A truly unique stone built house of great quality totalling approx 700 sq.m/7534 sq.ft 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 & Woodward style. The property is an amalgam of northern & southern gothic detailing. Venetian influences are strongly evident and are most manifest in the staircase window derived from fourteenth & fifteenth centuries, arcading at the Doge's Palace on Ca' Foscani. The property also features steep pitched roofs & tall chimney stacks and typical pierced Venetian detail in the windows with Caen stone gothic arches, balconettes and detailing. The typical style of Deane & Woodward is carried through to the interior which feature notching on internal joinery & 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 sittingroom.
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 & south elevations and 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 receptions as well as numerous modern bedrooms, all en suite.
The location is superb being within a short stroll of Dun Laoghaire & Monkstown with every conceivable amenity including a host of shops, schools, churches, restaurants and amenities abound in the area. There is also a variety of leisure facilities including golf, sailing, tennis & rugby clubs. Public transport is well catered for with the DART and multiple bus routes within walking distance.
The accommodation briefly comprises entrance porch, entrance hallway, family room, drawing room, dining room, kitchen, 15 bedrooms all en suite, one guest bathroom, one guest wc, storage room, laundry room, attic storage, two utility rooms & 6 person lift.
Architect designed by Dean and Woodward in 1858
Venetian and gothic influences throughout
Lift servicing all floors
Used previously both as a guest house and a nursing home
Ample off street parking
Original period features throughout
The property stands on c. 0.3 of an acre
Original marble fireplaces
Planning was previously granted for 16 car parking spaces in 2003, a nursing home in 2008 and 2 apartments in 2011
Steep pitched roofs and tall stone chimney stacks
Gas fired central heating
Eighteen bedrooms with most en suite
All timber in the house is pitch/oregon pine/perana pine
External security lighting
Intercom system for front door at both office and first floor
Flexible accommodation could suit a variety of uses
Excellent location close all to all amenities
Superb transport facilities within walking distance
Feature original bells
Security cameras throughout
Fully refurbished in 1998
Phone and television points in every room
Entrance Hallway 2.44m x 9.09m. Entrance porch with original period mosaic tiled flooring and attractive vaulted ceiling. Inner double glass paneled doors with ornate architraves leads to entrance hallway with feature 15ft high ceilings, highly ornate original mosaic tiled floor and ceiling coving with lovely architraves. Hall to reception area with dado rail. Door to inner hallway. Door to guest wc. Mantlepiece and landing window with ornate detailing.
Family Room 4.22m x 5.18m. Lovely bright reception with stunning Oriel windows which are almost floor to ceiling, ceiling coving, original window shutters, parquet floor, picture rail, superb marble fireplace with cast iron & tiled inset and slate hearth. Originally there was a lobby between the family room and drawing room.
Drawing Room 5.11m x 7.90m. Stunning reception with original ceiling cornice, ornate ceiling coving, floor to ceiling Oriel windows, a bay window and all with original shutters. Parquet floor, original marble fireplace surround with tiled inset and hearth. Currently there is a lobby to this room with a door to a bathroom with a wc, whb and bath.
Dining Room 4.88m x 7.75m. Truly stunning dining room with polished timber floor, beautifully proportioned and appointed windows with sandstone carving complementing the proportions of this stunning room. Ornate black marble fireplace with tiled inset and hearth, picture rail, ceiling coving, original window shutters and architraves.
Inner Hall 8.28m x 1.52m. Original quarry stone floor with dado rail & ornate arch. Lift to upper floor. Accommodation off and leading to courtyard accommodation and access.
Kitchen 3.05m x 3.96m. Commercial kitchen with fully tiled floor.
Ground Floor Return
Bedroom 5 2.97m x 3.96m. Stairs lead to this attractive double room "Laoghaire" with large Velux, inset lights, built in wardrobe, door to the ensuite with wc, whb, wall mounted mirror over and shower with fully tiled surround.
Utility Room 2.18m x 3.45m. Fully tiled floor & stairs to storage attic.
Bedroom 6 3.35m x 3.91m. Lobby leads to "Deana" double bedroom with inset lights, built in desk & wardrobe. Door to en suite with wc, whb, wall mounted mirror over and shower with fully tiled surround.
Bedroom 7 3.20m x 3.23m. Inner hall leading to separate access to "Woodward" overlooking the courtyard with built in wardrobe and desk. Door to ensuite with wc, whb with wall mounted mirror over and shower with fully tiled surround.
Landing 1.07m x 10.49m. Large landing with dado rail, partly vaulted ceilings, decorative architraves, door to large walk in hot press and linen storage cupboard.
Bedrooom 8 4.24m x 4.37m. "De Burca" large double bedroom overlooking courtyard with ornate sash window and original shutters with carved sandstone surround and ceiling coving. Door to en suite with wc, whb, wall mounted mirror over and shower with fully tiled surround.
Bedroom 9 2.92m x 5.44m. "Lenane" twin/double room with built in wardrobe. Door to en suite, wc, whb with wall mounted mirror over and shower with fully tiled surround.
Bedroom 10 4.11m x 4.42m. "Shiel" with original coving, Oriel windows & original shutters, door to en suite with wc, whb with wall mounted mirror over and shower with fully tiled surround.
Bedroom 11 3.76m x 5.23m. "Macklin" Oriel window & balconette. Door to en suite with wc, whb with wall mounted mirror over and a shower with fully tiled surround.
Bedroom 12 3.35m x 4.17m. "Shortt" Double room with built in wardrobe & desk. Door to en suite with wc, whb with wall mounted mirror over and a shower with fully tiled surround.
Bedroom 13 2.74m x 4.11m. "Arboe" single room overlooking the garden with original shutters. Door to en suite with wc, whb with wall mounted mirror over and a shower with fully tiled surround.
Landing Landing with attic access off. Lift & storage. Door to inner lobby leading to 3 rooms.
Bedroom 14 3.35m x 3.61m. "Mayo" double room with attractive vaulted ceiling and lovely view of Dublin mountains. Velux window and built in wardrobe. Door to en suite with wc, whb with wall mounted mirror over and a shower with fully tiled surround.
Bedroom 15 3.55m x 2.44m. "Sligo" single room with Velux window, built in shelving. Door to the en suite with wc, whb with wall mounted mirror over and a shower with fully tiled surround.
Bedroom 16 4.08m x 4.06m. "Galway" double room with eaves window, velux window, wardrobe and vaulted ceiling. Door to en suite with wc, whb with wall mounted mirror over and a shower with fully tiled surround.
Bedroom 17 3.04m x 2.99m. "Leitrim" single room with door to en suite with wc, whb with wall mounted mirror over and a shower with fully tiled surround.
Bedroom 18 5.94m x 4.87m. "Roscommon" double room with vaulted ceiling, built in wardrobe and eaves window. Door to en suite with wc, whb with wall mounted mirror over and a shower with fully tiled surround.
Courtyard 2.49m x 3.15m. This attractive courtyard area could be used in conjunction with the main house or separately for accommodation.
Inner Hall 1.70m x 4.65m. With stairs to upper floors. Door to utility room.
Room 1 2.39m x 3.35m. With en suite off.
Room 2 2.84m x 6.76m. Overlooking the garden. Door to en suite with wc, whb with wall mounted mirror over and a shower with fully tiled surround.
Inner Hall 1.96m x 7.92m. Overlooking the courtyard. Door to landing & accommodation off.
Room 3 3.35m x 3.94m. Overlooking rear garden with original window and inset half lobby area. Door to en suite with wc, whb with wall mounted mirror over and a shower with fully tiled surround.
Room 4 3.40m x 3.66m. Inner hall leading to a twin room with original window, inset lights and built in wardrobes. Door to ensuite with wc and whb, wall mounted mirror over. Shower with fully tiled surround.
Outside Glandore House stands on approx. 0.3 of an acre. To the front of the house there is ample off street parking which leads to an attractive cobblelock courtyard. To the rear there is a large private westerly facing garden with potential for development (subject to planning permission).