** On Open View, Saturday 23rd, 1.00 - 1.30pm **
Savills is delighted to present 2 Maretimo Gardens, a spectacular family home with stunning sea views.
Maretimo Gardens East is a highly sought after cul de sac bordering the beautiful seafront at Blackrock. From the roadside one is unaware of the blissful scenery that is the backdrop to all of the houses on one side but you are soon awed as you enter the property. These houses are steeped in history and were once part of the gardens of Lord Cloncurry's summer residence, Maretimo House. Built in 1937 the existing houses make the most of the stunning sea view and make wonderful cosy homes.
Number 2 is a gorgeous semi-detached property that is full of character and has been very well maintained and has had some renovation works including an extension to the kitchen, new windows and insulation. The superb view is the main focal point of the house and pivots around the special uninterrupted scenery that takes in the entire bay, from The Spire on O'Connell Street, the Aviva Stadium and the Blackrock coastline, along Sandymount beach and right across to Howth head and to the open horizon beyond. The position of the house enjoys magnificent sunrises to the East and sublime sunsets to the west over the city.
Accommodation is bright and spacious and is designed to maximise the view. The ground floor includes two large interconnecting reception rooms, a large kitchen / dining room with a large decked area off, a conservatory and a converted garage which would be suitable for a fifth bedroom / playroom / study / granny flat. The first floor includes three generous double rooms, a single room and a bathroom. There is potential to extend to the rear of the property and potentially to convert the attic space.
To the rear of the property a beautiful six tiered landscaped garden stretches down to a granite walled private walkway parallel to the railway line comprising a huge picturesque garden. An American composite deck leads out from double french doors from the kitchen. Below the deck is a low maintenance level area spread with 'Ballylusk Granite' chippings. This level is accessed from steps from the back door and provides a very sheltered quiet area to enjoy sun all day long in the long summer evenings. This area is surrounded by beds planted with roses towards the sea and lavender beds below the deck closer to the house. This area also has storage below the deck panelled off with pressure treated long life timber panels. This area is perfect for summer BBQs and evening meals enjoying full sun until late into the evening. Four more tiers make up the rest of the garden with a pathway down the centre. Each planted with flowers, flowering shrubs, fruit trees and bushes, Raspberries, Gooseberries, Red Currants and more. The fourth tier is a magical place to sit beneath the old apple tree and is a great place to lie in a hammock and listen to the sounds of the sea. The fifth level is a garden pond surrounded by Indian Sandstone flags and stocked with beautiful pink and white pond lilies, with a bank of grasses and succulents. Finally, a large lawned area at the bottom of the garden complete with a large garden shed. At the bottom of the garden there is access to cross the rail line via a nearby granite bridge where you can bathe in the sea at the jetty area below, kayaking or paddle-boarding is enjoyed by several of the neighbours. When the tide is out one can walk all the way to Sandymount and back.
The property is located a short walk from Blackrock village centre. Blackrock is a large commercial and cultural centre with many banks, cafes, restaurants, boutiques, hairdressers and barbers, shopping centres, pharmacies, supermarkets, and art galleries. There are excellent transport facilities including the DART and numerous bus routes providing regular and convenient services to the City Centre. There are also a great selection of much sought after primary and secondary schools as well as colleges.
Front porch: double-glazed doors
Hallway: cloakroom, laminate floors, dado rail, original wood panelling, ceiling coving, under-stairs storage
Kitchen / dining area: beautiful sea view, 'vinyl' floor, range of full height, high and low level kitchen units, sink, gas hob, dishwasher, washing machine downstairs, pump, door to side passageway, triple-glazed French doors opening out onto a large American composite deck spanning the entire width of the house
Front sitting room: triple aspect windows, coving, picture rail, gas fire, carpet, double sliding doors to second interconnecting living room
Living room 2: Sea views, coving, picture rail, glass doors to conservatory, dual aspect windows, inset 'Stovax' multifuel stove with granite hearth
Conservatory: Perspex roof, door to patio
DWSC: non-slip moulded marmoleum type floor, tiled walls, WC, WHB, glass cabinet, heated towel rail, spot lighting, fan
Downstairs bedroom / study / playroom: separate entrance, laminate floor, kitchen type unit, sink and tap, storage cupboards, fridge, separate water heater boiler, tall store cupboard wardrobe, en suite off
En suite: lino floor, sink and vanity, WC, dual fuel towel heaters, shower plus glass door
Front master bedroom: dual aspect window, picture rail, tiled fireplace, carpet
Bedroom 2: sea view, carpet, picture rail, double-glazed doors to balcony
Bedroom 3: sea view, picture rail, carpet
Bedroom 4: laminate floor, picture rail, currently used as study
Bathroom: lino floor, partially tiled walls, bath with electric shower and glass door, vanity unit and sink, electric heater, hot press. Separate WC room
Front garden: The gated property is approached by a pretty front garden which is bordered by a mature hedge to the sides and front. A pebbled driveway with stepping stones provides ample space to park two cars. There is a large lawn area which mature planting including roses, greengages fushia and a granite stone border sheltering Daffodils, Bluebells and roses.
Rear garden: The rear garden is dominated by the phenomenal sea view. This large garden, bordered by a mature hedge on either side offers ample space and a variety of different features and spaces to sit and take in the magnificent view. A large deck area off the kitchen is just above a large stoned patio area which is great for BBQs, lounging etc. There is a large storage area under the decking and a shed and store area to the side. Steps lead down to the next tier which has a seating area and a shed and is beautifully planted with perennial flowers. The next level has an abundance of fruit trees with delicious apples, raspberries, redcurrant, blackcurrant and gooseberries. Below this is a large pond and seating area. This then leads down to a large flat lawn area with a large garden shed to the rear. To the left of the shed is a gate which leads out to a laneway which goes up to and crosses a bridge over the railway track and down to the waterfront. At the waterfront is a jetty which was originally built for Lord Cloncurry and a small beach area, a perfect spot for a dip.
- Semi-detached family home
- Approx. 160 sq.m / 1722 sq.ft
- Magnificent sea views
- Direct access to the shore front
- Well maintained throughout
- Potential for extension / renovation subject to FPP
- Large garden space
- Quiet cul de sac
- Located in Blackrock village
BER No: 111804431
Performance Indicator: 224.3 kWh/m²/yr
Open View Saturday 23nd February 1-1:30pm or by appointment with Savills Dublin - Blackrock on +353 (0) 1 288 5011