Description“North Shore” is a landmark water front home on Sutton’s iconic Burrow Road. This dream beach house is detached on half an acre with c.5,600 square feet (520 sq m) of luxurious accommodation and fabulous sea views sweeping Burrow beach. Architecturally inspired by the seaside homes of North America, many of its fine features are associated with that style. These elements were produced by specialist Canadian craftsmen and include coffered timber and Victorian pressed tin ceilings, a deep veranda, colonial style joinery and expanses of rich American hardwood.
Inside, a bright porch leads to a stunning, 50 ft long hall featuring angular bays and a winding walnut staircase. The house has two elegant reception rooms, both with dual aspect, one perfect for daytime and another at its best in the evening. There is also a snug tv room, which could serve equally well as a discreet adult work space. The main event is an impressive double height kitchen space facing the sea, with a glamorous mezzanine above. From the sofas on the mezzanine one has elevated views over the estuary, the islands and all along the coast terminating with the triangular silhouette of the mountains of Mourne in Ulster. The octagonal kitchen plan is laid out with pleasing symmetry, flanked by cute, twin, utility spaces, one a coffee station and the other a laundry, with garden access.
The first floor bedrooms are all large doubles, most are dual aspect, two with sea views and all 4 have well-appointed en-suites and built in wardrobes. The master suite dominates the quiet, retreat of the second floor, with a seriously expansive bedroom , spectacular views , a freestanding copper bath and a dressing room leading to a swish, oversized en-suite.
Light fills the house from all angles and throughout the day thanks to the abundant windows. The neutral earthly palette is contrasted by deep walnut panelling, flooring and staircase furniture, giving both traditional and sleek contemporary appeal.
Beyond the traditional, the cutting edge ‘home spa’ style bathrooms are about heated limestone, Aqua tv’s, steam cabins and luxury fittings. Added comfort comes with several chic bespoke window seats, while fine stone fireplaces and a customized oak bookcase complete the drawing room scheme.
Outside the garden is a well-stocked collection of mature, coastal plants. The front is sheltered and blooms with small ornamental cherry trees in spring. The seaward side is terraced to offer an unobstructed view from the upper level and a more secluded, lower lawn with a secret hobbit gateway to the dunes. Beyond, the vast expanse of Burrow beach awaits, protected as part of the Dublin Bay UNESCO biosphere, wonderful natural sights from exquisite native orchids to playful seals are common place. Burrow is a superbly picturesque suburban beach with dreamy, intimate views of Ireland’s Eye and Lambay Island. There is plenty of maritime activity to enhance the view, which changes seasonally, the flashing white of summer yacht races and the year long chug of the fishing trawlers into the haven of Howth harbour. Even on cold blustery days one can enjoy the polychromatic zig zag of the many kite surfers. Heading East from the house a perfect inter-tidal shoreline stroll will bring you right into Howth village, while turning west on the beach takes you to a narrow channel, much favoured by anglers and the tip of Portmarnock strand beyond.
The Howth peninsula is a very special corner of Dublin, though only 12 km from the city centre and a mere 10 km from Dublin Airport. The peninsula is cherished for its breath-taking vistas and beautiful, protected landscapes. The opportunities for outdoor pursuits are endless, as well as water activities, there are many scenic routes and walking trails which criss cross the spectacular upland heath and rugged coastline. The rich cultural heritage centres around the historic fishing village of Howth, which in addition to its numerous, venerable hostelries, nowadays also caters to every culinary whim.
Children’s educational needs are well catered for with 3 junior and 2 senior national schools on the peninsula in addition to the private Sutton Park International primary & secondary school, located within 3km of home.
North Shore is a home for both snuggling down in the gorgeous, comfortable interiors and watching nature’s progress from multiple vantage points, or venturing out into the unspoiled, natural environment at the bottom of the garden. Even for the Peninsula, the location of this house is a particularly enviable one, set on a lovely residential road between a golden strand and a pristine golf links, only minutes from the practical amenities of Sutton Cross and the considerable, cosy charms of Howth Village. North Shore is a proposition in year round good living, it may well be as good as it gets.
Marble floor, double doors to:
Front entrance hall c.6.90 x c.2.60 (c.22`8``x c.8`6``)
Walnut double doors, walnut floors, panelled walls, chrome recessed lighting.
Back hall c.8.30 x c.2.20 (c.27`3``x c.7`3``)
French door to decked side patio and garden, feature staircase to 1st and 2nd floors, 2 triangular shaped bay windows providing seating and storage.
Recessed wall lighting.
Wc, whb, mosaic tiling, marble floor, feature glass panelled lighting, press units.
Front Drawing room/ library c.5.90 x c.5.20 (c.19`4``x c.17`1``)
Feature ornate limestone fireplace, coving to ceiling, Oiled walnut flooring, bay window with window seat.
Reception 2 c.7.60 x c.4.80 (c.24`11``x c.15`9``)
Fitted recessed carpet, sandstone fireplace and fitted gas fire, limed oak floor, feature 'coffered' ceiling. French door to side garden.
TV/Family room c.5.23 x c.4.00 (c.17`2``x c.13`1``)
Limed oak floor, feature circular mirror hearth with raised and recessed gas fire. Recessed speakers to ceiling.
Kitchen/Dining c.7.20 x c.7.20 (c.23`7``x c.23`7``)
Large centre island incorporating extensive range of kitchen service units including 2 dishwashers Neff microwave, large gas hob, fitted oven, Viking filter unit, Gaggenan steam oven, wine fridge integrated fridge and freezer, feature bench seating, 180 degree panoramic views to garden and sea/coastline beyond. Stairs to mezzanine gallery level with lucite and brass hand rail, 2 double French doors to garden.
Utility room c.1.37 x c.2.00 (c.4`6``x c.6`7``)
Washing machine/tumble dryer, Walnut counter marble tiled floor.
Larder/service room c.1.37 x c.2.00 (c.4`6``x c.6`7``)
Bespoke fitted units and open shelving for storage, walnut counter and marble tiled floor.
Mezzanine gallery c.3.79 x c.7.20 (c.12`5``x c.23`7``)
Superb feature octagonal shaped ceiling with ceiling windows, walnut floor, stunning sea views.
Landing c.9.40 x c.2.20 (c.30`10``x c.7`3``)
Bedroom 1 c.5.43 x c.3.87 (c.17`10``x c.12`8``)
(To rear) Fitted wardrobes, ensuite bathroom with marble floor, wc, whb, bath and shower, mosaic glass to whb and bath.
Bedroom 2 c.7.50 x c.4.80 (c.24`7``x c.15`9``)
Large walk in linen room/wardrobe, ensuite steam room, with marble floor, whb, step in shower with marble walls and floor and mosaic tiled ceiling.
Bedroom 3 c.4.60 x c.3.50 (c.15`1``x c.11`6``)
Superb ensuite shower room with wc, whb, marble floor, mosaic tiling to shower walls and screen, feature mosaic mirror to wall.
Bedroom 4 c.5.90 x c.4.37 (c.19`4``x c.14`4``)
Fitted wardrobes, feature bay window, wonderful ensuite shower room with tiled walls and floor.
Master bedroom c.8.90 x c.4.20 (c.29`2``x c.13`9``)
Incorporating large walk in dressing room with ample storage, linen presses and shelving. Stunning bedroom with tapered ceiling and panelled walls, beautiful sea views, oak floors to viewing area incorporating recessed mosaic floor and feature copper bath. Access to eaves for ample storage
Master Ensuite c.4.50 x c.6.00 (c.14`9``x c.19`8``)
Feature ensuite with marble floor, circular mosaic fitted step in shower, porcelain jacuzzi bath encased in marble with recessed tv. Bidet and wc.
Features5,600 SQ FT
DOUBLE GLAZED WINDOWS THROUGHOUT
HOME SPA STYLE ENSUITE BATHROOMS
REVERSE OSMOSIS WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM FOR PURIFIED DRINKING WATER
IRRIGATION SYSTEM FOR GARDEN
PABX AND VOIP TELEPHONE SYSTEM
UNDERFLOOR HEATING TO ALL TILED AREAS
PRESSURISED WATER SYSTEM THROUGHOUT
SEPARATE BOILER FOR INSTANT HOT WATER
COMPUTER NETWORK SYSTEM
CCTV SYSTEM AND ALARM
SEPARATE EXTERNAL PLANT ROOM FOR ALL MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS TO REDUCE
2000 SQ FT ADDITIONAL STORAGE SPACE 3.5 FT HIGH BENEATH THE HOUSE
RECESSED SPEAKER SYSTEM THROUGHOUT
LUTRON LIGHTING SYSTEM THROUGHOUT
HOME ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM THROUGHOUT
OUTSIDE HOT TUB
BER DetailsBER: B3 BER No.100464635 Energy Performance Indicator:126.03 kWh/m²/yr