An impressive double fronted end of terrace Victorian residence and a 2-bedroom mews set on approximately 0.68 acres of mature grounds in this prime Dublin 4 location.A pedestrian gate with pathway leads to a flight of granite steps which ascend to the entrance door with fanlight and side glass panels. The front door opens into a gracious entrance hall with decorative cornicing and picture rails. Moving through the entrance hall is a centre hall with cloakroom and W.C. To the left is a grand dining room with two picture sash windows providing views over the front garden to Waterloo Road, feature marble fireplace and a dumb waiter which connects down to the original kitchen. To the right is the first reception room featuring a triple sash window, original marble fireplace and timber flooring. From here, double sliding doors encased in ornamental timber architrave lead into the second reception room with marble fireplace and two attractive large sash windows overlooking the rear garden. To the left of the centre hall is another hall with staircase to all floors. A door leads to a large kitchen, again with two large sash windows looking onto the rear garden. Further accommodation on hall level includes a store room to the rear of the staircase and a door which leads out to an external stairway down to the garden. Additional detailing throughout this level includes intricate ceiling roses and cornicing.
On the first-floor return is a glass house looking onto the rear garden. There are four bedrooms on the first floor with the main bedroom to the front of the property adjoining a large bathroom. An additional bathroom can also be found on this floor along with a hot press and W.C. Most of the rooms on this floor boast more detailed features including the much-desired sash windows and marble fireplaces. The mews which requires complete refurbishment comprises an entrance hall with a kitchen, sitting room, bedroom and w.c on the ground floor. On the first floor there are 2 bedrooms along with a bathroom with bath.
The basement level is an expansive space with a long corridor which connects all the adjoining rooms. The first room which is currently identified as a large guest bedroom faces out to the rear garden. To the front is the original kitchen with dumb waiter connecting to the dining room above. In years gone by this room was used as a playroom. Off the original kitchen is a pantry/ utility room/ a store room along with a coal store. Additional rooms on this level include a bathroom, study, bedroom, laundry and boot room. A door from the lower hall leads one to the inner courtyard with parking for four cars, a covered storage area, a gardener’s toilet and a door to the extensive walled garden.
T o the rear is a south facing expansive garden laid out in lawn with well tended beds and hedging, creating hidden ‘rooms’ and sheltered areas. Varied trees provide the backdrop and structure, and the garden is filled with many exotic plants, including palms, cypress, climbers as well as an abundance of roses and colourful perennials. There is a generously sized granite patio, ideal for al fresco dining, and a corner gazebo from which to catch the evening sun. No. 1 Waterloo Road occupies an impressive site measuring approx. 0.68 of mature gardens. To the side of the house there is a mews with a garage, a courtyard with a carport and, with two more garages on the opposite corner of the site, there is parking for seven cars.
The property is situated at the Baggot Street end of Waterloo Road at its junction with Flemings Place with Waterloo Road to the rear. It is an ideal city centre location with access to a wide variety of local shops. These only enhance the attractiveness of the site and residence as a future development site subject to the relevant planning permission. A wide range of recreational facilities are nearby such as Herbert Park with its 32 acres of grounds catering for an extensive range of amenities that include bowling greens, football pitches and tennis courts. Also close by are the Aviva Stadium, the RDS Showgrounds and David Lloyd Riverview to name just a few landmarks. There is an excellent choice of schools and third level colleges on hand to include St. Conleth’s College, St Michael’s College, Blackrock College, UCD and Trinity College.
- Gas fired central heating
- Original timber sash windows
- Intricate cornicing
- Architectural detailing throughout
- A unique opportunity for a high-end mews or apartment development (subject to p p)
- Approx. 0.68 of mature gardens