17 Idrone Terrace, Blackrock, County Dublin, A94 A623
17 Idrone Terrace, Blackrock, County Dublin, A94 A623
Janet Carroll is delighted to offer Number 17, Idrone Sur Mer, for sale by Private Treaty. A wonderful opportunity to purchase a period gem in one of the most sought-after sea front locations in South Dublin. This super prime residential area is in the heart of Blackrock Village which is truly special. Deceptively large, it is superbly positioned on an iconic terrace of only 27 houses and enjoys panoramic views from sunrise to sunset over Dublin Bay. It retains the full original site with a south facing garden and rear access. The property has a very generous size but would lend itself to further development.
Number 17 Idrone Terrace has been in the same family for a century and enjoyed by three generations. A 6-bedroom home measuring circa 295sqm/ 3,175sqft. In a metropolitan city such as Dublin this is a rarity. The property is in good condition and has benefitted from careful ‘behind the scenes’ curation and maintenance. The roof has been very well attended to with new copper valleys and a high quality ‘fish scale’ slate finish. This is often overlooked in homes of this vintage but provides superb peace of mind for discerning purchasers. The current generation of owners have taken every care to maintain the property in a fashion befitting this era.
Number 17 is nestled in one of the best locations on the terrace and the views confirm this. Steps lead to a beautiful door which sets an elegant tone. The property is spread over three floors and is characterised by stunning period features, large open rooms with high ceilings, exquisite coving and large windows, not to mention the extensive 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 speciality shops, boutiques, cafes, bars, restaurants and expanding shopping centres. The DART station is only c. 300 metres away. With excellent schools nearby such as Blackrock College, Booterstown National School, Dominican College Sion Hill and St. Andrew’s International School.
This type of property does not come to the market very often in the area which is steeped in history and has carved out a niche way of living/ lifestyle for its residents. Viewing of this special period home is not to be missed.
• Beautiful sea facing mid terrace period property
• C. 295sqm/ 3175sqft
• Unrivalled sea views
• 6 Bedrooms
• Ceiling coving and roses
• Fully replaced roof complete with copper valleys and fish scale slate finish
• Two new Worcester boilers to improve energy efficiency
• South facing rear garden with rear access
• Development potential (SPP)
• 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
A small number of steps leads to the front door set underneath the stairs of the main house. This unit has double-glazed windows. It is metered separately to the main house. With its own access, it would be perfect for family, au pairs or reinstated as part of the original house if required. This provides superb versatility.
Hallway: c. 2.80m x 1.75m (measurement is inclusive of the wet room)
This is the area before entering the units living area. Door to a wet room.
With tiled walls and floor. W/c and wash hand basin.
Living Room: c. 6.81m x 5.00m
Fitted carpet (solid oak floor sits underneath, should one wish to change the look), wide door, cast iron open fireplace, window to the front. Ceiling height of c. 2.47m.
Inner Hall: c. 1.53m x 1.40m
Boiler, timer, hot press.
Bedroom 5: c. 4.30m x 3.00m
Laminate floor, built in wardrobe, window looking to the external rear courtyard. Door to ensuite.
En suite: c. 2.78m x 1.50m
Tiled walls and floor, bath with tiled surround. Shower attachment, large fitted vanity, wash hand basin, medicine cabinet and w/c.
Kitchen: c. 6.73m x 1.94m
Tiled floor, built in wall and floor units, spot lighting. Beko double oven, Zanussi fridge freezer, Candy washer/dryer, Bosch dishwasher. Stainless steel sink and drainer, Hoover induction hob, extractor fan and tiled splashback. This space is well proportioned and practical.
Bedroom 6: c. 3.33m x 3.29m
Laminate floor, window to external rear courtyard.
Store Room: c. 3.58m x 2.86m
There is an outdoor courtyard with a door leading to a storage room at the base of the house. Worcester Bosch upgraded boiler fitted circa 2 years ago increases energy efficiency along with Climote wireless controller (controlled via smart phone apps). This is one of two in the courtyard and greatly increases both energy efficiency and daily functionality. Many homes of this vintage do not have this type of forward thinking. There is an additional door in this space that contains a w/c which is plumbed. The second is housed in a brickwork storage shed/ boiler house in the same courtyard.
Entrance Hall: c. 1.98m x 10.00m
Glass panelled double doors leading to the hall (doors fold open). Original hall door, a glass pane surrounds the door beckoning light from outside. This bounces off the feature light fitting in the hall and creates a warming tone to number 17.
Note: Light fitting is not included in the sale.
Drawing Room: c. 5.00m x 4.68m
Fitted carpet, original marble fireplace with brass/copper hood. Original service bells on the wall, upgraded double glazed sash windows. This is yet another detail of the careful thought put into the upkeep of this residence. A classically toned mint green provides the expected ambience of a room as grand as this. Double doors lead to the dining room where the palette flows and provides continuity.
Dining Room: c. 4.66m x 4.75m
Fitted carpet, original marble fireplace with cast iron insert and marble hearth. A large sash window looks to the rear and heralds a classical time where light play was a luxury. Ceiling coving provides a regal feel and one can sense this room has entertained many guests over its lifetime.
Shower Room: c. 2.20m x 2.40m
Shower/wet room arrangement with tiled wall and floors, w/c and wash hand basin. Window to the rear. This is a great addition to the home as many period properties do not benefit from a guest w/c at this level.
Kitchen: c. 3.27m x 3.65m
Tiled floor with wooden wall and floor units for storage. Induction hob, extractor fan, oven.
Door to the breakfast room and conservatory.
Note: Fridge is not included in the sale.
Breakfast Room: c. 3.54m x 3.15m
Accessed via door that also acts as an insulator. An original fireplace (not in use) sits on a rear wall and the room benefits from light provided via glass sliding doors in the conservatory.
Conservatory: c. 3.50m x 6.62m
This is a well-set space that benefits from the southerly orientation and is a great addition to this home. Glass panelled windows frame the space and provide an uninterrupted view of the garden which is quite simply, a slice of heaven.
FIRST FLOOR (ON THE RETURN)
Landing: c. 4.28m x 1.87m
There are wraparound skylight windows where the wall meets the ceiling. This floods the hall with light due to its southerly aspect. One can see the upgraded fish scale slate roof tiles through this window clearly.
Bedroom 1: c. 3.69m x 3.30m
Fitted carpet, dual aspect light via two windows. This bedroom would also make an ideal home office or study.
W/C: c. 1.44m x 0.83m
W/c, wash hand basin and a window.
Bedroom 2: c. 4.62m x 4.70m
Large bedroom with window overlooking the back garden.
En Suite: c. 1.45m x 2.58m
Tiled walls and floor, w/c, power shower and fitted cabinet.
Bedroom 3: c. 4.09m x 5.07m
Fitted carpet, period wallpaper. Superb view of the ocean.
Bedroom 4: c. 2.62m x 4.04m
Fitted carpet. This room has been partitioned for a number of years which has created an additional bedroom. Fantastic sea views. This room could be reinstated should one wish.
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.
To the rear there is a circa 76 feet/23 meter long sun trap garden with the perfect orientation. It is south facing, private and has rear access. Apple trees and a mixture of mature planting provide a sense of privacy and special ambience to this lovely garden. Storage shed at the end of the garden. There is scope to build a mews or create rear access and parking should one wish and subject to planning.
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 halfway down this terrace on the left-hand side.
If coming from the centre of Blackrock Village walk/drive towards the DART. Turn right onto Idrone Terrace. Number 17 is on the right-hand side.
BER: Exempt (Protected Structure)
Strictly by appointment with Janet Carroll at 087 400 2020 / 01 288 2020 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.