This stunning and spacious four storey family home is bound to appeal to those seeking the ultimate low maintenance, modern luxury home in a superb location. Designed by Studio D Architects and built by Gem Construction, this BER A3 rated home is located on a quiet corner of Brighton Road, and just a stone's throw from Rathgar Village. This home achieves real tranquillity and privacy, yet it is located just a few paces from a host of local shops and parks. Offering magnificent light filled accommodation over four floors providing the ultimate for family living, home working and entertaining. There are many highly sought after primary and secondary schools within walking distance.
Accessed behind a secure sliding wooden gate onto a cobble lock driveway, this home boasts both on and off-street parking. One is greeted by a wonderful warm and inviting entrance hall, with an intricate and elegant handmade oak staircase, and feature cascading chandelier. There is also a dual-sided wood burning stove, perfectly positioned to welcome all. From the moment you cross the threshold you cannot fail to appreciate that no expense has been spared in creating this highly energy efficient, future proofed family home with heat exchange, solar power and rain-water harvesting. The convenient and sizeable boot room is fitted with floor to ceiling storage, and provides access to the guest w.c. The comms room is next, kitted out by Cloney Audio, and is plugged into the house using category 5 and 6 ethernet cabling throughout, making working at home and all media use very easy.
The superb open plan kitchen is equipped with a fantastic array of fitted cupboards, drawers and larder units complete with high end Miele appliances, and a most desirable island unit with granite worktops throughout, creating a warm yet sleek atmosphere. Floor to ceiling windows and sliding patio door flood the area with natural light and offer views over the colourful south facing landscaped rear garden. A large bespoke internal sliding door reveals the spacious living/dining /family room with dual aspect overlooking both the front and rear gardens, this room has been fitted with a bespoke floor to ceiling storage unit designed, and installed by Klimmek Furniture (who also created the interior of the Michelin 2* restaurant Aimsir) which cleverly screens the tv, provides shelving and incorporates the wood burning stove. The marble floors on the ground floor provide a seamless flow from the entrance hallway throughout the whole of the floor space and it is beautifully complimented by the lighting design.
The basement level is a wonderful addition, and offers access both internally or by its own door to the rear, comprising a large open plan space currently in use as a playroom / music room and library. It is fitted with extensive bespoke shelving and storage with large windows and doors flooding the room with light. The adjoining utility/kitchen area is fitted with cupboards and is fully plumbed. The shower room has provision for a sauna/steam room should the new owners wish to fit one but is currently in use as a wine cellar and larder unit. One of the two plant rooms in the house is also at the basement level and provides good storage space and houses the central vacuum system. A flight of stairs leads to the lawned garden or a route back to the side passage, providing an own-door entrance and exit should one wish to use it as such for teenage kids or as a large home office / consulting room.
On the first floor there are four fantastic bedrooms, the master suite sits in the middle of the house and is complete with walk in wardrobe and bathroom, offering floor to ceiling windows and door out to a generous balcony area with decking. All of the bedrooms are of generous size and come complete with bespoke wardrobes. The main bathroom on this level is fully tiled with w.c. shelving and storage, wash hand basin, power shower, and bath.
A further flight of stairs leads to the second floor over ground level, where there are two further bedrooms or a bedroom/generous office space, a shower room with tiled floors and walls, pumped shower, w.c. and wash hand basin. Access to the second plant room is also provided on this level.
Rathgar is a largely residential area that has proven very popular with a wide selection of buyers, located approximately 3.5km from Dublin City Centre, serviced with an excellent selection of local shops to include a superb offering of delis and boutique eateries. For school going children a choice of junior schools include Rathgar Junior School, Rathgar National School, Zion Parish School and Kildare Place School. For senior, The High School, Stratford College, St Mary's College, Gonzaga, Sandford Park and Alexandra College are all very close.
Local parks nearby include the wonderful Herzog Park in Rathgar Village or nearby Palmerstown Park and the Dodder Linear Park are all excellent options for walks or running. Tennis is available in Rathgar Tennis Club and Ashbrook Tennis Club. Hockey at both Rathgar Hockey Club, Our Lady's Hockey Club and Old Alex. Rugby clubs include St Mary's and Terenure College. Golf is catered for in the surrounding clubs of Milltown Golf Club, The Grange and Castle Golf Club. For commuters the local bus routes include some of the most frequent in the city to include 14, 14C, 15, 15A, 15B, 65, 65B and 140. Two local Luas stops at Milltown and Beechwood service the area and are approximately 10 mins walk from the village.
To the front this wonderful property is approached by large secure electric gates onto a cobble lock driveway providing off street parking in addition to on-street parking. An intercom system provides additional security. The side passage leads from the front to the rear gardens and offers access to the own door basement area should one require this. The landscaped rear garden is lawned and paved with a granite patio and outdoor dining area. Surrounded to the rear by wonderful old block-built walls, the landscaped garden features a wonderful array of mature planting and shrubbery providing a high degree of privacy throughout. Benefitting from a south facing aspect and extending to approximately 50 ft.