17 Foxes Covert, Mount Juliet Estate, Thomastown, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny€1,550,000
Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
Overall Floor Area: 1119 m²
A truly unique opportunity to acquire this partially completed c. 12,000sq.ft glass and steel contemporary home situated on what is one of Dublin’s finest residential sites. The level grounds of approximately one acre were created as a large elevated “platform” in the 1800’s by the British Army as a parade ground for the neighboring Martello Tower. This unique situation creates stunning panoramic views due east from Sorrento Terrace to Killiney Bay, due south from to Bray Head to Djouce and the Sugar Loaf, and westward to the Dublin Mountains. As a result of this level and elevated terrain, the property benefits from the westerly evening sun, a rarity for properties situated in the eastern foothills of Killiney with the most sought after sea views. The property also contains some wonderful additional features such a lower easterly walled garden with its own sea view, and a private rear garden with views of the neighboring historic Martello Tower and stone-lined woodland pathways.
The current partially completed structure was granted planning permission in 2008, Planning Ref: D07A/1116 by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council for a dwelling house of 1,080sq.m with an additional 39sq.m at basement level with terraces along the southern, eastern and western elevations at first floor level as well as a large roof terrace at first floor level. Designed by McCauley Daye O’Connell, who worked on the iconic Grand Canal Theatre, this glass and steel home was placed on a raised platform level with the boundary walls creating an infinity pool effect when sitting within the home. The structure has generous floor to ceiling heights, fitting a high-end contemporary home as well as a dramatic double-height glass ceilinged entrance hall that brings the western evening light into the heart of the home. Alternative plans have been drawn up by de Blacam & Meagher with more extensive terracing, which sit within the D07A/116 footprint, and extend to c. 6,500sq.ft.
The location of Buena Vista will be of major interest to those trying to get a foothold in this highly regarded part of Killiney, and an even rarer opportunity to build a major contemporary glass and steel home in this area. Adjoining neighbours include some of the most prestigious homes in South County Dublin, as well as some famous names. Buena Vista occupies a wonderful yet private position on Killiney Hill Road close to shops, churches and a wide variety of schools including Holy Child Killiney, Loreto Abbey Dalkey, Castle Park, St. Michael’s, Blackrock College and St. Andrew’s, all of which are easily accessible as are the many interesting coastal scenic walks over Dalkey and Killiney hills and along Killiney Beach. The local DART is just a stone’s throw away with the N11, M50 and LUAS only a short commute making access to the city centre and further afield very simple. The airport is just a 30 minute commute away. Within close proximity to the property are a wide selection of shopping outlets, churches, pubs and restaurants.
Buena Vista Killiney Hill Road Killiney, Killiney, Co. Dublin
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