- Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
- Overall Floor Area: 698 m²
A most impressive modern, detached home of distinction. Waverley enjoys the proportions and graces of a stately period residence with all the conveniences of a modern home. Built c. 1999 the property has undergone an extensive and stylish refurbishment programme in 2006 to include extending and reconfiguring the existing layout. The outcome is something extraordinarily special - a luxurious family home of impeccable standard with complementing landscaped exteriors.
This imposing bay-fronted red brick home with feature double height nine panelled window with distinctive sandstone surround and sills along with the pitched roof portico combine to create this handsome, instantly appealing home. The entrance hall is welcoming and impactful. A sweeping staircase with black handrails and treads complement the black limestone fireplace. Solid oak flooring off-sets the wall panelling creating a soft monochrome entrance. A coffered ceiling with black glass inset adds further appeal. In addition light is reflected from a double height window enhancing the drama of the spectacular Barovier and Toso Murano Glass 12 arm Taif chandelier. The reception hallway sets the tone of this well-appointed home which has been curated with meticulous and exacting attention to detail emphasising with equal measure the beauty of the building and the surrounding gardens.
Two formal inter-connecting reception rooms are located off the hallway and are spaciously proportioned. They feature east and south-facing bay windows and south and west-facing French doors. Barovier e Toso Murano glass chandeliers and wall sconces, ornate fireplaces and tray ceilings, invite entertaining on a grand scale. Beyond the formal accommodation the house relaxes into a more homely, easy living ambience. A hand painted Mark Wilkinson kitchen with large centre island opens to the family room. The family room is a bright and well-appointed orangery with glazed lantern roof adding both height and space, reflecting light and providing the perfect vista to the rear garden. The distinctive Hamptons style interiors evoked by the orangery with panelled ceiling and washed walnut floorboards is the theme for this family hub which opens to the breakfast room and a further living room which enjoys a cosy almost club-like area for family TV sharing. There is a utility and family toilet off this area with access to the side garden. The formal guest toilet is located off the hallway decorated in black and gold Bisazza mosaic tiles, with a hand finished gold leaf ceiling for impact. A cloakroom is located just outside the toilet. In addition on the ground floor a cinema room is located to the front of the house making a worthy and wonderful den for serious movie watching.
A sweeping staircase rises to the galleried landing with bespoke carpet. The main bedroom suite is luxuriously appointed with generous wardrobe space in addition to a walk-in wardrobe and superb ensuite bathroom. It enjoys a south facing bay window to the side with west facing French door to a balcony overlooking garden to the back. There are four further bedrooms on this level, three ensuite, a walk-in linen closet and a family bathroom. The second floor is home to two further bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, a large communal landing, storeroom and second laundry room.
Waverley is without doubt an exceptional property which has been tastefully extended to create the perfect balance of formal and informal, comfortable family accommodation complemented by truly outstanding gardens providing the perfect trophy home without compromise.
Dublin Airport 37.3km/29 mins/via M50
St Stephen s Green 10.2km/25 mins/via N11 and R138
Ballsbridge 8.6km/20 mins/Via N11 and R138
Leopardstown Racecourse 3.6km/6 mins/via Torquay Road
Foxrock Village 550m/1 min/via Westminster Road
and Yacht Clubs 5.3km/14mins/viaR830
*Distances are approximate, travel times are by car.
The gardens in Waverley are a very special feature. Designed and implemented originally by Diarmuid Gavin, and later enhanced and nurtured by Paul Doyle both award winning preeminent landscape designers, their ethos of playfulness, elegance and balance are displayed at every turn bringing landscape design to the next level in Waverley. Form and functionality are married to perfection. Not forgetting this is a family garden play areas are strategically placed screened by manicured yew hedges defining the play area, providing privacy in an almost maze-like setting and further adding to the sense of fun. A large oval trampoline is sunk into the ground for discretion and more importantly safety. A play area with swings enjoys synthetic grass for soft landings and an elegant climbing frame is discreetly placed amongst planting, beside the open-walled gazebo for the entertainment of older children. Symmetry is key with six perfectly shaped 4 metre tall cylindrical hornbeam trees, standing guard on either side of the rear lawn. Interspersed with neatly clipped yew hedges and buxus balls, to complement the formality of the Portland stone patio, steps and pathways which run alongside the lawn. A variety of smaller patios and snug seating areas are strategically positioned around the garden to make the most of the orientation. Different areas of the garden and patio reflect different moods and provide for outdoor enjoyment for day and night, summer and winter. A raised section of the rear patio houses a timber gazebo designed by Paul Doyle. With its pitched slate roof and two open sides, it provides a sheltered garden room for all seasons. Inside, it becomes a tantalising snug by night with its magical LED roof lights emulating the stars, along with a large gas fire bowl and four electric wall-hung heaters. Set amongst beautiful planting and adjacent to the elegant climbing frame it is the perfect outdoor cosy space all year around. A small formal garden sits in a raised area, directly accessible from the French doors of the dining room, providing the perfect spot for an aperitif or digestif. Undoubtedly the most design centric of these zones is the custom made, wrought iron pergola. Designed by Diarmuid Gavin, it represents a giant bird cage. Fairy lights trailing up the arches and a large hanging moon light imitates the stars and the moon by night. This pergola, grounded with custom-made black planters filled with large ferns and over the years has become clad with mature wisteria and climbing roses. At every turn the gardens delight with blooms from March til November. Upon arrival through the gates and up the winding driveway, undulating Teletubby style lawns, slowly reveal with impact the main house. A bonded resin driveway, with golden hue, gives way to gravel pathways, bordered with hand laid cobbles and bountiful flowerbeds. Most recently, ambient lighting has been added to the gardens, from the laneway outside the gate all the way into the rear patio and sunken trampoline garden creating a magical ambience from dusk to dawn.
Portico with pitch roof and Portland stone step to the hall door.
Entrance Hallway Large, impressive reception hallway. Black polished limestone fireplace with polished limestone detailed inset and driftwood effect gas fire. Engineered oak flooring, wainscotting. Sweeping staircase rising to the main landing with high gloss, black painted handrail and treads.
Drawing Room Accessed through double doors to the interconnecting drawing dining room area and stretching the full width of the house east to west. East and south facing bay windows further complemented by south and west French doors. Extensive use of wall panelling. Each room enjoys a tray ceiling with Barovier et Toso Chandeliers with matching wall sconces. Walnut flooring. Fine white Adams style marble fireplace with Siena marble inset.
Dining Room Dual aspect with French doors to a sheltered seating area enjoying a south westerly orientation. Bay window overlooking front garden. Smoked mirror art deco fireplace with integral etched design by Jonesborough Glass. Walnut flooring.
Cinema Room Panelled walls. Fitted shelving. Solid oak floor with a high gloss black paint finish. Air conditioning.
Guest Toilet Tobacco and gold Bisazzo mosaic tile, with a hand painted gold cloud-effect ceiling. Black sanitary ware and solid oak floor finished with a high gloss black paint.
Kitchen Mark Wilkinson hand painted kitchen with wall and floor presses to incorporate glass display cabinets. Floor to ceiling height storage units with two large double opening larder drawers and glass paned overhead storage. Large centre island (3.88m in length). Chrome cup handles. Ceramic Belfast sink. Feature overmantel with Gaggenau four plate ceramic hob, Gaggenau gas ring, Gaggenau steam cooker, CDA microwave, Wolf double oven with separate warming drawer, Sub Zero fridge, Sub Zero freezer drawers. Wainscotting. Opens to:
Family Room Hampton-style orangery with lantern roof, picture windows and French doors to the patio. Solid floors with limed oak effect wash. Views of the garden.
Breakfast Room Bay window to the garden. Double glazed doors to:
Living Room Built-in entertainment unit with storage press and shelving. Walnut floor.
Small Inner Hall with door to the side of the house.
Guest Toilet Toilet and wash hand basin
Utility Room Belfast sink, butchers block style maple worktop with soft waterfall edge. Plumbed for washing machine. Samsung washing machine and dryer. Wall and floor presses with broom cupboard. Sub-Zero freezer.
First Floor Sweeping staircase with hand crafted stair runner.
Main Bedroom Suite with walk-in wardrobe Large bedroom with southwest facing bay window. Double doors to a large balcony overlooking the garden with views out towards Foxrock GC to the rear. Wide plank walnut flooring. One full wall of fitted wardrobes with mix of mirrored and padded doors. Brushed gold handles.
Ensuite Dressing Room with fitted hanging space and drawers.
Ensuite Bathroom Free standing Philippe Stark Duravit bath with floor standing waterfall tap and wall hung shower attachment. Separate Groehe shower. Black ceramic tiled floor. Bisazza mosaic tiled walls in contrasting black, gold and silver stripes with Bisazza black mosaic floor and walls inside the shower enclosure. gold and silver leaf usedon the ceiling creating a pin-striped effect. Twin oval Alessi for Laufen sinks, set into black vanity unit with drawers.
Bedroom 2 Dual aspect with bay window and oak flooring overlooking the front garden. Window to side garden. Wardrobe-lined lobby through to:
Ensuite Shower with window to side garden. Neptune sink in curved vanity unit with marble top.
Bedroom 3 Wardrobe-lined lobby. Dual aspect room with bay overlooking the back garden and side window overlooking patio area. Oak floors.
Inner Hallway with black washed wood flooring.
Bedroom 4 Bedroom suite. Fitted wardrobes and shelving divided by a floor to ceiling mirror. Painted oak floorboards. Window to the side. Opens to study room which in turn opens to:
Ensuite Bath with shower attachment, Duravit sink. Toilet. Ceramic tiled floor and walls to dado height. East facing window overlooking side pebbled driveway and office.
Bedroom 5 East facing and overlooking garden to the front. Fitted wardrobes. Floor to ceiling mirrored wall. Limed oak flooring.
Ensuite Podium mounted bath with Bisazza mosaic tiled surround. Shower attachment. Hand painted wainscotting. Duravit sink recessed into curved wood vanity unit. Heated towel rail.
Family Bathroom Philippe Starck Duravit freestanding bath with floor standing waterfall tap and wall hung shower attachment. Alessi for Laufen twin oval sinks in white high gloss vanity unit. Heated towel rail. Separate shower enclosure. Toilet. Oak flooring and Bisazza mosaic walls throughtout.
Second Floor Stairs up to central landing. Two dormer windows with views of the rear garden and beyond to Foxrock Golf Course.
Laundry Room Plumbed for washing machine and dryer. Belfast sink. Oak butcher block style countertop, shelving, storage and space for hanging clothing.
Walk in Warming Closet Shelved for airing laundry.
Bedroom 6 Double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and drawers. Oak floor. West facing Velux roof balcony windows. Doors accessing attic space.
Ensuite Free standing Duravit bath with white ceramic tiled floor, wash hand basin and toilet all with wood wainscotting. Separate tiled shower. Velux window. Oak floor.
Bedroom 7 Dual aspect double bedroom with off-white hand painted oak floor. Raised podium with large east facing window, overlooking the front garden. West facing Velux window. Walk-in dressing room opens to:
Ensuite Bath with smoked mirror surround and front, separate shower, toilet and wash hand basin in white vanity unit. Velux window. Ceramic floor tiles.
Detached Home Office (Approx. 38 sqm/410 sqft) Enjoying a tranquil setting nestled to the front eastern boundary of the site is a separate detached building. Currently being used as a home office it has been luxuriously appointed with walnut flooring and panelling. There are substantial built-in shelving and storage units with provision for wall mounted TV and a Eurocave wine cooler to complement this executive suite. Complete with air conditioning unit which also doubles as a heating system during cooler weather. The back of the office, accessed from the outside, is the plant works for the geo-thermal central heating. In addition there is a separate toilet and small storage room.
Detached Garden Room (Approx. 46 sqm/ 500 sqft) Separate detached garden room currently being used as a gym. Walled mirrors to the rear with glazed wall of doors opening out to the rear garden. Whitewashed tongued and grooved ceiling. Centre beam. Brick effect wallpaper. Door to toilet with wash hand basin.