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01 288 2020

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The Cove, 26 Monkstown Crescent, Monkstown, County Dublin, A94 E2T0

Terrace House





151 sq.m.



Janet Carroll Estate Agents are delighted to offer 'The Cove', 26 Monkstown Crescent, the most spectacular home in the heart of Monkstown Village. Situated on one of the most prime roads in South Dublin, this designer home is exceptional in many ways. This is a supremely private residence with high gates opening from the main street into a beautiful south facing courtyard. Tastefully entirely refurbished circa 2012 to create a space that is a marriage of the old world and the new.

A former coach house with humble beginnings, this Monkstown bolthole has maintained all the classic features of a home of this era but with the benefit of a superb energy rating and modern open plan layout. High ceilings provide for a great sense of space. An example of the careful thought that has gone into number 26 is the wonderful reclaimed pine floors throughout. The owners searched high and low for the right material and came upon an old school in Cabra where they sourced original pine floorboards and slate. The house has been carefully curated and the end result is simply superb.

The three bedrooms are beautifully designed. One, is quite separate on the ground floor but is ideal for other purposes too, including a home office, den or playroom. It opens into the south facing courtyard. Upstairs are two large ensuite bedrooms. The main bedroom has to be seen to be appreciated for its size, natural daylight, Juliet balcony, dressing area and ensuite. It is akin to a room in the renowned Ashford Castle!

Situated in one of the hippest areas in South Dublin, Monkstown is thriving and lively locale with a host of fine eateries and pubs. It is also home to numerous exclusive boutiques and high-end grocery shops. This super prime area is in very high demand due to its close proximity to the sea front, the yacht clubs and coastal walks and great transport links with the DART and bus.

To say this is one not to be missed is an understatement.


• Floor area of approximately 151sqm/ 1625sqft
• Turnkey condition throughout
• Externally wrapped to provide superb insulation
• Upgraded gas fired central heating
• Excellent energy rating
• High energy efficiency
• Reclaimed wood and slate throughout
• Double glazing
• No management fees
• Owner occupied/ It has never been rented
• Exterior storage area to the rear of the house
• Low maintenance, ideal for somebody who travels (lock up and go)
• South facing courtyard with off street parking
• Superb location in Monkstown centre
• Walking distance to the sea front and sailing clubs
• Resident's parking permits available
• Close proximity to the DART – less than 5 minutes' walk
• Close proximity of Blackrock Village, Dun Laoghaire, Glasthule and Dalkey


Entrance Hall: c. 2.47m x 2.57m
This is a bright and welcoming space that benefits from wraparound glass on both the side and ceiling. One is met with reclaimed pine that is nearly an inch thick. This floor has been laid on insulated slab for added warmth.

Guest W/C: c. 2.28m x 1.09m
Solid slate floor reclaimed from an old schoolhouse adds an earthy richness. Wet room arrangement with matte black rain head shower. The slate was formerly used on both billiards tables and blackboards in its time.

Office/ Den/Bedroom 1: c. 3.28m x 3.82m
Ceiling height of circa 2.47m, reclaimed wooden floor. Double doors lead to the south facing courtyard. This is such a treat as one could imagine having the doors open on a sunny morning in total privacy.

A beautiful feature of the ground floor is the use of reclaimed windows to both maximise light and separate the spaces. This also adds a classic charm to each part of the home that cannot be replicated.

Living Room/Kitchen: c. 5.88m x 9.69m
Double doors that are once again reclaimed and repurposed lead to the living room/kitchen in an open plan arrangement. The rich wood flows through this space and provides continuity. The outside of the house has been cleverly insulated to allow the internal space to remain untouched for added visual appeal and posterity. Double doors with glass inset provide for natural light as well as access to the south facing courtyard. The owners retained a sliding barn door that pull across the doors in a nod to its previous use as a coach house. The ceiling joists were originally from a barn in Kansas, USA. The presence of slate is yet another example of the planning the owners put into both the visual appeal of earthy tones and materials. A multifuel stove sits atop the slate and an exposed flue leads to the rear wall.

The kitchen is open, stylish and practical. The owners crafted the cabinetry themselves to give it the desired finish. The contrast between rustic and modern is just enough to make the right impact. Wall and floor units aplenty, undermount sink with granite worktop and shallow drainer. Whirlpool microwave, Rangemaster stainless steel range with 5 ring gas hob, double oven, LG washing machine, warming drawer and safety cut off controls. Oversized stainless-steel splashback with Fisher and Paykel extractor fan. This also benefits from a secondary fan for use when slow cooking for longer periods of time. Samsung American style fridge freezer with water filter and ice maker.


The stairs are finished in the same wood as the rest of the house and framed by metal bannister which allows the deep wood to be the focal point. A panelled wraparound sits at the base of the stairs.

Bedroom 2: c. 4.53m x 3.95m
Reclaimed wooden floor with a large window to the front. Access to the attic.

En Suite: c. 3.14m x 1.23m
Glass panelled door leads to the en suite. Matte tiled floor, w/c, wash hand basin, large fitted mirror. Oversized shower tray with matte rain head shower.

Bedroom 3 (Main): c. 8.16m x 5.44m (max)
This space is sublime. It is more akin to a country house hotel than a central location like Monkstown. As one walks into the room there is plenty of space to the right-hand side for occasional furniture or a dressing table should one wish. A walk-in closet space is flooded with light from above with cleverly positioned mirrors set around the lightwell. A small step-down leads to where the bed rests. The owners put a Juliet balcony in to make the most of the light and orientation and it works to perfection. All windows have been upgraded to double-glazing.

En Suite (to the left-hand side): c. 3.64m x 2.52m
This is a well-proportioned space that is almost hidden from view as one enters the main bedroom. Once again the repurposed wood flows in this room and leads to the oversized shower. The matte showerhead matches the contemporary tiling. This is the perfect contrast to the exposed wall which once again echoes the lineage of this 1900's coach house. Fitted mirror and a sink sits atop a classic Singer sewing table that has been brought to life in a different form. Number 26 is full of subtleties that many would not notice but it makes all the difference. A lightwell sits in the ceiling of the shower.


To the rear is a contained passageway the full width of the house. It is perfect for subtle external storage of household or hobby items. To the front is a privately set south facing courtyard that has limestone set patio, raised planters with sleeper surround and a hand painted shed finished in sage for storage and day to day practicality. High gates provide great security and privacy and the best compliment that can be paid to number 26 is no one knows what lies beyond from the outside. This is what makes this home so special. It is close to every imaginable amenity but has a sense of being removed from the world outside. There is off street parking should one wish but there is also on street permit parking.


If travelling from Blackrock, continue on Frascati Road, passing Frank Keane BMW on your left- hand side. At the traffic light, turn slight left onto Monkstown Road. Continue on this road until you reach Monkstown Village, then passing Avoca and Cinnamon Monkstown on your left-hand side. Number 26 is on the left-hand side.


By appointment with Janet Carroll at 087 4002020/01 2882020 or by 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.