A truly unique split-level bungalow with many attractive design features extending to approx. 269 sq ft with separate Garden Studio of 1,000 sq ft approx.
Undercliff is an impressive property which combines a wonderful originality in its considered design boasting a distinctly New England flavour. The design is timeless with a cool, classic and sophisticated style which complements to perfection its delightful rural setting. On entering this inviting 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. 3,700sqft 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. In addition, there is a luxuriously appointed main bedroom suite complete with dressing room and ensuite bathroom, 3 additional 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, 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. Furthermore comprehensive shopping facilities at Dundrum, Stillorgan and Blackrock are a mere 15 minutes' drive.
This is without doubt a 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 an underground studio (approx. 1,000 sq. ft.) which could be suited for a variety of uses to include Pilates/fitness studio, photography studio, games rooms cinema or large home office. This has its own separate access down steps at the entrance to the house. With underground heating, power and plumbing it has its own toilet facilities and is currently being used as a photographer's studio.
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 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. 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 with further extensive shopping facilities available at Carrickmines Retail Centre, Beacon Shopping Centre, Dundrum Town Centre and Stillorgan and Blackrock Shopping Centres. Local schools include St. Marys National School, Educate Together Stepaside, Gael Scoil Thaobh Na Coille and Rosemont Secondary School as well as the Nord Anglian International School. Wesley College and St Columba's College are also closeby. Leopardstown Racecourse, Westwood Club, the Beacon Court Hotel and Beacon Hospital are a short commute away. The location is close to the Wicklow Mountains, in addition to Marley Park and Fernhill Park and Gardens. Mountain walks to Three Rock and The Gap are on your doorstep and Lamb Doyles having recently been acquired by the PressUp Group will no doubt provide a perfect local, social hub.