DescriptionThis is a rare opportunity to acquire a handsome semi-detached Edwardian property which is presented in excellent decorative condition. Nicely set back off this tree lined road, this attractive 3 storey property will be of immense appeal to those looking for a house of distinction on Herbert Park, one of Ballsbridge's premier residential roads.
The property oozes character and charm with beautifully appointed accommodation and the perfect combination of a classical period house which is ideal for family living and grand entertaining.
Internally, No. 17 Herbert Park is a home of considerable room proportions and beautiful period detailing including intricate ceiling coving, high ceilings, bay windows, feature fireplaces and stained-glass windows.
The attractive red brick exterior is further enhanced by the original timber porch which frames the front door. The bright and spacious entrance hall has ample room to place seating around its fireplace. The two main reception rooms are interconnecting with double folding doors. The high ceiling, sash windows (including the bay) create a sense of space with light pouring in from morning to night.
The rear of the house is very much laid out for everyday family living. The well-designed kitchen has ample kitchen and dining space and benefits from plentiful light through its large window, sky lights and the glass door that leads to the living room. The living room has two double sliding doors leading directly to the garden.
The sense of space and brightness is continued on the 1st and 2nd floors, with generous landings and numerous sash windows. In all there are 6 double bedrooms. The master suite is to the front of the house and boasts a bay window, dressing room and luxurious ensuite shower room. All the bedrooms benefit from high ceilings, sash windows and the majority feature original fireplaces.
The gardens have been developed to provide the upmost of privacy. The front is guarded by high beech hedging and wrought iron gates and the forecourt offers space for two cars. While to the rear, the garden is flanked by stone walls, all framed by mature specimen trees. The sunny rear garden has a raised patio directly off the living room. Steps lead to the lawn and a further natural stone paved area, all of which are flanked by flower beds, shrubberies and a pear and plum tree. The garden benefits from water features and outdoor lights. Concealed by bamboo hedging is the garden shed. The inner courtyard is situated between the dining room and kitchen. This courtyard is accessed directly from the back hall and houses the fuel stores and oil tank. There is a pedestrian access from the courtyard onto Orchard Lane, useful for bringing garden machinery through.
Herbert Park is one of the most convenient roads being only 2.9 km to St Stephens Green and steps away from the busy villages of Donnybrook and Ballsbridge. Adjacent to Herbert Park, a glorious 32 acre city park which offers a range of activities including tennis, croquet, bowling, children's playground, sports grounds coupled with being a lovely park to relax in and enjoy the ambiance. Furthermore, the villages of Ballsbridge, Donnybrook and Ranelagh offer a wide variety of boutiques, restaurants, cafes, delicatessens, shops, and supermarkets. Within proximity are many of Dublin's premier primary and secondary schools.
This home is in a location that's unbeatable in terms of access to schools, with St Michael's, St Conleth's, Muckross and The Teresian school all within walking distance, and many other options within easy reach. It is also handy for access to all the main Dublin universities, shops and the city centre, with just about everything that one could want in the way of sports facilities. These include Donnybrook Tennis Club, Riverview, Fitzwilliam, the RDS, Donnybrook stadium and the AVIVA.
AccommodationEntrance Hall: the original front door with circular window and fanlight is approached by a traditional porch and has stained glass windows to either side. The spacious hall and natural beech solid wood floor, marble fireplace with gas connection.
Drawing Room: located to the front of the property, this impressive reception room features a high corniced ceiling, bay window, natural beech solid wood floor, Adams style marble fireplace with gas connection, recessed ceiling spot lights, double folding doors lead into the equally impressive dining room.
Dining Room: with natural beech solid wood floor, corniced ceiling, two sash windows, timber fireplace with gas connection, recessed ceiling spot lights and two suspended lights in the centre of the room.
Kitchen / Breakfast Room: spacious and bright kitchen with polished granite floor tiles, Siematic units at floor and eye level, black granite splashback, 4 ring Neff hob, double Neff oven, built-in microwave, suspending low voltage spotlights, high ceiling with skylight, sliding glass doors to the living room.
Living Room: polished granite floor tiles, high ceiling with skylight, solid fuel stove, recessed alcove offering more storage, two double sliding doors that lead to the patio. The living room enjoys views over the private garden.
Utility / Laundry Room: polished marble tiled floor, stainless steel sink, built-in cupboards at floor and eye level, plumbed for washing machine and dryer.
Guest WC: polished marble tiled floor, wc and wash hand basin.
Back Hall: polished marble tiled floor, door to courtyard, understair storage and shelving, coat hanging space and ample storage.
FIRST FLOOR RETURN: approached by original staircase with mahogany bannister to the return landing which is well lit by a sash window and with ample space for a table and chair.
Bedroom 1: double room with carpeted floor and original fireplace.
Bathroom: tiled floor and walls, jacuzzi bath and power shower, towel rail, hotpress and wash hand basin.
Guest WC: with wash hand basin and wc.
FIRST FLOOR: landing with understair storage.
Bedroom 2: double room with carpeted floor and corniced ceiling.
Bedroom 3: main bedroom suite with carpeted floor, corniced ceiling, bay window, original fireplace, 2 sets of built-in cherry veneer wardrobes either side of the fireplace, further built-in wardrobes in the bed surround to include built-in bedside tables, timber fireplace with decorative inset, arch to walk in wardrobe with ample built-in units.
Ensuite: tiled floor and walls, built-in storage at floor level, wash hand basin, power shower with four nozzles, two heated towel rails, bidet and wc.
Bedroom 4: corniced ceiling and timber fireplace.
Bedroom 5: carpeted floor and timber fireplace.
Separate WC: wc and wash hand basin.
Bedroom 6: carpeted floor, built-in wardrobes, two windows, two skylights and suspended ceiling lights.
BER DetailsBER: Exempt
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Ballsbridge on 01 269 8888