Urban farm views from swish Goatstown home for €1.495 million
A six bedroom house overlooking Airfield, one of the capital’s best loved urban farms, has a BER B1 and is for sale through Sherry Fitzgerald
City dwellers who want to keep it country while living in the city can get the best of both worlds at Tanglewood. This new breed of urban dweller, the Rurbanite, has a passion for the countryside but a metropolitan style to rival the hipsters in New York, Berlin, Paris, London and Dublin. Tanglewood is a house for such hipsters – if they have deep pockets. The six-bedroom house overlooks Airfield, one of Dublin’s first urban farms and has views of the Dublin Mountains yet is just a six-minute walk from Balally Luas stop and the adjacent Dundrum Town Shopping Centre.
The three-storey property, built in 2007, is asking €1.495 million through agents Sherry FitzGerald. The house measures 364sq m (3,920sq ft). In addition there is a 60sq m basement (645sq ft) that is used for storage.
The decor has a Hamptons feel with Colortrend’s Old Blue on the walls of the formal dining room,at the front of the house. Interconnecting doors lead through to a great sittingroom with matching walls and a matching Belle Chiminée limestone fireplace.
The best feature in the house is a large room to the rear comprising a black granite-topped kitchen that has steps down into a huge pitched-roof sunroom that has a ceiling height of nearly 20 feet in places. It overlooks the back garden, which is south westerly in aspect and about 80 feet long by 36 feet wide. This airy space is where the family gets together. When the weather warms up, they eat outside, on a granite patio surrounded by brick, looking up at the Dublin Mountains.
A mahogany tread staircase leads to the first floor where in the master bedroom you can drink take in even more of the Dublin Mountains views. Airfield is literally over the back wall and undergoing expansion. Before, the family could hear the pastoral sounds of cattle and sheep in the field behind their garden. Under the new Airfield development this part is now expected to become allotments. The room’s en suite bathroom has a separate shower and roll top bath from Fired Earth and is big enough to dance in.
Across the hall is another double, decorated in strawberry and cream colours, with a shower en suite bathroom. The guest room is down the hall, adjacent to another bathroom.
On the second floor there are three more bedrooms, two overlooking the Dublin Mountains to the rear. There is a walk-in dressing room with access to under-the-eaves attic storage. There is even more storage in the attic.
To the front there is off-street parking for four or five cars.