With plenty of period details and a huge garden, this tranquil home is situated in a small cul de sac off the Monkstown Road.
You might not guess it from the photos, but this large Victorian villa, with a large garden surrounding it, is just eight kilometres from the city centre.
Located in a quiet cul de sac just outside Monkstown village, Innismaan was built in 1870 by renowned architect Alfred Gresham Jones, as his own home. His other work includes the National Concert Hall, the French Ambassador’s Residence on Ailesbury Road and Merrion Hall, which is now the Davenport Hotel.
The double-bay home is laid out symmetrically, while large bay windows to the west and east on multiple levels ensure the whole property is bright throughout the day.
Steps up to the front door lead into the entrance hall, which features stained glass windows, marble floor, ornate door architraves and a circular light dome. This leads to the interconnecting drawing room and living room, which have a dual aspect and plenty of period detail, including joinery, cornice work, fireplaces and the original inlaid parquet floor.
The kitchen and breakfast room, also on this level, has a triple aspect, and so is particularly bright. The conservatory features original double doors and a vaulted ceiling with lattice inset, and leads to the rear veranda.
The home has five bedrooms, three of which have ensuites, while the main bedroom has a dressing room, a large bay window and an art deco fireplace. Elsewhere in the house there is a games room and a home office.
Outside, the 0.9 acres of land have been well maintained, with mature planting around the entire boundary. There are several patios around the house, including one with a wrought iron pergola, and another with a raised rockery. The lawn is split over three terraces, providing different areas for different members of the family to enjoy.
As well as the village of Monkstown nearby, this house is also well-placed to access the DART, multiple schools, and the sea, with swimming areas only a few minutes’ walk away. Click through our gallery above for the full tour of this house.
Images courtesy of Sherry Fitzgerald
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