DescriptionSherry FitzGerald are delighted to offer for sale The Old School House on the Lower Road of the renowned Strawberry Beds, in this protected special amenity area. This is a unique opportunity to acquire a substantial and fully refurbished Detached four bedroom, architect designed home. Transformed by its current owners in 2000 and sensitively extended, resulting in a very special home with quality and detail of workmanship evident throughout. A combination of modernity with a respectful nod to the past.
Electric wrought iron gates with remote access open to the garden. Laid in cobble to the side to maximise off street parking and across the front of the property too for low maintenance. Maple, hydrangeas, lavender and agapanthus are contained behind Irish Railway sleepers and combine with red robin and anemones to excellent effect. There is an outside tap. The Courtyard which is in the centre of this home, is laid in decking with a stone pathway, a lovely space to relax and unwind. There is a boiler house with storage.
This home is a rightful landmark on the Lower Road that runs between Chapelizod and Lucan Villages, with Castleknock Village very closeby, affording the best choice of shops, restaurants, schools and amenities in these villages. There are three local golf courses quite literally on your doorstep. Children's sporting clubs can be reached without having to journey far. City Centre is easily reached (11km to O'Connell Bridge), the M50, N4 and Dublin Airport are all easily accessible which makes this an ideal home for the commuter.
The Old School House enjoys an enviable and verdant vista all around and the River Liffey flows beyond the field directly opposite this home.
Viewing is highly recommended.
AccommodationEntrance Hall 3.8m x 1.75m. Setting the tone for what lies within, with its tumble marble flooring in black and gold and antique style radiators to mimic the Floréal style of the 1920’s.
Guest wc 2.24m x 1.3m. With matching tiling, and Heritage sanitary ware including a wash hand basin which stads above a storage unit and a wc with brass detailing holding aloft the cistern.
Cloakroom Ideal for coats, shoes, bags and the like.
Utility Room 1.89m x 1.56m. Plumbed for a washing machine and dryer with ceramic tiled flooring.
Living Room cum Dining Hall 9.57m x 4.8m. An Arizona Pine door with stained and leaded glass opens to this spectacular double height dining hall which is open plan with the living room. A feature limestone wall has matching tall picture windows which maximise views of the raised landscape and bespoke wood work is striking. The exquisite flooring is solid Aged French Oak. A split level living room features a raised sandstone and brick open fireplace, with a railway sleeper as its mantle. Achill Sunset is the deep red colour that adorns the walls. French doors which are glazed with glass panels afford views and open to the Courtyard.
Kitchen 4.6m x 2.5m. Matching marble worktops adorn the breakfast bar and island unit which separate the living area from the kitchen. Fitted wall and floor units are solid wood and hand painted in Colourtrend's Cobalt Frieze. The appliances consist of an electric oven, ceramic hob, extractor dishwasher and an under counter fridge. A Belfast sink is in keeping with the style and has brassware. Deep set matching windows ensure a perfect of the landscape in front of this home. Terracotta glazed floor tiles are the choice here.
Sunroom 3.7m x 3.5m. This additional reception room off the living room is a glazed link to the 3 ground floor bedrooms and family bathroom. It has a glass atrium and glazed French doors maximise the south facing aspect and opening to the front. Matching French doors with large glass panels either side open to the decked courtyard which has recessed led lighted to enhance nocturnal effect.
Bedroom 2 5.6m x 5.55m. Is akin to a hotel suite in size, its particularly large proportions are notable and it has a bay window and French doors to the courtyard aswell as dual skylights and coving and ceiling work. The colour of the tiling is Litturo blue.
En-Suite 2.43m x 1.8m. This large ensuite with attic access has a Heritage suite, comprising of a quadrant shower, pedestal wash hand basin and wc, glazed ceramic floor tiles and part tiled walls.
Bedroom 3 5.5m x 3.4m. Is another lovely double room with coving, ceiling centre piece and a jute Curragh Herringbone carpet.
Bedroom 4 3.4m x 2.28m. Is a generous single room with aged oak flooring and dual windows to the front benefitting from the glorious view.
Bathroom 3.11m x 2.44m. This super sized bathroom has a Jacuzzi bath with a pedestal wash hand basin wc and double doors to the hotpress with 3 bar water pump to all sinks.
1st Floor Bedroom One 4.85m x 4.5m. An intricate, bespoke cast iron staircase is painted in Azure blue has a solid ash handrail. A curved wall of glass blocks made by Vetroarredo follow the stairs up to the spectacularly dramatic mezzanine main bedroom suite on the first floor. It is simply divine, almost heavenly. Quadruple velux skylights have electric blackout blinds.
Ensuite 4.12m x 2.48m. A split level luxurious en-suite has the wow factor. A smoked glass porthole window frames the stunning view. Stained glass window lights are eye catching. All of the fittings are Samuel Heath and the tiles are Italian glazed ceramic, with underfloor heating. A large walk in shower with rainhead and a separate electric shower feature, alongside a wash hand basin and wc.
FeaturesUnique Detached family home in this idyllic area of outstanding natural beauty
Comprising of 189.2 sq. m. (2037 sq. ft.) of beautiful accommodation
Monitored Alarm & Remote access Camera Security System
Electric Gates with remote access
3 bar water pump to all sinks and Showers
Boiler house with storage
All windows and doors are solid mahogany
Window reveals to the front of the house are the original brick and granite cills
Original Granite Plaque depicting the year the Old School House was built 1900
BER DetailsBER: C3
BER No: 112572896
Performance Indicator: 214.77 kWh/m²/yr
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Castleknock on 01 820 1800