Sommerville House is an imposing and stunningly appointed detached Period family residence occupying an idyllic elevated setting on the elegant tree lined Church Road in the heart of Greystones. The location is simply second to none, just minutes' stroll into the vibrant town centre, DART, South Beach, The Cove, local primary & secondary schools and the enviable range of amenities Greystones has to offer.
This is a most handsome home, well set back from the road, hidden behind mature trees and standing on a delightful site of almost a quarter acre with a wonderful south westerly orientation.
Sommerville House is a special home, in the Georgian style though dating from c.1875, it has been tastefully remodeled, upgraded and enlarged whilst retaining its abundant character, charm and beautiful original period features. These include its splendid high ceiling heights, decorative ceiling coving and cornicing, sash windows, many with original glass and fully functioning shutters.
Sommerville House features in the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage and is described as Detached three-bay two-storey house, built c. 1875. It is now finished in replacement roughcast render. The panelled door is framed with panelled pilasters with console brackets which support a cornice and fanlight with intersecting tracery pattern, all set within a semi-circular headed opening. Window openings are all flat-headed and frames are all six over six sash. The shallow pitched roof is finished in slate with cast-iron rainwater goods; it is hipped and has two evenly spaced centrally positioned chimneystacks with corbelled caps and clay pots. The house is well set back behind plain gate screen with square gate pillars, pyramidal caps and wrought-iron gates; it is within a large private garden . a fine and well preserved late Georgian house which is a strong asset to the area.
Internally the superbly appointed accommodation is warm and inviting, briefly comprising of a welcoming hallway leading to the large dual aspect drawing room to the front which opens to a reception space used a music room with door linking to the kitchen. This is a magnificent exceptionally bright open plan space comprising kitchen/family/dining area with guest wc, utility room and boot room off. The family area is the perfect space to relax with feature fireplace and French doors either side allowing for an abundance of light. A further living room positioned off the hall to the front is ideal for many purposes. This was used as a solicitor's office in years gone by and is presently in use as gym. Upstairs the generous accommodation consists of 4 double bedrooms (Main with en-suite and walk in wardrobe), a large single bedroom/home office, a shower room and an additional bathroom completes the accommodation.
The large and private rear garden enjoys an enviable south westerly orientation ensuring sunshine until the evening time, this garden is the perfect private space to relax and enjoy those long summer evenings. Laid partly in lawn with an expansive Indian sandstone patio area bordered by reclaimed brick planters lush with a selection of mature plants, trees and shrubbery. There is a cast iron spiral staircase which leads you to the roof terrace, which is a really special feature of this home. This unique space is laid with artificial grass which is easily maintained and a huge addition to what is already a generous garden, creating a superb space to enjoy the sunshine all day. The roof terrace is also approached internally from the landing. There is access to the back garden on both sides of the house. The generous front garden which is mainly in lawn has a large gravel driveway providing parking for several cars, bordered by a selection of mature trees and shrubbery adding to the charm of the home.
It cannot be understated the character this wonderful home holds whilst benefitting from everything one needs for modern day living. A stunning home extending to 313.6 sqm / 3,376 sqft approx. of superbly proportioned accommodation with manicured grounds, an enviable orientation and location.
Superbly positioned on one of Greystones' most sought-after roads in the heart of the town, Sommerville House is tucked away on Church Road just nicely distanced from the buzz of the main street whilst being just a stroll in to almost everything. A fantastic place to raise a family, being so close to all the amenities Greystones has to offer including a wide selection of cafes, restaurants, boutiques, retail outlets and cosy pubs. For the swimming enthusiasts you are short stroll to your choice of two beaches. There are an enviable range of local sporting amenities to include the rugby, GAA, soccer, tennis, top-quality golf and sailing clubs, not to forget the harbour and Shoreline swimming pool/fitness centre as well as the driving range.
There is an excellent choice of schools within walking distance which include, St. Brigids, St. Kevins and St Patricks National Schools and St. David's secondary school, with Temple Carrig, An Gaelscoil and Educate Together also within easy reach. In addition to the DART, there are the 84, 84X & 184 bus routes and the Aircoach which brings you to Dublin Airport.
It is difficult to find a home that offers all of this and more.
Entrance Hall Semicircular fanlight, polished wooden flooring, high ceilings with decorative plasterwork & under stairs storage.
Drawing Room Dual aspect, ceiling coving, restored open fireplace with marble mantlepiece, slate surround and hearth. Opens through to music room leading to kitchen.
Music Room Leading into:
Kitchen Bespoke eye and floor level units by BC Kitchens incorporating granite counter tops, Aga, large island and breakfast bar, integrated Neff microwave, integrated Bosch dishwasher, Zanussi double oven, 4 ring Bosch hob, Neff extractor fan, provision for fridge and freezer, recessed lighting, fitted shelving, Belfast double sink, tiled floor, opening to:
Family / Living / Dining Room Dual aspect naturally bright space with large picture windows and double patio doors either side to garden, overhead sky light, underfloor heating, TV point, tiled floor, recessed lighting, open fire with soapstone mantlepiece and slate surround and hearth.
Guest WC Terracotta tiles, wash hand basin, wc, extractor fan.
Utility Room Abundance of eye and floor level units, Velux window, plumbed for washing machine and dryer, stainless steel sink and drainer. Access to rear garden.
Boot Room Eye and floor level units providing excellent storage, tiled floor, dual aspect, access to side garden.
Living Room Dual aspect, ceiling coving, centre rose, new carpet, currently in use a gym.
Landing Access to roof terrace, large rooflight.
Main Bedroom Positioned to the front, dual aspect, large double bedroom with wooden flooring, walk in wardrobe area with shelving and access to attic.
En-Suite Tiled floor, extractor fan, chrome heated towel rail, partly tiled, step in thermostat rainfall shower, wash hand basin, window.
Bedroom 2 Double bedroom to front, Velux window with motorized blind, wooden flooring.
Bedroom 3 Double bedroom, original cast iron fireplace, Velux window with motorized blind, wooden flooring, access to attic.
Bedroom 4 Double bedroom, carpet flooring. Access to hotpress with factory clad hot water cylinder and thermostat timer.
Bedroom 5 / Home Office Dual aspect, Velux window and wooden flooring.
Shower Room Fully tiled, step-in thermostat shower, Velux window, wash hand basin, wc, chrome heated towel tail rail, tiled flooring.
Bathroom White suite incorporating bath with telephone shower attachment, Adelphi sink by Shires and wc. Velux window, tiled walls and flooring.
Originally created c.1875. Renovated, upgraded, and extended in 2005
Light filled interiors extending to 313 sq.m / 3, 376 sq.ft.
Retains original features including high ceilings, ceiling coving, cornicing, and working shutters
Gas fired central heating
Underfloor heating in family / dining area.
On approx. 0.24 of an acre / 0.09 of a hectare
Southwest facing private rear garden
Unique roof terrace enjoying all day sunshine
A short stroll into the town Centre, DART, beaches & many amenities.
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