Galvin Property and Finance are privileged to present Pine Lodge to the open market. A property of this calibre and distinction is not often available in such a private setting and prestigious location. A property of 450 sqm / 4,834 sq ft which was built in 2007s has been re-designed and modernised in the past two years to produce a home of unparalleled quality in the area. The layout and finish will impress even the most particular and comes to the market ready for the new owners to move in and invite your family and friends to oooh and ahhhhhhh.
Entered through private wrought iron electronic gates along a sweeping tree lined driveway, your palatial new home awaits. There are manicured lawns surrounding the property with mature greenery and high walls creating a private setting for what is a magnificent family home. Details of design and construction suggest inspiration from the neighbouring Burnaby area and the arts and crafts movement. Those details externally include a beautiful west-facing veranda that runs almost the length of the front, the wooden sash windows and granite sills, the red-tiled roof, tall chimney stacks and filigree ridge tiles.
There is a reception hall behind the front door worthy of the most elegant dinner party and there is wonderful symmetry to the ground floor accommodation either side. To the right there are two interconnecting reception rooms which could separately accommodate a large group but with the sliding doors in the wall recess they adjoin and allow light to pour in from three sides. There are no shortage of features with stunning broad panel wooden floors salvaged and restored to add a hint of the old to a very modern living space. The dining room to the front of the house has three windows overlooking the front garden and two to the side all of which are complete with sash function and timber window surround / shutters. The living room to the rear is every bit as elegant and features a beautiful marble hearth and open fire place at its focal point.
The kitchen / breakfast room is where this house truly becomes a home with exquisite attention to detail allied with tasteful design. The current owner has painstakingly designed and decorated this open plan room so to be practical, comfortable and aesthetically impressive all in equal measures. The kitchen is situated in the centre of the room around a large island complete with white marble counter top and hand painted baby blue kitchen units. Light pours in through the bay window to the front and to the rear there is a comfortable living area with fire burning stove overlooking the manicured private rear garden. There is access from here to a large utility, side garage and the rear garden. A guest WC off the hall and rather unusual reading room which opens to the rear patio through French doors ideal for summer barbeques or a quiet morning coffee and refelction.
The secluded rear garden is dominated by a granite flag patio for al fresco dining, and a series of raised beds surrounded by box hedging and containing a variety of fruit trees, raspberry canes, rhubarb and herbs - some of the ingredients for those discreet but fascinating dinner parties.
As you ascend the elegant timber framed staircase upstairs, the first floor is home to five bedrooms - all of them substantial, with fitted wardrobes and four with full en suites. A really eye-catching feature, and an insight to the intellectual curiosity and appreciation of excellence that pervades the house, is the reading-room that forms part of the stairwell and first-floor landing. One of the bedrooms close to the master bedroom has been converted to a large walk in wardrobe with a luxurious en suite bathroom with separate shower comparable to a hotel suite in uptown New York. On the second floor there is room for a home cinema, gym or full guest accommodation with fully functional kitchen.
Once you arrive at the property there is a real sense of peace and tranquillity where the only sounds pervading the quiet calm are the birds in the day time and the noise of the ocean nearby by night.
This property must truly be viewed to be appreciated.
FeaturesUniquely private setting behind wrought iron gates
Surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds
Rural surroundings just 30km from St Stephens Green
Close to all the amenities of Greystones
Exquisite internal décor
5 bedrooms / 5 bathrooms
Almost 5,000 sqft of accommodation
Newly fitted kitchen and bathrooms
Side garage & separate utlity