Mullery O’Gara are delighted to present 59 Grosvenor Square to the market, a most unique period home overlooking Grosvenor Square, full of natural light with high floor to ceiling heights and retaining its original features throughout.
Number 59 is a true architectural gem wrapping around the corner across two sides, with unique expansive views across the whole square. We believe it to be the only true corner house in the city.
Carefully maintained by its present owners, wonderfully proportioned and retaining a wealth of original features including marble and cast iron mantlepieces, ceiling cornice and centre roses, picture and dado rails, timber flooring, doors etc.
Much sought after location within minutes walking distance of Rathmines village with its wide selection of shops, restaurants, cinemas, bars etc. Beside sports facilities, bus routes and a wide range of schools including St. Mary’s, St. Louis, The High School, Alexandra College etc. The property is convenient to the M50 and city centre.
The accommodation and room proportioned throughout are very impressive with ample space to reconfigure to ones own tastes and requirements. In brief it comprises hallway, living room with study off, living room 2, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, upstairs 4 spacious bedrooms - one with a spacious room off which would make an ideal nursery/walk in wardrob/ensuite, main bathroom.
Outside is a railed front garden and most private and wide rear garden offering superb potential to extend.
Grosvenor Square in the 1830’s was farmland, part of the Estate of the Earl of Meath. Prior to that it was monastic land held by the abbey of St. Thomas. Most of the houses on Grosvenor Square were built over the 1850’s and into the 1860’s, but the south-western part of the square remained undeveloped until the 1880’s. Alfred Wainright (of Crofton Road, Kingstown) had acquired western fields of the Estate from the Meath Estate, subdivided them into plots around the squared and sold them to speculative builders. In July 1889 Wainright sold a lease to the sites of number 57, 58 and 59 to Richard Nolan. These three houses were the last to be built in the square and carry their own distinctive architectural style compared to surrounding properties. The ground rent of 59 was bought out in the 1980’s making it a freehold property.
Number 59 has been in the same family for the past 60 years. It was also family home of notable civil engineer Arthur Hassard, a former President of the Institution of Civil Engineers of Ireland, who had important roles in the construction and maintenance of harbours and piers on the western seaboard and infrastructure projects with the Belfast & Northern Counties Railway.
Unique corner property
Well positioned on the square
Wide rear garden offering superb potential to extend