DescriptionThis stunning and spacious four storey family home is bound to appeal to those seeking the ultimate low maintenance, modern luxury home in a superb location. Designed by Studio D Architects and built by Gem Construction, this BER A3 rated home is located on a quiet corner of Brighton Road, and just a stone's throw from Rathgar Village. This home achieves real tranquillity and privacy, yet it is located just a few paces from a host of local shops and parks. Offering magnificent light filled accommodation over four floors providing the ultimate for family living, home working and entertaining. There are many highly sought after primary and secondary schools within walking distance.
Accessed behind a secure sliding wooden gate onto a cobble lock driveway, this home boasts both on and off-street parking. One is greeted by a wonderful warm and inviting entrance hall, with an intricate and elegant handmade oak staircase, and feature cascading chandelier. There is also a dual-sided wood burning stove, perfectly positioned to welcome all. From the moment you cross the threshold you cannot fail to appreciate that no expense has been spared in creating this highly energy efficient, future proofed family home with heat exchange, solar power and rain-water harvesting. The convenient and sizeable boot room is fitted with floor to ceiling storage, and provides access to the guest w.c. The comms room is next, kitted out by Cloney Audio, and is plugged into the house using category 5 and 6 ethernet cabling throughout, making working at home and all media use very easy.
The superb open plan kitchen is equipped with a fantastic array of fitted cupboards, drawers and larder units complete with high end Miele appliances, and a most desirable island unit with granite worktops throughout, creating a warm yet sleek atmosphere. Floor to ceiling windows and sliding patio door flood the area with natural light and offer views over the colourful south facing landscaped rear garden. A large bespoke internal sliding door reveals the spacious living/dining /family room with dual aspect overlooking both the front and rear gardens, this room has been fitted with a bespoke floor to ceiling storage unit designed, and installed by Klimmek Furniture (who also created the interior of the Michelin 2* restaurant Aimsir) which cleverly screens the tv, provides shelving and incorporates the wood burning stove. The marble floors on the ground floor provide a seamless flow from the entrance hallway throughout the whole of the floor space and it is beautifully complimented by the lighting design.
The basement level is a wonderful addition, and offers access both internally or by its own door to the rear, comprising a large open plan space currently in use as a playroom / music room and library. It is fitted with extensive bespoke shelving and storage with large windows and doors flooding the room with light. The adjoining utility/kitchen area is fitted with cupboards and is fully plumbed. The shower room has provision for a sauna/steam room should the new owners wish to fit one but is currently in use as a wine cellar and larder unit. One of the two plant rooms in the house is also at the basement level and provides good storage space and houses the central vacuum system. A flight of stairs leads to the lawned garden or a route back to the side passage, providing an own-door entrance and exit should one wish to use it as such for teenage kids or as a large home office / consulting room.
On the first floor there are four fantastic bedrooms, the master suite sits in the middle of the house and is complete with walk in wardrobe and bathroom, offering floor to ceiling windows and door out to a generous balcony area with decking. All of the bedrooms are of generous size and come complete with bespoke wardrobes. The main bathroom on this level is fully tiled with w.c. shelving and storage, wash hand basin, power shower, and bath.
A further flight of stairs leads to the second floor over ground level, where there are two further bedrooms or a bedroom/generous office space, a shower room with tiled floors and walls, pumped shower, w.c. and wash hand basin. Access to the second plant room is also provided on this level.
Rathgar is a largely residential area that has proven very popular with a wide selection of buyers, located approximately 3.5km from Dublin City Centre, serviced with an excellent selection of local shops to include a superb offering of delis and boutique eateries. For school going children a choice of junior schools include Rathgar Junior School, Rathgar National School, Zion Parish School and Kildare Place School. For senior, The High School, Stratford College, St Mary's College, Gonzaga, Sandford Park and Alexandra College are all very close.
Local parks nearby include the wonderful Herzog Park in Rathgar Village or nearby Palmerstown Park and the Dodder Linear Park are all excellent options for walks or running. Tennis is available in Rathgar Tennis Club and Ashbrook Tennis Club. Hockey at both Rathgar Hockey Club, Our Lady's Hockey Club and Old Alex. Rugby clubs include St Mary's and Terenure College. Golf is catered for in the surrounding clubs of Milltown Golf Club, The Grange and Castle Golf Club. For commuters the local bus routes include some of the most frequent in the city to include 14, 14C, 15, 15A, 15B, 65, 65B and 140. Two local Luas stops at Milltown and Beechwood service the area and are approximately 10 mins walk from the village.
RoomsEntrance Hall: - 4.40m x 6.15m
Handcrafted solid oak staircase, solid door with panel glass side, marble floor, feature cascading drop light and a stove burner.
Boot Room: - 2.50m x 2.10m
with a marble floor, floor to ceiling storage units, door to
Guest WC: - 1.40m x 1.80m
with marble floor, part tiled walls, w.c. wash hand basin, heated towel rail, window, and tiled shelf unit.
Comms Room: -
marble floor and houses the internet and entertainment systems for the property which benefits from category 5 and 6 ethernet cabling throughout, installed by Cloney Audio.
Kitchen: - 4.10m x 8.30m
with marble floor, floor to ceiling doors and windows flood the area with natural light, an excellent range of cupboards throughout complete with top of the range Miele appliances to include a Miele induction four ring hob, Miele extractor fan, integrated Miele dishwasher, integrated Miele fridge freezer, larder units, drawers, an island complete with waterfall granite worktops with pop up sockets and shelving units for additional storage, a bespoke sliding floor to ceiling door separates the kitchen from the family/living room.
Living/Dining Room: - 3.80m x 9.20m
with marble floor, dual aspect overlooking both rear and front of the property with large windows flooding the area with natural light, bespoke built in floor to ceiling storage complete with shelving and recessed TV area and incorporates a wood stove burner. The dining area which is to the rear of the room features bespoke panelling with back lit insert and built in bench unit with recessed shelving and offers wonderful views to the south facing rear garden.
Basement: - 4.60m x 9.30m
Fitted with floor to ceiling built in shelving and storage with door to a plant room that houses the water tanks, floor to ceiling windows to the south which provide excellent natural light this area features its own door access from the rear down a flight of stairs or can be accessed through the main staircase into the entrance hallway of the home.
Utility Room: - 2.60m x 3.90m
Fitted out with an excellent range of cupboards, stainless steel sink, plumbed for washing machine and dryer, own door access and door to garden level, side passage.
Shower Room: - 2.50m x 3.20m
with w.c. wash hand basin, step in power shower, part tiled walls, tiled floor and is plumbed for sauna/steam room but this area is currently shelved out as a wine storage and larder unit.
First Floor: -
Master Suite: - 4.90m x 5.70m
with solid oak floors throughout, walk in wardrobe with excellent shelving and hanging space, floor to ceiling windows with wrap around patio door which provides access to south facing balcony and floor to ceiling built in wardrobes and door to
En Suite: - 2.20m x 3.00m
with tiled floor, part tiled walls, pumped power shower unit, w.c. wash hand basin, bath with telescopic shower hose, integrated mirror with storage and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: - 3.30m x 4.80m
with floor to ceiling windows, solid oak floor, door to south facing balcony, recessed shelving and built in wardrobes.
Bedroom 3: - 3.30m x 3.90m
with window seat, floor to ceiling windows, built in wardrobes, solid oak floor.
Bedroom 4: - 4.00m x 3.10m
Currently in use as a walk in wardrobe with several fitted floor to ceiling wardrobes, wrap around shelving unit and wrap around windows.
Bathroom: - 2.40m x 2.30m
with part tiled walls, tiled floor, heated towel rail, walk in pumped shower unit, w.c. wash hand basin and shelving with recessed mirror storage.
Second Floor: -
Bedroom 5: - 3.90m x 4.20m
with oak floors, velux windows, built in wardrobe and desk unit.
Bedroom 6/Office: - 3.80m x 4.30m
with oak floors, window to front, built in shelving.
door to plant room.
Shower Room: - 3.00m x 1.90m
with tiled floor, part tiled walls, w.c. wash hand basin and velux windows.
FeaturesStunning family home with accommodation laid out over four floors extending to approximately 380sqm (4,000sqft)
Superbly located within a quiet enclave just off Brighton Road, minutes' walk from Rathgar Village
High energy rated house BER A3 using approximately 50kwh/m2/hr
Thermal Solar Panels for hot water & heating
Passive Solar Design generated by south facing floor to ceiling glazing
Rain-water recycling (harvesting)
Airtight properties offering high levels of insulation
Heat Pumps generating hot water and heat
Ventilation Heat Recovery
OutsideTo the front this wonderful property is approached by large secure electric gates onto a cobble lock driveway providing off street parking in addition to on-street parking. An intercom system provides additional security. The side passage leads from the front to the rear gardens and offers access to the own door basement area should one require this. The landscaped rear garden is lawned and paved with a granite patio and outdoor dining area. Surrounded to the rear by wonderful old block-built walls, the landscaped garden features a wonderful array of mature planting and shrubbery providing a high degree of privacy throughout. Benefitting from a south facing aspect and extending to approximately 50 ft.