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This magnificent end-of-terrace Victorian home is on the market for €2.8 million


By Sarah Gill
05th Apr 2023
This magnificent end-of-terrace Victorian home is on the market for €2.8 million

Situated in a mature leafy enclave of Monkstown, Willow Bank is a stunning six bedroom residence complete with a tranquil private courtyard.

Currently on the market for €2,800,000 through Annemarie Murphy of Knight Frank, number 4 Willow Bank is a breathtaking Victorian property dating back to 1864.

This six-bedroom, three-bathroom end-of-terrace Victorian home is situated in this mature leafy enclave of Monkstown. The property boasts an abundance of period features throughout, including decorative cornicing, floorboards and original period fireplaces. To the side and rear of the property is a beautiful mature garden with ample off-street parking that takes advantage of the south and westerly aspects.

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On entering the garden through an iron pedestrian gate, you are immediately greeted by two magnolia trees and a holly tree. A flight of granite steps leads to the hall door. The entrance hall is bright and gracious with a large window. A black and white Amtico floor runs through to the inner hallway.

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The first reception room is located to the front of the house with two picture sash windows and working shutters, a white marble fireplace and pitch pine timber flooring. Additional detailing includes intricate ceiling roses and cornicing.

The kitchen is off the hallway to the rear and is fitted with bespoke dark blue hand-painted wall and floor units and black granite countertops. An island fitted with various utilities forms a focal point of the room against the backdrop of a very large window facing onto the rear garden and courtyard. A double gas range, stand-alone fridge freezer and gas coal-effect stove create a lovely, homely space. Off the hallway to the rear side of the house is a dining room with original fireplace and sash window overlooking the side garden.

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The first floor comprises four generous-sized double bedrooms. The main bedroom overlooks the front garden, and has fitted wardrobes, an original white Marble fireplace and a Jack and Jill style en-suite. The second double bedroom — also with an original fireplace — has dual aspects over the front and side gardens. The third bedroom faces the side garden and the fourth, with dark timber floor faces the rear (also with fitted wardrobes). A family bathroom leads off the landing while another WC can be found on the first-floor return.

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The lower ground floor is approached from the ground floor stairs. To the front of the house, entered through double French doors from the hallway, is a large reception room with original sash windows, newly laid timber floor, gas coal effect stove and entrance to the front garden. Off this is a kitchenette/utility room with a washing machine, tumble dryer and sink. Off the lower ground floor hallway are a further three rooms – one is laid out as a home office with fitted furniture and is fully carpeted, the other two are double bedrooms. A separate bathroom completes the accommodation on this floor.

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A door to the garden leads from the hallway which brings you out into the courtyard, enclosed and paved, home to the original coal shed. Wired with electric up lights, the rear garden is laid in both lawn and paved terraces, a purpose-built gas BBQ area further enhances the various alfresco dining locations.

This sizeable mature garden extends to approx. 0.3 acres, giving a feeling of tranquillity and countryside with its selection of herbs, shrubs, and flower beds along with some very fine specimens of trees including eucalyptus, pear and apple. The original stone wall surrounds the garden, and a beautiful red brick wall runs adjacent to the house and the boundary wall separating the back from the front garden.

Monkstown

Willow Bank is located just off Sloperton, a short stroll to Monkstown Village. Boasting an eclectic mix of shops, cafés and restaurants such as Salt at Avoca, Café du Journal, Bresson Brassiere and That’s Amore. The village has a unique architectural style with many of the shops retaining their original Victorian facades. The Bay at Seapoint with its maritime attractions such as the Martello Tower and coastal walks along the east & west piers are all close by. The Irish National, Royal St George and Royal Irish yacht clubs are within walking distance as is Monkstown Lawn Tennis Club.

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There is a first-class choice of both primary and secondary schools in the locality including Scoil Lorcáin, Monkstown Educate Together, CBC Monkstown, Blackrock College and St Andrews. The area is well serviced by public transport links with the 7 and 7A bus routes running along Monkstown Road and the DART at Seapoint is just a short walk making the commute to and from the city centre an easy journey.

Currently on the market for €2,800,000, contact Annemarie Murphy at Knight Frank to arrange a viewing of this Monkstown home, or take a tour through the gallery below…