How the other half live in Glenageary
Anchored by dramatic reception rooms with rich period details, Eagle Lodge comprises one half of a grand Tudor-style Victorian home thought to have been built by Tedcastle coal merchants around 1850
window looking over the gardens of Adelaide Road towards the sea. Like the drawingroom next door, it has rich ceiling cornicing.
The large drawingroom is the most dramatic room in the house: it’s a long room with a deep bay window at one end and two more tall sash windows looking towards the sea. The ceiling cornicing and centre rose are in excellent condition, and there’s a large brown marble fireplace with tiles inset.
‘‘ Access to the three top-floor bedrooms is via a minstrel gallery overlooking the dining room
There are three bedrooms and a toilet up steep stairs from the landing, all with built-in wardrobes and all colourfully decorated.
The main bedroom probably has the best sea views of the house, across the spire of St Paul’s church on Adelaide Road.
The pretty garden has an astroturf lawn, with mature trees and bushes planted in and around it, and a couple of patio areas. There’s room to park several cars in the driveway.
Alderley, the other half of the s e mi wi t h an a ddres s on Glenageary Road Upper, sold for a reported ¤800,000 in December 2017. The new owner has applied for permission for a major revamp of the house, including creating an entrance on Adelaide Road. Eagle Lodge’s owner doesn’t believe that the revamp will impinge on this property.