A truly unique split-level home with stunning interior features extending to approx. 2,691 sq ft with additional huge basement of 1,000 sq ft approx.
Undercliff is a seriously impressive property which combines a wonderful originality in its considered design boasting a distinctly New England/ Cape Cod flavour. Presented in turn-key splendour the design is timeless adopting a cool, classic and sophisticated style which complements to perfection its delightful rural setting with sky line views of Dublin city and beyond. On entering this fabulous home, standing proud on an elevated site, you are immediately impressed by its unique low-profile split-level design with low pitched roof, wrap around veranda and raised flowerbeds. The accommodation which extends to approx. 2,691 sqft comprises of a wonderful large open-plan living room cum drawing room opening to the custom-made kitchen cum dining area with 12' island which embraces the New England style to perfection. An enviable Utility / Laundry room layoff the kitchen and a separate Boot Room and toilet. In addition, there is a luxuriously appointed main bedroom suite complete with dressing room and ensuite bathroom, three additional large bedrooms and family bathroom. The bright accommodation enjoys an excellent flow and opens up, at every opportunity, with doors leading to the garden creating a seamless connection blurring the boundaries with inside and out.
The style, whilst considered, is distinctly understated with emphasis placed on space, light and symmetry. The use of panelled walls and ceilings, limed oak effect flooring and painted wood finish create a casual, rustic vibe that is both aesthetically appealing and effortlessly calming. The cement weatherboarding finish to the facade of the house completes the look to perfection. The house enjoys an enviable position at the foothills of the Dublin Mountains and is just minutes away from superb mountain walks and numerous other activities. Furthermore comprehensive shopping facilities at Dundrum, Stillorgan and Blackrock are a mere 15 minutes' drive.
This is without doubt an exceptionally comfortable family home which provides for a relaxed family lifestyle within an open, natural layout enjoying an excellent flow of accommodation that is both comfortable and sophisticated at the same time. It is the ultimate home to host an impressive social gathering in effortless fashion.
In addition to the generous accommodation there is a basement studio (approx. 1,000 sq. ft.) with its own entrance, which could be suited for a variety of uses. With underground heating, power, plumbing and toilet facilities and the advantage of car parking for up to eight cars. It is currently being used as a photographer's studio but would suit a variety of alternative uses; including a home business, furniture storage for excess household paraphernalia (antiques/paintings etc) or the ultimate entertainment space being ideal as a home cinema, games room and bar.
The house is cleverly situated set back on its' 0.3 acre site with the garden area concentrated to the front maximizing with impact an enviable westerly aspect and views down over the city. A gravelled driveway provides parking for several cars. This is softened by a lawn and raised flower beds with trailing rosemary, a flower bed of grasses and three distinct Italian cypress trees. A large jasmine clad verandah with wood decking hugs the bedroom quarters with access from each room. To the front of the house a patio area with south westerly orientation maximises daylong sunshine with custom made granite cheminee and log burning stove. Raised flowerbeds boast an abundance of hydrangea during the summer months. The bright accommodation enjoys an excellent flow and opens up, at every opportunity, with concertina doors leading to the patio/verandah from the kitchen creating a seamless connection blurring the boundaries with the inside and the outside. This area holds the sun enviably till sundown.
Undercliff is located at the foot of the Dublin Mountains. It is only minutes from the M50, N11, and the LUAS at Glencairn which is just a 20 minute walk along with excellent bus routes. Dublin Airport is just over half an hours drive via the M50. There are local shop's at Lamb's Cross and Stepaside (inc hair and beauty salons fish monger butcher and restaurants) with further extensive shopping facilities at Carrickmines Retail Centre, Beacon Shopping Centre, Dundrum Town Centre and Stillorgan and Blackrock Shopping Centres. Local schools include Rosemont Secondary School, the Nord Anglian International School, Wesley College and St Columba's College and all Dublin schools close to the LUAS to include Alexandra College, Sandford Park and Gonzaga. The 47 bus provides direct access to UCD Belfield. Leopardstown Racecourse, Westwood Club, Kilternan Golf & Tennis clubs and Beacon Hospital are a short commute away. The location is a minutes walk to the Dublin mountains accessing Three Rock Mountain and the Gap (Adventure and hiking centre).and a 5 minute walk to newly opened Fernhill Park and Gardens. Lamb Doyles having recently been acquired by the PressUp Group will no doubt provide a perfect local, social hub.