No. 32 Kenilworth Square is quite possibly the finest residence on the market in South Dublin.
No. 32 is ideally situated with Rathgar, Rathmines and Terenure all on your doorstep. The surrounding area offers a variety of boutiques, cafes and excellent transport links to the City Centre. St. Stephen's Green is situated within 3.6 km and there are plenty of well-established schools located nearby such as Rathgar Junior, Alexandra College, Sandford Park School, The High School, St. Mary's College and St. Michael's College as well as fantastic sporting facilities. No. 32 Kenilworth Square would make an ideal family home for anyone looking for a classically beautiful home with a unique period twist in one of Dublin's finest locations.
This detached period property has been re-designed and tastefully re-decorated to an exacting standard to preserve and enhance the beauty of Victorian architectural character. This beautiful family home which overlooks the playing fields of Kenilworth Square, extends to approx. 467 sq m / 5,027 sq ft over three floors and is set within idyllic and mature gardens behind the original gates. In all the property extends to approx. 0.07 ha / 0.191 ac.
Situated less than 3 km from St. Stephen's Green, Rathgar is the closest community Dublin has to the City Centre with the wealth of amenities it has to offer including a range of highly sought after schools.
At the main entrance (one of three) one encounters granite steps that take you up to an impressive hallway on the first floor. There are three large reception rooms filled with original features such as ornate fireplaces, sash windows, the high ceilings which are synonymous with the period and intricate plasterwork, centre roses and architraves. The drawing room has a dual aspect, with views over the private, landscaped, southwest facing rear garden and also over Kenilworth
Square where the local school play sports. There is also a study / home office and separate living room at this level providing additional recreational space for growing families or those who love to entertain at home.
The garden level comprises of an enormous open plan kitchen / living / dining room that faces south. This extended space has been designed with entertaining in mind with a stand-alone Bespoke Angelo Po Stainless Steel Cooking Island. Built for a professional chef, this set up would encourage the new owners to wine, dine and entertain in their new home every night. In fact should you wish to welcome guests through the door at garden level they will be greeted by an internal covered courtyard like no other with stepping stones across a water feature and a glass back fireplace which takes the eye through to the private cinema room beyond. The kitchen / dining room is just one of the many standout features of this wonderful period home and the modernity brings a fine balance to the elegant Victorian features throughout. The sleek design is ultra-cool with sunlight reflecting off the surface of a Japanese Koi pond through a curved glass wall between house and garden. The utility area is just off the hall downstairs, an essential luxury for any modern family home. The large games room gives the kids their own space and a gym complete with steam room complete the accommodation downstairs. There is direct access from both the kitchen / living area and the gym to the rear deck and outdoor Canadian spa hot tub which will seat 5 comfortably. There is also an integrated drop screen surround sound cinema room with a feature glass wall between the fire recess and the entrance hall.
On the first floor the bedrooms are laid out to accommodate a large master bedroom with en suite bathroom. There are two further bedrooms and two bathrooms at this level which would comfortably accommodate a family. The main bedroom is akin to a hotel suite overlooking Kenilworth Square with a luxurious en suite bathroom, both enjoy a dual aspect with light pouring through from morning to evening. While currently the accommodation is laid out with 3 bedrooms, there is plenty of flexibility to create further bedrooms. The games room will make an ideal guest suite while the study at hall level could also be used as a bedroom.
The front garden provides the curb appeal with original brick dwarf wall and wrought iron gate. The landscaped entrance is laid in gravel stone and slate flanked by shrubbery and hedging. The rear garden, like the rest of the property, has been carefully thought out and designed to take advantage of the south westerly aspect. With an array of shrubs, flower beds, ornamental pond and extensive sheltered decking, the garden is a fitting companion to a 5,000 sq ft detached period residence.
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