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Alta Vista, 2 Knapton Road, Monkstown, Co. Dublin. A96 K5R3

6 bedrooms (570 sq.m) House for sale by private treaty

Price €2,700,000

6 bedrooms  7 bathrooms  5 receptions


  • Magnificent double fronted Victorian family residence
  • Highly regarded mature residential road
  • Ample off street car parking to front
  • Wonderful decorative detailing throughout
  • Three gracious reception rooms at hall level and five large bedrooms upstairs
  • Very fine self-contained basement apartment
  • Gas fired central heating
  • Large garden to the rear with feature granite wall on approximately 0.2 acre
  • Floor area approximately 570 sq.m (6,135 sq.ft)

Full Description

An exceptional Victorian family home, located on one of South Dublin’s finest roads. Alta Vista is a truly imposing double fronted period residence that was fully refurbished and extended in 2012. To the front a flight of granite steps leads to the hall door. Upon entering there is an impressive and welcoming reception hall off which there are three elegant reception rooms. To the right there are truly magnificent interconnecting drawing and dining rooms that enjoy period detail indicative of the time of construction. These gracious rooms are ideal for entertaining on a grand scale or indeed perfect for comfortable day to day living. To the other side of the reception hall there is a very fine modern extension boasting a Philippe Starck kitchen with feature floor to ceiling picture windows overlooking the front and rear.

On the first floor return there is a family bathroom while on the first floor there are two substantial bedrooms both with large walk in wardrobes and an en suite. An attractive staircase leads upstairs to a further bathroom, two bedrooms and study which all have views towards the sea to the rear or the Dublin mountains to the front. A particular feature to this important property is the substantial basement accommodation that offers two further living rooms together with a magnificent self contained one bedroom apartment.

The entire residence has been impeccably maintained and preserved by the current owners. The front garden of Alta Vista enjoys ample off street car parking while to the rear there is an extensive level lawn garden which is well walled with a large patio. Overall the property enjoys immense privacy as well as the added benefit of a side entrance.

A superior location would be difficult to imagine being situated in a much sought after and highly desirable area of Monkstown within close proximity of Salthill DART Station as well as many regular bus services. There are a wide range of excellent restaurants, bars, boutique style shops and cafes located within minutes on Monkstown Crescent including the ever-popular Avoca as well as some of South County Dublin’s most favoured restaurants. Further amenities are available a little further afield at Dun Laoghaire including two shopping centres and the IMC Cinema, the Pavilion Theatre as well as the second to none marine facilities along the seafront and if that isn’t enough there are further amenities available within walking distance at Blackrock Village including its two newly refurbished shopping centres and a further array of boutique style shops, restaurants and bars. In terms of recreational amenities, one is spoilt for choice with pleasant coastal walks nearby, a range of tennis clubs including Monkstown and Green Road and a wide array of football and GAA clubs. There is also a superb choice of primary and secondary schools in the area including CBC Monkstown, Rathdown, Cluny, Holy Child, Blackrock College, Willow Park, St. Andrews, Loreto Foxrock as well as Scoil Lorcáin, Hollypark and Lycée Français d’Irlande.


  • Entrance Porch (1.77m x 2.2m)
  • with very fine ceiling coving, tiled floor and magnficient stained glass around the hall door
  • Entrance Hall (2.2m x 4.7m)
  • with walnut flooring, magnficent ceiling coving, centre rose and large picture window overlooking side.
  • Living Room (4.9m x 7.1m)
  • with stunning bay window to the front, decorative cornice work, centre rose, walnut timber flooring, attractive marlbe fireplace with slate hearth, cast iron inset, open fire and arch to
  • Drawing Room (6.5m x 4.86m)
  • with walnut timber flooring, decorative cornice work, centre rose, marble fireplace, cast iron inset, slate hearth, open fire and mangnificent picture windows overlooking rear.
  • Dining Room (3.8m x 4.25m)
  • with double doors leading to Juliet balcony, cast iron open fireplace with slate hearth, ceiling coving and centre rose.
  • Guest w.c.
  • with stone wash hand basin & cabinet unit, w.c., tiled floor and part tiled walls.
  • Inner Hall
  • with stairs to garden level and open arch to
  • Kitchen (4.16m x 9.5m)
  • very fine Philippe Starck kitchen fitted with a range of overhead press and drawer units, integrated fridge freezer, integrated larder, built in shelving, large centre island with marble worktop, four ring ceramic hob with extractor over, marble undercounter sink unit, integrated Miele dishwasher, gas fired aga with module to the side with gas hob, large roof light and floor to ceiling glass overlooking the front and rear.
  • Bathroom
  • with w.c., bath with shower over, stone wash hand basin and tiled floor.
  • Main Bedroom (5.56m x 5.13m)
  • with two picture windows overlooking front, timber flooring and door to
  • Ensuite Shower Room
  • with cabinet wash hand basin, w.c., large step in shower, tiled floor, part tiled walls.
  • Bedroom 2/Dressing Room (2.63m x 2.5m)
  • with window overlooking front.
  • Bedroom 3 (3.9m x 4.25m)
  • with timber flooring, ceiling coving, centre rose, picture window overlooking rear and door to
  • Dressing Room (2.6m x 3.8m)
  • with built in fitted wardrobes, window overlooking rear, and door to
  • Ensuite
  • with cabinet wash hand basin with stone bowl, w.c., shower, chrome heated towel rail and tiled floor.
  • Shower Room
  • dual sink units, large shower, w.c., tiled floor and part tiled walls.
  • Bedroom 4 (3.3m x 6.15m)
  • with built in fitted wardrobes, undereaves storage and picture window looking towards the Dublin mountains.
  • Bedroom 5 (4.88m x 5.1m)
  • with timber flooring, built in fitted wardrobes and window overlooking rear,
  • Attic Room (2.35m x 4.69m)
  • with velux roof light and undereaves storage
  • Living Area (4.1m x 4.3m)
  • with timber flooring, understairs storage and double doors to
  • Playroom (4.2m x 3.95m)
  • with feature glazed windows overlooking front and door to lower hall.
  • Lower hall (3.3m x 3.45m)
  • Downstairs w.c.
  • with cabinet wash hand basin and w.c.
  • Utility
  • Plumbed for washing machine and dryer.
  • Hallway (7.8m x 1.9m)
  • with feature cut granite wall.
  • Bathroom
  • with pedestal wash hand basin, w.c., jacuzzi bath, window to side, shower unit, tiled floor and part tiled walls.
  • Living Room (4.86m x 5m)
  • with magnificent stone open fireplace, slate surround, slate hearth, reeded brass inset, ceiling coving, centre rose, bay window overlooking front and folding doors leading to
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room (4.5m x 6.4m)
  • fitted with a range of overhead press and drawer units, timber flooring, granite worktops, integrated dishwasher, fridge, stainless steel undercounter sink unit, centre island and door to rear garden,
  • Bedroom (3.85m x 4.2m)
  • with cabinet wash hand basin, window overlooking rear, timber flooring and door to
  • Dressing Area
  • with shelving and w.c.

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Address: 51 Mount Merrion Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, A96W6K7
Telephone: 01 280 6820 or you can also email us at

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