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8 Idrone Terrace, Blackrock, County Dublin, A94 RH97

Terrace House

Sale Agreed




264 sq.m.



Janet Carroll Estate Agents are delighted to offer number 8 Idrone Terrace for sale by Private Treaty. This sale offers a deserving purchaser the opportunity to acquire an exquisite sea facing period gem in this highly sought-after coastal location. This type of property does not come to market very often. Number 8 enjoys a full south facing mature back garden, with off street parking in a double garage.

‘They’re not making any more beachfront’, as those with an interest in the property business are often heard to say. It’s likely it was a common saying in Kingstown in the 19th century, when the railway arrived and turned the south Dublin coast into a resort. One property speculator who saw an opportunity was Dr Henry Kavanagh. He built an entire terrace of 27 seaside villas at Idrone Terrace in the mid-19th century, over a 20 year period, beginning in circa 1840. The terrace is set back from the road having a railed front garden with granite steps flanked by cast iron balustrade. It is Blackrock’s most complete formal terrace of period houses.

Number 8 was originally bought by the family back in 1956 by Catherine Elizabeth Fryer who originally came from Annalong. Her daughter and newly married Swiss husband started off their married life together in the house. They were both professional dancers and taught Dance classes in the large top room overlooking Dublin Bay. It has been very carefully cared for and restored over many years. It was totally updated in 2000 to a high standard by the current Swiss/Irish family. All the expensive refurbishments were undertaken at that time including plumbing, electrics, windows, modern extended kitchen and a double garage/workshop. Most of this work is certified and signed off by an architect at the time of completion. Currently laid out as one main house with ground floor level separated with its own door. The property is approached from the seafront via a pedestrian gate and pathway through the front garden and to the wide granite steps. The period square doorcase makes for an impressive entrance to the magnificent reception hall. Extending to circa 264 sqm/2,842 sqft, the property is spread over three floors and is characterised by stunning period features, large open rooms with high ceilings and large windows with extensive sea views.

Blackrock has everything to offer for quality of lifestyle. Set back from a quiet village with recently upgraded shopping centres. It is approximately 600m from the DART and beach front. Superb choice of premium schools, library, parks, restaurants and clubs.

Viewing of this period gem is not to be missed.


– Beautiful sea facing terraced period property
– Renovated and restored in 2000 to a high standard
– C. 2,842 sqft/ 264 sqm
– Unrivalled sea views
– 4 bedrooms (2 with ensuites)
– Restored ceiling coving and ceiling rose
– Split level South facing landscaped garden
– Off street parking and permit residence parking
– Double garage/workshop
– 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



These houses lend themselves to a variety of layouts and many of the properties on this terrace have a separate entrance to the garden level accommodation. This can of course be reconfigured should one wish, reinstating the staircase. It can be very useful as a home office or separated accommodation for a nanny/au pair or extended family for example.

Entrance Hall: c. 6.32m x 1.65m
Terracotta style floor.

Storage Room: c. 1.36m x 1.71m
Tiled floor continued into this space. This is perfect for household or hobby items or indeed storing a bike if one is a cyclist.

Bedroom 1: c. 4.80m x 4.59m
Large room with fitted carpet and built in wardrobes. Door to ensuite.

En Suite: c. 1.25m x 1.98m
Tiled floor, wash hand basin, w/c, step in shower.

Guest W/C: c. 1.27m x 1.39m
Off the hall area. Tiled floor, wash hand basin, w/c.

Living Room: c. 6.54m x 4.86m
Open plan spacious room with fitted carpet, gas fire/electric fire. Double doors to the south facing courtyard.

Double doors to the hallway and door to kitchen.

Kitchen: c. 3.33m x 3.25m
Tiled floor, wall and floor units, stainless steel sink. Tiled splashback. Indesit electric oven and hob. Fridge and Bosch dishwasher. Door to the south facing courtyard.

Door to the utility room.

Utility Room: c. 2.63m x 1.50m
This room is set to the back of the ground floor. There is a door to the courtyard from this room allowing one to bring their washing outside to dry when the Irish weather allows. Cabinets for storage and a hot press. The gas fired boiler is in this room.

Storage Room/Craft Room: c. 3.33m x 2.34m
Access via courtyard.

This is set to the rear of the building. It is paved and there are stairs to the main garden at the back of the house.


Entrance Hall: c. 10.58m x 1.82m
The hall door is framed by glass on each side welcoming light into the hallway. Fitted carpet and exquisite period original coving. Beautiful period feature archway adds to the grandeur of this hallway. It is impressive to say the least. With ceiling heights of c. 3.2m 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.

Note: Lamp shades in hallway are not included in the sale.

Drawing Room: c. 4.80m x 4.76m
A beautiful room with large sash window facing the picturesque ocean. Fitted carpet and a beautiful ornate fireplace with hues of copper. High ceiling with coving, ceiling rose and a stunning chandelier.

Note: Chandelier is included in the sale.

Dining Room: c. 4.80m x 4.71m
Fitted carpet with a fireplace and a sash window to the rear. This room has an air of understated refinement about it. One can imagine the central role the old fireplace played whilst entertaining family and friends. High ceiling with coving and ceiling rose.

Guest W/C: c. 0.74m x 2.15m
Wash hand basin, w/c and a clever storage space for household and hobby items.

Utility Room: c. 1.93m x 1.58m
Storage units, stainless-steel sink and Siemens washing machine.

Kitchen/Breakfast Area: c. 3.94m x 3.50m/c. 3.50m x 2.95m
This is quite clearly the heart of this lovely home. A fully fitted Siematic kitchen. Rustic terracotta style tiling adds a warming tone. Wooden floor. Plenty of wall and floor units for storage. Neff gas hob, Neff double oven, Neff extractor fan, Zanussi fridge and freezer and Neff dishwasher. Walk through the kitchen to the sunny breakfast area. Full of natural south light, it is a serene space to enjoy quiet moments before the days begins or to catch up after a busy day at work, school or otherwise. Glass panelled wooden doors to the garden. Two Velux windows provide even more natural light.


On the Return

Door to hot press on the right-hand side.

Bedroom 2: c. 3.32m x 2.93m
Fitted carpet and dual aspects sash windows.

Bathroom: c. 1.88m x 1.86m
Bath with mains shower, w/c, wash hand basin.

Landing (Top Floor on the Return): c. 4.71m x 1.85m

Access to the attic.

Bedroom 3 (RHS): c. 4.77m x 4.71m
Large room with fitted carpet, fitted wardrobes and large sash window to the rear. A beautiful fireplace is yet another feature of this period home. A portion of the room was cleverly used to create an en suite.

En Suite:
Shower cubicle, wash hand basin and w/c.

Drawing Room/Family Room/Bedroom 4: c. 6.72m x 4.81m
This is the pinnacle of these houses. There is truthfully a wow factor as you enter this room. Your eyes are drawn to the majestic coving and then the magnificent sea views. Set to the top of the property it commands superb ocean views that are everchanging with the seasons. This room is once again understated but is steeped in elegance. Large original fireplace where one could imagine a roaring fire as a backdrop to the ocean view. This room could potentially be divided into two bedrooms or create an exquisite main bedroom with ensuite. With beautiful ceiling coving, ceiling rose, chandelier, 2 large sash windows and wooden floor.

Note: Chandelier is included in the sale.


The front of the house is facing the sea. A pedestrian gate opens into a pathway that brings you to the granite steps of the house.

To the rear there is a desirable south facing garden that is private. There is a mature planting, lawn and patio area. At the end of the garden there is double garage/workshop.

The lower level of the rear garden is a paved courtyard with stairs.


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. Number 8 is on the left.

If coming from the centre of Blackrock Village walk/drive towards the DART. Turn right onto Idrone Terrace. Number 8 is on the right.


BER: Exempt (Protected Structure)


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


Offer is to be sent in writing to


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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.

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