SUPER MODERNISED, SUPER STYLISH, DUPLEX PENTHOUSE APARTMENT IN WONDERFUL LOCATION
21 The Maples is a unique find. A exquisitely refurbished, extended and modernised apartment in the heart of the leafy suburb of Monkstown, South County Dublin. Situated on the second and third floors of a well-maintained apartment building, in this thriving mature development, this one-of-a-kind property has been utterly transformed. The current owners have extended the property into eaves and attic spaces, to create a truly vast 150 sq meter 3-bedroom apartment, with generous living accommodation and clever additional space.
Entering the apartment from your own private landing, you walk into a spacious open central hallway, laid with wide oak floors which run throughout the living area, the space flooded with light from large double doors to the main living room. The hallway features a smart little bootroom space and storage, plus stairs to the upper floor.
Passing through the double doors into the living-kitchen-dining room space, a beautifully appointed open-plan family room. The spacious sitting area is centred around a feature original Victorian fireplace. The dining area and kitchen are bathed in light from the south facing windows and french doors to the small balconette. The area is lit with inset ceiling lighting and hanging pendants over the dining area.
The L-shaped fitted kitchen was hand-built by Langrells of Wexford. Styled in hand-painted green cabinetry and solid timber worktops, it is finished with white marble tiled backsplash and integrated appliances to include fridge-freezer, dishwasher, Miele double-oven.
Across the hall, a well-appointed main family bathroom includes a full-sized bath, separate walk-in shower, capacious vanity basin unit and wc. There are two single bedrooms with laid with carpet, fitted blinds and built-in wardrobes in both.
Down the hall on this level, you enter into a vast additional 32.5 sq metre living space (4.95m x 6.58m), laid with carpet, with sloping roof and bright skylights, filling this room with natural light. This is a wonderful bonus space that could be a second living room, playroom, studio space or additional master bedroom (previously was a bedroom, planning includes an ensuite in this space).
Finally there is a purpose built utility room with wall-to-wall fitted storage, plumbing for machines, hotpress, sink and skylight.
Walking up the timber-laid staircase to the apartment’s master bedroom suite, occupying the entire upper floor. A ceiling skylight brings light into this upper landing area and down the stairs, with a glimpse of a sea view from here. The master bedroom suite includes a 34.5 sq metre bedroom area (6.3m x 5.49m) with double skylights that open full-tilt to give beautiful views of the Dublin Mountains in the distance.
From the landing, a full-sized walk-in wardrobe is fitted with further Langrells cabinetry. Finally a private ensuite bathroom includes spacious walk-in shower/wet room area, separate bath under a further skylight, vanity basin unit and wc. Eaves spaces throughout the attic provide essential additional storage.
Overall this stunning penthouse duplex apartment provides 150 sq metres of finely finished perfection. The refurbishment construction was completed 5 years ago to high quality architectural standards including extra steel roof structures and supports, additional high quality insulation to all external walls and attic spaces and advanced fire safety measures throughout (fire doors throughout the apartment and building). Heating is via modern electric thermostatically controlled radiators. Day-Night meter.
The development itself is well managed and has been actively upgraded in recent years, including state-of-of-the-art fire systems, fire doors, centralised fire alarms, and new emergency lighting systems. The building is scheduled for upgrades to the cavity wall insulation in early 2024. Electric Car charges are also being planned. The Maples and wider Monkstown Valley estate is consistently well maintained and landscaped. Service Charge €2500 per annum.
Please be aware, there are no lifts in the building.
Monkstown Valley is a diverse estate with a popular mixture of apartments, bungalows, townhouse and larger detached houses. It is situated just off the Monkstown Road, a 5 minute walk to the fabulous Monkstown Village, a mecca of boutique shops, fine restaurants and cafes.
The stunning Dublin Bay coastline is also just on your doorstep, with the Martello Tower and Seapoint Beach near at hand. The historic Dun Laoghaire Harbour is a further walk, and there is a wealth of amenities at Dun Laoghaire or Blackrock also nearby.
For transport, the Monkstown Road is frequented by numerous bus routes into Dublin City Centre and along the coast. The Salthill & Monkstown DART station is a 5-10 minute walk, with fast and regular trains into Dublin City Centre and beyond.