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Kinvara, Westminster Road, Foxrock, Dublin 18

6 Bed

530 m²



  • Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
  • Overall Floor Area: 530 m²
Kinvara is a magnificent Edwardian home built in 1901 to the highest standards with a classic exterior. Located on the village end of Westminster Road, one of Foxrock's most desirable addresses, combining excellent proximity to the City whilst offering the tranquillity of a more rural setting. The substantial property bears many of the hallmarks for which houses on this road are renowned making it the quintessential Foxrock home. Accommodation is well appointed mainly over two floors, designed and built to exacting standards with superlative craftsmanship and attention to detail that surpass expectations, with unique interior and exterior design features giving it individuality while retaining it's classic Edwardian style. A particularly outstanding feature of the house is the exceptional 185 sqm (2000 sqft) addition to the original home in 2007 which boasts a Geothermal heating system offering 24/7 heating throughout and affording it a valued C1 rating unusual in period properties of this size. The property has been extended and upgraded over the years to include the addition of a new wing to provide for a spacious integral garage with feature bay mirroring the original double-fronted facade designed by James A. Keaney and Associates. The architectural design of this era, to include detail from the Arts and Crafts movement,, is instantly recognisable to include the red brick bay fronts, sash windows, polished timber flooring and a delightful wisteria-clad timber framed porch which leads to the hall door. Inside, high quality fixtures and fittings combined with the very latest advanced technology and energy-efficient appliances ensure the smooth running of a luxury household. Hot water fed underfloor heating through many rooms allow for a comfortable ambient temperature for every season of the year. Security and exclusivity is provided by electric gates. The driveway offers ample parking and there is an integral double garage. The gardens of this fine home, both front and rear, are a superb feature. They are mature and landscaped, positioned on approximately half an acre incorporating a simple but ordered design with neatly clipped buxus hedging and mature shrubs reflecting the overall pristine nature of this home whilst providing maximum privacy. The front garden is partly in lawn, delineated by sandstone paving and neat cobble stones which keep order to the loose pebbled driveway. The driveway is especially spacious with ample parking for several cars as well as access to the double garage. To the rear the property enjoys a large sandstone patio area with three steps which gently slope towards the lawn. The rear garden is well stocked with flowering plants to include hydrangea, agapanthus and there are fruit trees to include plum, apple trees and a water feature with a lily pond. Exceptionally well located in the leafy suburb of Foxrock approximately 12km from Stephen's Green and only a short stroll from Foxrock Village. This quaint village enjoys a selection of popular eateries, restaurants and specialist food shops which supply this upmarket suburb. For more extensive shopping facilities, Dunnes Stores at Cornelscourt and the Park Retail Centre are close by. Foxrock Golf Club is a short distance away as is the driving range at Leopardstown Golf Club and Carrickmines Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club. An excellent selection of schools are nearby including Hollypark Boys and Girls National Schools and St Brigid's Boys and Girls National Schools. Many of South County Dublin's Secondary Schools are within an easy commute including Blackrock College, Mount Anville, Loreto Foxrock, Lycee Francais d'Irlande as well as the newly opened Nord Anglia International School and St Andrew's College. Cabinteely Park with its 96 acres of parkland and large children's playground is also nearby. The Quality Bus Corridor on the N11 provides easy access to Dublin City Centre, the M50 interchange is close by as is the LUAS at both Central Park and Carrickmines. Viewing of this exceptional family home is strongly recommended. Veranda White painted wisteria-clad veranda leads to the front door. Entrance Hallway Spacious reception hallway complete with ornate open fireplace, cast iron inset and hearth and polished wooden flooring. Cantilevered stairs with mahogany handrail. Guest WC with monochrome floor tiling, tongued and grooved panelling, WC and wash hand basin, sash window. Drawing Room: Dual aspect opens to both a bay at the front of the house as well as a rectangular bay to the side. Ornate marble fireplace. Double doors to study. Dining Room: Well-proportioned with bay window overlooking the garden to the front, double doors with panelled six pane fanlight opening to breakfast room. Study: Marble fireplace, French doors to studio/gym. Breakfast room: Opens to kitchen. Kitchen: Handpainted wall and floor units with black marble worktops, gas fired Aga in racing green, vaulted ceiling with painted beams and light-reflecting velux windows. Opens to bay which forms a natural spot for informal family dining. Double doors to Family/TV room: Polished travertine floor with inlay design, double set of French doors to the patio, glass panelled door to the wrap-around gym and artists studio, sink in tiled storage unit. First Floor (Main House) Bedroom 1: Double with bay to front, built-in wardrobes, access to en suite. En Suite: Shower, wash hand basin and WC. Bedroom 2 (Main): Large double to front, built-in wardrobes, access to en suite. En Suite: Shower, wash hand basin, WC, window. Bedroom 3: Double with sash windows, built-in wardrobes. Bedroom 4: Double to the side, built-in wardrobes, hotpress. Family bathroom: Tongued and grooved panelling, free-standing slipper bath, whb and wc, sash window. Landing: Spacious landing with door to the veranda, space for bistro set to enjoy the morning sunshine, delightful outlook over the garden to the front. Entrance Hall Cosy attic bedroom with access to en suite. En Suite: Pebble style tiled flooring, shower, ash hand basin and WC, velux window, access to under eaves storage. New Wing Utility room: Well fitted with oak wall and floor units, Belfast sink, Victorian mosaic style flooring, hallway to front door, door to large integral garage, smart understairs storage with stairway to: Bedroom 6: Large double bedroom with French doors to a Juliet balcony overlooking the garden to the rear, cleverly concealed walk-in closet with walnut finish, door to en suite. En Suite Shower room with crema-marfil tiling, heated chrome towel rail, "Adelphi" pedestal wash hand basin, wc, door to landing. Home Office With large bay window overlooking garden to the front, wooden flooring with steps to raised platform.
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Property Features

  • Detached
  • Meticulously maintained period features
  • Highly energy efficient C1 BER rating
  • The superb accommodation was extended in 2007 to include integral double garage
  • Excellent craftsmanship and joinery by Kinsella Joinery
  • Completely re-roofed by Redmond Roofing in 2004
  • AGA Range and Miele appliances included in sale
  • Italian chandelier lighting
  • Polished wooden flooring
  • Six bedrooms four with en-suite shower rooms

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BER Details


BER No: 113230502

Energy Performance Indicator: 172.22 kWh/m2/yr





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