Hunters Estate Agent is delighted to present to the market this stunning Victorian double fronted four bedroom family home extending to 311.5 sq.m/3,353 sq.ft. This wonderful house has been redesigned to take best advantage of the superb uninterrupted views over the bay to Howth and beyond and internally the property has been remodelled to create home of generous proportions with a wonderful quality of light throughout. On the first floor the spacious drawing room extends the full width of the house and allows one to gaze out at the ever changing vista. To the rear a first floor terrace is bathed in sunlight due to its wonderful south-westerly aspect. 9 Newtownsmith was built in the mid 1800’s and retains many attractive period features throughout.
Upon entering the property one is welcomed by a light filled hall lit from above by the clever roof light above the first floor landing. To the left there is a large open plan kitchen/dining room with dual aspect with a bespoke handcrafted kitchen and French doors opening to the garden. Double doors open from the dining area into a family/playroom which also benefits from French doors to the garden. To the rear there is a large bedroom with the benefit of an adjoining bathroom and access to the garden while to the front right a fourth spacious double bedroom has the benefit of attractive views. Also at ground floor level there is a well-equipped utility room, guest shower room, bathroom and under stairs storage. Rising to the first floor one is immediately impressed by the large galleried landing with its feature ten Velux window roof light. To the front a grand drawing room has been created to take full advantage of the glorious views over Dublin Bay. Off the drawing room there is a useful study with wet bar ideal for an evening drinks party or two. To the rear on the first floor there is a further large ensuite bedroom and a stunning master bedroom suite comprising of bedroom, dressing room and spacious ensuite. Both the bedrooms to the rear have the benefit of French doors opening onto a suntrap roof terrace overlooking the fine garden and with attractive views across to the back of St Joseph’s Church Glasthule.
Outside to the front the property is railed with period cast iron railings and benefits from off street parking for one car. To the rear there is a wonderful south-west facing rear garden extending to over 80ft set out in an attractive combination of decked sun terrace, lawn and mature planted beds bounded by attractive period granite walling.
The property is said to have been built by the Smith Family who were suppliers of granite for the construction of Dun Laoghaire Harbour and who leased the lands along the seafront in the early 1800’s including the site on which 9 Newtownmith was built. The Smith family were also developers and built many of the homes in the area and their name has lived on in the place name Newtownsmith. At the time of construction the houses faced directly out across the road to a rocky foreshore much like that further on at Scotsmans Bay but over time the lands were reclaimed to provide amenity space. The house was fully complete by the early 1860’s.