Occupying an idyllic rural position with far reaching panoramic views over the unspoiled countryside, this sophisticated and understated period home offers stylish and contemporary living.
Wrought Iron electrically operated sliding gates open to reveal this beautiful home; presented to an exceptional standard, retaining original period features resulting in a wealth of charm and character throughout whilst offering a complimentary contrast of high end bespoke finishes throughout.
Simply best in class, this former schoolhouse built in c1860 was remodelled and extended in 2014. Designed by Dermot Bannon and featured on Room To Improve, the two-storey cedar clad extension to the side and a dramatic glazed atrium to the rear, positioned to maximise both light and the views, are particularly noteworthy. The wealth of modern features, including Geothermal underfloor heating are exceptional. The three reception rooms are designed for family living – with the added bonus of an office snug (plumbed for use as a wet room), while the superbly appointed thoroughly modern kitchen will not disappoint.
Upstairs off the wide, part-galleried landing leads to the four bedrooms – the master suite in the modern extension comprises bedroom and dramatic balcony with views over the surrounding countryside, walk through dressing room and en-suite. The three other bedrooms are all double rooms and the family bathroom clad in marble tiles features a roll top bath and separate walk in wet room shower effect.
Notably the main Enniskerry road outside the house will shortly be bypassed and designated a non through road (excluding busses).
Situated in rural yet convenient location just outside the quaint village of Stepaside on the way to charming Enniskerry, the property is within close proximity of some of South Dublin’s finest schools. There are a host of recreational and leisure amenities all within easy walking distance including numerous golf courses and equestrian centres. Shopping centres in Dundrum, Stillorgan and Blackrock are within easy reach and the marine facilities of Dun Laoghaire are highly accessible. There is a plentiful supply of primary and secondary schools within easy access.
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Entrance Atrium: Jura grey limestone tiled floor with triple glazed two storey atrium allowing light to flow into the home and boasting spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. Floating staircase with glass balustrade. Double doors to open plan living/dining room.
Guest Cloakroom: Fully tiled in marble with guest w/c, wash hand basin and large wall mirror.
Utility Room: Jura grey limestone tiled floor. Extensive range of presses and storage facilities containing concealed laundry shoot, Geothermal heating & sink. Plumbed for washing machine.
Open Plan Living/ Dining Room: This was the old classroom and is a fantastic space with a smoked oiled oak floor by Trunk flooring Rathgar and cast iron fireplace with marble hearth and inset wood burning stove. Floor to ceiling storage wall.
Original Entrance Lobby: Smoked oiled oak floor, two doors; one used by the school boys and another for school girls.
Kitchen: Tile floor, extensive range of built-in floor and eye level storage units, with Quartz worktop & centre island unit with ABG induction hob with stainless steel extractor canopy over. ABG double oven. Integrated dishwasher and fridge freezer. Sliding door to patio area and garden.
Play Room/ Gym: Cast iron fireplace with slate hearth. Large wall mirror.
Family Room: Smoked oiled oak floor, recessed lights. Sliding doors to side garden. Office alcove which is plumbed for use as a wet room.
On the first floor there are four generous bedrooms
Master Bedroom Suite: Panoramic views over the mountains. Sliding door to private balcony.
Dressing Room: Extensive range of ‘his’ and ‘hers’ wardrobes with a shoe racks and bench.
En-Suite: Recessed lights, fully tiled, walk-in shower with rain head shower, separate hand held attachment, ‘his’ and ‘hers’ sinks with vanity unit, w/c.
Bedroom 2: Front facing, cast iron fireplace with slate hearth.
Bedroom 3: Cast iron fireplace.
Bedroom 4: Built-in wardrobes, cast iron fireplace, slate hearth.
Bathroom: ¾ marble tiled walls and floor, recessed lights, walk-in showery, roll top bath, pedestal wash hand basin, w/c, heated towel rail
Storage Closet: On landing.
Outside: Approached by electrically operated wrought iron gates the driveway provides parking for numerous cars. The gardens and grounds are outstandingly landscaped and manicured and offer a complete refuge from the hustle and bustle of city life. To the rear of the property there is a large patio laid out in granite overlooking the rear lawn - a wonderful place to enjoy alfresco dining.
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