D14 home with a top floor jacuzzi on the market for €1.5m
11 Riverside Drive, Castlepark, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 €1.5m
Families seeking a taste of the high life will covet the contemporary comforts offered by 11 Riverside Drive, Castlepark, Rathfarnham. All about luxe modern living, the 320 sqm detached property in this quiet neighbourhood has a master bedroom with Jacuzzi en suite that makes a splash at the top of the house.
The bungalow on this site that the vendors bought in 2008 was demolished and replaced by a three-storey all-mod-cons abode. High spec materials and fittings range from Creme Marfil and walnut and oak flooring to Duravit sanitary ware and lead crystal chandeliers. Underfloor heating provides a constant temperature throughout the entire ground and first floor. There's also gas-fired central heating and solar panels, with a BER rating of B3.
Attention to detail is evident throughout from the recessed lighting to the in-house sound system, central vacuuming operation and heated towel rails.
The property is designed for entertaining both in a grand and informal way - interconnecting living areas mean the host can attend to guests with ease and open up reception rooms if the numbers are large. Double doors open from the reception hall to the living and dining rooms. Bi-fold doors from the living zone lead into the dining area, creating a reception space approximately 12 metres long. From the dining room, double doors open to the family room.
The open plan L-shaped kitchen/family room to the rear opens onto the southwest-facing garden through two large sliding patio doors. Floor-to-ceiling windows create a bright space and the landscaped garden acts an extension of this room.
No expense has been spared in the fittings and fixtures. An Italian Falmec designer extractor hood makes a style statement in the solid wood kitchen, hand painted in Farrow & Ball "Bone", with its in-frame cabinetry, island with large saucepan drawers, and contrasting granite countertops. Kitchen kit includes an eye-level double oven, five-ring gas hob, integrated dishwasher, American-style Whirlpool fridge freezer and integrated microwave.
There's also a utility room, guest loo with Grohe taps and travertine tiled walls, and a study that could be used as a small family room, playroom or sixth bedroom.
The first floor contains four double bedrooms with solid oak flooring, three of which have fitted wardrobes and storage and are en suite. The spacious family bathroom has a Jacuzzi tub and bidet. A super-sized attic space plays host to the master bedroom suite with fitted wardrobes along one wall and that Jacuzzi tub, from which the vendors say you can soak up views of the Dublin mountains on a clear day.
The front garden provides gravelled parking for three or four cars and there are two side passages. Comprising of lawn, raised flowerbeds and patio area, the back garden contains a fish pond and greenhouse. Exterior storage is provided through the block-built shed and a Barna shed. Security measures include electronic gates and a video intercom system.
Selling agent Des Lalor of Des Lalor Auctioneers is pitching this as an ideal walk-in high-end family home, benefiting from an abundance of natural light. "It's in an extremely accessible location, halfway between the villages of Rathfarnham and Rathgar and in close proximity to the M50," he says. "There is easy access to any part of the country as well as the city centre. There are excellent schools on the doorstep and it's adjacent to the Castle Golf Club, one of the oldest golf clubs in the country, and other amenities such as Marlay Park."
Era: Rebuilt in 2008
Size: 320 sqm
Agent: Des Lalor Auctioneers (01) 247 8851
Viewing: Strictly by appointment