DescriptionExceptional family home combining luxurious accommodation, coupled with the highest standard of build quality and situated on a large site.
Sakura is an exceptional family home combining luxurious accommodation coupled with the highest standard of build quality and situated on a large site of approx. 0.3 acres.
Designed by the renowned Architect Anthony Whittaker, this striking turreted home has been arranged to ensure maximization of natural light and with an excellent flow throughout with easy access to a choice of outdoor areas.
The house itself has wonderful architectural features both externally and internally including the distinctive turreted towers and peaked red roofs, the floating double helix staircase beautifully positioned under the front turret and the galleried landing over the living room. A gothic arched entrance off the main bedroom leads to an enchanting medieval room with a double height vaulted ceiling. Located in the rear turret, it is currently a meditation and yoga space. Another unique feature is the open plan light filled basement, with its own spacious patio. A toilet and shower on this level create great versatility of use for family, recreational or business purposes. The adjoining garden is sloped to great effect, creating an abundance of light directly into the basement.
Sakura extends to approximately 420 sq m / 4,520 sq ft. On entering, one is immediately impressed by the expansive hall and then more so by the floating double helix staircase and the view up to the towering vaulted turret ceiling. Solid marble floors run from the front entrance hall, through the living room and kitchen, giving a view right through the house to the garden, the wow factor is even more emphasised when the 3 sets of double doors are open. The most enjoyable part of the house is the sense of space which has been created by the high ceilings and plentiful light pouring in. The simplicity of the layout creates multi usage space where reception areas work together for both entertaining purposes and for everyday living.
The essence of Sakura is as much about its outdoor space as the house itself. The garden was professionally designed by George Downer Landscapes Ltd, a graduate of the National Botanic Gardens and enhances many different garden aspects. The entrance to Sakura is via a pair of set back large white pillars with dramatic wrought iron gates. There is a pedestrian gated entrance to the side. The front forecourt is laid with a soft colour gravel which complements the main house and is framed by hedges, shrubs and mature trees with ample parking for at least 5 cars. A second vehicle gate leads to the side courtyard. This courtyard is accessed via tall double doors from both the living room and kitchen and can be used for additional car parking. The west facing rear garden is 38 m / 125 ft in length and is both colourful and simple in its landscaping. It is mainly laid in lawn and bordered by flower beds and shrubbery. A bespoke swirling wrought iron walkway from the kitchen, provides instant access to the garden and sun-drenched patio. Wrought iron steps lead to the second patio and sliding doors give access to the basement.
The basement is simply put - a major bonus. Comprising a large open plan room of approx. 962 sq ft / 89 sq m with floor to ceiling double doors leading out to the patio and ensuring natural light, there are endless uses for this space. It will make an ideal games room / entertainment room, it could be further divided up to have its own gym, cinema, business use if desired. Alternatively, need for a Cinema or a recording studio in the basement ? No problem - CIF construction system makes it all whisper quiet .
This superb residence would make an ideal home for anyone looking for a classically designed home located close to the heart of Dublin.
This prestigious address cannot be over emphasized. It is in a much sought-after location due to its close proximity to numerous schools including High School, Wesley College, Alexandra College, Sandford Park College, Gonzaga College and Terenure College amongst others. It is also within easy reach of the wide range of amenities on offer in the nearby villages of Churchtown, Rathgar, Ranelagh & Rathmines which include boutiques, bars, restaurants, speciality shops and food stores such as SuperValu and Tesco. The Luas stop at Windy Arbour is within easy walking distance providing swift and easy access to Stephens Green and Dundrum Town Centre with cinemas and a choice of restaurants. There are also numerous recreational and leisure facilities within a gentle stroll or drive including Milltown and Castle Golf Clubs, Palmerston Park, Bushy Park, Brookfield Tennis Club and LA Fitness.
GFCH with under floor heating, centralised vacuum system with numerous inlet points and pressurised water system all installed throughout the house, 2 airing rads in utility, alarm, electronic gates
Entrance Hall: Entered via Gothic style arched double doors into main hall
Hall: Black marble tiles, view through the entire ground floor to rear garden, double helix staircase with high turret roof above
Study: Carpeted floor, bay window
Family Room: Double doors, carpeted floor
Guest WC: Marble tiled floor, part tiled walls, wc, whb
Bedroom 1: Bay window, timber floor, built in wardrobes. En suite shower room. Marble tiled floor, walk in double power shower, wc, whb
Living Room: 3 sets of double doors, double height ceiling with automated sky lights, galleried landing overhead, feature fireplace, high set with deep fire bucket and brick wall surround
Kitchen / Dining Room: Extra bright room with dual aspect, 3 double doors / windows overlooking rear garden and double doors to side courtyard. White marble tiled floor, kitchen area with built in wall and floor units, island with breakfast bar, black granite work top, Electrolux double oven. Dining area with marble tiled floor, door to turret and staircase to basement room. Door to utility
Utility: Built in units at floor and eye level, plumbed for washer / dryer, 2 airing radiators, stira stairs to storage attic, back door to garden
Bedroom 2: Carpeted floor, bay window, walk-in wardrobe. En suite shower room. Marble tiled floor, WC, WHB, walk in double power shower
Bedroom 3: Built in wardrobes, timber floor. En suite shower room. Marble tiled floor, walk in shower, WC, WHB
Bedroom 4: Timber floor, Juliet balcony
Main Bathroom: Marble tiled floor, jacuzzi bath, walk in double steam shower, WC, WHB
Bedroom 5: Large room over looking rear garden with Juliet balcony and turret room off. Timber floor, built in wardrobes. Turret room with high vaulted ceiling, windows over looking rear garden, currently used as meditation room
Basement: Open plan room with carpeted floor, double sliding doors to patio, shower room and store
- Luxurious residence in highly desirable location
- Designed by renowned architect Anthony Whittaker
- Approx. 420 sq m / 4, 520 sq ft
- 3 reception rooms, kitchen / dining room, 5 bedrooms, 3 en suite, main bathroom
- Polar Wall CIF Built Construction
- Open plan light filled basement, accessed from house internally and externally
- Landscaped gardens by George Downer Landscapes Ltd
- Luas (Windy Arbour) less than 5 minutes' walk
BER DetailsBER: B3
BER No: 112505003
Performance Indicator: 130.34 kWh/m²/yr
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Savills Dublin on +353 (0) 1 663 4300