Caoindruim is a traditional Russian-Village home extended with flair, while retaining character, in an idyllic lush garden setting. Kilquade is a hamlet at the gateway to the Garden County, a short distance south from Greystones, characterised by its pretty church. The brainchild of a Russian emigre who in the last century created a community of Dacha-style houses now known as The Russian Village, this exclusive location is sought after and appreciated by discerning buyers.
Caoindruim is really special; good enough for the late former president Cearbhall O’ Dalaigh to call “home” before being the base for two corporate executive owners and now coming to the market for the first time in a decade: it retains oodles of character- atmospheric decorative plasterwork, and latch doors; happily combined with modern amenity in the shape of a custom kitchen, luxury bathrooms and a setting of the utmost privacy.
A central core comprising the original house with its gallery hall and traditional sitting room is complemented, first by an impressive purpose built bedroom wing to the south; then by a two-storey block comprising family room, boot room/utility, and integrated carport to the north. There are four more bedrooms upstairs, overlooking the grounds and lending versatility and choice to an already impressive home minutes’ drive from world-class Druids Glen Golf Resort, and so convenient to the N11/M11/M50 corridor making Dublin international airport possible in less than an hour’s drive.
The communities of Greystones and Delgany offer good school choices at primary and secondary level, some lovely coffee shops, inns and restaurants not to mention retail therapy and a host of leisure pursuits ranging from lawn bowls and bridge to tennis, rugby and GAA. This is a golfer’s mecca, with championship courses all within easy motoring distance through the delightfully scenic county of Wicklow
Extending to a living area of 308.22 sq. m/3,318 sq ft the versatile accommodation is laid out thus:
Outer double doors leading to;
Entrance Hall, with tiled floor, and double doors opening, right, directly to;
Family room, with double aspect: engineered timber floor, recessed downlighters, beamed ceiling, corner solid fuel stove. Door to
Rear Hall/Boot-room, with tiled floor and direct access from large car port.
Utility room, with tiled floor, “Belfast” sink, plumbed for washing machine and clothes dryer, and a useful range of fitted wall and floor level cupboards.
Guest WC/WHB off small lobby.
Kitchen/ Breakfast room, with tiled floor, extensive work surfaces with tiled splash back ample power points, 1.5 stainless steel sink and drainer. Integrated appliances include under counter fridge and dishwasher, Zanussi double oven and housed microwave, 5 plate electric hob beneath overhead extractor fan/hood. Overhead recessed downlighters; and an open arch to sunroom; an ideal dual-aspect space opening to the garden, with tiled floor.
Returning to the entrance hall, to the south are:
Gallery reception hall, with polished timber floor; a versatile welcoming space with bracket wall- lights and a cloakroom/wine store.
Guest WC/WHB with polished timber floor.
Home office/ Study, facing south, with beamed ceiling and timber floor.
Sitting room, with traditional beamed ceiling, timber floor, wall lights, and a rustic stone surround open fireplace. Glazed double doors opening to the south to;
Garden Room, featuring French doors opening directly on to the garden, a timber floor, ceiling beams and a Velux rooflight. An archway conceals a sliding door opening to reveal a modern bedroom ensuite, ideal as an alternate principal suite, or for some lucky visitors:-
Guest Bedroom Suite: thus:
Garden corridor overlooking the grounds, with built in under counter cupboards, a hotpress, and a concealed ladder chute to overhead roof space storage.
Bedroom : with timber floor, wall to wall fitted wardrobes, recessed downlighters, fitted cupboards and French doors to the garden.
Ensuite Bathroom, with tiled floor, WC/ WHB set in polished stone vanity counter, bath with matching surround and shower fitting.
Upstairs, there is a feature gallery landing and timber floors in the four bedrooms on that level.
Principal Bedroom Suite, thus-
Bedroom 2, with a dual aspect, recessed downlighters and ensuite bathroom, with tiled floor and walls; Velux roof light; W/C, twin WHB, corner tiled pumped shower.
Dressing room with extensive wall to wall fitted wardrobes, recessed downlighters.
Bedroom 3, with recessed downlighters and built in wardrobes and eaves storage.
Family Bathroom, with tiled floor and walls, W/C, WHB corner bath and tiled pumped shower unit. Recessed downlighters, Velux roof lights.
Bedroom 4: Facing south, with wall to wall fitted wardrobes and, separately eaves access; ensuite with WC, WHB and shower. Tiled walls and floor.
Outside: integrated large carport, with direct access to the residence; and toolshed/boiler house with adjacent oil storage tank.
Caoindruim is approached from the county road by the quaint Russian Village shared private avenue, snaking between hedgerows and established garden boundaries to reach the private entrance revealing a tarmacadom apron past the Hall door and yielding through 90 degrees to the generous turning area and carport.
The gardens are delightfully informal, glade like lawns against a backdrop of mature boundary screening and established timber; with a number of specimen trees, shrubs and bushes providing seasonal colour.