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Grianblah 26 Palmerston Park is a stunning architect designed contemporary two-storey family home set on what is undoubtedly one of the finest sites in Dublin, a private parkland 0-5 acre approx. site overlooking Palmerston Park.
It strikes an unparalleled balance of a rural ambiance in an urban setting.
The previous house on the site, while dating from the mid twentieth century, carried some features of the Arts and Crafts design movement popular at the beginning of the twentieth century. The design of the existing house, which shares part of the footprint of the previous, continues that design theme, referencing the works of Charles Voysey and Edwin Lutyens, two prominent Arts and Crafts architects who specialised in the design of large country houses mostly in England.
Arts and Crafts houses frequently include dominant steeply sloping roof planes, asymmetrical front gables, projecting eyebrow bands over windows and oversized chimneys with feature curved cappings. The house includes several of these design devices, echoing, in particular, the Voysey Orchard House in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire.
Designed by renowned architects McCrossan O Rourke Manning, Grianblah was built in 2007 to exacting standards.
The brief to the architects was to take maximum advantage of the site. No expense was spared to make this a most elegant yet very practical and comfortable family home with an impressive B1 energy rating.
Set behind original granite walls the exceptional privacy of the site and outlook onto Palmerston Park create the feeling of being in the countryside. The location is superb close all the local amenities of Ranelagh and Rathmines and just minutes stroll to the Luas stops at Milltown and Beechwood and Cowper.
Set over two levels this is a versatile easily managed home with elegant reception rooms and generous bedroom accommodation.
A reception hallway with impressive oak Scarlet O Hara staircase has the wow factor as has the formal reception room at first floor with a large terrace perfect for relaxing and enjoying the views over the park. Bedrooms are situated on both ground and first floor. The large kitchen /dining room /family room is at the heart of the house with dual aspects again to maximize the view. Also on the ground floor is the home office and conservatory / garden room overlooking the magnificent rear garden. Another wing houses a sitting room, a bedroom and a versatile games room/home gym. This wing could be easily be separated to provide privacy for a granny flat / separate suite.
The gardens, south facing to the rear, extending to 0-5 acre approx. are a real feature, landscaped with a large terrace and patio a sweeping lawn south framed by mature hedging and trees. A large brick garage provides exceptional storage.
The location is spectacular, an area in which people generally stay long-term so close to all the local amenities of Dublin 6 including excellent schools, high quality shopping in Ranelagh & Rathmines with specialist food shops on Dunville avenue and Upper Rathmines road and a host of cafes, bars and restaurants. Palmerston Park is a lovely local amenity and the sports facilities of Milltown Golf club, David Lloyd Fitness, and Brookfield Tennis club to name just a few are within very easy reach.
The privacy, peace and tranquillity of the surroundings, combined with the accessible location make Grianblah a real draw.
Reception Hall Reception hall feature central staircase, Cr me Marfil floor, recessed lights, coving, double height ceiling (in part).
w.c. 2.53m x 2.51m. Cr me Marfil floor, wc, wash hand basin, tiled splashback, mirror, picture window.
Study/Home Office 2.53m x 1.96m. Storage, Cr me Marfil floor, desk, picture window overlooking front garden.
Family Room 4.08m x 5.01m. Feature fireplace with gas stove, oak hardwood floor, coving, surround sound, pocket doors to:
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 4.31m x 8.72m. Handpainted cream bespoke wall and floor units with sink unit, , larder storage, Modern Electric range Aga with electric ovens and gas hob, tiled splashback, integrated Neff dishwasher, integrated fridge, integrated Neff stem oven, Neff microwave, boiling water tap, Liebherr wine cooler, separate integrated freezer, island unit with breakfast counter, Dresser, Cr me Marfil floor, dresser, coving, pendant lighting, recessed lights.
Dining Room 6.63m x 3.99m. Dining area comfortably seats 12 plus, triple aspect, high ceiling with mood lighting, air conditioning panels (not commissioned), Cr me Marfil floor, French doors to rear garden and patio.
Utility Room 2.72m x 2.22m. Sink unit, Cr me Marfil floor, alarm panel, storage cupboard, door to rear garden.
Sun Room/Garden Room 5.28m x 4.24m. Wonderful high ceilings , two sets of double doors from hallway, Cr me Marfil floor, pitched pine ceiling, two Velux windows, two air conditioning units, surround sound, two sets of French doors to rear patio and garden, beautiful views over garden.
Left Wing Potential as separate granny flat or self-contained apartment.
Bedroom 1 (Front) 5.67m x 5.32m. Double, fitted wardrobes and vanity unit, box bay window, coving, recessed lights, surround sound, hardwood oak floors, door to:
Shower En-suite 2.62m x 2.48m. Fully tiled, shower unit, Grohe shower, Duravit wc, Duravit wash hand basin, extractor, window, recessed lights.
Living Room 4.52m x 5.32m. Fireplace with basket inset, coving, hardwood oak floors, recessed lights, surround sound, intercom, picture window overlooking front garden, double doors.
Home Gym/ Games Room 4.53m x 7.43m. With kitchenette- sink unit, electric cooker point, plumbed for washing machine, hardwood floors, part tiled floor, air conditioning units, coving, recessed lights, surround sound, door to rear garden.
Bedroom 2 (Rear) 5.94m x 4.55m. Double, fitted wardrobes, hardwood oak floors, coving, recessed lights, surround sound, door to:
Shower En-suite Shower cubicle, wc, wash hand basin, tiled floor.
First Floor Large landing with vaulted ceiling with 10 pane skylight, picture window, door to terrace/ balcony with sandstone paving and glazed balustrade, hardwood oak floor, access to attic, double part glazed doors to:
Drawing Room 4.46m x 8.24m. Dual aspect room with large box bay window, double doors to the balcony /terrace and second box bay window overlooking rear garden, 3 additional windows, vaulted ceiling, Granite fireplace with enclosed solid fuel fire, recessed lights.
Bedroom 3 (Rear) 4.93m x 5.94m. Box bay window, picture window, hardwood oak floor, fitted wardrobes, recessed lights, surround sound.
Bedroom 4 (Rear) 4.93m x 6.04m. Hardwood oak floor continues, 2 picture windows, recessed lights, fitted wardrobes, surround sound.
Bathroom 4.73m x 3.42m. Tiled floor and part tiled walls, walk in shower unit with mosaic tile feature, rainwater shower head with hand attachment , free standing bath with external mixer tap and hand attachment, heated towel rail, Duravit wc and bidet, Duravit wash hand basin with mixer tap, mirror, open shelving, coving, recessed lights.
Hot Press With slated timber shelving
Main Bedroom/Bedroom 5 6.36m x 8.97m. Dual aspect room, large picture widow with panoramic view over Palmerston Park, second window to side, extensive fitted wardrobes, hardwood oak floor, coving and part pitched ceiling, recessed lights, surround sound, door to:
Ensuite Fully tiled, walk in wet room style shower with rainwater shower head and hand attachment, recessed shelf, twin Duravit handbasins on stand, Duravit wc, heated towel rail, recessed lights, window, surround sound.
Gardens The gardens of Grianblah are exceptional standing on 0-5 acres approx. The privacy outlook and size are rare in an area of Dublin so close to the city centre.
Entrance with granite pillars and double electric gates leading to large driveway with parking for numerous cars, pedestrian gate, garden bordered by original granite wall and hedging and laid out in lawn with wide flower beds stocked with a range of mature shrubs and plants providing seasonal colour, paved pathway to hall door, sliding vehicular gate to the extensive, very private south facing rear garden bordered with mature evergreen hedging and fencing. Large sandstone patio. Large curved lawn bordered with mature trees and wide borders planted with a range of shrubs and flowers including roses, hydrangeas, grasses, hostas and a vegetable garden.
Garage Large garage with double doors and separate side door.
Boiler house, w.c.