Thorndene is a charming early 19th century period home situated in the heart of Monkstown enjoying an unusually private and secluded setting. The property has been refurbished, reconfigured and extended over the years to create a home which enjoys period charm and modern convenience in equal measure. Approached down a cobble stoned laneway, off Monkstown Road, the house is accessed through gates to arrive at a semi-circular, gravel driveway revealing a delightfully mature garden on approx. half an acre.
Beyond the hall door's columns and fanlight there is a hall with guest toilet. To the right the home relaxes into a large comfortable family room complete with wood burning stove and access to the courtyard situated at the back of the house.
Moving along the hall the eye is drawn to the Newcastle Design Kitchen with centre island, this classic contemporary kitchen offers a casual, Mediterranean, easy-going vibe, which sets the trend of style that is the theme throughout of a relaxed but luxurious aesthetic. This in turn opens out to the cleverly appointed breakfast room extension complete with lantern roof reflecting light into this bright, open plan space. Twin French doors from here open to the travertine tiled raised patio terrace. This outdoor space, with bespoke painted wrought iron railing and seating, provides invaluable outdoor living space to the kitchen area seamlessly connecting the indoors with the outdoors. An elevated position ensures commanding views of the private, mature garden.
The kitchen opens up to two beautifully proportioned reception rooms with matching white period marble fireplaces with Sienna marble inset which enjoy plenty of light from the four long paned glass windows, flanking the sides of each chimney breast, maximising views of the west facing garden. From the hall a shallow flight of stairs leads to a half landing with archway to a bathroom and well proportioned bedroom. A short flight of stairs brings you to the first floor landing where there are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom. One of the bedrooms has a study annexed off it which could ideally be re-purposed as an ensuite.
This is a house which benefits from being well-maintained and refurbished providing a comfortable family home exuding an overall period charm leaving the new owners with little to do but move in. The fact that it positioned in the heart of Monkstown yet enjoys rural like seclusion will have huge appeal. Thorndene is without doubt a superb family home of distinction providing excellent accommodation on a private and mature site set back from Monkstown Road just a stroll from The Crescent.
The gardens are undoubtedly a favourable feature of this charming home. Positioned on a generous site of approximately half an acre and all of this in the heart of Monkstown. A cobble-stoned laneway provides access to the house giving rise to a gravelled parking apron allowing ample parking and opening up the large expanse of lawn. Three steps of cobble stone descend gently to the vast lawned area which is delineated on three sides by mature shrubs providing natural screening and privacy. The piece-de-resistance is the delightful raised terrace, accessed off the breakfast room, maximising an enviable west-facing orientation. Paved with limestone paviers and bespoke fine wrought iron railings it brings the outdoors in, in line with the the popular trend of boundary blurring accommodation allowing ease of use of outdoor space. To the rear of the property is a courtyard, a nod perhaps to the property's 19th century roots, complete with sheds. One shed houses the oil tank and has shelves for storage. The other houses the boiler. There is a pedestrian gate from the courtyard to the access at the front of the property.
Residents of Monkstown are spoilt for choice being within walking distance of a wealth of amenities in Blackrock, Monkstown and Dun Laoghaire. The allure of the sea which combined with delightful coastal walks along with a wonderful, eclectic mix of boutiques, shops and restaurants all combine to make Monkstown a fashionable and much sought after address. Seaside walks can be enjoyed together with a range of water activities nearby and many established local rugby and tennis clubs. The DART at Salthill and a number of bus routes including the Air Coach provide excellent transport to the city centre and Airport.