Sherry FitzGerald are thrilled to announce Philippa Lodge to the market, a substantial detached residence with extremely private south facing rear garden with large garden pavilion to the rear, once home to a swimming pool, now offering versatility to the discerning purchaser. Philippa Lodge benefits from a thorough refurbishment in 2012 to include the installation of a smart, contemporary Kube kitchen with high specification Gaggenau, Fisher & Paykell and Neff kitchen appliances and the installation of a dressing room and shower room en-suite to the main bedroom. The house retains much of its original charm whilst benefiting from every modern convenience. The rooms at ground floor all boast high ceilings giving a real sense of space to each room, original plasterwork and coving coupled with pretty original window shutters to the front flanking the front windows adding greatly to the overall visual appeal of this home. The doors throughout most of the accommodation are original solid wooden doors giving a timely sense of character to each room as you walk through the property. Bathrooms have been upgraded with the most recent off the principal bedroom home to a newly fitted smartly tiled and finished en-suite. Further renovations include the addition of solar panels to provide hot water, new gas boiler, insulation and an original extension off the main drawing room with impressive floor to ceiling sliding doors out to the garden which was completely refurbished.
On ground floor level there are three reception rooms off the large reception hallway, the impressive drawing room which was further extended to take in the views of the magnificent garden, the family room with original fireplace and French doors out to the patio in the garden and another reception room to the front which would be an ideal home office or a separate dining room should one desire. There is a large double bedroom on this level with built in wardrobes which again could be used as a reception room if the four upstairs bedrooms suffice for the discerning purchaser. The kitchen/breakfast room is placed to the rear, flooded with natural light again with French doors to the garden where a large utility room, shower room and guest w.c completes the accommodation on ground floor with a covered side passage leading to the rear garden. Rising to first floor there are four good sized rooms, the principal boasting en-suite and dressing room. All the bedrooms to the rear have picture windows overlooking the truly beautiful and magnificently landscaped sunny garden.
Hainault Park needs little introduction only 5 minutes-walk from Foxrock village with its excellent shops, boutiques, caf and restaurants. Extensive shopping facilities can be found at nearby Cornelscourt, Stillorgan, Blackrock, Dundrum and Carrickmines Retail Park. The excellent recreational facilities include racing at Leopardstown; golf clubs at Foxrock, Carrickmines and Leopardstown; tennis clubs at Carrickmines and Leopardstown and many walks in the beautiful Cabinteely Park, the Dublin and Wicklow mountains and nearby Enniskerry. The area is well serviced with public transport with the Luas at both Carrickmines and Sandyford, the M50 and the N11 with its numerous bus routes giving ease of access to the city centre.
The front of the property is bordered with a small wall with wrought iron fencing and two sets of electric gates gives access in and out of the property. Entry can be gained by the pedestrian gate also. There is ample parking with the tarmacadam front driveway where mature hedging borders the property to the front. The rear garden really is such a joy to behold in particular when the sun is shining as the rear of the property is drenched in all day sunshine with south facing aspect. The garden has been professionally landscaped where there is a large Indian Sandstone patio area which spans the width of the property and accessed off all rooms that lead to the garden by French doors. The garden is laid with low maintenance artificial grass whereby steps lead to a raised garden area presently laid as a putting green. The garden is incredibly private and not overlooked at all. Discreetly tucked away to the rear of the garden is a large garden pavilion (135 sqm/1,450 sqft), it was originally home to a swimming pool which has been covered over to create two large open rooms. These room are exceptionally spacious and would be ideal with a variety of uses: home office, Gymnasium, Games room or au pair or in-law accommodation. There are changing facilities, bathroom, sauna and oodles of potential to re-purpose this space for whatever use one might require. The rear garden is bordered with mature hedging and fencing interspersed with flowerbeds and mature trees.
Entrance Hall Wide plank wooden flooring, under stair storage, recessed lighting.
Guest WC 1.83m x 1.23m. Comprising w.c, w.h.b.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 7.41m x 3.78m. Bright room with contemporary fitted kitchen and island. Integrated Gaggeneau Fridge, Freezer and floor to ceiling wine cooler, Integrated Neff double oven, hob and extractor fan, window over sink overlooking garden, Fisher & Paykell dishwasher (x2) wooden floor, larder cupboard, door to utility, French doors to rear garden.
Utility Room 2.70m x 1.96m. Storage cupboard, shelving, stainless steel sink unit, door to covered side passage.
Shower Room 1.80m x 1.19m. with w.c., w.h.b. with pedestal, tiled shower unit, tiled flooring.
Family Room 3.76m x 3.46m. with ornate fireplace, gas fire, decorative tiled inset, wooden mantle and surround, marble hearth, shelving, French doors to rear garden.
Drawing Room 4.63m x 4.08m. Spacious room with dual aspect further extended to take full advantage of the vista towards the garden with two large floor to ceiling glass doors opening out to the garden. Gas fire with tiled hearth and inset, wooden mantle, decorative ceiling plasterwork.
Dining Room/Home Office 4.18m x 3.48m. with dual aspect, overlooking the front of the house, wooden flooring.
Bedroom 5 3.60m x 3.85m. Large double room to the front of the property, built in wardrobes, recessed lighting, wooden floor.
Landing with shelved airing cupboard.
Principal Bedroom 3.55m x 4.57m. Large double room with picture window overlooking the rear garden, dressing room with velux window, ensuite.
Ensuite 1.38m x 2.70m. Comprising w.c., w.h.b. with under unit storage, wall mirror, shower unit with overhead shower attachment and large shower tray, tiled walls and floor.
Bedroom 2 3.61m x 3.36m. Double room to the front of the property, built in wardrobes
Bedroom 3 2.64m x 4.91m. Spacious double bedroom with dual aspect, sliding wardrobes, window overlooking rear garden.
Bedroom 4 3.25m x 2.67m. Spacious single bedroom overlooking rear garden.
Bathroom 2.41m x 1.68m. Comprising bath with overhead shower attachment, w.c., w.h.b. with pedestal, wall mirror, extractor fan, tiled walls and flooring.
Room 1 6.87m x 7.79m. with dark navy ceiling and recessed room ideal for TV/Entertainment room. Wood effect tiled floor. Sliding doors to deck.
Room 2 6.40m x 7.79m. with tongued and grooved wooden ceiling. Sliding doors to deck and garden.
WC 1.98 x 1.44m. with whb, wc.
Sauna 2.47 x 1,98m.