'An exquisite Edwardian residence, which has undergone an extensive renovation resulting in a high specification, energy-efficient, luxurious family home on secluded landscaped gardens of 0.2 acres (approx.)'.
15 St Kevin's Park is a truly captivating home, which showcases the best of house and garden. The well-appointed accommodation, which extends to 285sq.m. / 3068sq.ft. (approx.) comprises two elegant interconnecting reception rooms, magnificent open plan kitchen/breakfast/family room, playroom, utility room, guest wc, with four generous double bedrooms (principle with ensuite, 4th bedroom with wc), family bathroom and office. All of this is further complemented by majestic, landscaped gardens front and rear, which extend to 0.2acres approx, a quiet cul-de-sac setting and a superb location in the heart of Dartry, with local shopping and the Milltown Luas stop a short walk away.
Purchased in late 2015 by the current owners - whose respective professions had taken them to London, New York and further afield over the preceding years - the charm, character, potential and location of 15 St Kevin's Park are what 'sealed the deal' to move home to Ireland. It was shortly afterwards that they embarked upon major renovation work, under the guidance and expertise of Camilleri-Preziosi Ryan Architects, which included extensive upgrades to structure, services, fixtures and fittings, all resulting in what is on offer today in this special home.
The interior and attention to detail evident throughout are exemplary. Considerable thought, effort, investment and heart were poured into its layout, flow, design and fit-out - both inside and out. Any changes, upgrades, improvements and future-proofing had to come together seamlessly and had to cater for the practical needs of busy day-to-day family life, where the family could easily come together and also enjoy their separate space. Hugely influenced by their time overseas and a clear passion for interior design, the décor and specification are exceptional. Keen to add to the already warm, welcoming and calming atmosphere in the house, the owners were intent on complementing the original features of the Edwardian era, whilst showcasing their style and flair for the contemporary. Farrow and Ball wallpaper and paints were used along with Zoffany paints throughout. Solid wood flooring was sourced from the Hardwood Flooring Company, radiators were custom-made by Zehnder and the fireplaces were sourced from Artefaction. A bespoke and subsequently award-winning kitchen was designed and fitted by Noel Dempsey, as was the coat and boot storage in the hallway, along with the wall panelling in the family room and fitted wardrobes in two of the bedrooms. Double-glazed windows were sourced from and fitted by W&J Bolger. The bathrooms were designed by Versatile. The list of fit-out is extensive and reads like a veritable A to Z of top of the range design, brands and manufacturers.
Also deserving of special mention are the beautiful gardens. Wrapped around three sides of the house, designed to screen and delight with interest and colour year-round and to provide for recreational and entertainment amenity. Mary Reynolds (Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal winner) and Lisa Murphy (Kilmainham Garden Festival Gold medal winner) were commissioned to design the large rear garden (L.85ft x W.45ft max). This wonderful, private space caters for both children and adults with an extensive lawn, play area and al fresco dining area, positioned directly off the kitchen and family / breakfast room. Practical, much needed storage for bikes and garden equipment is secreted away in the side passage. Damien Costello designed the front garden, which caters for parking for several vehicles and lots of comings and goings.
The location is fantastic - so quiet, yet very accessible to Rathmines, Rathgar and Ranelagh. The Luas stop at Milltown is a short walk away. The locality has an abundance of shops & restaurants with excellent quality food stores on Upper Rathmines Road and Dunville Avenue as well as those in the nearby villages. Some of Dublin's best schools and colleges are nearby including Sandford National, Sandford Park, The High School, Muckross College, Alexandra College, Gonzaga College, Kildare Place, with UCD and Trinity College within easy reach. Sports clubs nearby include Milltown Golf Club and David Lloyd Riverview, Brookfield Tennis Club and Dartry Health Club. Nearby Palmerston Park and the Dodder Linear Park are truly wonderful additional amenities for walkers, runners and nature lovers.
It is difficult to summarise in one sentence, all that this stylish home has to offer; viewing really is the only way to fully appreciate it.
'This house is so much more than the sum of its parts'
Accommodation: Floor Area: 285 sq.m. / 3068 sq.ft. approx.
Entrance Hall 10.26m x 2.00m. Original hall door with feature glazing, limestone floor, ornate coving, architraves and ceiling rose, bespoke cabinetry for coat and boot storage custom made by Noel Dempsey with fittings from Restoration Hardware USA, custom made feature radiator by Rococo Royale, cloak room / under stairs storage with panelled exterior, original stairs with French polished handrail.
Drawing Room 5.64m x 4.28m. Elegant reception room with large bay window featuring double glazed windows by W&J Bolger with ornate panelled surround. Ornate coving, architraves and ceiling rose, marble fireplace by Artefaction, solid wood floor by Hardwood Flooring Company, custom made radiator by Zehnder, wired for television services and data network. French doors to dining room.
Dining Room 4.89m x 5.36m. Atmospheric reception room with feature bay window as per drawing room. Ornate coving, architraves and ceiling moldings. Marble fireplace by Artefaction, solid wood floor by Hardwood Flooring Company, bespoke cabinetry and shelving with integrated feature lighting and radiators concealed behind custom made brass lattice grills. Wired for data network.
Guest WC Designed by Versatile with striking Farrow and Ball wallpaper, French encaustic tile floor, clearwater basin on marble shelf with Catchpole & Rye taps, Laufen wall mounted WC with Geberit concealed cistern, wall mounted feature light and custom made radiator by Zehnder.
Kitchen 5.82m x 3.99m. Award-winning, bespoke Noel Dempsey hand painted kitchen featuring bone and nickel hardware by Ochre, additional nickel hardware from Restoration Hardware USA. Large marble topped island with fantastic storage, breakfast counter. (Counter tops including the marble island and the splashback are by Miller Brothers). Miele appliances include hob, convection oven, steam oven, warming drawer and dishwasher). Integrated fridge and microwave, Liebherr Wine Fridge, boiling and filtered water tap, over island feature lighting by Flos Ktribe, herringbone solid wood floor by Hardwood Flooring Company. Generous lighting circuit with dimmer switches, ample power sockets and data network ports including USB points. A triple-glazed picture window enjoys lovely views over the patio and gardens. Custom made radiator by Zehnder. Opens into the family room.
Utility Room Featuring bespoke cabinetry and shelving by Kelly Design, high output / high efficiency gas boiler (Viessmann Vitodens), 300 litre hot water tank with electric immersion heater, plumbed for washing machine and clothes dryer, space for additional freezer, electronic double glazed Velux roof light, Pully Maid ceiling mounted clothes drying rack, tiled floor.
Family / Breakfast Room 5.23m x 5.95m. Bespoke Noel Dempsey hand painted wall panelling, cabinetry, shelving and log storage with concealed lighting, herringbone solid wood floor by Hardwood Flooring Company, limestone fireplace with Jotul wood burning stove, triple glazed roof light with feature lighting, wall mounted feature light by Flos KTribe, custom made radiator by Zehnder, wired for wall mounted television, large double glazed picture windows and French doors to rear patio and garden. Door to:
Play Room 3.33m x 3.25m. Ideal den/snug/study - use as you will. Herringbone solid wood floor, custom made radiator by Zehnder, triple glazed dual aspect window with pleasing views over the clever external planting, bespoke cabinetry and shelving by Peter Bernard.
First Floor Return
Bedroom 1 3.61m x 3.81m. A bright double room with solid wood floor by Hardwood Flooring Company, pendant ceiling light, humidity-controlled ventilation, custom made radiator by Zehnder, double glazed window with pleasing views over the rear garden.
Bathroom 3.69m x 2.70m. Designed by Versatile. Contemporary suite comprising shower cubicle with Hansgroehe AXOR (Antonio Citterio) fittings, Keramag WC with Geberit concealed cistern, Keramag vanity unit with Hansgroehe AXOR (Antonio Citterio) fittings, wall mounted mirror with integrated lighting, bespoke bathroom cabinet, Clearwater Armonia Natural Stone Bath with Hansgroehe AXOR (Antonio Citterio) fittings, custom made radiator by Zehnder, ceiling mounted spotlights, limestone floor with underfloor heating, matching limestone tile to walls with feature lighting, humidity-controlled ventilation.
Landing Ornate coving, architraves and ceiling rose, bespoke Noel Dempsey hand painted wardrobes and storage, custom made radiator by Zehnder.
Bedroom 2 4.89m x 5.16m. Feature bay window, solid wood flooring by Hardwood Flooring Company, built in wardrobes and shelving by Noel Dempsey, ornate coving, architraves and ceiling rose, pendant ceiling light, custom made radiators by Zehnder, humidity-controlled ventilation, generous power sockets, USB points and wired for data network.
Main Bedroom 6.22m x 4.50m. Gracious principle bedroom with large bay window, solid wood floor by Hardwood Flooring Company, extensive, bespoke hand painted wardrobes by Noel Dempsey, ornate coving, architraves and ceiling rose, pendant ceiling light, custom made radiators by Zehnder, humidity-controlled ventilation. Generous power sockets, USB points and wired for data network. Door to ensuite.
Ensuite 3.05m x 2.12m. Luxurious suite designed by Versatile. Featuring extra large shower cubicle with Hansgroehe AXOR (Antonio Citterio) fittings, Keramag WC with Geberit concealed cistern, Neptune vanity with Lefroy Brooks fittings, bespoke hand painted bathroom cabinet with mirrored door and shaver socket, tiled floor with underfloor heating. Wall mounted light fittings by Restoration Hardware USA, humidity controlled ventilation. Ornate coving, architraves and ceiling rose.
Office Area 3.37m x 2.04m. Bespoke cabinetry, desk, shelving & filing drawers, ceiling spotlights, large double glazed Velux window.
Bedroom 4 4.47m x 4.46m. Solid wood flooring by Hardwood Flooring Company, double glazed window, ceiling mounted spotlights, Zehnder custom made radiator, Sanderson wallpaper, humidity controlled ventilation. Generous power sockets, USB points and wired for data network. Door to:
WC Solid wood floor, Duravit sink with Hansgroehe AXOR (Antonio Citterio) fittings, Duravit WC with Geberit concealed cistern, ceiling mounted spotlight and wall mounted feature lights.
Front Garden Damien Costello designed front garden, with paved path and parking for multiple vehicles, electric vehicle charging point, motion / light activated porch light, timer-controlled garden lighting, power sockets.
Rear Garden Tastefully landscaped garden designed by Mary Reynolds (Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal winner) and Lisa Murphy (Kilmainham Garden Festival Gold medal winner). Well-stocked with mature specimen trees and shrubs, large patio with separate seating and dining areas, which communicates with the kitchen and family/breakfast room. Laid in extensive manicured lawn, with large climbing frame with slide, monkey bars, swing, climbing wall, play table etc.. Wall mounted sheltered bike racks, extensive patio and garden lighting, power sockets, water tap and wall mounted hose reel, brick built shed with power and lighting. Gated side passage to front garden and driveway.
Extensively renovated under the guidance of Camilleri-Preziosi Ryan Architects
Award-winning, custom-made kitchen by Noel Dempsey
Bathrooms designed by Versatile
Enjoys 0.2 acres (approx.) of secluded, landscaped gardens
Rear garden measures L.85ft x W.45ft (max)
Electric vehicle charging point in front garden
Gas fired central heating - three separate thermostat-controlled heating zones (Heatmiser Neo system)
Alarm - with remote monitoring capability and option to control via mobile phone app
Video intercom system - with video screens in kitchen and first floor landing
Internet - commercial grade wired high speed data network (Cat 6 wiring / gigabit switches) / 34 Ethernet points throughout the house / provision for both Virgin Media and Eir broadband services
Telephone - provision for both Virgin Media and Eir telephone services
Television - Sky television satellite dish with 4 wired television points (living room, playroom, family room, master bedroom / provision also for Virgin Media TV
Coming from Rathmines/Rathgar, proceed along Dartry Road to the intersection of Temple Road and St Kevin’s Park. Take the right hand turn onto St Kevin’s Park. Follow this road to the end and take the left. No.15 is halfway down on your left hand side.
Strictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Ranelagh on 01 496 9909
BER No: 107464836
Performance Indicator: 134.02 kWh/m²/yr