Grand Designs immediately comes to mind as you drive up the avenue of this impressive home. Designed by Stephen Newell Architect and featuring a wonderful 'Haybarn' curved roof to one end, this impressive home completed in 2002 has a constant interaction with the dramatic landscape which surrounds it, taking full advantage of the views across the corn fields which raise up to present the disused Ballycorus Lead Mines Chimney to the south, Pucks Castle to the east and Killiney Hill obelisk to the north east. The original brief was simply 'to create an informal arrangement of spaces and rooms which would be filled with light and in tune with the landscape' and this was done in style.
Once through the solid doors, free flowing space and light abound. Sunlight is unhindered due to the expansive glazing to the south and west. There is constant interaction between the interior and exterior and the landscape both visually and physically on both levels, especially off the reception hall, boot room and where a bridge links the main first floor bedroom and gardens.
The location of Jollylands offers good old fashioned fun. Surrounded by farmland, impressive walks and trails are only steps away and a go-to place for many of those living in South Dublin and North Wicklow. The Scalp Lookout Trail, Barnasligan Wood, Carrickgollogan Forest Trail & The Lead Mines Way are all just minutes away. The Luas at Cherrywood is 4.1km walk away, while the M50 is less than 5km away. The current owners wanted a carefree childhood for their children and this is something we expect will now pass to the new owners who may also look for a country childhood in the city.
The property itself is equally as impressive as the location. Approximately 316sqm over two levels, it is set on c. 1.4 acres with a number of the original stone built outhouses which include sheds and a 2 room cottage (with no services), but ideal perhaps for a variety of uses included. High speed broadband complements the various work stations around the home, a must in today's living and the property comes fitted with an EV charger too, a nod perhaps to city living again.
The reception hall is impressive and large, opening to the gardens on the south-west elevation, together with access to the sittingroom and with double doors leading to the kitchen / diner. The design here enables the two storeys of glass flood the entire area with natural sunlight. A 'Blanc de Bierges' stairs gives access to the floor above and in itself is an impressive feature. The aforementioned sittingroom is good and square with feature high ceilings and a large wood burning stove. The kitchen / diner is large, fully fitted and again designed around the wonderful views to the south, while also overlooking the private courtyard to the front with its dual aspect. Off here a boot room and utility are a must for such a home and also offer a showerroom off for kids coming in from mountain biking nearby perhaps. The livingroom / playroom is very generous in size, triple aspect and has a storeroom, plant room and front facing lobby off with access to the courtyard. This room is incredibly versatile offering the new owners much scope in the future.
On the first floor a landing extends from east to west offering 5 double bedrooms off, the main one of which has a large ensuite and walk-in wardrobe off. Again the main bedroom has a bridge offering access to the gardens through double doors. A family bathroom is also located on this level.
• Substantial architecturally designed family home c. 316sqm
• Surrounded by c. 1.43 acres
• Views to Ballycorus Leadmines, Pucks Castle & Killiney Hill
• 4.1km walk to Luas
• Double glazed windows throughout
• Gas fired central heating
• High speed fibre
• Registered Bio-Cycle
• Mains water
• Day & night rate electricity
• 2 X satelite dishes
• External lighting
• EV Charger
Reception Hall 6.8m x 6.8m (furthest points). Very large open area with atriums above, captivating breath-taking views over the gardens, surrounding fields as far as the Ballycorus Leadmines Chimney. Double doors open onto a large patio area, ideal for entertaining on a grand scale. Reception rooms off and ’Blanc de Bierges’ stairs leading to the level above. Alarm point.
Sittingroom 5m x 5m. This square room with 3m high ceilings is complemented by its dual aspect windows overlooking the grounds which surround this special home. Solid fuel stove set into a large fireplace & TV point.
Kitchen 6.85m x 5m. Large kitchen also benefiting from the gorgeous views this home was architecturally designed to benefit from. A large bay window is the ideal dining spot to fully capture the views as the roll up the surrounding gardens, cornfields and onto the chimney of Ballycorus Leadmines. The kitchen comprises a selection of floor and eye level Bespoke kitchen units, Belling oven & hob, a Neff extractor, provisions for a dishwasher, tiled floors and recessed lighting.
Utility & Bootroom 5m x 3m & 3.5m x 1.9m. No country home would be perfect without a Bootroom, an area convenient to the gardens where one can store their coats and shoes when returning in from work or the gardens. This large area has a tiled floor, ample storage off, together with a full showerroom and doors leading from the rear garden. The utility area also has a tiled floor, provisions for a washing machine and dryer, storage & sink and is complemented by a port-hole style window with views.
Livingroom / Playroom 5m x 4.8m. Very large reception room, triple aspect in its design. This room is brilliantly versatile in that it has an additional lobby with access from the front forecourt (3.15m X 2.35m) and could be ideal perhaps as a granny flat, home gym or many other uses.
Storeroom 1.65m x 1.45m. White fitted shelving.
Plant Room Walk-in plant room with manifolds, immersion tanks and gas boiler served by a Calor Gas smart meter for ease of convenience.
Landing Landing spanning much of the width of this home giving access to the bedrooms and bathroom. There is a large hot-press, ideal for airing laundry to one end.
Main Bedroom 5.1m x 4.65m. Dual aspect bedroom and despite being on the first floor has been cleverly designed to give wonderful access into the gardens on a raised deck area to perhaps enjoy breakfast with a view and the morning sun to the east. Barrel style ceiling. Walk-in-wardrobe and ensuite off.
Ensuite 3.2m x 3m. Mains shower, toilet and wash-hand-basin. Part tiled. Views. Recessed lighting.
Walk-in wardrobe 2.8m x 2.7m. Overlooking the rear garden. Fitted shelving.
Bedroom 2 5m x 5m. Triple aspect bedroom with lovely views. Fitted wardrobes.
Bedroom 3 3.7m x 3.4m. Double bedroom enjoying magnificent views. Fitted wardrobes.
Bedroom 4 3.6m x 3.2m. Double bedroom enjoying magnificent views. Fitted wardrobes.
Bedroom 5 / Home Office 5.45m x 4.65m (furthest points). With atriums overlooking the reception hall below and a balcony facing into the sun and looking directly across the surrounding gardens and farmland towards the Leadmines, this room is a hidden gem within this already impressive home.
Outside Gardens surrounding this home are approximately 1.43 acres, made up of mostly well maintained lawns, a tennis court, many planted areas with all year around colour from plants, trees and shrubs together with a front forecourt with ample secure parking for a families cars. There are numerous original stone built outhouses in the gardens for secure storage of garden equipment but would also lend themselves nicely to the storage of a classic car, a home gym or perhaps a pony or two. A further small cottage has two rooms, electricity and a wood burning stove allowing your imagination run free thinking of all the possible uses, particularly as we work more from home.
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