The sale of Rockville House affords the discerning purchaser an exciting opportunity to acquire one of Dublin's landmark homes in this sought after and exceptionally convenient location at the Sydney Parade Avenue end of Ailesbury Road.
The property, which provides over 300 sq. m./3,228 sq. ft. (approx.) of bright elegant and well-maintained accommodation and is being sold with the benefit of full planning for a very impressive and spacious kitchen/living/dining room extension to the rear.
This most attractive detached residence stands on an impressive site extending to 0.3 acre, which with some clever landscaping could create lovely private, secluded and generous gardens in the heart of Ballsbridge.
In brief, the elegant, light-filled accommodation which is laid out over 2 floors (with the exception of the 3 storey turret) comprises:
Gracious entrance hall with large guest cloakroom off. Also off the hallway there are 4 fine reception rooms including the lovely light-filled interconnecting drawing room and dining room, in addition to a good sized living room and cosy study. Also on the ground floor is the original kitchen, large laundry and spacious conservatory. There is full planning permission to replace the conservatory with a very impressive 31.5 sq. m./340 sq. ft. (approx.) kitchen/breakfast/dining room.
On the return, you will find the large family bathroom, walk-in linen press and hotpress.
On the first floor, there are 5 good sized bedrooms, and bathroom. The main bedroom has an impressive bathroom ensuite in the turret.
From the spacious landing, a stair leads to the top floor of the turret where you will find bedroom 6, or lovely quiet study.
Having been well-maintained by its current owners over the last 40 years, Rockville House offers tremendous potential to further enhance its appeal by creating a sizeable light-filled kitchen/breakfast/living room to the rear, for which planning permission has been obtained.
Enjoying extensive frontage onto Ailesbury Road and Sydney Parade Avenue on this pivotal site, within a few hundred yards of Sydney Parade DART station, the property enjoys one of Dublin's most sought-after and convenient locations, with a host of amenities within easy walking distance.
Just some of these amenities include Merrion Shopping Centre, St. Vincent's public and private hospitals and the excellent recreational amenities of Ballsbridge and Sandymount including Herbert Park, numerous sports clubs, the Aviva Stadium, Sandymount Strand and village.
All the family's educational needs are also very well catered for with many of the city's principal primary and secondary schools located within easy reach such as Lakelands, St. Mary's and Star of the Sea primary schools and St. Michael's College, The Teresians, Muckross Park, Blackrock College and St. Andrew's secondary schools. Third level education is also very accessible at UCD Belfield and Trinity College via the DART.
All in all, this is a very special opportunity to acquire a truly unique residence on Ailesbury Road in the heart of Dublin's embassy belt.
Spacious Entrance Hallway imposing double timber doors provide access to
Guest Cloakroom with tiled floor, wc, whb and 2 large sash windows
Study with marble surround fireplace, coal effect gas fire, ornate ceiling cornice and feature bay window
Living room with feature marble fireplace, coal effect gas fire and ceiling cornice
Drawingroom with feature white marble surround fireplace, coal effect gas fire, ceiling cornice, feature bay window to front, sash cord window to side and double folding doors to
Diningroom with matching white marble fireplace, double doors to kitchen and glazed French doors to conservatory
Kitchen with tiled floor, matching tiled splashback and range of white wall and floor units incorporating split level built in hob and oven
Laundry this spacious light filled room having 4 windows has a tiled floor and is plumbed for a dishwasher and washing machine. Off the laundry is a lobby leading to the rear
Conservatory this spacious conservatory, which is accessed from both the kitchen and diningroom, has sliding patio doors to the rear and side gardens and enjoys a lovely sunny south-westerly orientation
First Floor Return Glazed double doors lead to lobby off which are
Family Bathroom with triple aspect including 2 feature oval windows, bath, wash hand basin, wc and tiled floor
Walk-in Linen Room
Hotpress with immersion
Spacious landing with twin feature stained glass windows
Main Bedroom with matching alcove, built in shelving, built in wardrobe, twin sash cord windows and door to
Bathroom Ensuite this spacious en suite bathroom is located in the light filled turret and comprises wc, wash hand basin, bidet, bath and hotpress
Bedroom 2 with window overlooking the front
Bedroom 3 with fitted press and window overlooking the rear
Bedroom 4 with ornate ceiling cornice, fitted press, and window overlooking the rear
Bedroom 5 with ornate ceiling cornice, built in wardrobe and feature bay window overlooking the gardens
Shower Room with wc, wash hand basin, step in shower and tiled floor
A staircase leads from the landing to
Bedroom 6/Study located in the turret, this light filled room is ideal as a bedroom or very peaceful study with lovely outlook over the gardens and down Sydney Parade Avenue
Outside The property is currently accessed through a pillared entrance at the junction of Ailesbury Road and Sydney Parade Avenue. A graveled driveway provides vehicular access through the very spacious lawned garden to the generous parking area to the front of the house.
To the side of the property is another good sized lawn and large timber shed (requiring replacement). To the rear of the property is a good sized and sheltered patio which enjoys a lovely sunny south westerly orientation making it ideal for al fresco dining. Outhouses include an outside WC and boiler house.
With some clever planting, the front garden could be screened to provide excellent privacy ensuring the new owners take full advantage of the property's expansive 0.3 acre
Strictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Ballsbridge on 01 269 8888