Meticulously presented Victorian family home built in the late 1890' s in the suburb of Sandymount, Dublin 4.
Kevin Flanigan Estates are proud to present 78 Park Avenue, Sandymount to the market. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a substantial, distinctive and unique Victorian property. This inspiring 5 bedroom residence of approx. 369 sq m / 3,978 sq ft is set behind electric gates with private gardens of 0.8 ha / 0.21 ac. The property exudes character and charm and is the perfect combination of a classical period house with a modern open plan expansive American style living space.
Nicely set back off the wide tree lined road, this attractive 2 storey property will greatly appeal to those looking for a home of distinction on Park Avenue which is regarded as one of Dublin 4' s premier residential roads.
Internally, No 78 Park Avenue is a home of impressive room proportions and beautiful period features, detailing includes intricate ceiling roses and coving, high ceilings, bay windows and feature fireplaces. The accommodation is further enhanced by a magnificent bright two story modern extension. This fine home has been stylishly decorated with great flair to compliment the period rooms and blend the traditional and modern. The open plan solid oak kitchen, dining and living space has an oriental theme, with direct views over the long east facing rear garden and into the Japanese courtyard garden. The Japanese garden acts as a light box in the centre of the house, flooding light into the sitting room and the open plan living space.
No. 78 has benefitted from considerable expenditure over the last number of years and all works to the property were carefully conceptualised. High quality materials feature throughout this original home, exceptional built-in furniture was custom designed and imported from Italy. The property is stylish and elegant and at the same time a practical family home. The improvement works were extensive, the house was re-wired and re-plumbed and partially re-roofed in the last 20 years. Today, the property is presented in excellent condition throughout; a mix of grandeur coupled with cosy family living.
The gardens have been developed to provide the utmost privacy. The front of the house features high beech hedging and electric gates, while to the rear, the garden is enclosed by granite stone walls and timber fencing, all framed by mature specimen trees. The garden is further enhanced by a separate newly constructed Garden room which features a gym and large dog house.
Park Avenue in Sandymount is without doubt one of Dublin' s most sought after locations. It is truly one of the most convenient roads being only 4.3 km to St Stephen' s Green and a short walk to Sandymount Strand. There is an abundance of local amenities on the doorstep, the villages of Sandymount, Ballsbridge and Donnybrook offer a wide variety of boutiques, restaurants, cafes, delicatessens, shops and supermarkets. Within close proximity are many of Dublin' s premier secondary and primary schools including St. Michael' s College, Blackrock College, St. Andrew's, Muckross Park College, St. Conleth's College and Star of the Sea National School. Park Avenue is highly accessible, first class transport links include Sydney Parade DART Station (3 minute walk) numerous bus lines service Sandymount village and the Merrion Road, the UCD link bus operates from the DART Station and Dublin Airport is a convenient
25 minute drive via the East link and Port tunnel. All in all, a highly desirable and stylish home on one of Dublin' s most elegant roads in the heart of Dublin 4.
Entrance Hall Beautiful limestone flooring, decorative cornicing and centre rose. Opulent damask wallpaper from Coles, matched with a Wemyss silk curtain layered with voile on top, the tie-backs are from Nobilis.
Drawing Room Located to the front of the property this impressive reception room features a high corniced ceiling with frieze and centre rose, bay window, marble fireplace, travertine limestone floor and double doors connect with the sitting room. The curtains are traditional textured Nobilis silk hung on a hand-made curved gilded pole. The luxurious wallpaper is by Ulf Moritz and features stunning crystal glass motifs
Sitting Room Another impressive reception room with high corniced ceilings, travertine limestone tiled floor and French doors which open onto the Japanese internal courtyard garden. This room features a Bose sound system, Italian stained oak built-in furniture featuring smoked glass which discreetly hides all TV control boxes. The curtains are from Jim Thompson, a beautiful silver textured silk with charcoal lines and the wall paper is from Coles
Guest WC The Guest WC has Emperador polished marble wall tiles, mosaic marble floor, an unpolished marble basin and matching black WC
The Study The study has solid oak built-in library book cases with storage cupboards
The Kids Pod / TV/ Games Room The kids pod features a curved glass brick wall which separates it from the kitchen. This room has shelving and built-in desks which are specifically designed for computers and game consoles
Kitchen / Dining / Family Room This superb open plan kitchen, dining and living space incorporates high ceilings and exposed beams. An expanse of windows flood this space with light, allowing complete visibility of the back garden and the Japanese garden. The kitchen area showcases semi-precious stone tiles imported from Turkey. The dining and living space has hardwood floors, the windows were custom designed in Iroko hardwood delivering on the zen interior design which is also reflected in the fitted solid oak kitchen. Mowlem & Co. in Belfast were commissioned to make this bespoke kitchen which has an oriental aspect complimenting the overall theme. The solid oak in-frame kitchen is inlaid with iroko wood. The expansive island is ideal for catering and entertaining with its curved design, granite worktop, sink, ample storage and a breakfast bar. There is a built-in corner larder cupboard with curved glass, integrated Gaggenau microwave, Siemens oven, gas and electric combo hobs, separate counter grill and a Miele extractor fan. The living space has a gas fire (currently not connected), built-in storage cupboards which have stone tiled facing and houses the TV unit. A door leads into the Japanese courtyard garden which features wisteria and a screening wall of mature bamboo.
Services Rooms To the side of the kitchen is the service area which comprises the walkthrough hallway providing access from the front of the house to the back garden. Off the hallway is the hot press, cloakroom, WC and utility room. The utility room has a washing machine and tumble dryer, sink and built-in storage
First Floor Return
Landing Light by skylight and stained glass window
The Master Bedroom Suite This spacious suite comprises a wide entrance corridor, the bedroom, dressing room / lounge, en suite bathroom, a Juliet balcony overlooking the Japanese garden and a full balcony overlooking the rear garden with steps leading to the patio. The bedroom has a wood floor, high ceilings and silk Jim Thompson curtains on an electric rail to separate the bedroom in two. One side for the main bedroom, the other side for the dressing room and relaxing lounge area. The dressing area has a range of wardrobes with Italian walnut sliding doors. The en suite bathroom features Versace tiles complete with Versace visage, a double Jacuzzi bath (pressured water system with extra wide piping to fill bath quicker), walk-in shower, double sink unit with marble top and vanity unit, and a WC
Bedroom 2 Situated above the drawing room this room has a wood floor, built-in Italiana cabinets and wardrobes with mock python covering, built-in bookcase, and curtains by Brian Yates
Main Shower Room Tiled floor and walls, walk-in shower, WC, wash hand basin, storage and shelving
Bedroom 3 Situated at the front of the house with wood floor, study desk and built-in wardrobes
En Suite Shower Room With tiled floor and walls, feature tiles with pebble stones on the floor, WC, wash hand basin
Bedroom 4 This room has a wood floor, built-in wardrobes and shelving. The wall paper and curtains are by Designers Guild
En Suite Shower Room Tiled floor and walls, walk-in shower, WC, wash hand basin
Bedroom 5 With wood floor, study desk and built-in wardrobes
Gardens and Outside The house is approached through wrought iron electronic gates to the gravelled forecourt, all lit by contemporary stainless steel and granite outdoor lights. An archway leads to the side yard which has a door into the side hall, the bike shed and the boiler room. The 34 m / 111 ft east facing back garden is very private with excellent screening. The large patio has recently been re-laid, as was the drainage. The gardens and garden path are lit by newly installed granite and stainless steel lights imported from Germany. To one side of the patio is an outdoor WC, a flight of steps lead to the master bedroom balcony. The railings were handmade to architects design in hardwood and continue the eastern theme
Gym and Dog House A recently built stand alone garden room currently houses a state of the art gym. It has a rubber floor over concrete, shatter proof mirrored glass wall, electricity, heating and bi-fold doors to an outdoor deck area. This room could be used for many purposes, be it a games room, playroom, art studio, garden relaxation room, amongst many other uses.
The Dog House was specially commissioned for a Great Dane, with a large breed ' dog flap' imported from the US, under floor temperature controlled heating, wall tiling and wash down area.
Services Electric gates; intercom system throughout the house; gate intercom with monitor in kitchen and master bedroom; 3 CCTV camera' s, monitored alarm; gas fired central heating, zoned and temperature controlled; under floor heating in hall, reception rooms and office; Bose music system in sitting room; mains water; mains sewage
Inclusions All carpets and curtains, all kitchen and utility appliances; over mantel mirror in drawing room; handmade radiator covers, light fittings, unless otherwise specified
Available by separate negotiation Antique light in hall, gym equipment, various decorations.