DescriptionLynam Auctioneers are delighted to present 86 St Aidan’s Drive, Goatstown, Dublin 14. This home was fully upgraded and extended by current owners in 2008 to a very high standard. It is a very spacious, light filled home that oozes happiness throughout.
This truly outstanding, modern, home extends to approximately (2,174 sq.ft) offers wonderfully bright, generously proportioned accommodation in exceptional decorative order inviting the purchasers to literally walk in and hang their coats. This charm filled home is based in the heart of Goatstown is the ultimate in family life; four bedrooms, three bathrooms, sitting and dining room both with fireplace & gas coal effect fire and open plan kitchen, with stove.
The kitchen/breakfast/snug room is literally the mecca of this home; the stove makes it so inviting and cosy on a dark winter’s day and yet in summer you overlook the fabulous garden, which is mainly laid in lawn.
The location of this superb home needs little introduction situated just off the Goatstown Road which boasts accessibility to Mount Merrion, Dundrum and Stillorgan shopping villages within minutes. Airfield estate is nearby which is popular with families with their excellent facilities and café. 86 St.Aidans Drive is literally minutes away from the vast area UCD has to offer for families, walks, trails etc. There's an abundance of local schools to choose from, including St Killians, Mount Anville, Our Lady's Grove and Saint Michael's College to name but a few.
The prospective buyer will benefit from the public transportation routes, Green LUAS line, 11 bus into city center. Alongside that there is also extreme ease of access to the N11 and M50 making commuting to and from the city center / nationwide very simple. The local Aircoach also services the area every 20 minutes.
The owners have kept this property to a very high standard throughout and we highly recommend viewing.
The property has been fully refurbished, extended and carefully maintained over the years. The front, side and rear garden have been hard and soft landscaped.
Opinion of Compliance Certificate (18 April 2008) for the works with Building Regulations and Grant of Planning Permission is available.
The property recently received a C1 BER rating which is an excellent result by national standards. Indeed, when the age of the dwelling is taken into consideration, it fares considerably better than most houses built in that era, many of which are in the E and F bracket.
The property performs very well in terms of retaining heat and benefits from having had many of the original walls dry-lined and insulated, energy efficient double-glazed windows throughout and attic insulation. The extensions to the front, rear and side also assist the rating as they shelter and insulate the original dwelling.
In addition, it has an efficient gas-fired central heating system, with an A-rated condensing Vokera Mynute 35 HE gas boiler of 90% efficiency, with thermostatic valves in the radiators, separate controls for upstairs and downstairs, a hot water cylinder with factory-fitted insulation and energy efficient gas fires in the front living room and kitchen.
If the new owner wished to further improve the rating, the biggest impact would be achieved by:
a) Upgrading the heating controls to a full zonal system to include separate time controls and room thermostats upstairs and downstairs, and separate time controls for water heating. As the system is already split for upstairs and downstairs, this would not require major plumbing works.
b) Insulate the remaining external walls in the original section to bring the u-value (the speed at which heat escapes) down to the current recommended level of 0.25. This could be achieved most cost-effectively by dry-lining them internally with a Kingspan-style thermal board.
Addressing those two items alone would bring the rating up to a B2, which would be an exceptional result.
Cornice mouldings’: Elegant cornice and mouldings’ fitted to hall, stairs and landing, sitting and dining room, kitchen and bathroom. All other rooms fitted with coving and cornice.
Fireplaces: “Bertoneri” crafted Dublin Corbel Marfil stone fireplaces fitted with natural gas balanced flue fire to sitting room and basket fire with ceramic back and conventional flue to dining room.
Internal doors: American White Oak four panel doors with antique brass ball bearing hinges and lever locks.
Information Communication Technology: CAT 6 cabling and satellite TV cabling installed.
Fire Safety: Wired smoke detectors with battery backup fitted on ground, first and second floor
Security: All doors and windows have security alarm contacts. Motion detectors fitted in the front hall, kitchen and first floor landing. Motion detectors lighting fitted externally. HKC Secure watch control panel fitted at front and side door. External doors have a triple locking system.
Central heating: High energy efficient “Vokera Mynute” gas boiler SEDBUK “A” rated. Central heating is zoned, and each radiator has a “Mason” adjustable thermostat fitted.
Stairs: American White Oak newels, handrails, stringers and spindles / balusters which have been painted Antique White.
Flooring: “Amtico” style design flooring with border features to kitchen, hall, under stair toilet and utility room.
AccommodationHall: c. 4.24m 3.00m
Spacious and beautifully presented Hallway. Tiled flooring.
WC: WC & WHB
Office: c. 3.13m x 2.70m
Timber flooring, bright room.
Livingroom: c. 4.24m x 3.62m
Timber flooring, Bay window to allow light flood in. Feature Fireplace. Picture rails.
Dining Room: c.5.30m x 3.62m
Timber flooring, Feature fireplace, picture rails. Stunning bay window area with french doors leading to patio in the rear garden
Kitchen / Breakfast Room: c.7.58m x 5.80m
Large bright kitchen, dining and seating area. Tiled flooring. Recessed lighting. Solid cornice and pelmet “Merrion” hand painted kitchen with granite tops splash back, Belfast sink fitted with “Franke” Triflow water filtration system, under units lighting, integrated appliances including: Fridge/Freezer, Dishwasher, Double oven with food grade Pizza Plate and microwave. Island unit with an ultra-low profile 5 burner gas hob with cast iron pan stand and controls to front. “Antarctica” cooker hood equipped with lighting, deflector, top air outlet and exhaust pipe to outside.
Cosy seating area Matt black “Ashton” gas stove with log effect and conventional flue fitted on “Canelletto” stone hearth to kitchen.
Dining area with raised ceiling and numerous velux windows maximise the sense of light and space in this room. French doors lead to the patio in rear garden.
Utility: c.2.17m x 2.70m
Large utility room plumbed for washing machine and dryer. Ample wall and floor units. Sink. A door giving direct access to the front and rear garden.
Landing ; c.3.37m x 3.02m
Bedroom 1: c.4.24m x 3.60m
Double bedroom, Timber following, spacious room with walk in wardrobe.
En-suite: c.2.44m x 3.02m
Timber flooring, WC, WHB and Shower with “Monsoon” pump.
Bedroom 2: c.4.28m x 3.60m
Double bedroom, Timber flooring.
Bedroom 3: c.4.04m x 2.44m
Double bedroom, Timber Flooring, Built in wardrobes.
Bedroom 4: c.3.73m x 2.44m
Double bedroom, Timber Flooring. Built in wardrobes.
Bathroom: c.2.63m x 3.02m
Large family bathroom with “Adelphi Waverley” Low Level toilet with antique seat cover. Cast iron bath with telephone taps. Downlighting. Feature radiator. “Adelphi Waverley” Edwardian wash basin. Marble effect glazed ceramic wall and floor tiling Shower with “Monsoon” pump.
With Landing space
Attic: c.3.88m x 2.51m
Timber flooring, velux windows.
Attic: c.4.51m x 2.51m
Large space with timber flooring and velux windows
Ample under eaves storage.
Front Driveway: Electric gates with keypad access and intercom. ”Bianca” tall post lantern lights. Power socket. Granite paths, paving and edging. Mature Laurel evergreen hedging.
Side and Rear Garden: “Sandstone” path, paving, patio and deck with lighting. Mature landscaping. Power socket. Water tap. Garden shed with profile metal roof and vapor control layer to underside.
FeaturesLARGE DETACHED PROPERTY
4 BED, 3 BATH
UPGRADED AND EXTENDED TO AN EXCEPTIONALLY HIGH STANDARD
CLOSE TO NUMEROUS EXCELLENT SCHOOLS BOTH PRIMARY AND SECONDARY
CLOSE PROXIMITY TO UCD
LUAS JUST A FEW MINUTES WALK AWAY