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01 288 2020

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Gortinore, 11 Alma Road, Monkstown, Co. Dublin

Semi-detached House





345 sq.m.



Janet Carroll is delighted to present to the market an exceptional period property 'Gortinore' for Sale by Private Treaty. Designed by the eminent architect Sir Thomas Drew, this exquisite period home was built in c. 1877 and is located on an elevated site on the prestigious Alma Road with spectacular sea views. This property is a wonderful example of a well preserved and well cared for period home with most of its superb original features intact. Spanning over 3 floors and measuring c. 345sqm/ 3714sqft, this is a magnificent residence that has a tremendous amount of history attached to it with the glorious private rear garden.

'Gortinore' and it's neighbour 'Gortnadrew' were designed and constructed by well-renowned architect Sir Thomas Drew in the 19th and 20th Century, who had a distinct fondness for church architecture, and a particular attention to detail. He was a commissioner for the township of Blackrock for several years and was the first occupant of the chair of architecture in NUI in 1910. Not only did he design the library and reading room in Trinity College but he was also the consulting architect at Christ Church Cathedral to name but a few of his achievements. 'Gortinore' is truly a property of historical note on a local and national scale.

For families with education in mind, there are a variety of excellent schools in the vicinity. A multi-denominational primary school, Gael Scoil, Monkstown Educate Together (METNS), CBS Monkstown, Blackrock College and St. Andrew's College to name a few. It's only 6 doors to the Seapoint DART station for swift access to Trinity College and Dublin city.

As far as lifestyle goes Monkstown is a thriving and bustling locale that has attracted numerous high quality eateries. Avoca and Cinnamon café are just two examples of this. It is also home to numerous exclusive boutiques and high end grocery shops. Monkstown is in very high demand as an area due to its close proximity to the coast, the yacht clubs and for those who love walking.

Viewing is strictly by appointment.


• Designed by the renowned architect Sir Thomas Drew
• Only 2 houses were ever built to this design, both on Alma Road today
• Superb central location
• Turnkey condition throughout
• Stunning exterior
• Exquisite private sunny rear garden
• 5 Bedrooms (Originally 6 Bedrooms)
• Stunning original stained glass windows feature
• Original sash and case windows
• Original pitch pine doors and floors
• Front and 1st floor doors with original solid brass doorknobs and hinges
• Off street parking for c. 4 cars
• Mature and quiet residential setting
• Literally on the coast
• Swimmer's delight at Seapoint Martello Tower – 5 minutes' walk
• Catchment area for excellent schools
• Close to a host of amenities including the sailing clubs
• Minute stroll to the Seapoint DART Station
• Stroll to both Monkstown and Blackrock villages


Entrance Porch: c. 1.54m x 2.48m
From the front courtyard, there are 7 steps to bring you to the entrance porch. All original features such as stunning Victorian tiles and stained glass windows welcomes you to this magnificent home.

Entrance Hall: c. 4.56m x 2.48m
Majestic entrance hall with shutters, original stained glass windows, ceiling coving. Ceiling height of c. 2.80m. Staircase width of c. 1.46m.

Guest WC: c. 3.49m x 2.00m
Original tiled floor, stained glass window, panelled wall, wash hand basin, fitted vanity unit and wc.


Two steps down bring you to the garden level of the house. With door to wine cellar on the right, and storage room next to it. On the left, an entrance opens into family room, double bedroom, study, shower room and a storage room.

Family Room: c. 4.66m x 3.91m
A wonderful area for relaxing with family. Original cast iron open fireplace with slate hearth and timber surround. Fitted carpet and bay window overlooking the front of the house. Door to the shower room.

Shower Room: c. 4.03m x 2.48m
Shower cubicle, tiled floor, wc, wash hand basin, tiled splashback and vanity mirror.

Bedroom 1: c. 2.77m x 4.93m
Double bedroom to the rear of the house with fitted carpet and cast iron open fireplace.

Study/Office: c. 4.55m x 3.03m
Timber floor, open fireplace, recessed lighting and fitted shelving.

Side Entrance Porch:
Original tiled floors. To the left, there is a fantastic boot room or storage room. On the right, door to the cloakroom.


Hall Area/Landing: c. 5.00m x 3.39m
Fitted carpet. Ceiling height of c. 3.30m.

Drawing Room: c. 4.79m x 5.66m
Very elegant room with magnificent ceiling coving and centre rose. Exquisite original open fireplace with marble surround and gas fire insert. Original pitch pine door with stunning solid brass doorknob and hinges. Fitted wool carpet, dual aspect large bay windows with practical window seats.

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

Dining Room: c. 4.28m x 3.39m
Original pitch pine floor and door with solid brass doorknob and hinges (with intricate details), large sash and case window with the view of rear garden, a beautiful antique fitted Victorian dresser, cast iron open fireplace with Victorian tiles surround.

Note: Light fitting is not included in the sale.

Kitchen/Breakfast Area: c. 6.27m x 6.84m
An impressive and extremely spacious room which is the hub of the house. Fitted wall and floor units with wine rack. Double stainless steel sink, tiled splashback, Siemens dishwasher, Bosch 5 plates gas hob, Neff double oven and Hotpoint fridge/freezer. Ceiling coving, pitch pine floors, magnificent sash and case windows overlooking the rear garden complete with window seats. Doors to the utility room and to the rear garden.

Note: Kitchen bookcase is not included in the sale.

Utility Room: c. 1.67m x 2.17m
Gas burner. Plumbed for washing machine and dryer.

There is a hallway at the back of the kitchen that houses a fitted antique storage press and also an access door to the rear garden.


Snug/Library: c. 3.27m x 2.48m
A wonderful space overlooking to the front of the house with beautiful seaview and a full view of Howth. A big picture window with an exquisite stained glass windows feature that comes with Sir Thomas Drew monogram (TD). Ceiling coving, pitch pine floors and fitted bookshelves. A perfect and peaceful place for reading or relaxing.


Landing: 6.16m x 4.64m
Arched high ceiling and fitted carpet.

Bedroom 2 (Main): c. 4.10m x 5.47m
Stunning main bedroom with ceiling coving, fitted carpet, fitted shelves/bookcase, dual aspect windows. View to the front of the house. Doors to walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom.

Walk in Closet: c: 3.14m x 1.44m
Fitted carpet, fitted shelves and rails.

Ensuite: c: 3.14m x 1.77m
Recessed lighting, frosted window, double shower cubicle with Mira electric shower. Tiled floor, panelled wall, wash hand basin, vanity mirror, vanity light, big mirror, wc and bidet.

Bedroom 3: c. 3.60m x 4.57m
Double bedroom overlooking the rear garden. Ceiling coving, fitted carpet and fitted wardrobe.

Bedroom 4: c. 4.83m x 3.39m
Double bedroom. Ceiling coving, fitted carpet, cast iron fireplace with tiled surround, wash hand basin with storage unit. Overlooking the rear garden.

From the landing, 2 steps up, there are hotpress and door to the family bathroom.

Bathroom: c. 2.93m x 3.00m
Tiled floor, stained glass windows, bath with Mira electric shower, wc, wash hand basin, vanity mirror and vanity light.


Fitted carpet, beautiful stained glass window.

Bedroom 5: c. 5.45m x 2.75m
Double bedroom, fitted wardrobe and shelves, pitch pine wooden floor and storage eave. Door to study/office.

Study/Office: c. 2.16m x 2.48m
Pitch pine floor and Velux skylight.


This home benefits from South West facing garden to the rear with a measurement of circa 27m in length. The south westerly aspect is superbly suited to the serenity that this space creates. One can envision a spring day spent reading or with loved ones and feeling like you have the world all to yourself. That sense of calm is rare to find, but what would you expect from a home of this calibre. Mature plants and shrubs, solid granite wall, large storage shed and paved side courtyard complete the beautiful picture.


If travelling from Temple Road, Blackrock, at the traffic light turn left onto Newtown Avenue. At the 1st traffic light turn right onto Seapoint Avenue. Then turn right onto Alma Road. Stay on this road. The destination will be on the right.


BER: Exempt (Listed structure)


Strictly by private 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.