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01 288 2020

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1 Waltham Terrace, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, A94 F2H1

Detached House





201 sq.m.



Janet Carroll is proud to present number 1 Waltham Terrace for sale by Private Treaty. This detached period home, measuring c. 201sqm/2,163sqft, is situated on a very generous private site on this iconic road. The property is presented in superb condition throughout. Due to the size of the site and the ideal orientation of the large grounds, this property would lend itself to further extension subject to planning permission, should one desire to do so.

The property was extensively refurbished in 1994, by Rhatigan builders who are steeped in a tradition of property and restored this detached home to its former glory. Tremendous attention was paid to reinforcing the structural integrity of the home and it was truly a labour of love. The layout of the rooms is what one would expect in such an exquisite home.

Waltham Terrace itself is a highly coveted road that has captured the interest of so many over the years. It is steeped in history, dating back to 1836 and from the outset one cannot help but sense this is truly something special. Homes like this and on this particular road do not come up very often. This road has seen generations of families raised here and the current vendors have enjoyed over 20 years in this special home, attending local schools and enjoying the amazing variety of amenities on their doorstep.

For families with education in mind, there are a variety of superb educational institutions literally on your doorstep. Sion Hill, Willow and Blackrock College are across the road and children could easily walk across to school. St. Andrew's College is close by on Booterstown Avenue. Carysfort National School is around the corner and residents of Waltham Terrace have the luxury of being able to walk their children to school each day, which is something very special for any parent. There is also a host of Montessori schools with one located on Mount Merrion Avenue and another off Green Road, around the corner.

As far as lifestyle goes, South County Dublin and indeed Blackrock, are highly sought after for the quality of life it provides. Blackrock is a thriving and bustling locale that has attracted numerous high quality eateries. The Michelin star restaurant, Heron & Grey is a prime example of this. It is also home to numerous exclusive boutiques and high end grocery shops and cafés. Blackrock is in very high demand as an area due to its proximity to the coast, for those who love walking, sea sports and the wonderful lifestyle it brings. This location is further enhanced by multiple transport links such as the bus and DART, which is literally a few minutes' walk away in Blackrock. Foodies can rejoice, makers of high quality artisan food, The Butler's Pantry, are only across the road!

One never truly owns a home like this, they are simply the guardians, until a new generation is handed the torch to both put their own touches to it and create some wonderful new memories.

Viewing of this very special and unique property is very highly recommended.


• Iconic road
• Superb location
• One of only a few detached on the road
• Fully structurally renovated c. 1995
• Separate detached garage, laundry room and gardener's w/c
• Set over three floors
• 4 bedrooms all en suite
• Mostly original doors
• Sash windows
• Sandyford Classic oil fired range cooker
• Superb development potential (S.P.P.)
• Three separate private garden areas
• Dual access to side and back gardens
• Gated with off street parking for c. 5 cars
• Mature setting in the heart of Blackrock
• Across the road from Blackrock College and Sion Hill
• Catchment area for excellent schools
• Close to a host of amenities including sailing clubs and gyms
• 5 minute stroll to the Blackrock DART Station
• Stroll to Blackrock Village
• QBC (Routes 4, 7, 17 and 46A)
• Nearby Aircoach stops to Dublin Airport


• Carysfort National School (around the corner)
• Booterstown National School
• Willow Park Junior School
• Blackrock College
• Dominican College Sion Hill
• St. Andrew's International School
• Hollypark National School
• Scoil Lorcáin
• CBC Monkstown
• Coláiste Íosagáin and Coláiste Eoin
• Lycée Français d'Irlande International School
• Choice of crèches and Montessori schools
• Cycle lanes to UCD, direct bus to DCU & DART to Trinity College


* Note: Curtains and light fittings are not included in the sale.


Entrance Hall: c. 4.83m x 1.67m
Waltham Terrace is unique in that every home on this road is different. Number 1 boasts two entrances to the home itself, one to the top and one to the side. The side entrance leads to a welcoming entrance hall that is understated.

Music Room: c. 4.46m x 4.08m (Ceiling Height of c. 2.45m)
To the left as you enter the home is the stunning music room. This is neatly set with glass pane double doors that look out onto the large private side garden. This room benefits from dual aspect light and has a tremendous sense of calm about it. Fitted carpet and blinds are simple in framing this space but the real winner is the access to the side garden.

Kitchen: c. 4.26m x 4.83m
The heart of every home and this has served as a special place for the current vendors. Their late father, Noel Rhatigan was famed amongst friends and family for being based in the kitchen. It meant many cups of tea (as with all builders!) and as such holds a special place in the home. This room has a window over the sink that beckons light from the front with a lovely view of one of the three bay trees planted by the vendor's family. A Sandyford Classic oil-fired burner and oven provide for both cooking and the home's central heating. Polished granite countertops are complimented by a large stainless steel splashback to the rear of the oven, with a Neff extractor fan. Plenty of fitted wall and floor units for additional practicality. Wide set tile floor brightens this space and continues down to the next room. Steps to the dining room.

Dining Room: c. 3.99m x 3.94m (Garden Level)
A unique feature of this room is the end to end floor to ceiling double glazed windows that look onto the rear garden. Yet another unique feature of this home is the multitude of exterior spaces that are easily accessed but set apart to allow for different themes and uses. The glass feature was a modern touch to accompany the renovation circa 1996 and has worked wonders. It is bright, spacious and almost feels a part of the garden. Double glazed double doors lead to the rear space and in turn the external utility room and W/C. Recessed lighting allows for added softness that is soothing.

Garden Room: c. 6.07m x 3.99m
Every house needs a room to relax in following a long day or week. Double folding glass panelled doors lead to the epicentre of comfort! This room has solid wooden floors with feature wall alcoves. Recessed lighting. Double glass panelled doors lead to the large side garden. This is not only great for ease of access but also for keeping a watchful eye on children while they enjoy the secluded garden! Solid fuel fire with stone hearth and surround. This room has been the host of many an evening's films with family and friends.


Entrance Hall: c. 6.42m x 1.67m
A high ceiling space that is wonderfully bright and welcoming. This area also has the larger hall door entrance that leads up to ornate granite steps to the exterior. A lovely feature is the stain glass window set atop the front door that marries the classic styling in keeping with this special road with the subtly modern touches throughout. A lot of care and attention went into this home and it does not go unnoticed.

Drawing Room: c. 4.52m x 3.80m (Ceiling Height of c. 3.32m)
This is a simply beautiful space. The high ceiling not only opens the room but frames it perfectly. Ceiling coving and picture rails are a lovely touch. This room benefits from dual aspect light that allows sun to flood in at various times of day. A large feature open fireplace is ornately finished and creates that classical feel to this historical residence and road. The star of this room is without doubt the large bay window. Not only does it brighten the room but also overlooks the privately set side garden creating a soothing scene. This window is somewhere one could imagine reading a book with a crackling fire in the background, or entertaining guests after a sumptuous meal downstairs.

What makes Waltham Terrace so special is the variety of homes on the one road. A tapestry of unique properties that are all individual in their own rite. Ascending the stairs to the first floor you have the first and second bedrooms, en suites and a guest w/c.

Bedroom 1 (Main): c. 4.45m x 4.07m
This is a well-set room that has a ceiling height of c. 3.29m. It is perfectly situated to be central to all other bedrooms for ease of access. Fitted carpet and a large sash window are simple yet in keeping with the home. Ceiling coving and picture rails are once again evident. 3 steps down lead to the dressing area.

Dressing Area: c. 3.48m x 1.28m (max)
Fitted wall units are practical. This space also houses the hotpress and emersion. A large fitted mirror sits atop a fitted dressing table that is simple yet practical. Fitted carpet and window for natural light. Door to the large en suite.

En Suite: c. 4.07m x 1.94m
A large en suite with tiled wall and floors. This was the last room to be finished in the home circa 2003/4 and is spacious, practical and well-proportioned. A bath with shower head attachment sits at one end of the room and a shower with Mira power shower at the other. A sash window brightens the space. Wash hand basin and large wall mounted stainless steel towel radiator/rail.

Bedroom 2: c. 3.90m x 3.57m
This room overlooks the side garden and essentially has nature as a real-life painting on the wall. As seasons change, so do the colours one is presented with, looking through this window. Large mature trees frame the garden perfectly and allow for privacy. Solid wood floor that adds warmth.

En suite: c. 2.11m x 1.45m
A great addition is this practical en suite. Tiled floor and walls with large wall mounted stainless steel radiator/towel rail. A walk-in shower with Mira power shower, wash hand basin and w/c complete the space. Extractor fan.

Guest W/C:
Wash hand basin and w/c.


The third and fourth bedrooms are on this floor, both en suite and well-proportioned.

Bedroom 3 (Left): c. 3.94m x 3.96m
Fitted carpet and bespoke fitted cabinetry. A sash window overlooks the side garden and allows for natural light. Door to en suite.

En Suite: c. 2.05m x 1.73m (max)
Tiled floor with wash hand basin, w/c and a Mira power shower. A skylight is perfect for ventilation and natural light.

Bedroom 4/Nursery: c. 3.94m x 4.07m (max)
This is yet another bedroom with en suite. It also has access to the floor attic. Painted solid wood floor and fitted wardrobes. Sash window for natural light.

En Suite: c. 2.05m x 1.73m (max)
Tiled floor, skylight, wash hand basin, bath with shower attachment and w/c.


Although in a very prime and central location, this home benefits from a private setting. Strategically planted hedges that bloom in Summer provide fantastic covering as well as natural beauty. There is pedestrian access as well as a large electric sliding gate with intercom for additional privacy and security. There is also a surveillance system with remote access if required.

To the front there is plenty of off street parking that goes the length of the front of the property. A sandstone patio leads from the pedestrian entrance to the ornate granite steps guiding one to the main hall door. There is dual access to the side of the property and each separate garden space. No home would be complete without a garage for the amateur car fanatic (as with the current vendors!) or storage. It has double doors and electricity supplied. To the side of the house is a tiled space complete with raised planters that surround the space and frame it beautifully.

Detached Garage:
Double door to garage. Fitted wall units. This is a very practical space with room for a car. This space is perfect for hobby, storage or the DIY enthusiast. Skylights for additional light. Supplied with electricity and an additional door leads to the side passage of the property.

Utility Space: c. 1.43m x 1.54m
This is another practical element to this home. Plumbed for washer and dryer. Tiled wall, wall unit and a stainless steel sink with mixer taps. Extractor fan.

*Note: Washer and dryer are not included in the sale.

Guest W/C: c. 1.05m x 1.24m
Tiled floor, wash hand basin and w/c.

To the rear, there is also a neatly decked patio area that benefits from afternoon light. Steps lead to the oil tank (replaced circa 4 years ago). Potential for additional external storage or a pet run. Door to the side garden.

The side garden is a substantial size and measures approximately 65 feet in length by 45 feet in width. Mature planting and shrubbery were originally chosen to frame the garden and provide a sense of seclusion. An extended wall alongside Mount Merrion Avenue means additional security and privacy. This garden has been thoroughly enjoyed by a family of boys who had many games of rugby in this space over the years! Raised planting and a feature Oak tree only serve to make this space more inviting. The tree echoes the history of this sought-after road, having seen so much in in its time. A sandstone patio in a circular arrangement is perfect for summer entertaining and with ease of access to the home it is a simple yet special touch to the outdoor space.


Proceed up Mount Merrion Avenue from the Rock Road or Frascati Road. After the next traffic light, turn left onto Waltham Terrace (across Butler's Pantry). The house is the first on the left.


BER: Exempt (Listed structure)


By appointment with Janet Carroll at 087 400 2020/01 288 2020 or by email at


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.