Modern comforts within traditional framework in Monkstown for €1.595m

Four-bed built 15 years ago blends in well with its Victorian/Edwardian neighbours

  • Address: Pakenham Lodge, Pakenham Road, Monkstown, Co Dublin
  • Price: € 1,595,000
  • Agent: Sherry FitzGerald
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An Edwardian-style redbrick house in Monkstown, Co Dublin, nicely weathered 15 years after being built, blends in pretty seamlessly with its Victorian/Edwardian neighbours.

Pakenham Lodge was built in 2004, one of three in a terrace located a short walk from fashionable Monkstown Crescent. 

Designed to look as much like a period home as possible, but with modern comforts, it has polished timber floors upstairs and down, marble fireplaces, sash windows, ceiling coving and period banisters on the staircase. Some plasterwork like the modern centre roses, however, look just that – modern. It’s a bright house, with Velux windows in many of the rooms, and comes on the market smartly staged by Hyde Interiors.

The 208sq m (2,239sq ft) four-bed is for sale through Sherry FitzGerald seeking €1.595 million. An end-of-terrace property, it has a gravelled front garden (behind period-style black cast-iron railings) with space to park two cars.

The main reception room opens to the right off an L-shaped front hall: it too is slightly L-shaped and fitted out as a drawingroom and diningroom, with matching white marble fireplaces with slate hearths and coal-effect gas fires. There’s a bow window in the diningroom – that accommodates a table for eight – and two tall sash windows in the drawingroom. 

Large diningroom
Large diningroom
One of the property’s four bedrooms
One of the property’s four bedrooms

A slightly smaller familyroom with a tall timber fireplace and slate hearth inset opens off the hall to the left: a few steps at the end open into a study with fitted bookshelves and a large Velux window, and glazed doors open from here into the breakfastroom end of the kitchen/breakfastroom. 

The kitchen, which also opens off the front hall, is a long space – timber-floored like all the rooms in the house – featuring an eight-ring Britannia range and dark polished granite worktops. It steps down at the end to the breakfastroom where sliding patio doors open from here into the back garden. There’s a small utility room off the kitchen/breakfastroom and an understairs toilet.

The fully-tiled family bathroom on the first-floor return is smart, with an oval jacuzzi bath with a tiled surround and a shower. There are four double bedrooms on the first floor, two of which are en suite, and all with fitted wardrobes: the main bedroom has a bow window and an en suite with another jacuzzi bath and separate shower. Eighteen steps lead up to an attic, where there’s a small toilet and a room staged as a nursery. The surprise here is a fully-tiled shower concealed behind what looks like a closet door.

There’s a side entrance to the rear garden in addition to the access from the breakfastroom. The sliding doors here open on to a wide patio from which a few steps lead up to a modest-sized lawn sheltered by fencing and stone walls.