DescriptionA most attractive and outstanding modern detached residence extending to approximately 566 sq.m./6,092 sq.ft. set on private mature gardens of 0.161 ha/0.4 acres. Enjoying a quiet cul-de-sac setting off Torquay Road in a prestigious development called The Birches.
Imposing cut granite pillars tastefully capped in granite proudly bearing the name “ Woodberry” provides the entrance to this spectacular home. Bespoke fine cast iron electric gates provide separate vehicular and pedestrian access.
Double doors open up to the front porch which in turn opens to an exceptionally bright welcoming hall. A classic contemporary staircase with mahogany handrail and monkey tail rises dramatically to the first floor and branches into two separate wings of the house. A honed and polished travertine floor is used with maximum impact along the hallways to provide the perfect visual flow of accommodation.
To the left of the hall is the formal dining room approached by glazed double doors. This room, with no less than six floor-to-ceiling windows, enjoys an open marble fireplace. Moving further along the corridor is the drawing room. This is an exceptionally generously proportioned room with double doors to the secluded south facing patio to the front and French door provides access to the garden to the rear. This room has an ornate marble fireplace as the focal point and is complemented with bespoke Oakline fitted shelving units. (Note: Bespoke V'Soske rug not included). Discreetly and cleverly positioned off the drawing room is a John Daly fitted butler's pantry ideal for entertaining and catering on a grand scale.
Beyond the formal accommodation the house relaxes into a more homely ambience with a delightful family room with paneled walls enjoying a cosy almost club-like style. This room has a contemporary oak and black marble fireplace and is fitted with a large flat screen TV. The perfect room for family TV sharing. From here an inner hall leads to the kitchen / breakfast room. In line with the modern trend of boundary blurring living spaces the kitchen cum breakfast room area is sufficiently spacious to accommodate a living area and family eating area. This is clearly the central hub of the house. A stunning double height extension with lantern roof magnifies and reflects light with maximum impact.
The John Daly kitchen with Crema Zafra honed worktop and waterfall edge sets the tone. Hand painted wall and floor units are offset by a cherry centre island complete with wine cooler, sink and insinkerator. The cabinets are part glass display cabinets. There is a “Falcon” 5 plate gas hob with overmantel. This entire area is floored with marfil classic porcelain floor by Regan Tile Design. The area is open plan and configured with both living and eating areas. An Excelsior radian fire provides a cosy ambience leaving plenty of space for a large family dining room table ideal for more relaxed entertaining. For the most part the room is glazed with double doors to the patio area to the rear.
Located off the kitchen area is a smart playroom with washed oak floor and built-in storage units by Oakline. There is a shower room located off the playroom which in turn leads to a well-equipped utility room.
To the right of the entrance hall is a luxuriously appointed guest w.c. With Ceramiche Grazia tiled paneling for the ultimate in opulence and rich wallpaper patter this is more akin in style to a powder room. Further down the hall is a fully fitted boot room with hanging and convenient storage solutions.
At the further most part of this wing is a guest bedroom complete with shower en-suite and cloaks room. This is positioned alongside a richly decorated study with delightful check carpet, velvet textured curtains and buil- in desk area. There is a faux fireplace also and door to side passage. This entire wing could readily reconvert to provide for a self-contained unit if required providing flexibility in its' interpretation and suitable for a number of uses.
The first floor segregates the sleeping quarters into two distinct halves. To the right there are three double bedrooms, two of which are en-suite as well as a well-appointed family bathroom complete with bath, separate shower, whb and wc with velux window to the side of the house. In addition there is a good sized room currently used as a gym. To the left of the stair case is a fourth bedroom complete with en-suite bathroom. The main bedroom suite is clearly the piece-de-resistance. This spacious double room enjoys generous proportions and an opulent bathroom that would sit well in any five star accommodation. The rich chocolate coloured marble tiles create an air of luxury with separate shower, twin pedestal basins, wc and jacuzzi bath. In addition there is a generous sized dressing room with plenty of hanging and storage space.
Exceptionally well located in the leafy suburb of Foxrock approximately 12km from Stephen's Green and only a short stroll from Foxrock Village. This quaint village with its selection of popular eateries, restaurants and specialist food shops servicing 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 Lawn Tennis Club.
An excellent selection of schools are nearby including Hollypark Boys and Girls National School, St Brigid's Boys and Girls National School and many of South County Dublin's Secondary Schools including Blackrock College, Mount Anville, Loreto Foxrock, Lycee Francais d'Irlande as well as the newly opened Nord Anglia International School and St Andrew's College are a short commute away. School admission policies are subject to change and should be verified.
Cabinteely Park with its 96 acres of parkland and large children's playground is also nearby. The Quality Bus Corridor on the N11 provides easy access to Dublin City Centre, the M50 interchange is close by as is the LUAS at Sandyford.
AccommodationEntrance Hallway 20.79m x 1.94m. Entrance porch opens to the hallway (measuring over 20m in length) with classic contemporary butterfly staircase which divides the house into two distinct halves. To the left:
Dining Room 5.15m x 6.16m. Double doors with glass inset open into the dining room. Bright tri-aspect room with six floor-to-ceiling windows, attractive marble fireplace and twin alcoves.
Drawing Room 7.76m x 6.70m. Bright tri-aspect room. French doors to the south-east facing patio area and separate French doors to a west facing patio. Ornate white marble fireplace. Door to Butler's Pantry (3.16m x 1.25m) complete with sink, fitted shelving and worktop surface.
Living Room 4.46m x 4.13m. A snug room for family entertainment with panelled walls and fireplace with contemporary oak and black marble surround fireplace. French door to garden.
Open Plan Kitchen/Breakfast Room
Breakfast Room 7.06m x 7.12m.
Kitchen 4.40m x 7.02m. Undoubtedly the family hub with John Daly fitted kitchen with large centre island complete with Crema Zafra honed worktop and waterfall edge. Double height pitched ceiling with lantern roof magnifies and reflects light. “Falcon” 5 plate gas hob with overmantel. Ample space for living and dining. Double doors to rear garden.
Family Room/Games Room 6.75m x 5.30m. This is an exceptionally large room with fitted shelving and storage units by Oakline. Washed oak floor. Door to :
Shower Room Shower, whb and wc. Extensively tiled.
Utility Room 3.16m x 3.28m. Large utility room with wall and floor units. Plumbed for washing machine. Door to garden at rear.
Boot Room Storage solutions for coats, boots and family paraphonealia.
Study 2.88m x 7.20m. With door to side providing a separate access to this wing if required. Decorated with emphasis on texture with velvet curtains, check carpets and hand painted desk and storage unit with cherry inset.
Guest Bedroom/Bedroom 6 4.17m x 6.05m. Large double room looking out over the rear garden. Dressing and shower en-suite.
Main Bedroom Suite 4.22m x 6.17m. Large bright room incorporating living area. Ceiling recessed TV. En-suite bathroom: luxuriously appointed with rich chocolate coloured marble, twin sink units, separate shower and bath.
Dressing Area - large area to include under eaves space for storage.
Bedroom 2 3.25m x 4.92m. Double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and shower en-suite.
Bedroom 3 3.03m x 4.95m. Double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and shower en-suite.
Bedroom 4 2.97m x 4.95m. Double bedroom with fitted wardrobes.
Family Bathroom 2.62m x 3.79. Extensively tiled with separate bath, shower and velux window.
Bedroom 5 5.73m x 4.25m. Large double with en-suite shower.
Gym area 3.34m x 3.23m. Large space with velux window.
BER DetailsBER: B3
BER No: 111886305
Performance Indicator: 138.74 kWh/m²/yr
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Foxrock on 01 289 43 86