Nara is an instantly appealing architect designed home enjoying a generous site located on Ferndale Hill, an exclusive development of just four houses. Imposing brick pillars tastefully capped and electric gates provide the perfect entrance to this impressive home. Located on approximately 1.8 acres of rolling lawns, with strategically positioned patio areas wrapping around the house, Nara is approached by a sweeping gravel driveway. The combination of a distinctly unique design in mellow Chaley red brick and Spanish slates creates a very impressive and enticing first impression as the house comes into view.
A glazed storm porch protects from the elements and opens to the exceptionally bright entrance hallway to reveal a home with an airy and distinctly Mediterranean feel. The hallway is reflective of the clean lines and bright classic contemporary d cor which prevails throughout this instantly appealing home. The travertine floor and cantilever stairs with oak hand rail and treads are illuminated with maximum effect by a glazed roof. The result is a bright and inviting home with great emphasis on light and texture.
The accommodation comprises of a triple aspect drawing room. The drawing room enjoys a bay with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the mature gardens, tilt and turn windows, a sandstone fireplace and oak flooring. Glass double doors from here open to the dining room with feature square bay which in turn leads to the kitchen. Beyond the living and dining room the house relaxes into an even homelier ambience with the well-appointed conservatory softened by linen Roman blinds which swathe the ceiling and soften the sunlight. The kitchen is at the centre of this charming home and is extensively fitted with Poggenpohl units and, in keeping with the rest of the house, is bright with white painted brick wall and centre island with silestone worktop. The NEFF appliances include an oven, combi-wave and warming drawer. There is also an American fridge freezer. The utility is located off the kitchen with Miele washing machine and dryer and is fitted with wall and floor units and has a door to the garden.
The family room is located off the hall and comes complete with sandstone fireplace and French door to the patio area. Moving further along this corridor there is a large double bedroom located at this level with guest wc and fitted wardrobes. A guest wc is extensively and luxuriously tiled with travertine tiles and completes the accommodation on the ground floor.
The first floor has three double bedrooms. The main bedroom is a spacious and luxurious suite with dressing room area and generous sized bathroom. The tiling here is crema marfil interspersed with black and terracotta colour detail. There is a shower, wc and whb. The family bathroom is fully tiled with corner bath, separate circular corner shower in travertine, a wc and large fitted bevel mirrors.
The galleried landing is undoubtedly a favourable feature with door to the balcony located at the front of the house for morning sunshine and amazing views out towards Dublin Bay.
The imaginative and uniform use of travertine flooring and oak detailing provides synergy to the otherwise unique and angular design of Nara and is used to maximum effect. The overall result is a comfortable family home that is spacious and bright and provides the perfect balance of functionality and tasteful sophistication.
Set on a private and mature site of just under 2 acres Nara with generous accommodation of approximately 3,800 sq.ft. Nara is a house without compromise.
Entrance Hallway Travertine floor, cantilever effect stairs with oak hand rail and treads and glazed roof
Drawing Room 6.92m x 5.92m. Triple aspect, tilt and turn windows and doors. Sandstone fireplace. Double glazed door to:
Dining Room 5.40m x 4.09m. Travertine floor, square bay floor to ceiling windows
Kitchen 7.71m x 6.68m. Extensively fitted Poggenpohl kitchen with ceramic cup handles, off-white silestone worktop, Belfast sink, centre island and high-end appliances to include American fridge freezer, Neff oven, combi-wave and warming drawer. Its delightful geometric shape opens to the breakfast room with painted white brick wall creating a cosy eating area for informal family gatherings and opens to the bright and well-appointed conservatory
Conservatory 5.25m x 3.86m. The conservatory is softened by linen Roman blinds which swathe the ceiling and soften the sunlight. It enjoys views of the back garden and has a door to the patio area
Utility Room 3.38m x 2.04m. The utility room houses a Miele washing machine and dryer. There is plenty of storage solutions both presses and broom closet
Family Room 4.98m x 4.39m. This room is positioned to the rear of the house with sandstone fireplace and French door to the garden
Bedroom 4 4.27m x 4.06m. This is a spacious double bedroom with en-suite shower room with electric shower. Fitted wardrobes
Guest WC Extensively and luxuriously tiled with travertine tiles in natural tones interspersed with terracotta and black tile detail
Galleried Landing 6.30m x 6.29m. The galleried landing is a delightful feature. This bright open space benefits from light streaming though the glazed apex. There are mirrored sliderobes for additional storage and a door the east facing balcony for morning sunshine and stunning views out towards Dublin Bay
Bedroom 2 5.67m x 4.13m. A generous sized double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and snug window seat. Dual aspect with views out towards Killiney
Bedroom 3 4.47m x 3.84m. A generous sized double bedroom with sliderobes and dressing area. Door to balcony overlooking the garden to the back of the house
Family Bathroom 3.42m x 3.18m. Fully tiled with natural travertine tiles. Bespoke circular travertine shower, corner bath, wc, wall mounted whb and large fitted bevelled mirror
Main Bedroom Suite 5.16m x 4.92m. Luxuriously appointed with large dressing area incorporating mirrored sliderobes, vanity area and en-suite shower room. The main bedroom is particularly spacious and partly built into the eaves. A triple aspect creates a bright open feel to this private space
Ensuite 4.07m x 1.67m. Shower, wc and whb tiled in travertine tiles
Coming south on the N11, take the 4th exit off the roundabout at Loughlinstown Hospital. Turn left at the traffic lights after the Silver Tassie. Continue up Cherrywood Road, keep left at the fork in the road, continue to the next roundabout and take the right going over the bridge. Rathmichael Church will be on the right. Continue on Ferndale Road for approximately 1.5 miles (passing turn for Lordello Road on the left and Quarry Road on the right). Ferndale Hill is the next right turn. Turn into Ferndale Hill and Nara is the first house on the right.