45 Brookvale Downs, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14€580,000
Janet Carroll Estate Agents are truly delighted to bring this unique, period family home to the market. Rarely do properties like this appear for sale and it has been lovingly maintained to an excellent standard by its current owners whose family have lived there for over 50 years. From its beautiful Mahogany, Parquet solid wood flooring, to its stunning oak hallway and staircase with Wainscotting panels to bespoke fireplaces in many rooms, these are just some of the period features which makes this home definitely one not to be missed!
‘The Dell’ is an exceptionally, large bay fronted period family home which is full of exquisite character and real charm. Situated on one of the most sought-after sylvan roads in ‘Old Foxrock’ with its highly appealing, south facing frontage and front lawn, it enjoys great privacy. Recently refurbished, it is in turn key condition throughout and has a lovely flow throughout its 2,540 sq feet.
Surrounded on three sides by very large, private gardens, it offers abundant opportunities for entertaining and or relaxing with two substantial back and front patios, where one can follow the sun around the house all day. There are large grass lawns to the south facing front and side of the house, offering plenty of privacy and security by the surrounding tall Leylandii hedging and mature array of flowers, shrubs, trees and plants that run impressively along its vast fenced and hedged frontage on Gordon Avenue. The gardens are completely enclosed with walled exteriors/fencing with mature ever-green hedging, plants, shrubs and trees to keep children safe and dogs at bay. An old, majestic, solid, white, wrought iron, electric gates leads to a long, sweeping gravel driveway with Victorian park lights, leading to the side and wide, bespoke white, Oak Hall Door with stained glass panel features. To the left of the Hall Door, there is a striking Bay Window with Glass Roof Conservatory that overlooks the driveway and side lawn. There is ample, secure parking for several cars at the top and bottom of the driveway. There is also a large, green, metal coated garden shed, 6 ft wide x 10 ft long, tucked behind driveway hedging, ideal for garden tools, storage and maintenance free.
The south facing front of the house has very impressive, panoramic Bay Windows, top and bottom, with rooms on either side, overlooking the front lawn. The house was extended to include the kitchen/dining/living/conservatory area 19 years ago. In addition, the current owner has FPP for a 3 bed-room bungalow on the side of the grounds which was intended to be their new home but in recent months have decided to relocate to the coast. This site could be a perfect option if elderly parents wanted to downsize, keep their independence but still be living near to family.
Ideally located only 5 minutes stroll to Foxrock Village with its bijoux shops and restaurants. Less than 10 minutes’ drive to Leopardstown Race Course, Carrickmines Tennis Club, Foxrock Golf Club, The Park Retail Shopping centre, Stillorgan S.C and Blackrock Shopping Centres as well as Dunnes Stores Cornelscourt and shops and amenities at Deansgrange, one has all the shops they need on their doorstep! Nearby, Luas stops at Carrickmines and Sandyford with Dundrum Shopping Centre only a few stops away. Views of Dunlaoghaire, Killiney Hill and Dublin Mountains can all be seen only minutes’ walk from the property and are only a 10-15 minutes’ drive. Loreto College is only a 7 minutes’ walk with nearby St Brigid’s National School for Boys and Girls, UCD, Smurfit Business School, Blackrock College, St Michael’s, St Andrew’s and other prestigious schools/colleges nearby and/or located on the QBC corridor/N11 and M50 only minutes’ walk/bus/drive. Equally, prime Business parks and hospitals are within easy reach such as Sandyford Business Park, Central Park Leopardstown, South County Business Park, Cherrywood Business Park, Stillorgan Business Park, St Vincent’s Hospital, Blackrock Clinic and NRH (National Rehabilitation Hospital).
Rare opportunity to buy a 2,540 sq ft unique period property in ‘Old Foxrock’ with large, mature gardens on one of its most prestigious avenues.
– Full Planning permission for a detached bungalow on the site
– Mahogany, Parquet solid wood flooring in Entrance Hall, Hall Corridor, Drawing/Sitting and Dining Room areas
– South facing frontage and front lawn in a much sought-after location offering mature gardens
– Bespoke Wainscoting in hallway, stairways and landing walls
– White, Oak wooden doors with original brass handles
– Grand, bespoke Maple Shaker Kitchen and large built-in wardrobes
– Double French patio doors leading to Front Patio with dual aspect Double French patio doors leading to the enclosed Back Patio enjoying great privacy
– Impressive, panoramic Bay Window top and bottom overlooking the south facing front lawn
– Light, bright, crisp, clean and airy with high ceilings throughout
– Bespoke open fireplaces in many rooms
– Extensive road frontage and ample, secure parking
– Large patios front and back in Indian Sandstone and Cobble Lock paving stone
– Striking, Bay Window with Glass Roof Conservatory looking onto driveway and side lawn
– Solid, wrought iron, electric gates with sweeping gravel driveway and tall, Victorian park lights
– Double glazed windows and doors throughout (Double French patio doors on Ground Floor in Bedroom 1 with ensuite are triple glazed)
– Alarmed by Phonewatch, Wi-Fi, Electric mains with Gas central heating
– Large, green metal coated garden shed 6 ft wide x 10 ft long, ideal for all your garden tools, storage and maintenance free.
– Superb location close to nearby prestigious schools, colleges, sports clubs, parks, universities, shopping centres, hospitals, prime business parks and all other amenities including the coast and mountains, M50, QBC on N11.
Porch: Entrance porch with tiled floor and partial tiled walls
Hall bathroom: White sink and w.c with tiled floor and walls with Velux roof window, radiator and built-in ceiling spot lights.
Hallway/Entrance: Key period features include Mahogany Parquet solid wood flooring, solid white Oak Georgian panel wooden doors with original brass handles, feature Oak staircase and balustrades, bespoke dual Wainscoting panels in hall, stairways and landing walls in Cornflower Blue and pastel Lemon depicting wood effect lower panelling and ‘Fleur de Lis’ design on higher panels create a bright, crisp, airy space. Large under stairs storage closet with cloakroom rail and door with additional large under stairs double press. Stairs and landing fully carpeted.
Drawing/Sitting Room: This bright, light filled Drawing/Sitting room spans the length of the original gable end wall and enjoys many key period features including Mahogany, Parquet solid wood flooring in Herringbone’ design, bespoke tiled and wooden, open fireplace with inset arch, dual aspect gable end windows and large window looking onto the south facing front lawn, panelled ceiling and attractive wood architrave.
Dining Room: Mahogany, Parquet solid wood flooring, impressive bay window with panoramic views of front garden, panelled ceiling, bespoke open fireplace and inset, coloured glass, wall cabinet.
Bedroom 1: Spacious bedroom on ground floor level with triple glazed Double French patio doors lead out onto a vast Indian Sandstone’ paved patio area that sweeps around the whole house to the back enclosed patio area. It has a large bathroom with electric shower, steam extractor, large pedestal sink and under sink closet, w.c and heated towel rail with tiled floor. Side presses off this bathroom include the hot press/immersion and a handy storage closet with electric fuse box on top. It also has an open fire place and could alternatively be used as a study or tv/den room.
Conservatory/Living/Dining/Office/Kitchen area: This is a large, airy, open plan area with impressive bespoke, Maple Shaker Kitchen in Cornforth White/light grey with plenty of storage and worktop surfaces in a galley style, overlooking the Breakfast/Dining and Living Room areas. Bosch integrated appliances include dishwasher, fridge/freezer, double oven and grill, extractor fan, hob and dryer. This area enjoys dual Double French patio doors to the side leading out onto the large, private enclosed back patio and a further Double French patio door leads to the front of the conservatory. The Conservatory area is currently used as a tv/living room area. The floor space is tiled throughout with some wall tiling. There is a large Velux window in the kitchen area as well as built-in ceiling spot lights throughout.
Back Patio: This is a very large, Cobble Lock’ paved and enclosed patio which is fenced/walled in with lovely large hedges, shrubs, trees and plants. It has a wooden side gate leading to the rest of the garden and driveway and can be accessed by either one or two Double French patio doors leading from the Kitchen or Breakfast/Dining areas. It enjoys plenty of sun especially from mid-morning until late evening in the summer. It is a real relaxing spot that the current owners love to have BBQ’s or eat al fresco whilst enjoying a glass or two of wine!
Front Patio: This patio extends out from two steps from Bedroom 1 with ensuite, located on the ground floor. It overlooks the whole front garden and has Indian Sandstone’ paving that sweeps right around the front, gable end, entrance to hall door and around the conservatory to where the back patio is fenced in. It enjoys full sun from early morning to late afternoon and is the ideal place to relax with an early morning coffee or cup of tea whilst reading the newspaper or a good book or just chill’ at the end of a day.
Bedroom 2: This bedroom could lend itself to a separate office space or children’s play room or guest bedroom. Currently, it has a double bed with integrated, double bespoke large wardrobes, double free-standing bedside lockers, overhead storage and windows with carpet flooring.
Bedroom 3: Large dual facing bedroom with extensive built-in wardrobes on one wall with original open fire place intact (Please note none of the open fire places in the bedrooms have ever been used by the current owner or family) with carpet flooring and southerly aspect.
Bedroom 4: Main/Bay window bedroom: Extensive built-in wardrobes alongside wall, feature open fireplace, carpet and impressive, top bay window with panoramic views of south facing front garden. Lovely spacious room with plenty of room for king size bed, additional drawers and presses as the current owner enjoys.
Bedroom 5: This bedroom has dual double built-in wardrobes on either side of the king size bed with overhead storage and 2 free standing bedside lockers. It also has an open tiled fireplace and overlooking views of the south facing front garden. It is the second bedroom with large ensuite and has a bath and built-in shower, free standing white sink and w.c with extractor fan and elongated bathroom window and sill. It has tiled floors and walls.
Family Bathroom: This bathroom has a curved bath and power shower with side panel shower door. It has a large heated towel rail, a free standing rotating full-length mirror unit to the front and handy shelving to the back for storage, with white pedestal sink, frosted, lit mirror, w.c and electric steam extractor and bathroom window. Floor and ceiling are tiled
On N11 from city center/Donnybrook/Stillorgan/Blackrock:
At Foxrock Church (keep church on your left), continue straight on the N11 and at the next set of traffic lights, take the 1st right/filter lane to the right and turn right onto Westminster Road. There will be a sign on the left saying ‘Welcome to Foxrock’. Continue up Westminster Road for approx. 450 meters and take the 2nd road on the left off Westminster Road onto Gordon Avenue. ‘The Dell’ is the 4th house on the left-hand side.
From M50 Southbound:
From the M50 Southbound, take Exit/Junction 15. At the top of the Junction, there is a roundabout. Take the 2nd exit to the left off the roundabout and go straight down the hill to the 2nd/final roundabout. You will see a sign to the left saying ‘Foxrock’. Take the 1st exit left off this roundabout and go up the hill to the traffic lights and cross-roads. At these traffic lights, turn left onto Brighton Road and continue straight for a few minutes into Foxrock Village and to the traffic lights and second/final cross-roads. The Gables Restaurant and Wine Bar will be in front of you. At these traffic lights, turn right onto Westminster Road, continue straight up Westminster Road for approx. 450 meters and Gordon Avenue is the 4th avenue on the right off Westminster Road. ‘The Dell’ is the 4th house on the left.
From Deansgrange/Blackrock/Merrion Road:
At Deansgrange crossroads and traffic lights, turn right onto Kill Lane. Bank of Ireland will be in front of you. Go straight up the hill and you will see Foxrock Church on your right. Take the slip road to the left at the traffic lights onto the N11. Keep on the outside lane and at the next traffic lights approx. 100 meters, turn right onto Westminster Road. There will be a sign on the left saying ‘Welcome to Foxrock’. Continue up Westminster Road for approx. 450 meters and take the 2nd road on the left off Westminster Road onto Gordon Avenue. ‘The Dell’ is the 4th house on the left-hand side.
On N11 from Cabinteely/Killiney/Bray:
On N11, pass Dunnes Stores Cornelscourt on your left and continue straight on the N11 for two sets of traffic lights. You will see a round AIB and row of shops on your left at the first set of traffic lights. At the next set of traffic lights, turn left onto Westminster Road. You will see Foxrock Church on your right-hand side about 150 meters ahead before you turn left onto Westminster Road. There will be a sign on the left saying ‘Welcome to Foxrock’. Continue up Westminster Road for approx. 450 meters and take the 2nd road on the left off Westminster Road onto Gordon Avenue. ‘The Dell’ is the 4th house on the left-hand side.
BER E1 113503122
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The Dell, Gordon Avenue, Foxrock, Dublin 18
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