Solar-powered D4 home with garden studio for €2.75m

Twice-extended, super-sized Nutley Road house comes with high BER rating

  • Address: 4 Nutley Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4
  • Price: € 2,750,000
  • Agent: Sherry FitzGerald
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Nutley Road links Nutley Lane with Ailesbury Road and was mostly developed in the 1940s with large detached family homes of varying styles.

They have always commanded a premium in the market because of their size and Dublin 4 location; while their wide sites and long back gardens give buyers a range of options when it comes to modernising and extending. All the work has been done in number 4 Nutley Road and so recently that new buyers, probably a family trading up, won’t have to do anything.

The present owners moved in in 2003 when the house had already been extended with a two storey extension to the side in place of the garage and a extension at the rear.

They decorated and did some work, waiting until 2008 to do a complete top to bottom renovation – a lengthy project that added two rooms and a showerroom in the attic, a new en suite and family bathroom, a sun room to the rear of the kitchen opening out to a large timber deck, and a garden room at the end of the landscaped garden which is self-contained with a shower and a kitchen.

Features installed in 2008 which help to give the house its B2 BER – impressive for a large 1940s build – include improved insulation, solar panels, new windows, and a rain water harvesting system. Creature comforts include a smart home Bose music system, air-conditioning , and underfloor heating.

4 Nutley Road, Dublin 4
4 Nutley Road, Dublin 4
4 Nutley Road, Dublin 4
4 Nutley Road, Dublin 4
4 Nutley Road, Dublin 4
4 Nutley Road, Dublin 4
4 Nutley Road, Dublin 4
4 Nutley Road, Dublin 4
4 Nutley Road, Dublin 4
4 Nutley Road, Dublin 4

At hall level there is a home office to the front but otherwise the rest of the living accommodation interconnects – the livingroom opens into the dining room to the rear and it leads into the kitchen – creating a bright and very family friendly living space which flows well. Where the flooring isn’t large format ceramic tiles it is wide plank cherrywood, a warm and inviting material.

The kitchen has a black and white colour scheme – black six-oven gas Aga and stone topped island – and a range of white timber presses .

Security

Upstairs of the bright landing are three double bedrooms, one en suite, a family bathroom and a comms room for the house’s sophisticated security system.

To providing parking for five or six cars the front garden – set behind an electric sliding timber gate – has been paved over while the rear garden backs on to RTÉ’s grounds.

As well as the front door there’s another entrance to the front – opening into a boot room and utility room – a practical idea for a large family.

The owners are downsizing from the 3,55sq m/3,825sq ft home. Number 4 Nutley Road is for sale through Sherry FitzGerald asking €2.75 million.