Unique Stone Built House For Sale in Co. Dublin
A truly unique stone house built in 1859 with 17 bedrooms in a superb location, a short stroll from Dun Laoghaire and Monkstown.
Building Energy Rating: Exempt
Last update: 10th August 2018
Agent: DNG Rock Road
Contact: Georgina Magnier
Tel.: +353 (0)1 2832900
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Glandore House is a truly unique stone built house of great quality totalling approx 790 sq.m/8500 sqft, steeped in history and built on the original lands of Monkstown Castle in 1859 for the honourable J.W Vesey who commissioned the renowned architect Deane and Woodward in 1858. The property stands on land which made up part of the estate owned by the Vesey’s (Viscount de Vesci) who together with the Packenhams (Earl of Longford) were the inheritors of the Monkstown Castle Estates of Archbishop Boyle. Thomas Vesci became 3rd Viscount de Vesci in 1855 and the property remained in his family until 1935. W.J. Vesey died in 1863.
The architecture of the property features many hallmarks of the renowned Deane and Woodward style. The property is an amalgam of northern and southern gothic detailing. Venetian influences are strongly evident and are most manifest in the staircase window derived from 14th and 15th centuries, arcading at the Doge’s Palace on Ca’ Foscani. The property also features steep pitched roofs and tall chimney stacks and typical pierced Venetian detail in the windows with Caen stone gothic arches, balconettes and detailing. The typical style of Deane and Woodward is carried through to the interior which features notching on internal joinery and architraves, fretted balustrades, stunning original tiled floors in the entrance hallways and strong marble fireplaces. The motif on the banisters is repeated on the marble fireplace in the main diningroom and cornicing in the sitting room.
The present owners have been in possession of the property since 1979 and they ran a nursing home in the house from approx 1980 – 1996. Glandore House has most recently been used as a guest house and will suit a variety of purchasers including possible re-development into multiple units (subject to planning permission). A number of roof lights were added to the west and south elevations with the addition of a lift tower to the front. A major refurbishment was undertaken in 1998 and the property boasts private grounds of c. 0.3 of an acre. This character home features a lovely stone courtyard and stunning main reception rooms as well as numerous modern bedrooms, all en suite.
The accommodation briefly comprises entrance porch, entrance hallway, family room, drawing room, dining room, kitchen, 17 bedrooms all en suite, one guest bathroom, one guest wc, storage room, laundry room, attic storage, two utility rooms and a six person lift.
To the front of the house there is ample off street parking which leads to an attractive cobblelock courtyard. The courtyard area could be used in conjunction with the main house or separately for accommodation. To the rear there is a large private westerly facing garden with potential for development (subject to planning permission).
The location is superb being within a short stroll of Dun Laoghaire and Monkstown with every conceivable amenity including a host of shops, schools, churches and restaurants. There is also a variety of leisure facilities including golf, sailing, tennis and rugby clubs. Public transport is well catered for with the DART and multiple bus routes within walking distance.
Approximate location of Glandore House, Glandore Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin