DescriptionThorndale on 0-46 acre approx is classical detached Victorian home of enormous charm, great character and architectural merit superbly positioned on this tree lined quiet road justly regarded as one of Dublin's most prestigious roads. Extending to 5,330 sq.ft./495.2 sq.m (excluding annex of 377 sq.ft/35 sq.m). The Annex /studio apartment is ideal as a guest suite or additional family accommodation.
Thorndale enjoys 0.46 acre approx. of exceptional, private landscaped gardens and an enviable position on this stunning tree lined road. The property was redecorated and renovated in recent years to exacting standards including the installation of a new geothermal heating system cutting energy bills dramatically.
The architecture of Thorndale is exceptional, the interior delightful with the principal reception rooms interconnecting and of truly elegant proportions with wonderful original period detail and superb natural light which floods through large sash windows.
The gardens designed by Paul Doyle, the renowned garden designer are exceptionally secluded, planted in classical style with mature specimen trees and a profusion of spring and summer flowering bulbs, balanced by large lawns areas and a generous gravelled parking area.
The location is first class, enviably positioned just 2 miles from St Stephens Green in a superbly convenient location with Ranelagh, Dartry, Rathmines and Donnybrook nearby, within walking distance of extensive local amenities including some of Dublin's best senior and junior schools. Sports clubs close by include David Lloyd River View, Milltown Golf Club, Brookfield and Fitzwilliam tennis clubs. The local Luas stop is a mere stroll at Milltown.
This is undoubtedly a genuinely special and immensely stylish home which successfully combines period detail and enormous character with a classical interior style and all the comforts and conveniences of modern living.
AccommodationHall Floor Superb flight of granite steps with cast iron handrails lead to;
Entrance Hall Exceptional detailed plasterwork, cornice and centre rose, polished oak floor, decorative arch with detailed plasterwork cornice.
Family Room Large box bay window with 5 sash windows with working shutters overlooking the front garden, exceptional detailed cornice and centre rose, part panelled walls, fine marble mantelpiece with cast iron inset and slate hearth, pair of matching bookcases with storage cabinets.
Drawing Room with 2 large sash windows with working shutters overlooking gardens to the side and front, detailed cornice and centre rose, fine marble mantelpiece with cast iron inset and brass banding slate hearth, polished oak floor, double folding doors with pediment to...
Dining Room Large sash window with working shutters overlooks side garden, detailed cornice and centre rose, matching marble mantelpiece with cast iron inset and brass banding slate hearth and polished oak floor.
Guest WC Panelled door with glazed stained-glass detail, vaulted barrel style ceiling with superb arched sash window with working shutters, French style wash table with marble splashback, and wc.
Bedroom 5 Detailed cornice and centre rose, fine marble mantelpiece with cast iron inset, fitted breakfront wardrobe with glazed panels, polished oak floor, sash window overlooks garden.
Separate Entrance to;
Entrance Hall Marble floor, 3 sash windows overlook front garden, recessed lighting, staircase to first floor, French door to rear garden.
Bathroom Superb room with part panelled walls, coved ceiling, recessed lighting, sash window, travertine floor, French style wash table with decorative mirror, wc, freestanding cast iron bath with hand shower attachment, large walk in shower.
Cloakroom Tiled floor, generous hanging and shelved storage.
Plant Room /Boiler Room Geothermal control system, Ochsner Heat pump, water tanks and fuse boards.
Under Stairs Storage
Utility Room Plumbed for washing machine, larder freezer, single bowl sink with granite surround.
Study Polished timber floor, coved ceiling, recessed lighting, cast iron mantelpiece with slate hearth, 3 sash windows.
Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Room 3 sash windows, polished timber floor, superb marble mantelpiece with fitted gas fire. Bespoke hand painted Siematic in classical style with superb array of units at high and low level, coved ceiling, recessed lighting, polished oak floor, panelled glazed, feature mantelpiece housing state of the art Gaggenau appliances, 4 plate hob, gas burner and steamer, extractor fan, tiled splashback, granite worktop, double Gaggenau oven, integrated larder fridge, pull out wicker baskets, large pantry larder, large central island with granite worktop, double ceramic sink, integrated Gaggenau dishwasher, refuse bin and pull out storage.
Superb carved staircase to;
Return Landing Stairs to garden level and to;
Landing Superb arched sash window with stained glass detail and working shutters.
Landing Coved ceiling and centre rose.
Bedroom 1 Coved ceiling and centre rose, fitted breakfront wardrobe, polished oak floor, painted cast iron fireplace with slate hearth, sash window overlooks garden.
Shower Room Tiled limestone style floor, large walk in shower, wc and French style wash table, fitted vanity unit and mirror, part panelled walls, coved ceiling and recessed lighting, sash window, access to roof space.
Bedroom 2 Dual aspect from 2 sash windows to side and rear, coved ceiling, breakfront wardrobe with glazed panels, polished oak floor.
Main Bedroom Dual aspect from 2 sash windows to the side and front, coved ceiling and centre rose, fine marble fireplace with cast iron inset and slate hearth, bespoke elegant fitted wardrobes with glazed panelling, polished oak floor, door to...
Ensuite Shower Room Detailed coving, marble tiled floor, sash window with working shutter, walk in double shower with rain water head, heated towel rail, wash hand basin, wc and a pair of panelled fitted cupboards.
Bedroom 4 Sash window with working shutters to front, coved ceiling, cast iron fireplace with slate hearth, 2 fitted wardrobes, polished oak floor.
Annex /Studio Apartment Concrete steps to;
Entrance Hall Painted floor, shelving, roof-light, part panelled walls.
Kitchenette Partly tiled splashback, tiled floor, range of fitted units at high and low level, 4 plate Neff hob and extractor, single drainer stainless steel sink unit, roof-light and window.
Studio Living Room/Bedroom, painted floor, fitted wardrobes, 2 windows dual aspect.
Ensuite Shower Room Fitted walls, tiled floor, wash hand basin, wc and large stand in shower, roof-light and window.
The Gardens The gardens designed by Paul Doyle, are a real feature of the property. Superb private grounds exquisitely landscaped, extend to approx. 0.46 acre with sweeping lawns bordered by mature hedging, a pleached Lime walk, formal garden planted with mature Italian trees, box hedging and a variety of herbaceous plants providing year-round interest.
Approached through electric gates a sweeping gravel driveway provides generous parking. A large garden room/ store provides generous storage.
FeaturesNew geothermal heating
Underfloor heating throughout
Central vacuum system
Exterior garden lighting
BER DetailsBER: Exempt
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Ranelagh on 01 4969909