. Polished parquet floor. Double doors and steps lead to:)
  • Kitchen/Breakfast/Living Room
  • Breakfast Area (with extensive storage unit and built-in home office area with folding doors. Polished parquet floor.)
  • Living Area (overlooking the back garden, flooded with natural light. Recessed lighting.)
  • Kitchen (with an excellent range of white built in wall and floor presses. Granite breakfast counter, AGA, integrated Miele hob, double fridge, microwave, integrated dishwasher drawers. Double sliding doors lead to the back garden.)
  • Utility Room (floor to ceiling built in wall and floor presses, granite work top, fully plumbed for washer and dryer.)
  • Guest W.C. (timber flooring, recessed lighting, wc and wash hand basin, built in cloaks press.)
  • 1st Floor Return
  • Shower Room (Corner shower cubicle, wc and wash hand basin, heated towel rail, fully tiled walls, marble tiled floor with underfloor heating. Recessed lighting.)
  • Bedroom 4 (superb double room overlooking the back garden. Built in wardrobes, sash window, ceiling coving.)
  • Spacious Landing with sky light
  • Bedroom 1 ((to front of house) superb double room with bay sash window. Attractive fireplace with coal effect gas fire, original timber floorboards, ceiling coving, centre rose.)
  • Bedroom 2 (superb double room, ceiling coving, centre rose, original floorboards, attractive fireplace, sash windows and built in wardrobes. Storage press.)
  • Bedroom 3 ((to the front) superb double room with built in wardrobes, original polished floorboards, ceiling coving, centre rose. Built in raised bed with desk and shelving below.)
  • Top Floor
  • Landing (Built in shelving)
  • Walk in Dressing Room/Wardrobe (with underfloor heating, extensive shelving and storage, Velux sky light and recessed lighting)
  • Bathroom (luxurious bathroom with free standing bath, double shower unit, his & hers sink unit, wc, heated towel rail, fireplace with coal effect gas fire, wall mounted TV, sash window, tiled marble floor and recessed lighting.)
  • Attic (generous storage attic accessed via a purpose-built retracting ladder into the ceiling.)
  • Back Garden (Surrounded by old granite wall, granite patio, wooden seating area, built in BBQ, sink unit, storage press, raised flower beds, and steps to coved area bordered by hedges and a variety of plants, trees & shrubs)
  • Garage/Gym/Studio at rear (incorporating a gym, kitchen, storage area, shower room, studio and bathroom.)

BER Information

  • Rating: BER exempt

About the Area

Ballsbridge is a highly desirable Dublin suburb that extends northwards towards the Grand Canal, southwards towards Donnybrook, and westwards to encompass the area around Pembroke Road, Clyde Road, Elgin Road, and Herbert Park. The bulk of Dublin's embassies and many diplomatic residences are located in the southern part of Ballsbridge on and around Ailesbury Road. The RDS has its grounds here, and the Lansdowne Road headquarters of the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) is on the boundary between Ballsbridge and Irishtown. The corporate headquarters of Allied Irish Banks (AIB) are also located in Ballsbridge.

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