Ellington is a charming five bedroom detached house whose design is influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement of the early 20th century. The look and feel of the home perfectly complements the style of the adjoining choir building in the leafy grounds of the neighbouring St Philip's Church, which is also on Temple Road.
Ellington is named after Duke Ellington, the renowned American jazz composer and bandleader born in Washington DC in 1899, who was at his musical peak at around the same time the Arts and Craft movement emerged.
The residence has a superb westerly rear orientation, so the back garden is bathed in sun during the long summer evenings. Ellington is also secure and private, behind cast iron railings on granite plinths, and features two separate electric security gates made from cast iron. Furthermore, the house's grounds are easy on the eye - its spacious landscaped manicured gardens include features such as box hedging, and are awash with bay tree hedges and mature large trees. Ellington's paving and ample parking areas are finished in Ballylusk Wicklow gravel and granite cobblestone. The home's grounds consist of four exquisite mature garden areas: The side croquet garden and the delightful rear garden, as well as the patio and the beautiful front garden.
As with the rest of the property, and the overall Temple Road development, the attention to detail associated with Manorglen shines through in their design. The exterior house finishes are also top-class, and include granite walls, copings, bands and window sills. Then there is the wonderful combination of cut Jura limestone with red bricks laid in weather struck pointing - this is completed in an English bond of header and stretcher courses. Other ex ...