Undoubtedly one of the most impressive homes in the area, Rathbarry sits on approximately one acre of beautiful landscaped grounds and enjoys tremendous privacy. Located on what is regarded as the premier road in Glenageary, it benefits from incredible ease of access to an immense selection of amenities both social and essential including a wealth of shopping facilities close by in both Glasthule and Dun Laoghaire, an abundance of leisure facilities such as maritime activities on the waterfront, tennis clubs and many other sporting facilities along with a selection of highly regarded schools.
A graveled driveway leads to this imposing and most attractive residence. This superbly appointed home has elegant accommodation which is complemented by an abundance of original features synonymous with properties of this era in the very specific Arts and Crafts style.
The current owners have carefully maintained the property over the last 40 years, in particular the garden is their masterpiece, as they leave behind a magnificent manicured legacy.
The accommodation is gently laid out over two levels where every room has a unique view over the private and sheltered grounds. The view of the steeple at St Paul's Church is particularly appealing.
One of the crucial alterations the current owners (one of only four owners in the properties lifetime) were keen to achieve was easy of access to the garden which they have magnificently achieved.
This beautiful home has been exceptionally well cared for and the new owner no doubt will seek to create their own mark on this rare gem. There is ample room to extend and develop this property while carrying on the thought process of the original and renowned architect Michael Scott.
All in all, this is a truly distinctive home located at one of the finest addresses in Dublin.
• Imposing detached home located on one of Dublin premier roads.
• Potential to extend and develop subject to planning permission
• Beautifully private one acre of gardens, majestically planted.
• Sought after southerly orientation
• Exceptionally convenient location close to Dart and seafront
• Short distance to M50 & N11.
• Schools: Rathdown School, St Joseph of Cluny, Castlepark School and access by DART to (among others) Blackrock College/Willow Park, St Andrew's College and St Michael's College
Porch/Entrance: Distinctive entrance, enclosed with cloak area and tiled floor. View through to glass doors to garden.
Reception Hall: Glass panel door, Oak Herringbone floor, double doors to rear garden
Drawing Room: Double Bay window with stunning views of the gardens. Oak parquet floor and mahogany marble fireplace with white marble inset. Beautiful dual aspect and wide double bay windows.
Family Room: Two long windows overlooking garden, Gas fire and marble heart, recessed alcove with arch and shelving. Tiled floor, Door to sunroom.
Sunroom: Tiled floor, large bay windows and double doors leading to the garden.
Inner Hall: Accessed through double featured arch.
Dining Room: Fireplace with ornate tiled inset, attractive bay window, detailed architraves and stripped lighting.
Kitchen: Fitted wall and floor presses, gas fired Aga, stainless steel sink and 4 ring hob. Views over the garden.
Rear Lobby/ Boot Room: Tiled floor, fitting shelving, recessed lights, cloaks area, double doors to rear garden and everyday door to front.
Guest W.C: Fully tiled, wash hand basin and w.c.
Utility Room: Stainless steel sink unit and fitted presses, access to
Plant Room: Tiled floor and fitted presses.
Staircase: Elegant staircase leads to first floor, door to terrace to half landing.
Landing: Wide landing with featured arch.
Bedroom 1: Double room, fitted wardrobes, fitting shelving, fireplace and recessed lights.
Bedroom 2: Single room, architraves and skirting.
Main Bedroom: Recessed light, ceiling coving, built in wardrobes with mirror front.
Ensuite Shower Room: Fully tiled walls, step in shower, body and overhead shower points, w.c., wash hand basin and mirrored vanity unit, heated towel rail and recessed light.
Bedroom 4: Double room, featured fireplace and picture rail.
Bedroom 5: Single room. Ceiling coving and recessed lighting.
Walk in Hot Press: Pitch pine shelving and wall boards.
Separate W.C.: Tiled floor and half tiled walls.
Main Bathroom: Large step in shower, wash hand basin, bidet, deep cast iron bath, tiled walls, heated towel rail, tiled floor, recessed lights, access to attic.
OUTSIDE Rathbarry is approached through electric double entrance gates and slate-capped pillars. A wide graveled driveway leads to a parking forecourt that bands a level lawn and set amid extensive planting including the large eucalyptus tree gently framing the view of St Paul's church & steeple.
The one acre approx. of garden are walled on all sides. The garden has developed over the last 40 years under the watchful eye of the current owners. Gravel pathways intersect and leads to various parts of the garden. There is a wide variety of mature trees and shrubs including the large Oak tree, Atlantic Blue Cedar and the very distinctive tall Juniper tree and Myrtle tree.
The rear of the house is covered in a mature Wisteria and climbing Roses showering the area with colour in late spring and early summer. The various and numerous plants throughout the patio rockery are also banded by mature box hedging.
The patio itself is in wonderful place to enjoy the Rush in Urbe setting and day long sunshine while enjoying easy access to the house.
A unique feature is an original Air Raid shelter, a notable talking point. A tennis court has long since been replaced by the increasing variety of plants, notable the azalea beds.