Standing out among eclectic mix of styles in Enniskerry for €1.2m

Extended and renovated five-bedroom mock-Tudor house beside Powerscourt

Thu, Feb 6, 2014, 00:00

Eagle Valley is an estate comprising mock-Tudor, neo-Georgian and redbrick Edwardian-style detached houses that share the same entrance gates as Powerscourt Estate.

The development skirts the estate and was built in 1996 by Castleknock-based developer Larry Keegan, whose property company Kimpton Vale hit the headlines in 2006 when it demolished a 19th-century convent in Terenure. Keegan also developed Collegewood, Collegefort and Castleknock Gate in Castleknock.

No 6 is a five-bedroom detached mock-Tudor house. In 2009, the property was extensively renovated and upgraded by the owners who invested about €400,000 in its refurbishment. This included new solid internal doors, a Kengott statement staircase in the hall, spa-finish Antica tiled bathrooms with Hansgrohe showers and taps, Interlubke wardrobes in the master bedroom and a Flaminia bath and sink in the adjoining en suite.


South-facing garden
The high-spec Miele kitchen was added three years later. It has Corian worktops and Miele appliances, including an induction hob and plate warmer. The extensive renovations added about 157sq m (1,700sq ft) of space to the property. Now about 390sq m (4,200sq ft) the renovations may explain why its €1.2 million asking price through agents Sherry FitzGerald soars above others in the same estate. A comparable style five-bedroom house, No 84, measures 233sq m (2,514sq ft) and is asking €800,000 through the same agents.

To the rear of the kitchen there is a roomy utility with direct access out to the garden as well as lots of storage space. The former garage has been incorporated into the main house with an office to the front and a huge games room cum gym with a box bay window overlooking the garden to the rear.

This part of the house has a separate side entrance which means you could transform it into a self-contained granny flat if required.

The fine south-facing garden includes specimen ferns, silver birch, some rather striking statuery and a cycle path on which the boys of the house learned to cycle. It was designed by landscaper Louise Burns, who teaches landscape architecture in the School of Architecture in UCD.


Galleried landing
On the other side of the house is a good-size dining room, with French doors outside to a sandstone patio. Double doors take you through to a huge lounge with a statement marble clad fireplace. There is also a cosy sitting room to the front.

Upstairs, four of the five dormer bedrooms are set around a galleried landing. All are doubles and two of the four have shower en-suite bathrooms.

The master bedroom has windows on three sides and boasts a floor to ceiling height of 3.5m. It is accessed via a corridor of gloss wardrobes with frosted glass veiling the huge sanctuary style bathroom and separate toilet. This long corridor is mirrored in the bedroom by way of a slick, impressive storage dressing room.

The property has an annual management fee of €660.

Off peak Enniskerry is a 35-minute drive from Dublin city centre. Thanks to the M50 Dublin airport is a 35-minute drive.

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