Keen to make yourself feel poor?
Well, have we got a gaff for you.
Cast your eye upon the exceptional period property Gortinore.
Designed by the eminent architect Sir Thomas Drew, this spectacular period home was built in c. 1877 and is located on an elevated site on the prestigious Alma Road.
Extremely well preserved well cared for a period home, Gortinore still boasts most of its exquisite original features intact.
The regal home spans over three floors and measures a whopping c. 345sqm/ 3714sqft.
And while it is massive, beautiful and full of history – it’s the details we’re mad after. Check out the stained-glass windows and gorrrrge ornate décor.
“Gortinore” and it’s neighbour “Gortnadrew” were both designed and constructed in the 19th and 20th Century, by a well-renowned architect, who had a distinct fondness for church architecture, and a particular attention to detail.
You don’t say…
Apart from the house, he also designed the library and reading room in Trinity College. And not only that, he was also the consulting architect at Christ Church Cathedral.
The five-bedroom home boasts many features:
- An exquisite private sunny rear garden
- Original stained glass windows features
- Original sash and case windows
- Original pitch pine doors and floors
- Front and first floor doors with original solid brass doorknobs and hinges
And the most promising of them all?
Off-street parking for four cars. When does that happen in Dublin?!
As you can see from the pictures above and below, the coast is mere minutes from your doorstep, with the Seapoint Martello Tower just five minutes walk away.
The garden level of the house boasts a wine cellar on the right, and storage room next to it. On the left, an entrance opens into family room, double bedroom, study, shower room and a storage room.
Oh, and if you’re wondering – the chandelier is not included in the sale, but is available to purchase.
For more information on the gorge Gortinore, check out the listing in full right here.