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Eagle Lodge, Sydney Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin

€4,500,000 - Asking Price For Sale by Private Treaty 757 sqm approx

Features

  • • GFCH
  • • Lutron lighting system
  • • Stunning private gardens of ½ acre approx.
  • • Elegant proportions, rich in period detail.
  • • 8000 sq ft approx. including Victoria Lodge a separate s/c Guest Suite
  • • Wine Cellar
  • • Garden Room/Orangery
  • • Georgian Country house in the heart of Blackrock
BER exemptView floorplans (3)

Description

Eagle lodge is a unique and charming Georgian home, with the feel of a country house on ½ acre approx. of exceptional private gardens.

A perfect home for entertaining, a real party house with a terrific flow to the main reception rooms, yet cosy for everyday family living. Eagle Lodge has rooms of elegant proportions rich in period detail but with a relaxed informal style. Dating from c.1820 it was built originally as a Dower house for Frascati House. More recently Eagle Lodge was merged with Victoria Lodge to form Eagle Lodge as it is today.

The property is set on exquisite south-west facing walled gardens containing some magnificent trees and plants together with box- hedging, large sweeping lawns, a waterfall, lily ponds which are currently home to several ducks and the occasional drake and heron. Several patios a Gazebo provide restful spots for al fresco dining.

An Italian garden and outdoor kitchen/ barbeque area has hosted many a family party watched over by a scented Wisteria .

And yet, remarkably, this charm and seclusion is minutes walk from the bustle of Blackrock, close by are a choice of excellent primary and secondary schools which include St Andrews and Blackrock colleges.

This handsome residence which dates from 1820 is a wonderful blend of original accommodation with superb ceiling heights and the elegant proportions characteristic of the Georgian era, refurbished and modernised throughout, together with the addition of a stylish kitchen / dining/ family area which is the heart of the house, enjoying wonderful natural light and overlooking the stunning gardens.

Standing on grounds of almost half an acre, approached through electric gates, the gardens are an oasis of privacy and peace. Wide borders a manicured rolling lawn, lovingly planted borders stocked with an array of colour affording year-round interest. The combination of formal planting with flower borders and mature trees is simply breath-taking. Generous gravelled car parking area for several cars.

Eagle Lodge offers a perfect blend of a supremely convenient location together with a totally secluded and private position. It is an exquisitely stylish residence in a supremely convenient location. The location, flexibility and rich heritage make this a unique property. It is undoubtedly one of the finest period houses in Dublin.

Rooms

  • Entrance porch. Granite steps
  • Reception Hall (Original hall door with fan light. Polished timber floor, detailed cornice and centre rose, timber panelling and under stairs storage cupboard.)
  • Drawing Room (with attractive carved timber mantelpiece, with display cupboard, ceiling cornice, polished timber floor, radiator covers, opening to-)
  • Second Drawing Room (Fine ornate marble fireplace, polished timber floor.)
  • Dining Room (with detailed ceiling plaster work, attractive carved mahogany Adam style fireplace.)
  • Study (with white Adam style marble fireplace, polished timber floor, ceiling cornice and glazed doors to -)
  • Garden Room/Orangery (Painted red cedar double glazed orangery, designed by Norman Pratt. Two glazed planter beds. Access to large wine cellar. Three sets of double doors to reception rooms and garden.)
  • Music Room (Polished timber floor, recessed lights, radiator cabinets.)
  • Powder Room/Guest Cloak Room (Tiled limestone floor, ornate whb in French style with vanity unit, bathroom cupboard.)
  • Utility Room (Extensive floor to ceiling storage cupboard, dual corian sink units with marble work top, painted floor.)
  • Plant Room/Comms Room.
  • Open plan Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Room: (Polished timber floor, magnificent beamed ceiling, detailed plasterwork and ornate architrave. Bespoke array of painted kitchen units, including two large island units, generous range of cupboards, marble work tops, Bosch dishwasher, double gas Aga with gas module, six ovens, four gas rings, two top plate and plate warmer. Quooker instant hot water tap and Grohe mixer tap, Neff oven and Siemens American fridge/freezer. Three Georgian style windows overlook the garden. Two sets of French doors open to garden. Door to –)
  • Butler’s Pantry/Boot Room (with coat rails, bespoke storage, sink unit, quaint half door to garden.)
  • Rear Hall (with detailed cornice with concealed up lighting. Two sets of double doors with fanlight above lead to –)
  • Victoria Lodge (Guest Suite) (Separate entrance, original hall door with fanlight.)
  • First Floor -
  • Spacious landing with decorative columns and
  • Bedroom 1 (dual aspect, three sash windows overlooking garden.)
  • Luxurious Bathroom Ensuite (with marble bath and matching marble wash hand basin and vanity unit. Stand in shower, WC, marble tiled walls and floor.)
  • Walk in Dressing Room (built in wardrobes.)
  • Bedroom 2 (Built in wardrobes, dual aspect, window overlooking front garden.)
  • Shower Room Ensuite (Stand in shower, wash and basin, wc marble tiled walls and floor, vanity unit.)
  • Bedroom 3 (superb range of fitted wardrobes, ornate marble fireplace with fitted gas fire. Large dressing table unit and chest of drawers with vanity mirrors.)
  • Luxurious Bathroom Ensuite (with French bath tub, circular marble basin with cupboard underneath, wc, attractive ceiling cornice, concealed radiator, marble floor and down lighters.)
  • Double doors lead to -
  • Master Suite –
  • Hall (Entrance hall into Master Suite)
  • Master Bedroom (Adam style fireplace with gas fire and automated concealed TV unit. Three sash windows with shutters and window seats, radiator cabinet. Stunning barrel ceiling.)
  • Master Dressing Room (Wall to wall bespoke inlaid cabinets and drawers (originally from Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland) with his and hers vanity unit, concealed trouser press, two large mirrors. Brazilian hardwood floor.)
  • Master Ensuite (Marble sunken bath with shower attachment. Wash hand basin in vanity unit, wc and bidet. Marble style tiled floor. Sash window, partly panelled walls)
  • Stairs to two attic areas:
  • Attic area 1 (fitted cupboards and circular roof light.)
  • Attic Room 1 (with dormer window and two cupboards)
  • Attic Room 2 (with two dormer windows, built in bunk style beds.)
  • Shower Room (with shower, was hand basin, wc and Velux window)
  • Attic Room 3 (Two dormer windows, built in wardrobes.)
  • Bathroom (Bath, whb, wc, Velux window.)
  • Attic Area 2
  • Attic Room 1 (with Velux window, oak floor. Large storage room.)
  • Attic Room 2 (with Velux window, oak floor.)
  • Shower Room (Stand in shower, tiled floor, circular wash hand basin, wc.)
  • Victoria Lodge (guest suite) (Separate guest suit with its own entrance. Original hall door with fanlight.)
  • Entrance Hall (Tiled marble style floor, detailed cornice.)
  • Bedroom (Detailed cornice, bespoke fitted wardrobes, large sash double glazed windows with shutters.)
  • Ensuite Bathroom (marble tiled floor, large bath with concealed stand in shower, wc, wash hand basin with marble surround, heated towel rail, detailed cornice.)
  • Living Room (Fireplace with slate hearth, large double glazed sash window, ceiling cornice.)
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room (Bespoke units in period style at high & low level. Polished timber floor. Teka four plate electric hob, integrated fridge and freezer, double sink.)

BER Information

  • Rating: BER exempt

About the Area

Blackrock is a busy suburb, located 3 km (1.9 mi) northwest of Dún Laoghaire. It is bordered by Booterstown, Mount Merrion, Stillorgan, Foxrock, Deansgrange and Monkstown. The area is quite a large commercial centre with two shopping centres, cafes, bars, restaurants, boutiques, hairdressers and barbers, pharmacies, supermarkets, car dealerships, art galleries, antiques and home-improvement outlets. Blackrock has a station on the DART line, which is 15 minutes away, by train, from the city centre. Dublin Bus also serves the area with multiple bus routes. The Aircoach services to Dublin Airport from Dalkey and Greystones call at Blackrock en route to the airport. 

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