- Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
- Overall Floor Area: 231m2
Positioned in an exceptionally private setting, this 1960s era house has been totally transformed and modernised by the current owners with a comprehensive refurbishment of the original structure and a seamless extension that has more than doubled the size of the original property.
The result is a bright and spacious family home, enhanced by a host of contemporary features including large windows, a south-facing conservatory and roof-height ceilings which combine to maximise natural light and create a tremendous feeling of airiness and space.
Originally built as a dormer bungalow, the owners retained an award-winning architect to redesign and extend the property. As part of the renovation, all rooms in the the original structure were gutted and completely rebuilt to open up the existing house. They also took full advantage of the property€TM large site to build on a completely new wing comprising an expansive open-plan family living space on the ground floor, and a light flooded dual-aspect main bedroom with ensuite bathroom on the first floor.
The transformation is immediately apparent on stepping through the front door, where a striking ash staircase to the upper floor takes pride of place within a bright and airy roof-height entrance hall.
Off the hall are a formal dining room, a lounge with a floor-to-ceiling picture window looking onto the back garden and a ground floor double bedroom ideal for conversion to a home office, playroom or other use. The hall also leads to that large open plan living space, comprising a modern fitted kitchen, an informal family dining space and a lounge with south facing conservatory.
Upstairs, there is a L-shaped, gallery style landing overlooking the entrance hall below, leading to three more bedrooms. These include the bright and airy roof-height main bedroom featuring an eye-catching triangular window that floods it with natural light, along with an ensuite bathroom. Also on the upper floor are two more spacious bedrooms (both doubles), including one with a walk-in storage room off. The upper floor is completed by a family bathroom, and additional storage and a hot press, both off the landing.
Outside, the property is bounded by a tall and mature beech hedge that completely screens the house from public view. Secured by an electronic gate with intercom, the entrance leads to a gravelled drive with parking space for several cars. There are gardens to front and rear, and a standalone garage, not included in the overall floor area. Wired for electricity, this is currently used for storage, but is ideal for use as a workshop or alternatively, offers potential for conversion into a home office, granny flat or other use.
The property is positioned within a mature residential development in one of South Dublin's most sought-after suburbs, within easy reach of UCD and the nearby village centres of Blackrock, Stillorgan and Donnybrook.
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Entrance hall (6.87 x 2.72m) with:
Roof height ceiling
Ash timber staircase to first floor
Lower, timber panelled ceiling with recess lights
Sitting room (6.1 x 3.79m) with:
Solid timber double doors to open-plan family living space
Protruding floor-to-ceiling double window overlooking back garden
Double doors leading to garden
Open fireplace with stone hearth and limestone mantelpiece
Formal dining room (3.94 x 3.82m) with:
Double doors from entrance hall
Windows overlooking front garden
Bedroom 1 (4.12 x 4.01m): ground floor bedroom with built-in solid timber furniture:
Floor-to-ceiling bed surround wardrobes along one wall
Floor and wall-mounted storage presses along second wall
Window overlooking front garden
Open-plan family living space, comprising:
Kitchen (4.29 x 3.21m) with:
Fitted solid timber (sycamore) units with extensive countertop space, splashbacks, stainless steel double sink and wine rack
Gas-fired Stanley range
Integrated appliances including hob (Bosch) and extractor fan, oven (Smeg), dishwasher (Thor) and fridge/freezer (Zanussi)
Rustic, stone-effect tiled floor
Ceiling mounted spotlights
Family dining area (6.59 x 4.29m) with:
Solid timber floor
Double doors connecting to sitting room
Recessed ceiling lights
Conservatory/lounge (6.36 x 3.55m) with:
Timber framed, double glazed windows overlooking back garden
Pitched, timber framed glass roof
Rustic, stone-effect tiled floor
Recessed ceiling lights over lounge area
Corridor (1.11 x 3.5m) off kitchen, leading to utility room, guest bathroom and exterior door to garden
Utility room (2.98 x 1.93m) with:
Built-in floor-to-ceiling storage units fitted with LG washing machine, Beko dryer and Hotpoint freezer
Ample countertop space with splashbacks and sink
Window overlooking garden to side of house
Guest bathroom (2.05 x 1.5m) with:
Wc and whb with built-in press and mirror
Landing (3.05 x 1.11m + 3.86 x 1.11m) leading to bedrooms:
L-shaped, gallery style space with ash railings overlooking entrance hall below
Extensive storage space (1.5 x 2.1) and hot press off
Main bedroom (4.86 x 4.67m) ensuite, with:
Roof-height ceiling with feature beams
Two sets of bespoke built-in wardrobes, with drawers and shelves, built around Velux window on each of two facing walls
Feature timber panelling on third wall
Large A-shaped window and facing Velux windows maximise natural light
Ensuite bathroom (2.77 x 2.1m) ensuite, with:
Wc, whb and corner glass cubicle shower
Heated towel rail and fitted mirror
Bedroom 3 (3.59 x 3.42m), with:
Overlooking front garden
Bedroom 4 (4.43 x 3.74m), with:
Walk-in storage off (3.72 x 2.37m) with Velux window
Large window in bedroom overlooking back garden
Family bathroom (2.74 x 2.53m): with:
Shower/bath with folding glass screen
Wc and whb
Heated towel rail and fitted mirror and shelf with overhead light
Property presented to high standard
Decorated in pale colours to emphasise natural light
Timber framed, double glazed exterior doors and windows
Solid interior fire doors
Rustic style, stone-effect tiled floors in kitchen, conservatory/lounge, utility and guest bathroom
Tiled floor in utility and other bathrooms
Timber floor in family dining area and bedroom 4
Carpets in all other rooms
Sanitary ware and tiles in all bathrooms by Villeroy and Boch
Gas-fired central heating
Bespoke, built-in shelves in sitting room, lounge and dining area
Floor-to-ceiling tiling in all bathrooms
Electronic gates with coded access and intercom
Exceptionally secluded site, surrounded by tall and mature beech hedge to ensure maximum privacy
Secure entrance with electronic gates, coded entry and intercom
Mature gardens to front and rear
Limestone steps leading to front door with walkway continuing to side gate accessing back garden
South-facing timber sun deck and extensive stone patio to rear of property
Feature, hand-built stone wall facing rear of house
Selection of mature specimen trees including Serbian spruce, oak and silver birch
Large gravelled drive providing ample space for secure, off-street parking
Separate standalone garage (5.92 x 2.79m), wired for power, suitable for use as workshop, storage or other purpose €" suitable for conversion
Sunken space with foundation ready to accommodate greenhouse and adjoining cold frame
The property enjoys an exceptionally secluded setting within a mature and settled residential area, just two minutes walk from local shops.
This much sought after part of south County Dublin is also close to a wide range of shops, stores, boutiques, cafes, pubs, restaurants, services and amenities, including those in the nearby village centres of Blackrock (2.9 km away), Stillorgan (2 km) and Donnybrook (2.7 km). The area is also served by numerous shopping centres, including Stillorgan, Frascati Centre and the Merrion Shopping Centre, all less than three kilometres away, while Dundrum Town Centre is also within easy reach (4.4 km).
The area is well served by a wide range of nearby primary and secondary schools, while the Belfield Campus at UCD is just a short (1.5 km) bus ride away. A large number of Dublin Bus services provide frequent public transport links to the city centre, as do nearby Luas stops in Kilmacud and Stillorgan. There are also DART stations in Booterstown and Blackrock, while the nearby M50 affords motoring access to the Greater Dublin area and all points beyond.
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