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You could own a piece of architectural history with this magnificent Dublin redbrick

Thomas Drew’s best-preserved house has come on the market.

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HE DESIGNED TRINITY COLLEGE Library, Christchurch Cathedral, St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast and Rathmines Town Hall, and now one of his buildings could be yours to own and live in.

One of Dublin’s most famous architects Thomas Drew was so prolific within the Dublin landscape in fact, that he was eventually knighted by Queen Victoria.

His best-preserved house, located on the prestigious Alma Road in Monkstown, Co Dublin, has come on the market for €3.45 million. It is almost an exact replica of the home that Drew took eight years to build for himself.

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The five-bedroom house, built around 1877, stretches over three storeys and many of its original features have been maintained during its refurbishments, including original stained glass windows with a Thomas Drew monogram.

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The drawing room features the original open fireplace with a marble surround and a gas fire insert, along with the original pine doors with solid brass doorknob and hinges, a luxurious wool carpet and two large bay windows with window seats.

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The dining room has original pitch pine floor and door with solid brass doorknob and hinges, a large window with the view of rear garden, a beautiful antique fitted Victorian dresser and a cast iron open fireplace with Victorian tiles.

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The kitchen features a double stainless steel sink, tiled splashback, ceiling coving, pitch pine floors, windows that overlook the rear garden complete with window seats, with doors that lead into the utility room and to the rear garden.

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The house has six bedrooms one of which has a cast iron fireplace, and another of which has a walk-in closet and an en-suite. The property also has a snug and library that overlooks the coast all the way out to Howth.

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In the southwesterly-facing garden is the door to a wine cellar, with an additional storage room beside it.

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The house is located on the coast only five minutes walk from Martello Tower, meaning that a swim in the sea is only a short stroll away.

Gortinore, 11 Alma Road, Monkstown, Co Dublin is on sale for €3.45 million from Janet Carroll Estate Agents via Daft.ie.

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