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01 288 2020

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1 Idrone Terrace, Blackrock, County Dublin, A94 KC84

End of Terrace House





293 sq.m.



Janet Carroll is delighted to offer Number One, Idrone Sur Mer, for sale by Private Treaty. A very rare opportunity to purchase a period gem in turnkey condition throughout. This very impressive, end of terrace home enjoys uninterrupted panoramic sea views. It is by far the choice property on this iconic terrace of only 27 houses. Located off the Main Street in Blackrock Village, it is overlooking one of Ireland's most sought-after sea front locations on Dublin Bay.

Acquired in December 2010 in a very sad state, it is now truly in turnkey condition throughout and enjoys its full original enclosed south facing, private garden, with rear access for off street parking. Set on the corner site, it has wrap around landscaped grounds. Brought back to its former grandeur with many modern features added, it was lovingly refurbished by its current owners at a higher cost than the purchase price!

The refurbishment was not rushed and took a full 2 years of skilled work supervised by a conservation architect, who took the house back to the bare walls. It was fully upgraded and modernised with underfloor heating, damp proofed, period features restored, insulated and extended to the highest standards possible for such a special listed home.

The house is approached from the seafront via a pedestrian gate and pathway through the front garden and to wide granite steps. The period square doorcase makes for an impressive entrance to the magnificent reception hall. Extending to approximately 293.3sqm/3157sqft, the property is spread over three floors and is characterised by stunning period features, large open rooms with high ceilings and large recessed windows with extensive sea views. The living accommodation is positioned on the first floor over the garden level to maximise the enjoyment of the sea views.

Idrone Terrace is one of Blackrock most complete formal terrace of period houses. The 27 homes were built over a 20-year period, beginning in late 1840. An enviable location, the property lies between the sea and the Main Street of Blackrock, therefore enjoys a beautiful quiet coastline setting yet is minutes' walk to all the amenities that Blackrock has to offer including excellent schools, speciality shops, boutiques, cafes, bars and restaurants and expanding shopping centres. The DART station is only c. 600 metres away.

This type of property does not come to the market very often. It has a perfect marriage of old and new, in the area which is steeped in history and has carved out a niche way of living/ lifestyle for its residents. Viewing of this exceptional period home is not to be missed.


• Beautiful sea facing end of terrace period property
• Fully renovated and restored to a superb standard
• C. 293.3sqm/ 3157sqft
• Insulated and damp proofed
• Unrivalled sea views
• 5 Bedrooms
• Restored ceiling coving and roses
• Auto blinds in kitchen
• Media/Cinema room
• Multizone climate control
• Brushed metal fittings throughout
• Clever inset spot lighting
• CCTV Security system
• Roof redone with salvaged slates (where possible)
• Beautifully designed extension to the rear
• Split level South facing private garden
• Landscaped garden
• Box hedging in rear garden for privacy
• Off street parking for circa 4 – 5 cars
• Unrivalled residential location with many amenities close by including seafront walks and bathing areas
• Literally on the DART line, 3-minute stroll to Blackrock Park through the pedestrian entrance by the DART
• Stroll to cafes and a growing number of new restaurants in Blackrock
• Close to a choice of doctors' surgeries, dentists, boutiques, beauty salons, hairdressers, food outlets and pubs
• Option to purchase media room equipment
• Option to purchase chandeliers



Entrance Hall: c. 10.15m x 2.00m
This is a truly spectacular way to start this journey. The large hall door is framed by elegant stained glass on either side which allows light to fill the hall without compromising on privacy. Beautiful period feature archway adds to the grandeur of this hallway. It is impressive to say the least, with ceiling heights of c. 3.28m, it is well set to showcase the ornate restored ceiling coving that has a fresh feel whilst still respecting the classic style that is in keeping with this seaside period residence. Black solid wooden floor is practical yet luxurious. Clever cabinetry is set into a wall for both storage and display.

*Note: Chandelier is not included in the sale, but an optional extra to purchase.

Drawing Room: c. 5.74m x 4.94m (max)
Not only is this room exquisitely finished, it has a view that one would quite simply, die for! A large restored/new sash bay windows frame uninterrupted views of the sea. Folding shutters are in superb condition and are a testament to the care and attention that has been given to every square inch of this home. The solid wooden floor is continued into this room. Large marble solid fuel fireplace frames the wall and bespoke inset fitted cabinets and shelving for practicality.
Carefully restored ceiling coving and ceiling rose add that period nod to the history of this home.

*Note: Chandelier is not included in the sale, but an optional extra to purchase.

Dining Room (To the Back): c. 4.74m x 4.61m
This is the perfect room for entertaining family and friends. It oozes warmth and style with solid black wooden floor and beautiful ceiling coving. Large marble fireplace will no doubt add to the dialogue of an evening's conversation, crackling in the background as the new keepers entertain their guests. A large sash window to the rear looks onto the garden. Wired speakers.

*Note: Chandelier is not included in the sale, but an optional extra to purchase.

Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Area: c. 12.76m x 3.21m
A featured stained-glass door leads to this open plan space. A stone floor gives that bright earthy feel to the room with matching skirting and there are bespoke wall and floor units aplenty for ample storage. Integrated Neff larder fridge, Neff freezer, dishwasher, hob, Viking Professional self-cleaning double oven, Neff warming cabinet, Neff microwave and extractor fan. Beautiful grey granite splashback and granite countertop. Display cabinets and a feature window seat with storage below. Recessed lightings, remote controlled blinds and wired speakers provide modern touch.

This room has been carefully thought through and wall to wall windows create a panoramic view of the garden which is a balance of beautiful solid stone and mature landscaping. Concertina glass doors fold and open into patio area, combining both external and internal spaces. While sitting or relaxing here, you would never think you are in such a central location with every possible amenity on your doorstep, but therein lies the magic of number 1.


Throughout the entire house, subtle lighting plays a key role. Clever inset lightings sit in the skirting, steps and walls at various parts of the home and guide you to the garden level of the property.

Hallway: c. 11.62m x 1.95m (max)
There is access to the outside of the house at garden level. Understairs storage with clever shelving.

Guest W/C: c. 1.37m x 1.39m
Marble floor, wall hung w/c with concealed cistern, fitted vanity mirror and heated stainless-steel towel rail.

Bedroom 1 (Near w/c): c. 4.84m x 4.63m
The solid wooden floor is continued into this room and provides a uniformity to the home. Fitted in frame units, double glazed sash window and a beautiful solid fuel fireplace is yet another feature of a period home such as this. The black mantel offsets the slate hearth perfectly and creates a contemporary finish to a classic feature. It is something that modern homes simply do not have.

Entertainment/ Media/ Cinema Room: c. 4.49m x 4.63m
A home such as this would not be complete without a room to enjoy movie nights or sporting events with friends, family and loved ones. With mood lightings and a disco ball for those evenings where one feels like a boogie. Storage cabinet. Double doors to the garden level cobble lock courtyard with views of St. John's Church.

*Note: Large screen, projector, Sonos surround sound system and a matching suite of furniture are not included in the sale, but optional extras to purchase.

Back Hall Area: c. 1.00m x 4.75m
Door to media control unit. This is the central point of storage for all the media.

Utility Room: c. 2.21m x 2.10m
This space is very efficiently thought through and is both stylish and hard wearing. Polished marble floor, marble worktop with sunken sink. Fitted wall and floor units and linen cupboards. Bosch washing machine and Bosch dryer. Glass panelled door leads to the garden level courtyard.

Bathroom: c. 2.44m x 2.38m
Wall hung w/c, wash hand basin, downlighters, stone wall and floor tiling, rain head shower and large built in vanity.

Bedroom 2: c. 3.35m x 3.04m
Fitted carpet, fitted headboard and plenty of sockets for practicality. Window looking into the courtyard provides for natural light.


On the Return:
Ceiling height c. 4.70m.

Bedroom 3: c. 3.92m x 3.30 (max)
A ceiling height of c. 3.28m opens the space and makes use of the period heights this home enjoys. Fitted wall shelving, fitted carpet and built in wardrobe. Large window looking into the garden.

Bathroom: c. 2.23m x 1.70m
Stone wall and floor tiling, w/c, stainless towel rail, wash hand basin, built in shelving, recessed lighting and double shower.

Landing (Top Floor on the Return):

Access to the attic.

Bedroom 4 (Main): c. 4.90m x 7.67m
This room is simply sublime. Not only is set atop the highest point in the house, it also has multi aspect light and unrivalled, uninterrupted views of the ocean. This is the type of view most people will never obtain in their lifetime and that summarises how special number 1 Idrone Terrace is. Fitted carpet and large sash windows. Exquisite ceiling coving and ceiling rose. Wall to wall fitted wardrobes. A clever addition to this room is a hidden compartment set into the wall for discreet storage.

*Note: Chandelier is not included in the sale, but an optional extra to purchase.

En Suite: c. 2.63m x 1.46m
Stone tiled walls and floor. Wall hung w/c, stainless steel heated towel rail, wall hung cabinet and large wall fitted vanity. Shower with rain head shower.

Bedroom 5: c. 4.50m x 4.74m
Built in wardrobes, restored shutters on windows, built in shelving and built in dressing table. Beautiful view of St. John's Church.


The front of the house is facing the sea. A pedestrian gate opens into a pathway that brings you to the steps of the house. Lovely manicured garden on the side with plants and hedges.

To the rear there is a split-level garden that is private without compromising on sea views. Box hedging and an external fence are tremendous in providing a sense of privacy in a location that is supremely central. There is a mixture of mature planting and landscaping with stonework that adds for a special feel to this garden. Mature hedging to the rear separates the gravelled parking area which will fit 4 – 5 cars and currently has a playhouse and storage shed. The main garden measures circa 14.5 metres wide x 23 metres long.

The lower courtyard is set in granite cobble lock and has views of the nearby St. John's church. The services for the house are cleverly positioned in an external room under the garden steps. The side of the house is yet another external space that is perfect for a separate planting patch or indeed for entertaining. To have a garden of this size and in this condition is a real find but couple that with the location of number 1 Idrone Terrace, it is practically unheard of.

The rear garden is accessible via an auto gate and also a pedestrian gate.


If travelling from Temple Road, Blackrock, at the traffic light turn left onto Newtown Avenue. Stay on this road, going towards Blackrock Village. Passing St. John's Church on the left-hand side, turn right onto Idrone Terrace. The house is the first one on the terrace.

If coming from the centre of Blackrock Village walk/drive towards the DART. Turn right onto Idrone Terrace. Number 1 is the last period house on the terrace.


BER: Exempt (Protected Structure)


By appointment with Janet Carroll at 087 400 2020 / 01 288 2020 or Email:


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Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.