- Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
- Overall Floor Area: 696 m²
A magnificent late-Victorian detached villa in the leafy heart of Dublin 6. Hatherton was built in 1860.Throughout its history, it has played host to a wealth of fascinating occupants, and witnessed a changing Ireland, through the emergence of an independent Republic and the ebb and flow of the country s fortunes. Now beautifully restored, Hatherton is a private oasis ready to welcome the next generation.
On just under an acre of grounds, set back from the road and secluded by mature trees, Hatherton has six bedrooms over approx. 696 sq.m. (7,491 sq.ft.), and a separate two bedroomed garden mews. The house includes magnificent formal rooms, exceptionally comfortable family spaces, and a self-contained staff suite.
Your own spacious, elegant retreat in the heart of leafy Dublin 6.
Rathmines 1.5km approx
Rathgar 2.5km approx
St Stephen s Green 3.5km approx
Dublin Airport 19km approx
Fully refurbished, sensitively restored, and wonderfully maintained, Hatherton is a perfect example of how to celebrate the period charms of such a house, while providing ample space for relaxed family life. The meticulous nature of the restoration has emphasised the beauty of the building, while the exacting attention to detail of the owners, their architect and craftspeople is breath-taking.
Pedimented doors, Corinthian columns, ceiling coving and centre roses are grounded by solid wood, and polished limestone floors as the hallway leads to a quartet of exceptionally elegant reception rooms, where the formality of their grand aspect is offset by the pervasive and welcoming atmosphere of the house. From the dual aspect drawing room, dining room and sitting room, each with its own marble fireplace, to the joy of the bar, where you ll find the wonderful feel of a favourite club, this is a house where entertaining is a delight.
Tall windows give views to the gardens, or to the mature trees that screen the fa ade, while high ceilings let in all that wonderful light. At garden level, family living comes to the fore, with a large and bright kitchen. Here you have both an Aga and a separate top of the range oven and hob, and all the prep space and surfaces a chef could desire. Beyond this a family room and breakfast room each open to the gardens, while a separate entertainment room makes a very worthy and wonderful den.
Upstairs, the four bedrooms are all large ensuite doubles, with gorgeous views of the tree tops. They have ample storage solutions and a deliciously serene feeling. There is also an office at the bedroom return, along with a toilet located beside it, convenient if another bedroom should ever be required. Although, this is unlikely, as there are two further double bedrooms at garden level, one including a bathroom and kitchen, which serves as ideal accommodation for an au pair, nanny or housekeeper or convenient accommodation for someone elderly, who might prefer to avoid the stairs and another generous double with ensuite currently used by one of the owners sons.
Should a home office be required, there is no shortage of space for an entire suite of offices, a gym, games room, store, or indeed a swimming pool in the extensive 1,752 square feet provided by the contemporary mews accommodation currently laid out as a two bedroom apartment and a separate gym and store.
Hall: Hatherton entrance hall makes a statement from the moment you step through the leaded doors of the outer hall and into the magnificent main hall.
A classical entrance to a gracious family home via limestone flagstones inset with slate followed by polished timber floorboards and surrounded by fantastic period features: traditional arches, Pedimented doors, Corinthian columns painted in faux marble by decorative artist Noel Donnellan, and pilasters, ornate ceiling cornicing, centre pieces and ceiling roses. Panelled walls below dado rail and a gracious wide wrought iron staircase with mahogany banister rail.
Drawing Room: Dual aspect elegant reception room with box bay window to the front and large double glazed leaded glass window to the side (made by the Irish Stained Glass & Leaded Window Co. Ltd.). Antique white marble mantlepiece sourced via Sheppards Auction rooms, Durrow, Co. Laois and unusual ceiling plasterwork by The Old Mould Company, who were also responsible for repair work to original plasterwork and replacing anything lost over time.
Dining Room: An impressive room in which to entertain family and friends - decorated in dramatic style, to match the ornate ceiling plasterwork and antique white marble mantlepiece (with slate inset and coal effect gas fire.) Walls are panelled and inset with rich red and gilt wallpaper.
Sitting Room: A light, bright feminine room with a box bay window overlooking the front garden, with walls enhanced with decorative plasterwork panels (By The Old Mould Company Ltd), with wallpaper by Zoffany - Gustavus Eleonara in soft Jade/Rose and a white marble mantlepiece and open fire.
Bar Room: A cosy but fun room in which to enjoy a drink before dinner with friends or throw yourself into a deep leather wingback chair and enjoy Saturday sports on TV.
Antique red marble mantlepiece, panelled walls, stained glass window, high ceiling with cornicing and ceiling rose, old style radiators and antique red marble mantlepiece from the Carlingford Estate, purchased through Sheppards auction rooms, Durrow, Co. Laois.
Powder Room: Luxuriously appointed with a Metallic gold and silver cork wallpaper : (Thibaut Damask Resource Volume 3, Pattern No.839 - T -7601) Dado rail with wall panelling below. Twin sash windows overlooking rear garden.
Outer room with marble bowl WHB, set in a decorative timber console with mirrors and seating area. Door to private WC cubicle also with WHB and tiled with soft gold fossil stone tiles (Rocca Stone & Marble)
Cloakroom: Walk in wardrobe with fitted drawers and extensive hanging space for guest coats.
Kitchen: A simple but fully fitted kitchen designed to facilitate easy entertaining to the four main reception rooms at entrance level, this practical kitchen is ideal for formal entertaining using catering staff or indeed, for making casual family entertaining easier to manage.
Fitted with shaker style wall and floor units with granite counter top. Neff double oven, fridge, Neff 6 plate gas hob. Franke stainless steel sink unit. Twin sash windows. Ceramic tiled floor.
Note: Ceiling Height of Reception Rooms = 4.096m = approx. 13 6
First Floor Return
Study / Home Office: Overlooking the west facing rear garden with large fitted desk unit providing book storage shelves and drawers.
Guest WC: Panelled walls, W.C. and WHB
First Floor Bright open landing space central skylight with an extensive selection of wardrobes.
Main Bedroom (Bedroom No.1): A very large room with extensive fitted breakfront wardrobes by Emyvale Joinery and co-ordinating bedside chests, dressing table etc., with marble tops.
Wallpaper and curtain fabric co-ordinate - (Biltmore Toile Resource Collection II) in duck egg blue and cafe au lait.
Ensuite to Main Bedroom (Bedroom No. 1): With a trio of arched top windows overlooking the front garden, the master en suite bathroom is luxuriously tiled with soft grey, sand and white natural swirl Italian Travertine tiles from Rocca Stone & Marble. Luxurious oval Herritage jacuzzi two meter long bath set into a tiled surround overlooking the garden, separate walk in shower with rainwater fixed head and hand held attachment. Large pedestal WHB., W.C. and storage cupboard.
Wall mounted television, heated towel rails and (electric) Devimat underfloor heating. Lobby area with shelving off landing with doors leading to Bedroom No. 2. and Ensuite No. 2.
Lobby area with shelving off landing with doors leading to Bedroom No. 2. and Ensuite No. 2.
Bedroom No.2: Large double room with dual aspect overlooking rear garden. Fitted wardrobes by Emyvale Joinery.
Ensuite to Bedroom No.2: Wet room with skylight window, including WHB, WC and shower with both fixed head and adjustable head. Fully tiled with chocolate brown Emperador Italian marble tiles by Rocca Stone & Marble.
Bedroom No. 3: Dual aspect large double room overlooking looking garden to the rear.
Ensuite to Bedroom No. 3: Jacuzzi bath with Waverly fittings and telephone shower, with separate large walk-in shower with fixed head and adjustable shower heads. TV fitted over bath.
Bedroom No. 4: Double room with dual aspect facing over front garden.
Ensuite to Bedroom No. 4: With WHB, WC and walk in shower with one fixed and one adjustable shower head. Fully tiled in beige Travertino tiles.
Second Floor Return
Laundry Room: Wall and floor cupboards and clothes hanging storage, Stainless steel sink unit. Plumbed for washing machine and c.lothes Dryer.
Separate WC: WC, corner sink, panelled walls.
Garden Level: Approached via an entrance door beneath the granite front steps, the garden level is down a few steps from the front garden but level with the garden to the rear.
Lower Hall: The extensive lower hall has plenty of space for a guest WC. fully tiled in Italian travertine in a soft gold colour with matching travertine wash bowl plus a long run of floor to ceiling storage units including an additional SUB ZERO fridge and SUB ZERO freezer, a MEC & ELEC/COMS room.
Bedrooms 5 & 6 Bedrooms 5 & 6 are both located to the front of the property.
Bedroom No.5: is a large dual aspect double with fitted wardrobes and convenient access to the lower level front door and the kitchen - ideal for teenage boys!
Ensuite to Bedroom No. 5: Walk-in shower with both fixed and adjustable heads, WHB and WC in Italian Maron Claro tiles, both brushed and honed from Rocca Stone & Marble.
Bedroom No. 6: Is a self-contained unit consisting of a double bedroom, en suite bathroom (with shower over bath) and kitchen/breakfast room - ideal as staff accommodation or for an elderly person to avoid stairs.
The kitchen consists of wall and floor units, four plate gas hob, Beko oven, sink and drainer unit etc. with sash window overlooking the side garden and space for a table and 2 or more chairs.
TV Room: The ultimate teenage Den, decorated to survive any party and kids of any age and still look cool. Sanded and polished floorboards, antique black marble mantlepiece, black walls with splashes of bold red.
Utility Room: In addition to the linen room at the top of the house, the utility room on the ground floor also provides laundry facilities and an airing cupboard along with additional storage units and provides direct access to the rear garden.
Family Zone: The ultimate family zone consisting of the kitchen, living room and relaxed dining area - all connected with each other and opening out to the wonderful west facing garden.
Kitchen: A large kitchen with a pair sash window overlooking the side garden and the benefit of an abundance of additional light both from the Belvedere roof light and from the adjoining sitting room and breakfast room, both of which have fold back doors to the magnificent patio and garden.
Wall and floor units by Rhatigan and Hicks in dove grey (some with glazed display cabinets), chopping board inset, Quooker boiling water tap (with filtered water and sparkling water), pot boiler tap and a general tap and a Carron Phoenix sink with drainer,
Appliances also include a Zug induction hob, double oven and combi steam cooker, Zug dishwasher, additional Fisher & Panel two drawer dishwasher, Industrial strength ceiling mounted extractor fan, and a Sub Zero fridge.
In addition, there is a large curved breakfast island with part oak and part granite worktop, Franke stainless steel preparation sink and a 4-oven cream gas AGA. The island has plenty of room for four or more to enjoy high stool eating or chatting with the cook.
Granite worktops and splash back supplied by Miller Brothers. Travertine stone flooring supplied by Rocca Stone & Marble Ltd.
Family Room: With oak herringbone floorings and a large Belvedere roof light in addition to a pair of sash windows and concertina fold back doors opening out to the west facing rear garden, the family room is light and bright and conveniently links the kitchen with the dining area. In addition, its south facing orientation along with a gas fire stove (supplied by Fentons) keep this family area warm and cosy all year around.
Breakfast Room: Also benefiting from fold back doors to the garden, this room has panelled walls and oak herringbone flooring and comfortably fits a dining table 3.5 m long x 1.2 meters wide which comfortably sits 12 people.
Wallpapers by B.S. Nolan, Dun Laoghaire. Fabrics and Soft furnishings by Salmon Interiors, Bray.
Garden: The gardens are undoubtedly a favorable feature of this superb home. The lines of landscaping are simple, well defined and considered in their application. To the front the garden comprises of a traditional gravel driveway with copious parking for several cars. Neat flower beds in front of the house are delineated with buxus hedging with granite cobble edges. The rear garden is delightful. The slender pond provides visual focus and a well-defined axis to a well-tended circular lawn. The garden is laid out with neatly clipped buxus hedging in keeping with the overall pristine nature of this home careful not to overpower but rather compliment the architectural detail of the house itself with its delicate decorative stonework, curved details of the windows with their gently arching stone frames and the magnificent bricked back. Further complemented by copper beach hedging, acers and hydrangea for maximum impact. A granite patio area with steps to the lawn provides the perfect terrace for outdoor dining and leisure time and maximises an enviable west facing orientation. There are two generous side accesses to the garden with a further patio area on the east side serving the mews.
THE MEWS: To the side of the house discreetly sits a modern detached two bedroom mews. The accommodation extends approx. 162sqm/1,752sqft sqft and comprises of a large open plan living / dining / kitchen area with breakfast counter worktop and divide. This large living area has a glazed wall to one side enjoying magnificent views of the garden. There are two bedrooms, one ensuite and the other which connects to the main bathroom. In addition there is a dressing room, separate utility room and cloaks closet. To the far end of the mews there is a large storage room providing excellent storage solution for household paraphernalia. The mews enjoys its own private, sheltered paved patio area. It provides much scope and food for thought as you contemplate how to make this wonderful house your own.
LOCATION - A Sense of Connection: In many ways, Richmond Avenue South is one of the city s best kept secrets, simply because houses here so seldom come to market. So imagine the peace of a large, gracious and exceptionally well built house, set well back from the road, surrounded by trees, and bird song, all just minutes from the city centre. Imagine a riverbank walk on your doorstep, offering an hour s loop along winding paths, passing coffee stops should you fancy refreshment. Imagine a charming and friendly community, and excellent schools just moments away. And most of all, imagine the peaceful sense of a secure and beautiful home that has stood for more than a century, ready to walk into and welcome you today.
Schools, including Gonzaga and Alexandra Colleges are close by, while an excellent array of artisan caf s and restaurants are a short walk, whether you head for Rathgar, Upper Rathmines, or further down to Ranelagh.
The community is established, yet welcoming, as neighbours may be met on the beautiful Dodder valley river walk, which can eat up an hour s exercise as you follow the path to Clonskeagh. Or take the Luas, successor to that famous first Dublin tramline, and find yourself at St Stephen s Green in under ten minutes.
The parks and the river, the quiet presence of Hatherton and its sister houses in the neighbourhood, andthe established beauty of old stone and mature trees all make this a unique area. It is a stretch of green space and tranquillity that is not urban, and yet not suburban. The best of both worlds: Hatherton, a country house on the edge of the city; and a rare chance to make it your own.