Roomy penthouse in period original in Foxrock for €925,000

Kelston House is Georgian property at heart of estate which was subdivided into three apartments

 

Situated just off the Leopardstown Road, Kelston is a scheme by Park Developments which in 2004 constructed the well-regarded estate which comprises houses and apartments.

Kelston House is the Georgian property at the estate’s heart which was subdivided into three fine apartments that in 2004 had asking prices from €820,000.

Number three is the penthouse, a three-bedroom period space accessed via a gated private staircase at the rear of the property. The effort of climbing the stairway is rewarded by cracking views and a real sense of privacy.

The number of steps to access its front door and the number of stepped levels once inside may put off some downsizer. Though they will find its original features such as ceiling coving, good ceiling heights and large sash windows, double-glazed to muffle the hum of N11 traffic. The hum remains audible but is tolerable.

The apartment has its own entrance hall, floored in Victorian-style tiles, that opens to a light-filled, dual-aspect stairwell.

Laid out over several levels, at entrance a glass door opens out to a timber-clad terrace that faces south and from where you can see the tops of the Dublin Mountains. It is one of the property’s very appealing features.

More steps lead to the main level which is painted mauve and where there are three good-sized double-bedrooms.

One of the bedrooms is dual aspect and is currently used as a TV room but has retained its built-in wardrobes.

Bay views

While the terrace is appealing, the property’s main selling point is its large living/dining room, which has windows on three sides including a pair of ornate stained-glass apertures, original to the house that, on a sunny day, wash the room in soft pastel-coloured light.

The window facing the N11 frames a compelling view of Dublin Bay’s shipping channel while the one opposite overlooks the terrace and faces south to the mountains.

From here you can access the kitchen directly via a glass door.

It is small by comparison – more suited to single than family life but well-designed and has been fitted with units by Siematic and granite countertops.

The main bedroom has a smart shower en suite with a mirrored wall to reflect light into the room. It also has a walk-in dressingroom.

At the very top of the house is a study with mountain views.

At 150sq m (1,614sq ft), it is slightly smaller than the other two apartments in the period-house conversion.

The apartment is asking €925,000 through agents Savills and has service charges of €2,000 per annum.

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