DescriptionThe Apple House is a superb contemporary home designed by RKD Architects with emphasis placed on space and light creating this secluded, spacious family home extending to approximately 300 sqm/3,229 sqft.
The Apple House, as its name suggests, was built c.2000 on the site of an old summer house with sea views later used as a store for apples of a neighbouring house on Brennanstown Road. The excellent design of this house was ahead of its' time and captures the spirit of its setting with the essence of the space to perfection. On entering this inviting home, standing proud on an elevated site, you are immediately impressed by its unique design. A delightful mix of building materials to include self-coloured render, Canadian redwood cedar cladding, granite stone and glazed walls are married together to perfection. The bright accommodation enjoys an excellent flow and opens up, at every opportunity, with doors leading to the garden creating a seamless connection blurring the boundaries with the inside and the outside. This is without doubt a comfortable family home which provides for a relaxed family lifestyle within an open, natural layout enjoying an excellent flow of accommodation that is both comfortable and sophisticated at the same time.
A raised wooden platform with glazed panelling is approached by a number of steps and opens into the hallway. The hallway sets the design tone boasting a double height glazed atrium, a curved wall providing under-stairs storage complemented by a curved stairwell with travertine steps leading to the first floor. From here a set of French doors leads to the deck to the rear which hugs the back of the house where your attention is immediately drawn to the outside. To the left double doors open to the magnificent living room with wide, statement steps reaching down to the living area. This dual aspect room has French doors and a picture floor to ceiling window from here to the garden. To the other side of the sandstone fireplace is another picture window, partly frosted for privacy, providing views of Killiney Hill. There is an inner hall with glazed wall which leads to the open-plan kitchen cum dining room area. Along the corridor there is located the guest wc and boot room. The kitchen is aesthetically designed to blend into the dining area with floor mounted walnut presses and a centre island. Both topped with a granite worktop in muted brown and natural shades. There is a prep sink as well as full sink. There is an AGA with tempered glass splashback. The AGA is gas fired and features a 4 plate gas hob. The kitchen opens up into the bright dining / living area with glazed walls on both sides and access to the patio garden to the side of the house providing shelter and the perfect barbeque area. There is a simple, fireplace with sleek black granite hearth and double doors leading to the family room. The family room is completely glazed to the back with French doors leading to the decking area which cleverly, and no doubt by design, connects to the living room at the other side of the house. The utility room is particularly spacious and is plumbed for a dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. There is a corridor with plenty of storage presses and access to the side garden.
The first floor is approached by sweeping travertine staircase which opens to a galleried landing looking down on the hall with glazed floor to ceiling wall reflecting plenty of light from a south facing orientation. To the eastern side of the house there are two bedrooms both with built-in wardrobes and a separate shower room. On the other side of the stairwell is the family bathroom, with bath, whb, wc and separate shower. There is a third and fourth bedroom along the impressive glazed landing and a door to the main bedroom suite. The main suite enjoys a tri-aspect room with commanding views of the garden. It has a separate walk-in wardrobe and shower room located behind the bedroom. It is particularly bright and airy with a dramatic vaulted ceiling and further complemented by French doors to a sun terrace (approx. 5.0 x 5.0). The main suite enjoys privacy and seclusion creating its own relaxation zone whilst still retaining connectivity to the rest of the house.
This is without doubt a superb family home with tastefully applied design touches using honed Portuguese limestone, maple, sandstone and natural materials blended to create a home that delivers modern comfort and luxury in an impressively thoughtful and considered design where the indoor space blends seamlessly with its surrounds.
The Apple House sits proud on an elevated site of 0.25 acres. Approached via a gravelled driveway to the front which provides parking for several cars. Two distinctive leylandii pompom trees rest under the eaves of the house at the front followed by the entrance raised deck with glazed sides.
The garden to the front is a combination of mature shrubs to the boundary of the site providing privacy and shelter and a large gravelled parking apron. There is also a large barna shed for storage. To the side of the house is a gravelled patio area enjoying a westerly orientation the perfect site for evening barbeques and al fresco dining. The rear garden is laid out mainly in lawn and enjoys a south facing orientation with a leafy outlook over mature trees forming the boundary at the back. A large south facing sun deck to the rear provides a generous area for leisurely seating. A flower bed with gunnera plants (giant-rhubarb) provides an impressive backdrop to the large south facing decking area which connects the two wings of the house creating a delightful leisurely seating area.
Exceptionally well located just 10.0 km from St Stephen's Green and only a short distance from both Cabinteely Village and Foxrock Villages. This quaint village enjoys a selection of bistros, restaurants and specialist food shops serving this upmarket suburb. For more extensive shopping facilities, Dunnes Stores at Cornelscourt and the Park Retail Centre are close by. Foxrock Golf Club is a short distance away as is the driving range at Leopardstown Golf Club and Carrickmines Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club. The Park at Cabinteely with its' 112 acres of parkland (approx.) and nearby Kilbogget Park which hosts rugby, soccer, Gaelic Clubs and pitches as well as a recreational area with floodlit parking. An excellent selection of schools are nearby. These include Hollypark Boys and Girls National School, St. Brigid's Boys and Girls National School and many of South County Dublin's Secondary Schools to include Blackrock College, Mount Anville, Loreto Foxrock, Lycée Français d'Irlande as well as the newly opened Nord Anglia International School and St. Andrew's College are just a short commute away. The Quality Bus Corridor on the N11 provides easy access to Dublin City Centre. The M50 interchange which provides quick and easy access to the airport is close by and the LUAS at Carrickmines just a short walk.
AccommodationEntrance Hallway Double height glazed atrium. Curved wall providing under stairs storage. Travertine steps and flooring lead to the first floor. French doors to the patio area
Living Room 6.36m x 5.80m. Wide oak steps lead down to the living area. Floor to ceiling window with views of the garden. French doors to the patio deck. Buckley's sandstone fireplace. Partly frosted window with views of Killiney Hill. Oak flooring
Inner Hall 9.21m x 4.52m. The inner hallway leads towards the further wing of the house. Flanked on one side by a glazed wall and on the other by the Guest WC and a boot room. Oak flooring
Kitchen 5.82m x 3.71m. Dual aspect. Bespoke kitchen by Beola Crafts, Roundstone with floor mounted walnut presses with large fridge. Powered flue gas fired AGA with 4 plate gas hob and conventional electric oven with grill and a separate fan oven. Walk-in food pantry (approx. 30 sqft). Centre island with prep sink. Granite worktop in muted brown and beige tones. Honed Portuguese limestone flooring
Dining Room 5.90m x 4.49m. A bright dining / living area has glazed walls on both sides. One side looking out to the garden and the other with French doors to the side gravelled patio, the perfect spot for evening barbeques and sunshine. A simple fireplace (plumbed for gas) with sleek black granite hearth provides creates a warm and cosy atmosphere. Double doors to:
Family Room 4.09m x 5.04m. Well-proportioned room enjoys floor to ceiling windows overlooking the rear garden. French doors to the decking area
Utility Room Particularly generous size utility area plumbed for a dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. Rear corridor to door to back with ample storage presses
Guest WC/Boot Room
Bedroom 1 3.82m x 3.65m. Fitted wardrobes. Door to balcony and window with views of Killiney Hill and Bay
Bedroom 2 2.97m x 3.65m. Fitted wardrobes. Door to balcony with views of Killiney Hill and Bay
Family Bathroom 2.45m x 2.24m. Bath, separate shower, wc and wash hand basin set in a vanity unit
Bedroom 3 3.50m x 3.43m. Fitted wardrobes. Dual aspect. Fitted wardrobes
Bedroom 4 3.26m x 3.71m. Dual aspect and fitted wardrobes
Main Bedroom Suite 5.60m x 4.50m. Entrance lobby with dressing room leading to:
The main bedroom is spacious and splays out from the main house widening as it reaches out towards the garden. The tri-aspect reflects plenty of light and is further accentuated by an impressive vaulted ceiling. French doors to:
Ensuite Shower 3.50m x 4.13m. Walk-in shower with glass bricks and mosaic tiling. Wash hand basin in vanity unit and back to wall wc.
Family Shower Room 2.43m x 1.58m. with shower, whb and wc. Partly tiled
Balcony A walled and decked verandah (approx. 5.0 x 5.0) provides additional external space, south facing orientation and complete privacy
Situated on 0.25 acres / 0.10 ha acres of gardens
Unique contemporary design
Exceptionally private and mature setting with south facing garden
Portuguese honed limestone and maple flooring throughout
Underfloor heating at ground floor level
AGA with electric module which has 4 ring gas hob, conventional oven/grill and fan oven
Bathroom fit outs by Waterloo Bathrooms with Roca sanitary ware and Hans Grohe shower fittings
Buckleys sandstone fireplace
Solar panel for heating water
BER DetailsBER: C3
BER No: 112686548
Performance Indicator: 221.29 kWh/m²/yr
DirectionsComing from the city centre on the N11 turn right after Dunnes Stores. At the traffic lights turn left heading towards Cabinteely village. At the lights in Cabinteely village take the right hand turn onto Brennanstown Road. Holmwood is the first turn on the right hand side.
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Foxrock on 01 289 43 86