Melrose, Kerrymount Avenue, Foxrock, Dublin 18, D18E7W9
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Melrose, Kerrymount Avenue, Foxrock, Dublin 18, D18E7W9


6 Bed

5 Bath

448 m²



  • Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
  • Overall Floor Area: 448 m²
Set behind electric gates the attractive gravel driveway, with circular feature in granite cobble stones, hints to the attention to detail to be found throughout and opens up to reveal this superb family home. There is ample parking to the front and mature hedging offering complete privacy and instant kerb appeal provided by its pristine presentation. Melrose is presented in excellent decorative order having been completely refurbished, reconfigured and extended in 2005. Further complemented by private, landscaped gardens to the front and back creating the perfect family home. Beautifully appointed and stylishly decorated accommodation offers everything a family would desire in a home. A spacious and excellent layout with hardwood floors and marble tiling where formal and informal accommodation flow effortlessly. The wonderful open plan kitchen / breakfast room, incorporating a centre island and separate breakfast bar opens up to the informal dining area with picture windows enjoying full view of the breathtaking gardens. Direct access to the garden from numerous rooms provides a seamless connection with the outdoors. The hall door with stained glass window surround boasts a solid wood floor in herringbone pattern. Polished floors with chestnut tones create a bright, warm welcoming surface. The hall, flanked on either side by twin sets of doors to the principal reception rooms and wood panelled walls, creates the perfect symmetry and boasts a sense of calm and order where light abounds. The flow of accommodation works incredibly well with luxuriously appointed rooms in rich, warm jewelled tones and excellent proportions coupled with high ceilings adding to the sense of space. To the left of the hallway is a formal dining room with fine period marble fireplace and engineered hardwood floor, a feature that is used extensively throughout the property. To the right is a drawing room with bay window to the front and direct access to the back garden via a Fench door to the back. There is an open-plan kitchen/family/breakfast room to the rear is a wonderful family hub. A kitchen with black granite countertops, large Aga, high quality integrated appliances, centre island with maple worktop and granite chopping board inlay. A utility quarters across the hall incorporates a utility room, cloakroom/boot room and shower room. Off the hall is a separate guest toilet. The first floor provides for six bedrooms, three of which are ensuite with the principal bedroom enjoying its own private balcony, walk through wardrobe and large luxurious ensuite with rich chocolate coloured marble flooring. Rising to the second floor there is a light filled, multi-functional entertainment space with clever undereaves built-in storage presses providing excellent storage. This area is currently used as a tv snug and gym area. Melrose is a family home which has undergone a thorough refurbishment. Great detail has been applied to its presentation to include period fireplaces, wainscotting, radiator cabinets, extensive use of marble and stone and rich polished floors all combining to create an air of comfort and warmth providing period grace and all the practicalities of a modern home. The gardens of Melrose are a very special feature. Positioned on a wonderful site of approx. 0.8 acres of sheer garden delight. A 4 neatly clipped laurel hedge shelters and delineates the front lawn. A gravelled driveway draws to the front of the house with a circular feature in granite cobble stones hinting to the attention to detail to be found throughout. A number of mature buxus hedges provide interest and greenery. The rear garden has a combination of mature trees, shrubs and pathways which merge seamlessly into three different zones. To the immediate back of the house the patio area is made up of cleverly designed patio spaces laid in granite cobble stone with loose Chinese marble pebbles circling their perimeter. The perfect spot for outdoor dining. From here a lily pond creates a focal point and draws the eye to the greater garden. A large lawned area provides the perfect informal pitch for ball-kicking enthusiasts with plenty of space for children s play area, trampoline, marquees and swings. A path leads to the back of the garden on the right and is mirrored on the left-hand side by a perfectly tended rose bed. To the very back of the garden, neatly clipped low hedges mark the beginning of the French themed Maze garden denoted by its disciplined, symmetrical order creating this wonderful feature which is a testimony to many years of tending and caring. A delight to behold and the garden that keeps giving it gives way to a wonderful kitchen garden with plumb trees, blackcurrants, violet artichokes, cooking apple, eating apple and gooseberry trees. Herbs are also in abundance with rosemary, thyme, mint and lemon balm. This is a garden for all seasons and literally, all tastes. Entrance Hall Door with stained glass window surround. North American black walnut flooring in herringbone pattern by Scotts. Panelled walls. Twin double doors either side to the principal reception rooms: Dining Room Wide beam North American black walnut flooring by Scotts, open fire with fine period fireplace with marble surround, slate and brass inset and slate hearth. Feature large bay window overlooking front garden Drawing Room A large dual aspect room with mahogany wide beam flooring, open fire with fine period fireplace with marble surround, slate and brass inset and slate hearth. A large bay window overlooking front garden. French doors to garden patio. Family Room Picture windows to the rear garden. North American black walnut flooring in herringbone pattern by Scotts. Door to: Library/Study North American black walnut parquet floor, built-in Kelco Designs desk, bookcases and cherry shelving unit. Communications closet. Large bay window overlooking garden to rear and door to garden patio. Houses internal music system/hub. Door to: Integral Garage Built-in wardrobes and extensive storage presses. Boiler. Tiled for gym and other purposes. Kitchen/Breakfast Room Large JHT John Haw Design open plan kitchen dining room with Antica pillowed French walnut limestone flooring, an array of wall to floor hand painted units, gas fired Aga incorporating double electric oven and hot plate and 4 ring gas hob. Centre island (approx. 2.4m) with butcher block style maple countertop incorporating granite chopping board and vegetable baskets. Large twin Belfast sink with feature cloth drainer. Zanussi Dishwasher. Liebherr wine cooler. Antique fireplace complete with flue vent. Utility Quarters Laundry Room Belfast sink with oak draining board. Extensive wall to wall storage presses, ceramic tiled floor and integrated washing machine and dryer. Boot Room Two integrated Vokera gas boilers, panelled walls with coat hooks and shoe storage. Shower Room: Toilet, Adelphi pedestal wash hand basin and shower. Guest Toilet Brown marble floor, toilet, Adelphi pedestal wash hand basin. Door to lobby and hall. Cloaks closet. Upstairs Principal Bedroom Luxurious main suite running from the front to the rear of the house. Door to private balcony with decking. Walk-through dressing room. Double doors to: Ensuite Luxuriously appointed with chocolate marble floor, free standing slipper bath with claws, large bay window, twin wash hand basin with marble top, underfloor heating (wired) and excellent storage. Toilet. Shower. Bedroom 2 Double room to the front, French oak flooring with dado rail. Large wardrobe by Kelco Designs. Bedroom 3 Large double room with French oak flooring and dado rail. Large wardrobe by Kelco Designs. Bedroom 4 Double bedroom. Built in wardrobe. Ensuite Adelphi pedestal wash hand basin, corner shower, toilet. Bedroom 5 Double room to rear. Door to: Ensuite Slipper bath, wash hand basin and toilet. Window. Underfloor heating (wired). Bedroom 6 Single bedroom to rear with carpeted flooring. Also wired for home office. Family Bathroom Separate Bath. Wash hand basin in vanity unit, large shower, marble tiled floor, tongued and grooved wall to dado rail. Underfloor heating (wired). Separate Toilet Marble floor, toilet, Adelphi pedestal wash hand basin. Attic Space with exceptional storage space, wall to wall presses to maximise the use of undereaves storage. Currently used as a TV snug and gym area.

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Property Features

  • Special Features
  • Substantial refurbished and extended detached family home
  • Six bedrooms (three ensuite) and large family bathroom
  • Generous accommodation extending to 448 sqm/4,822 sqft (to include integral garage of 20.32 sqm/218 sqft)
  • Large converted attic 38 sqm/ 414 sqft
  • Delightful landscaped gardens extending to 0.8 acres approx.
  • Large open plan kitchen / breakfast room opening out to the garden
  • Large utility with separate boot room and shower room
  • Luxuriously appointed main bedroom suite with walk in dressing room and bathroom
  • Extensive use of North American black walnut flooring by Scotts

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Energy Performance Indicator: 152.15 kWh/m2/yr





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