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Grey Gables,Dublin Road,Enniskerry,Co.Wicklow,A98 XF83

4 beds 3 baths 168m 2Energy RatingDetached House Refreshed on Aug 25, 2021
Eircode: A98 XF83
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Sherry FitzGerald Bray
Sherry FitzGerald Bray
Tel: 01 286 6630
PSRA Licence No. 002183
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Enviably located in this heritage village at the gateway to the Garden County, on a citybound bus route adjacent to the library, diagonally opposite St. Mary's church and one of two local primary schools, Grey Gables is minutes' stroll around the corner from the heart of the community where an eclectic mix of local artisanal suppliers, tempting cafes and neighbourhood retail combine to delight. Rent of contemporary 1970's design flair, this distinctive split-level four-bedroom residence was designed and built for his own family by architect of repute, the late Reg Chandler, F.R.I.A.I., among whose projects stand the Drogheda Grammar School renovation/restoration, and the pavilions at Howth Yacht Club and Ballybunion Golf Club. Employing patent fair-finish dense concrete blockwork which requires no rendering, and featuring wonderful solid cedarwood vaulted ceilings in the hall/living and mezzanine floor levels, this is an “ upside-down” house where the airy and bright living accommodation situated at hall level above the garden level bedrooms is afforded a commanding elevation overlooking the private rear garden towards the historic copper-domed village clocktower. The versatile accommodation is ideal for today's circumstances where interconnectivity and a sense of space prove invaluable; here, the dual-aspect study/ home office offering potentially a fifth bedroom alternative has a patio/screen door through which one can access the garden via a spiral external stairs, ideal for leisure time and introducing visitors to the garden without going through the bedroom zone. The natural flow from hall to open-plan dining room and period kitchen beneath an impressively vaulted cedarwood ceiling is complemented in the westerly living room with its corner fireplace and folding doors to a music room/ library complete with mezzanine studio/gallery, these upper levels further illuminated by patent northlight glazing panels. The four double bedrooms are well proportioned, the principal being ensuite, with an attractive contemporary retrofit evident in the family bathroom. This is an attractive place in which to live and rear a family, or enjoy active retired life; apart from the attractive village amenities, churches and primary schools, the world-renowned Powerscourt gardens and estate, whose waterfall is the highest on these islands, is on the doorstep; and some of the most scenic Wicklow countryside within easy driving distance. Sporting athletic clubs, championship-level golf, hill-walking, equine persuits and fishing are all to be enjoyed locally, while the east coast beaches and harbours at Bray and Greystones are close at hand. Access to the N11/M11/M50 corridor, Carrickmines LUAS, or Bray DART, lends commuting choice, while Dundrum Town Centre and the Park Carrickmines offer retail therapy within easy reach.


The split-level living accommodation extends to c. 168.15sq.m./ 1860 sq.ft. and is laid out thus:- Hall level:- A short flight of steps lead to an open veranda porch, in turn opening to: Reception Hall with cork-tiled floor and cloaks cupboard Guest W.C. and wash basin with cork-tiled floor. Glazed door from the hall to:- Study/ home office with dual east/west aspect, polished timber floor; apex vaulted cedar wood ceiling; patio doors opening eastwards to crafted stainless steel spiral stairs to rear garden. Open-plan dual-height reception zone with attractive cedar paneled ceiling, enjoying an east/west aspect, thus: Dining area with picture window overlooking the rear garden with views to the copper dome of the village clocktower; upholstered window-seat; open arch to: Kitchen its easterly aspect good for morning sun; cork-tiled floor; mono-pitch cedar ceiling; good range of original wall and floor level cupboards incorporating worktop housing a four-plate electric hob beneath overhead extractor fan; mosaic-tiled splashback; ample power points; integrated double oven; broom cupboard; plumbed for washing machine and dishwasher under-counter. Stainless steel double sink, and drainer. From the dining area, a short flight of steps ascends to: Living Room with westerly aspect picture-window, feature corner fireplace and hearth. Concertina folding doors intercommunicate with: Music room/ library with fitted wall-shelving; steps to mezzanine studio gallery with north-light glazing and access to roofspace. From the hall a short flight of steps leads to the front garden level half-landing with wall-niche, off which are found Bedroom 1 westerly aspect; built-in wardrobe and dressing table. Principal bedroom 2 westerly aspect, built-in wardrobes and dressing table; Ensuite shower room with W.C., adjustable shower, tiled vanity console with oval wash-basin; wall mirror and tiled walls. Paneled ceiling with recessed downlighters. Rear garden level Bedroom 3 a fine double room with easterly aspect and wall-to-wall built-in wardrobe and dressing table. Bedroom 4 easterly aspect; built-in wardrobe and dressing table. Hotpress in corridor with immersion heater. Separate linen-airing cupboard. Family Bathroom Family bathroom, tiled walls and floor; contemporarily retro-fitted with heated towel-rail, wash-basin set in vanity locker, W.C., bath with adjustable shower and glazed screen. Paneled ceiling with recessed downlighters. Wall-niche, wall mirror, shaver socket. rear garden-level A door from this rear garden-level leads to a covered passageway accessing both the rear garden and a pedestrian door to the: Integral Garage/workshop with up-and-over door, power and light. Outside:- The front garden is screened by mature hedging, and has a paved parking apron for two cars in front of the garage door. A gated side entrance leads to the extensive rear garden offering a hint of rus-in urbe in the heart of the village; a generous patio/terrace with barbecue area; central sun-soaked lawn bordered by established boundary woodland and populated with specimen plants and flowering shrubs, complemented by a pergola and useful range of potting sheds and garden storage.


Special Features:- At the heart of a local village community on a citybound bus route. Iconic split-level period 1970's design flair; architect designed and executed. Beautiful rear garden, an oasis of calm. Home office/ study with direct garden access. Versatile open-plan kitchen/ diningroom with elevated living area and music room/studio, beneath cedarwood ceiling with northlight glazing. Four family bedrooms { main ensuite}. Retrofitted contemporary family bathroom. Integrated garage/workshop.

BER Details

BER: G BER No: 114313638 Performance Indicator: 477.14 kWh/m²/y

Negotiator Details

Gordon Lennox

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Strictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Bray on 01 286 6630
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