Sunday 28 May 2017

Top let: Grand designs on the property market

The lease includes a weekly gardening team to keep the landscaping top notch
The lease includes a weekly gardening team to keep the landscaping top notch
The living room at Wyvern
The open-plan kitchen at Wyvern
The turret at Wyvern
Sinead Ryan

Sinead Ryan

'A period house without the draughts and maintenance" is how agent Nicola Williams sums up this five bedroom mid-19th century property located in Dublin's Clonskeagh, at Vergemount.

The entire place was completely stripped out and rebuilt, from just the edifice, in 2005 so that while it will give the new tenant a feel for the retained and remodelled features such as curved bay windows, large fireplaces and interior cornicing and picture rails, it is spanking new in terms of 21st century technology.

Underfloor heating, integrated entertainment systems, CCTV, monitored alarms and of course, plenty of bathrooms mean this executive home may well appeal to an expat family who like the appeal of Victoriana without the upkeep.

Indeed, the lease even includes a weekly gardening team to keep the landscaping top notch.

The obvious feature from the outside is a three storey turret which houses a reception room on the lower two floors and the master suite on the top, with 'portholes' as windows.

Access is from two sides - up concrete steps at the front to the hall level, or via a door at the side, at garden level. The property is over three storeys, the lower level containing the family living areas, which include a kitchen/dining room with fully fitted appliances, including a wine cooler, two fridges and a utility room.

There is a large island unit with butcher block top and several sets of double doors out to the back garden and terrace area.

Separately, there is a family room with gas inset fireplace and a dining or playroom - which can be converted to a sixth bedroom should the space be required as it has a shower room adjacent.

At the mid or hall level, there is a fine drawing room with the turreted bay window, a second reception room (currently a home office) and three bedrooms along with the family bathroom. The top floor has two further bedrooms, both ensuite and quite large.

There is a landing office space here also. Hardwood flooring has been fitted throughout and clever storage areas abound inside.

Outside, the detached garage has been converted into storage and a gym but would work as a studio space also and has bathroom facilities.

The exterior is flagstone and there is parking for three vehicles.

LEASE: One year

Enquiries: Bergins (01) 660 3587

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