DescriptionAbbotsford is a fine detached Arts and Crafts house built circa 1909 enjoying a mature and private setting set back from Brighton Road. Enjoying a particularly handsome exterior thanks to its' distinctive red brick window surrounds and tiled sills, red tiled roof and gable front with mock Tudor bargeboards off-set by an attractive pebble dash exterior. The great balance of accommodation provides for a generous sized five bedroom detached house which has been well-maintained over the years and further comprehensively refurbished and extended in 2008/9. The grounds of Abbotsford are landscaped with lawn borders neatly delineated by granite cobble stones setting the tone for the overall pristine nature of this delightful family home.
The entrance hallway is bright with stained glass inset and opens up with parquet flooring in herringbone pattern. The reception rooms include a fine drawing room which runs the full depth of the house with tri-aspect and French doors to the patio garden. In addition there is a generous study and family room ideally located beside the kitchen area. Period features throughout the house include attractive marble fireplaces, original stained floorboards, solid oak doors and banisters all adding to the overall sense of charm and sophistication whilst also providing excellent functionality. The layout and flow of accommodation provides for both formal and informal family spaces within a truly well-appointed design. A large extension to the kitchen area with bright open-plan breakfast room / living area with glazed glazed, gable walls reflecting plenty of light whilst providing fabulous views out over the garden. In addition there is a well-appointed utility area and door to side garden.
The first floor enjoys five double bedrooms, two of which are en-suite, and a family bathroom. All the bathrooms are luxuriously appointed with Shires sanitary ware and marble tiling.
There is a large sandstone paved patio area to the rear maximising the west facing orientation. The gardens extend to approx. 0.4 acres and are defined in part by a manicured hornbeam hedge and brick wall with a painted finish to the rear. There are several out houses and a covered patio are providing shelter for inclement barbequing.
This is without doubt a superb family home of distinction providing excellent accommodation on a private and mature site set back from one of Foxrock's premier addresses, Brighton Road.
Exceptionally well located on one of Foxrock's premier roads, Brighton Road, in this leafy suburb of Foxrock approximately 12km from Stephen's Green. Abbotsford is located just a short stroll from Foxrock Village. This quaint village enjoys a selection of popular eateries, restaurants and specialist food shops. For more extensive shopping facilities, Dunnes Stores at Cornelscourt and the Park Retail centre are close by as well as a number of convenient stores in The Park SC in Cabinteely. Foxrock Golf Club is a short distance away as is the driving range at Leopardstown Golf Club and Carrickmines Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club for the sporting enthusiast.
An excellent selection of schools are nearby including Hollypark Boys and Girls National School, St Brigid's Boys and Girls National School and many fine South County Dublin's Secondary Schools including Blackrock College, Mount Anville, Loreto Foxrock, Lycee Francais d'Irlande as well as the newly opened Nord Anglia International School and St Andrew's College are a short commute away. School admission policies are subject to change and should be verified.
Cabinteely Park with its 96 acres of parkland and large children's playground is also nearby. The Quality Bus Corridor on the N11 provides easy access to Dublin City Centre, the M50 interchange is close by as is the LUAS at Carrickmines and Sandyford.
AccommodationEntrance Hall Mahogany door with stained glass inset. Parquet floor. Spacious understairs space currently being used as comms room. Door to:
Study Ornate cast iron fireplace with deep set brick grate and coal effect gas fire, slate surround and hearth. Fireplace is flanked by bookshelves and storage presses. French door to garden.
Drawing Room Adams style fireplace in white and brandy coloured marble, open hearth. French doors opening to patio area. Room runs full width of the house and is dual aspect.
Living Room/Family Room with door to the kitchen area. Adams style fireplace in white and green marble and coal effect gas fire.
Kitchen/TV/Breakfast Room Delightful open-plan area with Mark Wilkinson fitted kitchen in a classic contemporary style with wall and floor units. Excellent storage facilities with plenty of shelf space and two larder full height presses. Gaggenau Steam Oven and Miele oven. Samsung American fridge freezer, Extractor fan. Marble worktop. Sink unit with drainer. Large centre island (1.66m x 1.10m) with marble worktop, prep sink and drinking water tap. Marble overlap for bar stools. Fisher Paykel dishwasher and separate Siemens dishwasher. This entire space enjoys marble flooring and opens out to glazed, gable walls reflecting plenty of light and providing fabulous views out over the garden. Door to:
Utility Room Wall and floor presses. Plumbed for washing machine. Miele washing machine and dryer. Liebehr free standing freezer and Liebehr fridge freezer. Door to side entrance. Door to separate wc and wash hand basin.
Side Hall with parquet floor and side door access.
Guest WC Spacious with wash hand basin and wc. Window.
Boot Room/Cloakroom Generous room with both hanging space and storage presses.
Main Bedroom with bay overlooking the garden to the rear. Extensively fitted with wardrobes and presses.
Ensuite Jacuzzi oval bath with telephone shower attachment. “Tilevision” flush wall mounted TV. Wash hand basin in vanity unit and wc. Separate walk-in shower in wet-area with rainbow shower head and separate shower attachment. Shampoo open shelf. Double shower screen doors. All finished in a polished chocolate coloured marble off-set by toning mosaic marble tiles. Velux window.
Bedroom 2 with fitted wardrobes overlooking garden to back.
Bedroom 3 Extensive fitted wardrobes. Opens to large shallow bay.
Bedroom 4 Fitted wardrobes and step to dormer window.
Bedroom 5/Suite Fitted wardrobes and step to dormer window. Door to:
Bathroom Oval shaped jacuzzi bath, whb with wall mounted mirror and wc, window to the side of house. Separate corner shower.
Family Bathroom Linear in shape with twin wash hand basins, large separate walk-in shower/wet-area with rainbow shower and separate shower attachment. Toilet with back to wall pan.
Landing Large airing cupboard.
Arts and Crafts 5 bedroomed, detached home presented in excellent condition
Built circa 1909 with many attractive period features
Mature and private west facing rear garden
Extensively refurbished and extended in 2008/2009
Luxuriously appointed bathrooms with Shires Adelphi range of sanitary ware
Double glazed windows
Kitchen by Mark Wilkinson
Gas Fired Central Heating
Alarm with CCTV system
Excellent frontage onto Brighton Road with electric gates
Enjoying a generous site of 0.4 acres approx.
BER DetailsBER: C2
BER No: 100524719
Performance Indicator: 198.57 kWh/m²/yr
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Foxrock on 01 289 43 86