DescriptionA classic red brick 1930’s semi which has been cleverly remodelled and extended to create a truly unique family home enjoying a wonderful sense of space and light. Only the second family to live here, the current owners bought the house as an original three bed in 2004. They had the appetite for an extensive project which was completed in two phases with the expert design and project management of Morgan Flynn of agletarchitecture. The result is an impressive home given a crisp and modern treatment that respects the 1930’s character of the house. The floor area of approximately 155 sq m includes entrance hallway, living room, family room, kitchen/dining room, utility room and guest w.c. at ground floor level. There are four double bedrooms, a shower room and a family bathroom which complete the accommodation at first floor level.
The gardens are beautifully landscaped with off street car-parking to the front and a superb rear garden stretching to approximately 20m/68 ft in length. A central courtyard to the rear is where the original kitchen was located and cleverly links the character of the original 1930s house to the new extension. There are plenty of thoughtful touches to the design concept including brick screening to the front façade and copper circular patterned detail to the rear façade (a lovely feature in the morning when the light shines through). A vine plant has been used as a screen to the windows of the rear extension reducing solar glare in the summer months when in leaf and allowing the winter sun to penetrate to provide solar gain. Other elements of the design also support sustainability using reclaimed materials where possible.
The location needs little introduction. There is a wealth of educational, recreational and shopping amenities nearby. Some of Dublin's best schools are within easy reach including Gonzaga, St. Killians, Alexandra College, Muckross Park, St. Michael’s, The Teresian School and Mount Anville. The Smurfit Business School and UCD are also close by. The city centre is approximately 2.5 miles from the property and the Milltown Luas stop is a short 10 minute walk. The number 11 bus stop is at the end of Whitebeam Road providing access to town and further on to Drumcondra. The villages of Donnybrook, Ranelagh and Dundrum are all within easy access and the local shops at Milltown are within an easy stroll not to mention lovely walks along the nearby Dodder.
Viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the style of this exemplary family home.
Entrance hallway: 4.89m x 2.04m part original timber/part reclaimed tiled floor. Bright space flooded in natural light from the feature floor-to-ceiling fixed pane of glass which draws the eye to the central courtyard and the beautifully landscaped garden beyond.
Living room: 4.24m x 3.86m (into bay) front facing bay-windowed reception room with ceiling coving, picture rail, original timber floor, tiled original open fireplace, original sliding doors to family room.
Family room: 3.86m x 3.56m plus bay (3.28m x 1.35m) rear facing reception room overlooking the rear garden with ceiling coving, picture rail, original timber floor, feature bay extension to rear providing access to the rear garden via a half door and a feature floor-to-ceiling pane of glass looking into the inner courtyard. There was formerly a fireplace in this room which could be reinstated if so desired.
Kitchen/dining room: 12.11m x 3.32m (max. measurement) wonderfully bright room with extensive use of floor-to-ceiling glass coupled with triple aspect glazing. Extensive range of hand-painted kitchen units with additional height eye-level units, a central island and timber worktops. Belfast sink unit, Bosch integrated dishwasher, De Dietrich extractor hood and induction hob, Neff double oven and Smeg fridge/feezer. Reclaimed tiled floor (with underfloor heating) and tiled splashback. Feature high ceiling height of 2.85m. Floor-to-ceiling double glazed double doors to rear garden with separate solid timber half-door.
Utility room: mini Belfast sink unit with storage under, provision for washing machine and dryer, reclaimed tiled floor with underfloor heating, door to guest w.c.
Guest cloaks: w.c., reclaimed tiled floor with underfloor heating, feature floor-to-ceiling opaque window behind chequered brick screen.
Children’s play/study area: bright area overlooking the front garden with clever made-to-measure storage/bookshelves/desk and bench.
Master bedroom: 4.23m x 3.59m front facing double room with original tiled open fireplace, picture rail.
Shower room: 2.10m x 2.04m fully tiled walls and floor with underfloor electric heating, oversized step-in shower enclosure with rain head shower and separate hand held shower unit, w.c., w.h.b. with mirrored storage over.
Bedroom 2: 4.23m x 3.49m rear facing double room with original tiled open fireplace and picture rail.
Bedroom 3: 3.95m x 2.99m (max. measurement) front facing double with feature brick screen designed window, hardwood timber floor.
Bedroom 4: 3.99m x 3.00m (max. measurement) rear facing double with feature corner glazing and use of copper circular patterned facade, hardwood timber floor.
Family bathroom: 2.40m x 2.38m fully tiled walls and floor, w.c., w.h.b with mirrored storage over, bath with rain head shower over and separate hand-held shower unit, storage cupboard, chrome heated towel rail.
The front garden is bordered with mature hedging and provides off-street car parking for two cars on a gravel driveway. There is a clever sheltered bike store and a feature oversized pebbled raised bed with box hedge and a lovely pear tree.
The central courtyard is laid in grey granite with a Terrazzo wall which is a nod to the original kitchen floor. This lovely courtyard idea cleverly links the 1930s character to the new extension.
The rear garden is beautifully landscaped and mainly laid to lawn with mature shrubs and trees including two apple trees. The patio and barbecue areas are paved in reclaimed brick from the original house (a lovely detail which extends partly into the dining area). There is a bespoke child’s climbing frame and a timber garden shed.
Features• Floor area of approximately 155 sq.m/1,668 sq.ft
• Painstaking attention to detail of original 1930’s style.
• Extension and remodelling projects designed and project managed by Morgan Flynn of agletarchitecture.
• Phase one - kitchen extension dates c. 2005 (note the central courtyard was former kitchen).
• Phase two dates c. 2008 - two bedrooms at first floor and the bathroom converted (blue bathroom was former bedroom).
• Intruder alarm system.
• Gas fired central heating (underfloor to new kitchen/dining room extension).
• Underfloor electric heating to shower room.
• Hand-painted fitted kitchen.
• Two bathrooms and a guest w.c.
• Utility room.
• Copper gargoyle rain gutter system (allows rain water fall into a pool in the courtyard).
• Copper detail to roofs of rear extensions.
• Copper circular patterned detail to rear façade - allowing for privacy and light.
• Chequered brick detail to front facade - a feature that ensures privacy but also allows natural light into the room.
• Clever use of a vine plant as screen to windows of rear extension - in summer months the leaves reduce solar glare and in winter shed leaves allow the sun to penetrate and provide solar gain.
• Reclaimed tiled floor to kitchen extension and hallway.
• Reclaimed bricks to patio areas in rear garden.
BER DetailsBER: C3 BER No.112773700 Energy Performance Indicator:220.67 kWh/m²/yr
Viewing DetailsBy appointment with the negotiator handling this sale Orla McMorrow through DNG Stillorgan 01 2832900 or mail firstname.lastname@example.org