32 Kenilworth Square, Rathgar, Dublin 6

€2,600,000 SALE AGREED
Detached House | 3 Beds | 4 Baths
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  • For Sale by Private Treaty

Sale agreed date: 12 April 2018

Overall Floor Area: 467 Sq. Metres (5,027 Sq. Feet)

Property Description:

No. 32 Kenilworth Square is quite possibly the finest residence on the market in South Dublin.

This detached period property has been re-designed and tastefully re-decorated to an exacting standard to preserve and enhance the beauty of Victorian architectural character. This beautiful family home which overlooks the playing fields of Kenilworth Square, extends to approx. 467 sq m / 5,027 sq ft over three floors and is set within idyllic and mature gardens behind the original gates. In all the property extends to approx. 0.07 ha / 0.191 ac.

Situated less than 3 km from St. Stephen' s Green, Rathgar is the closest community Dublin has to the City Centre with the wealth of amenities it has to offer including a range of highly sought after schools.

At the main entrance (one of three) one encounters granite steps that take you up to an impressive hallway on the first floor. There are three large reception rooms filled with original features such as ornate fireplaces, sash windows, the high ceilings which are synonymous with the period and intricate plasterwork, centre roses and architraves. The drawing room has a dual aspect, with views over the private, landscaped, southwest facing rear garden and also over Kenilworth
Square where the local school play sports. There is also a study / home office and separate living room at this level providing additional recreational space for growing families or those who love to entertain at home.

The garden level comprises of an enormous open plan kitchen / living / dining room that faces south. This extended space has been designed with entertaining in mind with a stand-alone Bespoke Angelo Po Stainless Steel Cooking Island. Built for a professional chef, this set up would encourage the new owners to wine, dine and entertain in their new home every night. In fact should you wish to welcome guests through the door at garden level they will be greeted by an internal covered courtyard like no other with stepping stones across a water feature and a glass back fireplace which takes the eye through to the private cinema room beyond. The kitchen / dining room is just one of the many standout features of this wonderful period home and the modernity brings a fine balance to the elegant Victorian features throughout. The sleek design is ultra-cool with sunlight reflecting off the surface of a Japanese Koi pond through a curved glass wall between house and garden. The utility area is just off the hall downstairs, an essential luxury for any modern family home. The large games room gives the kids their own space and a gym complete with steam room complete the accommodation downstairs. There is direct access from both the kitchen / living area and the gym to the rear deck and outdoor Canadian spa hot tub which will seat 5 comfortably. There is also an integrated drop screen surround sound cinema room with a feature glass wall between the fire recess and the entrance hall.

On the first floor the bedrooms are laid out to accommodate a large master bedroom with en suite bathroom. There are two further bedrooms and two bathrooms at this level which would comfortably accommodate a family. The main bedroom is akin to a hotel suite overlooking Kenilworth Square with a luxurious en suite bathroom, both enjoy a dual aspect with light pouring through from morning to evening. While currently the accommodation is laid out with 3 bedrooms, there is plenty of flexibility to create further bedrooms. The games room will make an ideal guest suite while the study at hall level could also be used as a bedroom.

The front garden provides the curb appeal with original brick dwarf wall and wrought iron gate. The landscaped entrance is laid in gravel stone and slate flanked by shrubbery and hedging. The rear garden, like the rest of the property, has been carefully thought out and designed to take advantage of the south westerly aspect. With an array of shrubs, flower beds, ornamental pond and extensive sheltered decking, the garden is a fitting companion to a 5,000 sq ft detached period residence.

No. 32 is ideally situated with Rathgar, Rathmines and Terenure all on your doorstep. The surrounding area offers a variety of boutiques, cafes and excellent transport links to the City Centre. St. Stephen' s Green is situated within 3.6 km and there are plenty of well-established schools located nearby such as Rathgar Junior, Alexandra College, Sandford Park School, The High School, St. Mary' s College and St. Michael' s College as well as fantastic sporting facilities. No. 32 Kenilworth Square would make an ideal family home for anyone looking for a classically beautiful home with a unique period twist in one of Dublin' s finest locations.

Kitchen / Living Room / Dining Room The piece de resistance, quite simply a masterpiece. The owners have
created a sleek open plan space with entertaining in mind. An equally
tranquil space with no expense spared. There is a Siematic kitchen with integrated Gagenau appliances. The focal point is a Bespoke ' Angelo Po' stainless steel cooking island which would encourage even the most reluctant cooks. All this overlooks the beautifully
landscaped, southwest facing garden, between the house and garden there is a reflection pool which throws light against the ceiling and creates a truly relaxing ambiance

Cinema Room To the front of the house with integrated dropdown cinema screen and surround sound. There is also a unique glass feature in the fire recess which links to the reception area to the internal courtyard. There is access from here to a cellar ideal for storing expensive wine

Games Room This space enjoys a dual aspect and is large enough to take a full size pool table. Ideal for entertaining the kids at home while they are close enough to keep an eye on. Alternatively this space could be used as guest accommodation or an additional bedroom

Gym Complete with Tylo steam room and access to the timber deck which is home to a 5 seater Canadian spa hot tub

Boiler Room With access to the front of the property this space is home to all the mechanics of the house which means the tradesman' s entrance is just that

Hall Floor The entrance hallway sets the tone for the rest of this fine family residence. Once you climb the granite steps to the front door you are greeted by all the period character one might expect from a house of this calibre. Here you can see the painstaking effort the owners have made to restore the period detail with intricate plasterwork on the ceiling marred with beautiful solid wood flooring which leads you through an archway to access three separate reception rooms at hall level

Drawing Room The main reception room is where the original owners may have retired for a sherry in the evening or could be used for formal dining. With a dual aspect and a standout feature original marble fire surround. The high ceilings are beautifully decorated with intricate
ceiling coving and a centre rose

Sitting Room Overlooking the rear garden this room provides for an escape from family life or the hustle and bustle of a dinner party. There is an original marble fire surround with cast iron inset which serves as a focal point for the room. The bay window with original timber shutters allows a great vantage point to view the magnificent garden to the rear

Study The third reception room has no less grandeur and is currently used as study, ideal for anyone who might want a home office or alternatively a bedroom

Master Bedroom The master room is decadent. Originally two double bedrooms, the room now accommodates a ' super king-size' bed with a walk through en suite bathroom with stand-alone bath. There are windows on three sides so this is an incredibly bright and airy space which provides for a peaceful retreat at the summit of the property

Bedroom 2 A double room of elegant proportions with views over the rear garden and fitted wardrobes

Bedroom 3 Another large double room with fitted wardrobes and a vista across the Kenilworth Square

Main Bathroom Situated to the front of the property with Villeroy & Boch Sanitary ware and Hansgroche faucets and shower

Guest Bathroom There is an additional bathroom at the top of the stairs providing one for each bedroom and convenient to the study if it was used as a bedroom

Fixtures and Fittings All removable fittings and furniture are excluded from the sale, including the chandeliers, garden furniture and the Blast Chiller unit in the kitchen. Although some may be available by separate negotiation.


  • Underfloor heating throughout
  • Lutron lighting system / Opus sound system
  • Period marble fireplaces with flues all relined
  • Integrated drop screen surround sound / Silent master internal vacuum
  • Siematic kitchen / Gagenau appliances
  • Bespoke Angelo Po stainless steel cooking island
  • Vileroy & Boch sanitary ware
  • Hansgrohe faucets & showers
  • Canadian spa hot tub / Tylo steam room

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Date Entered/Renewed:

12/4/2018 (40 days ago)

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32 Kenilworth Square, Rathgar, Dublin 6

Distance to City Centre:

3.5 km (2.2 miles), 35 minute walk

Public transport routes that service Rathgar:

  • Bus: 15, 15A, 15B, 15C, 65, 65B

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