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Residential For Sale

1 Eagle Terrace, Sorrento Road, Dalkey, County Dublin A96 R2N7

Price: €1,750,000 C3


Regency grandeur lies beyond the front door and entrance hall of No. 1 Eagle Terrace, a magnificent villa superbly located in the very heart of Dalkey. This beautiful home, positioned directly across the road from the world-famous Finnegan’s bar and restaurant, was originally built in the early 19th century but completely and sympathetically refurbished in 2007. Despite being finished to a very high modern standard, the property possesses a tremendous sense of period elegance and quality due to the current owners’ determination and taste. Years of sourcing and working with architectural salvage have delivered authenticity, style and warmth to the property – to include imposing 4ft x 2ft Antica French Chateau flagstones throughout the hallway and downstairs kitchen/living area, Italian natural stone in all bathroom floors and walls, reclaimed wooden floors, marble fireplaces (including a Grecian marble ionic fireplace), period over-mantel mirrors, ornate coving, chandeliers, storm shutters, cast iron radiators, panelled and stained-glass doors, antique door handles, brass mounted light switches, period wall panelling, a Victorian salvage kitchen (including an Aga cooker range) and a period styled bar. Underlying concrete and steel provide an excellent platform for the plumbing, electrics and roof and form the basis of a restoration that is likely to last for the next two hundred years.
• The accommodation is either 3 or 4 bedroom (depending on requirements) and measures approximately 195m2 (2,100 ft2). The property opens onto a grand entrance hall with vaulted ceiling, pediment door frames, period coving and French Chateau flagstone flooring. High double doors to the right enter upon a wonderful Drawing room with vaulted ceiling, open fire, Grecian ionic marble fireplace, classic crystal chandeliers and centrepieces, reclaimed wooden flooring and formal dining area to the rear. Across the hall is the ground floor bedroom 3 with marble fireplace, reclaimed wooden flooring, vaulted ceiling, pendant chandelier and ‘Rostrevor’ centrepiece leading into a ‘Jack and Jill’ bathroom/wet room with open shower, traditional style WC with high level cistern chain/pull and WHB, Italian natural stone floors and walls, reclaimed antique bath, vaulted ceiling, roof light and panel glazed doors. Double doors with stained glass panelling lead from hallway into a light filled Victorian salvage and fully integrated kitchen/living and casual dining area with a double Belfast sink, panelled walls and French chateau flagstone flooring throughout. A service hatch with stained glass panelling between the period styled bar and the Drawing room complements this living area. Double door access to the rear study/snug room (or bedroom 4) with chateau flagstone and wooden paneling leading onto a utility room with WC, Belfast sink and floors and walls tiled in Antica Italian stone. A mahogany and spiral spindle staircase leads to the 1st floor landing with access to the main bedroom and second bedroom (and access to excellent eave storage). The floors and walls of ensuites to both upstairs bedrooms are tiled in Italian natural stone and the main bedroom itself also has Italian stone flooring with French double doors leading onto a south facing balcony with ornate wrought iron railing. All bathrooms and ensuites have heated towel rails, power showers and underfloor heating. Interior and exterior walls are solid stone, some up to 3ft in width, and all exterior windows are double glazed ‘Marvin’ windows. Further, a Sonos digital music system is piped throughout the house with invisible in-ceiling speakers.
A host of ‘the great and the good’ have enjoyed extended stays at No.1, including a James Bond (Timothy Dalton), as well as a host of other ‘Hollywood’ visitors. Novelist Maeve Binchy (across the street) and artist Gerry Byrne (next door) were long-term neighbours.
There is off street parking for 3 cars to the front of the property and a concealed bin area. The rear south facing garden area has split level timber decking that is perfect for BBQ entertaining and there are plants, trees and shrubs surrounding the area.

Glorious Location:
Located at the commencement of Sorrento Road, in the very heart of Dalkey, No. 1 Eagle Terrace is readily accessible to all of Dalkey’s host of amenities including shopping, restaurants, cafes, wine bars, schools, transit railway into Dublin (the property lies 100 yards from the Dart station) and Air Coach, Coliemore Harbour, Sorrento Park and Vico baths (and the 40ft baths in adjacent Sandycove). Furthermore, the location possesses beautiful walks and scenery with Dalkey and Killiney Hills a short walk from Sorrento Road, as are a range of marine activities including the yacht clubs in nearby Dun Laoghaire. Dublin City centre is approximately 9 miles away and it is a 10-minute drive to the M50 at exit 16 providing ease of access to the airport and to the rest of Ireland.

This is a truly great home in arguably Dublin’s top location. In short, properties of such quality really do not come to the market that very often.

• Carpets, curtains, light fittings (to include crystal chandeliers and Victorian coach lanterns), Gas and electric range Aga cooker, marble fireplaces, period over mantel mirror, dishwasher, washing machine, ‘American’ style fridge freezer and French freestanding bedroom wardrobes.
• Double glazed “Marvin” windows throughout.
• Period features throughout to include timber floors, storm shutters, caste iron radiators, glazed and stained glass panelled doors, door handles, light switches, wall panelling, natural stone floors and walls, Victorian style kitchen, a wooden period styled bar, Belfast sinks and Aga cooker.
• Italian stone on floors and walls throughout all bathrooms/ensuites and utility area.
• Panelled walls throughout ground floor.
• French Chateau flagstones throughout hallway and downstairs kitchen/living area
• Under floor heating throughout all bathrooms/ensuites.
• Coving and ornate cornices throughout.
• Ornate Victorian salvage doors and classical double doors throughout.
• Cat 6 cabling throughout.
• Sonos digital music system with invisible in-ceiling speakers piped throughout.

Entrance Hall: Vaulted ceiling, French Chateau flagstone flooring, ornate coving and cornice, coach lantern, pediment door frames and panelled walls – double doors to:

Drawing room: High double doors with pediment frame, Vaulted ceiling, open fire, Grecian ionic marble fireplace, ornate coving and cornice, classical crystal chandeliers, storm shutters, reclaimed church timber floor from the 1800’s, panelled walls, and formal dining area to the rear, tv point.

Bedroom 3: High door with pediment frame, Vaulted ceiling, ‘Rostrevor’ centrepiece cornice and pendant crystal chandelier, marble fireplace, reclaimed church timber floor, panelled walls, storm shutters, tv point.

Bedroom 3 ensuite / “Jack & Jill” Bathroom: Vaulted ceiling with ‘Velux’ window, recessed roof lights, free standing re-enamelled bath tub, large wall mirror, power shower, wet room with Italian stone on floors and walls, under floor heating, traditional style WC with high level cistern chain/pull and WHB.

Kitchen/Living/Casual dining area: Bright L-Shaped area with fully fitted Victorian architectural salvage kitchen, French Chateau flagstone flooring, wooden panelled walls, a service hatch to the Drawing room with stained glass panelling bedside a period styled bar, double Belfast sink, Recessed lights, dishwasher, gas and electric range Aga cooker, ‘American’ style fridge freezer, double door access to rear garden area, spacious hot press with large pump, tv point.

Bed 4/Study: Recessed lights, wooden panelled walls, French Chateau flagstone flooring, tv point, and access to:

Utility/Guest WC: Washing machine, dryer, Belfast sink, ‘Velux’ window, WC and storage press, Italian stone on floors and walls.

Staircase & Upstairs landing: A mahogany and spiral spindle staircase leads to the 1st floor landing with access to the main bedroom and second bedroom, carpet floor, walk-in access to superb eave storage, 2nd Hot press.

Main bedroom & ensuite: Italian stone flooring, wooden blinds, Recessed lights, tv point,
French double doors leading onto feature south facing balcony, large ensuite bathroom with large power shower, ‘jacuzzi’ bath, heated towel rail, wooden blinds, Italian stone on walls and floors, WC and WHB, underfloor heating.

Bedroom 2 & ensuite: Carpet floor, wooden blinds, curtains, Recessed lights, ensuite bathroom with large power shower, Italian stone on walls and floors, heated towel rail, WC and WHB, underfloor heating, roof light.

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