Grianblah 26 Palmerston Park is a stunning architect designed contemporary two-storey family home set on what is undoubtedly one of the finest sites in Dublin, a private parkland 0-5 acre approx. site overlooking Palmerston Park.
It strikes an unparalleled balance of a rural ambiance in an urban setting.
The previous house on the site, while dating from the mid twentieth century, carried some features of the Arts and Crafts design movement popular at the beginning of the twentieth century. The design of the existing house, which shares part of the footprint of the previous, continues that design theme, referencing the works of Charles Voysey and Edwin Lutyens, two prominent Arts and Crafts architects who specialised in the design of large country houses mostly in England.
Arts and Crafts houses frequently include dominant steeply sloping roof planes, asymmetrical front gables, projecting eyebrow bands over windows and oversized chimneys with feature curved cappings. The house includes several of these design devices, echoing, in particular, the Voysey Orchard House in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire.
Designed by renowned architects McCrossan O' Rourke Manning, Grianblah was built in 2007 to exacting standards.
The brief to the architects was to take maximum advantage of the site. No expense was spared to make this a most elegant yet very practical and comfortable family home with an impressive B1 energy rating.
Set behind original granite walls the exceptional privacy of the site and outlook onto Palmerston Park create the feeling of being in the countryside. The location is superb close all the local amenities of Ranelagh and Rathmines and just minutes stroll to the Luas stops at Milltown and Beechwood and Cowper.
Set over two levels this is a versatile easily managed home with elegant reception rooms and generous bedroom accommodation.