Gorse Hill is without a doubt one of Dublin’s finest coastal properties. Standing on elevated terraced gardens extending to 2 acres (approx.), Gorse Hill has been designed to take full advantage of its stunning views from Dalkey Island and along Killiney Beach to Bray Head.
Built in c. 2000, the property comprises a magnificent two storey double fronted detached residence providing 10,220 sq.ft/950 sq.m (approx.) of wonderfully elegant accommodation which has been designed to take full advantage of the magnificent maritime views from all the principal rooms.
The property enjoys wonderful privacy and a lovely, sunny south westerly orientation. Due to their elevated position, there are uninterrupted views of Killiney bay from virtually all sections of the gardens. Situated at the top of the site is a well maintained, all weather tennis court. To the front of the property, there is an extensive paved patio area with steps leading down from here to the lower terrace and gravelled pathways.
To the side of the property is another large paved terrace which surrounds a feature decked seating area which covers the original swimming pool. Overlooking this area of the garden is a good sized summer house. This terrace, which is accessed directly from the kitchen/breakfast room, is ideal for al fresco dining and outdoor entertaining.
Throughout the extremely mature and well stocked gardens, there are a variety of gravelled walkways leading to the gazebo and patios, which are strategically positioned to take advantage of the wonderful views and provide tranquil retreats.
Large, electric timber gates provide access to the driveway and the double garage (5.2 x 5.5m approx.) at street level. The sweeping gravelled driveway leads down to the generous parking beside the hall door.
The accommodation, which is laid out over two levels and is designed to take full advantage of the maritime views and sun drenched southerly orientation, encapsulates many notable features including:
• Impressive hallway with open fireplace and double height central atrium
• Magnificent interconnecting drawing room and dining room with feature antique marble mantelpieces and magnificent views
• Dual aspect library/study with feature marble mantelpiece and bay windows overlooking the bay
• Family room with feature fireplace
• Kitchen/breakfast room with bay window and patio doors to al fresco dining area
• Utility room, Guest WC, Comms Room, Under stairs cloakroom
• Six impressive double bedrooms all with en-suite shower rooms
• Principal bedroom with bathroom en-suite and spacious walk in wardrobe
• Library/Morning room open plan off the landing
• Family shower room complete with sauna
An outer hall, with tiled floor, provides access to this exceptional home with double doors which open to reveal with maximum impact a long, chandelier adorned and inviting hallway. To the left is the library/study with dual aspect and two bay windows focusing views eastwards and south, capturing in its vista Sorrento Terrace and the surrounding headland, complete with Adams style fireplace and wooden floors. Across from this room is the family room with fireplace and single bay.
Undoubtedly the piece de resistance is the gracious drawing room with Adams style fireplace and bay with French doors out to the patio enjoying unobstructed panoramic views of the bay. From here double doors open to a most impressive dual aspect dining room with Adams style fireplace and double bays, maximising the impact of its unique setting. The proportions of these rooms are reminiscent of a period home, with excellent ceiling height (12ft) and ornate but delicately crafted plasterwork. These fine occasional rooms are ideal for entertaining, enjoying an uncomplicated but impactful layout that flows effortlessly throughout.
The hand painted kitchen in China blue is sympathetic to its Mediterranean style setting and is offset by a combination of hardwood and marble counter tops. Wall and floor units incorporate a number of glass display cabinets providing ample storage space. French doors throw open to the large terrace complete with decking and Summerhouse. Off the kitchen is a well fitted utility room and walk in hotpress. There is a communications room off the hall along with a cloakroom and a separate guest w.c.
An impressive continuous sweeping staircase gives rise to the first floor and provides an interesting feature both internally and externally contrasting to maximum affect the symmetric design of the house. The open plan morning room cum library on the first floor is an inviting space for contemplation and relaxation.
There are six bedrooms on the first floor. The principal bedroom enjoys a commanding position with dual aspect and double bays looking out over Killiney Beach and towards the Wicklow Mountains beyond. An en suite bathroom complete with roll top bath, twin wash hand basins and separate shower also enjoys spectacular sea views. A well-appointed fitted walk-in wardrobe and vanity room completes this principal suite. The remaining five double bedrooms all have en suite shower rooms. There is a separate shower room complete with sauna.
This is an exceptional landmark house enjoying what is arguably one of Dublin’s finest waterfront settings combining a stunning location with excellent family accommodation.
20/21 Upper Pembroke Street
PSRA Registration Number: 0011880
Telephone Number: (01) 6342466