When two become one in Monkstown for €795,000
Light-filled spacious four-bed double mews dates back to 1880
This avant-garde property on Monkstown Road is actually two mews buildings opened up into one large and surprisingly roomy home.
The first coach house dating from 1880 was bought by the current owners in 2007, and then in 2011 the couple bought next door, and gave the interiors a complete overhaul amalgamating the two properties into one. The result is a light-filled spacious house in mint condition.
From the outside, the windows of number 1 St Grellans Court appear small but allow a huge amount of light through. This coupled with four large glass doors opening on to two separate gardens to the rear give the property an airy feel.
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The Nextline kitchen in pale white is pristine as it was installed less than a year ago. Integrated Siemens appliances and a grey Silestone island give the room a sleek streamlined effect. The room, in keeping with the rest of the house is painted in warm whites with grey accent tones.
Pine floors, reclaimed from the Point Depot, add warmth and echo the beech breakfast bar on the island. Large glass doors open out onto the first of two small decked gardens. Off the kitchen is a large utility room.
A newly-added dining room with pine floors sits to the rear of the house and glass doors on each side access both south facing gardens. Hidden neatly under the stairs is a wet room with neutral coloured tiles. An office and further family room with a wood burning stove complete the ground floor. The front door of what was the second mews has been replaced with opaque glass allowing light into the corridor.
It is only on climbing the stairs that one is reminded of the period of the property, as all the original beams are exposed and perfectly restored. A good-sized master bedroom with dual aspect windows and skylight is bright, and has a small but swish en suite with Grohe fittings.
Three further bedrooms with pitched roofs and a large family bathroom with custom-built units complete upstairs.
The current owners have bought a large residence two doors away and have now placed their 201sq m (2,163sq ft) period property on the market with an asking price of €795,000 through estate agent McNally Handy.