SEEING AS SHREWSBURY Road in Dublin 4 holds the top spot on the Monopoly board, it only makes sense that the streets surrounding it get in on the action. And 106 Merrion Road is no exception. Now on the market for €3,950,000, this huge five-bed home with its floor area of 520m² has seen plenty of renovations over the years resulting in it being completely ready to walk into.
The size of this home doesn’t take away from the cosy factor. The BER is a healthy B1, so any further updates are bound to be aesthetic and not needed for the fabric of the home, which is always a bonus for any new homeowner.
The high-end finishes are apparent as soon as you set foot in the hall covered in Italian cream marble tiles that link to the kitchen, utility room and the guest toilet.
The kitchen is undoubtedly going to delight any keen cook. Bespoke in design and made from Persian walnut, this shaker kitchen has all appliances integrated and a tonne of storage. You’ll have an American Wolf range cooker, six ring cooker and an electric oven as well as a gas oven to play with.
Off the hall there is a big utility room with plenty of storage and a spacious guest toilet. The kitchen is a large and brightly-lit open plan space where the whole family can be together yet have their own space as it incorporates a dining space as well as a sitting area. But for a bit more privacy, there is also a separate dining room.
The cosier sitting room with an electric fire actually links to a bedroom that is ideal for older relatives or guests who would like their own space. This double bedroom overlooks the back garden, has an en suite bathroom and its own door from the outside.
Up on the first floor sit the remaining four bedrooms. The main suite is a hotel-style double room with an exceptionally bright en suite bathroom and a dream walk-in wardrobe with built-in units. It links to what could be another bedroom or a large home office.
Two more of the double bedrooms share a bathroom with a Jack & Jill sink. The fourth bedroom is currently being used as a home gym with floor to ceiling windows that flood many of the rooms with natural light. A clever layout lets you bask in sunlight as you work out or get cosy in the darker cinema room, that sits on the second floor, on winter evenings
The top floor is also home to a large games room and a guest toilet, so it’s a self-contained place for older kids to enjoy. This level also has plenty of storage space in the eaves that are easy to access and are sure to keep clutter out of the main house.
The kitchen steps out to the pretty patio and 28 metre long garden which has a storage room that houses the heat pump and water tank. To the front, the house sits behind a set of electric gates that lead to a driveway with parking for up to eight cars.
If you’ve been house hunting on Dublin city’s south side, Merrion Road will need little or no introduction. Close to the DART line, the sea and the city, anyone interested in owning this large and luxurious home in one of Dublin’s most prestigious areas may need to win more than a game of Monopoly.
106 Merrion Road Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 is on the market for €3,950,000 through Lisney Sotheby’s International Realty.