DescriptionRoebuck Hill House is a Georgian gem which dates back to c.1790, and extended later, one of the few remaining Georgian homes in Dublin 14.
Extending to 6,200 sqft and standing on formal gardens of 1.2 acres approx. Roebuck Hill House enjoys enormous character, charm and seclusion - with potential to develop further subject to planning permission.
The residence is a warm, welcoming and stylish double fronted two storey home, with a versatile layout. Fine original period detail characteristic of the Georgian era, including exceptional mantelpieces, high ceilings, detailed rococo plasterwork and large sash windows enhance rooms of elegant proportions, perfect for entertaining yet extremely comfortable and cosy for every day family living.
This delightful residence enjoys an unrivalled position on this secluded stretch of Mount Anville Road. The location is first class, remarkably convenient to all amenities within 7 km from St Stephens Green, a short drive of the M50 and Dublin Airport, and only minutes from local shopping at Mount Merrion, Stillorgan and Dundrum. Some of Dublin's best schools are nearby as is UCD.
The house was immortalised by James Joyce, in Ulysses, who makes reference to the occupants of Roebuck Hill: “Gerald and Stanislaus Moran of Roebuck”. Another occupant of Roebuck Hill was John C Lyons, a world expert on orchids. The old conservatory, had a heating system installed specifically for the cultivation of tropical plants in the early 1800s.
The sale of Roebuck Hill House offers a rare opportunity to create a wonderful home on the uniquely rich fabric of its past.
AccommodationReception Hall 4.10m x 6.80m. Wide plank Oak floor, double doors with detailed architraves, sash window, detailed coving and centre rose.
Double Drawing Room
Drawing Room 1 4.30m x 5.90m. Sash window and original shutter, marble mantlepiece with original tile base and cast-iron insert. Archway to:
Drawing Room 2 5.14m x 6.30m. Curved bay with sash window and original shutters, detailed coving and centre rose with fig, bird, and berry detail, original marble mantlepiece, tiled base and cast-iron insert. Double doors to garden and patio this was originally the orchid room.
Dining Room 5.25m x 6.33m. Curved bay with sash window and original shutters, coving and centre rose with wheat detail. Box bay with sash window and original shutter, marble mantelpiece with slate base.
Guest WC 2.29m x 1.47m. Wc, wash hand basin with tiled splashback, tiled floor.
Inner hall Door to walled garden.
Study/Bedroom 8 4.27m x 2.14m. With box window
Living Room 4.60m x 6.66m. Large picture window with stained glass panel, coving, open fire, alcove shelving.
Bathroom 2.82m x 2.06m. Tiled walls and floor, stained glass window, wc, wash hand basin, bath, glazed panels.
Kitchen / Dining Room 4.32m x 2.17m. Array of extensive fitted units with wood effect countertops, island / breakfast bar,
integrated Electrolux appliances - double oven, microwave, hob & extractor, dishwasher, & fridge freezer. Double sink and mixer tap, tiled floor, part tiled walls, fireplace with open fire hearth with brick surround, stained glass windows.
Utility Room 3.24m x 2.17m. Fitted units, stainless steel sink unit, storage, pantry units, access to garden, large picture window, tiled floor and part tiled walls.
Boiler Room Gas fired boiler, boiler, pump.
Bedroom 7 3.40m x 3.10m. Double bedroom with picture window.
Family Room 4.24m x 4.40m. Fireplace with gas fire inset, marble base and surround. Double door to garden/pool and conservatory.
Conservatory 4.14m x 5.11m. Floor to ceiling windows and double doors to rear garden, polished cherrywood floor, skylight, and recessed lighting.
Porch Flagstone style tiled floor, floor to ceiling windows, access to rear garden.
Stairs to first floor
Landing Large hall spanning full depth of the house with window and window seat to the front and a skylight.
Bedroom 3 4.50m x 6.67m. Large double bedroom with two sash windows, vaulted ceiling with cornice, open fireplace with marble mantlepiece, cast iron surround, and tiled hearth. Steps to:
Ensuite 2.10m x 3.30m. Walk in shower unit with rainwater shower head and hand attachment. Wc, wash hand basin with mixer tap, vanity unit , and tiled splashback, tiled floor.
Bedroom 2 (front) 4.35m x 5.90m. Large double bedroom dual aspect two sash windows - vaulted ceiling with cornice, marble mantlepiece, cast iron insert, and stone hearth. Door to:
Ensuite 2.10m x 3.30m. Walk in shower unit with rainwater shower head and hand attachment. wc, wash hand basin with mixer tap, vanity unit, and tiled splashback, tiled floor, and 12 pane sash window.
Bedroom 1 (front) 4.35m x 5.90m. Large double bedroom dual aspect two sash windows - vaulted ceiling with cornice, painted mantlepiece, cast iron insert, and stone hearth. Door to:
Ensuite 2.20m x 2.80m. Walk in shower unit with rainwater shower head and hand attachment. Wc, wash hand basin with mixer tap, vanity unit, and tiled splashback, and tiled floor.
Bedroom 4 (side) 4.34m x 4.32m. Double bedroom with two sash windows, vaulted ceiling with cornice. Door to:
Ensuite 2.10m x 2.00m. Walk in shower unit with rainwater shower head and hand attachment. Wc, wash hand basin with mixer tap, vanity unit, tiled splashback, and tiled floor.
Double door to rear landing
Bathroom 1.70m x 3.90m. Tiled walls and floor, 2 sash windows, bath with shower screen and wall mounted shower and mixer tap, wc, wash hand basin with mixer tap and vanity unit.
Bedroom 5 (rear) 4.52m x 4.38m. Double bedroom with sash window, vaulted ceiling with cornice, fitted wardrobe.
Bedroom 6 (rear) 3.50m x 3.00m. Large double bedroom with sash window, vaulted ceiling with cornice, painted mantlepiece, cast iron insert, and stone hearth.
Studio Open plan studio with mezzanine. Double doors to patio. Stairs to mezzanine level with skylight.
Guest WC Wc, wash hand basin, and plumbed for shower. (not fitted)
The Gardens Exceptional gardens 1.2 acre approx. are a delight and so rare in a property so close to the city centre.
A tree lined driveway behind the original wrought iron gates leading to large paved and gravel area with parking for numerous cars including 8 marked out spaces. The house is surrounded by large lawns and the original formal gardens and with some investment could be returned to former glory. The gardens are well stocked with a variety of mature specimen trees shrubs fruit trees and herbaceous planting
Covered Patio area.This was originally a hot house for a specimen orchid collection.
Large swimming pool with diving board, sheltered with stone walls, fence and gates, Pool house/Summer House. Pathway to side garden, a hot house for specimen orchid collection.
FeaturesUnique Georgian Residence
Development potential (subject to planning permission)
Exceptional period features
Outdoor swimming pool
BER DetailsBER: Exempt
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Ranelagh on 01 4969909