An understated truly unique contemporary family home occupying Dalkey’s finest site with overlooking views of Dublin Bay, Howth, Dalkey Island, Killiney Bay, Wicklow Hills and Greystones. The quality of this recently constructed detached property has been painstakingly overseen by its visionary owners who worked closely with their architects deBlacam & Meagher to achieve forward thinking design concepts and functionality. The property merges seamlessly with the natural granite outcrops, a design concept which has been realised by a team of International craftsmen.
The accommodation has been designed to take full advantage of the spectacular, elevated position. Set out on two levels, there is an impressive balance of reception rooms and bedroom accommodation. All 5 bedroom suites incorporate exceptional artistic marble tiling.
The reception accommodation cleverly entwines seamlessly with the outdoor space, and overlooks the manicured gardens of approx. 1 acre, with ever changing views. In total the accommodation extends to 655 sq.m/7,050 sq.ft. approx.
The property has two entrances, both driveways providing dramatic entrance points from Sorrento Road and Nerano Road.
Mount Alverno is undoubtedly one of the most magnificent contemporary properties to come to the market in the highly desirable and convenient town of Dalkey.
The impressive home occupies a stunning elevated site of nearly an acre (0.96) with amazing unobstructed panoramic views over Dublin bay.
One can see to Howth, the Baily lighthouse and a particularly appealing outlook over the Muglins and Dalkey Island. There are also views from the terrace of Killiney Bay, Dublin Mountains, the Wicklow Hills, Bray Head and Greystones.
Mount Alverno combines all the elements of the ultimate coastal retreat. Built circa 2009 the house has been constructed and decorated to exacting standards throughout.
From the moment you enter the front gates one is immediately taken by the incredible Portuguese granite façade and impressive solid floor to ceiling Iroko front door.
Beyond the grand entrance doors is the reception hall with a custom built Navona Travertine floating staircase, dramatic granite pillars and solid Iroko doors, all of which set the tone for the accommodation that follows.
At ground floor level there is a sumptuous guest suite incorporating a living room, guest bedroom, bathroom and a dressing room all enjoying views over Dalkey Island.
Off the granite pillar lined corridor there are three further double bedrooms, all en-suite, with Fossil Brown marble tiling, a spacious utility room and a guest toilet. There is also a lift providing access to the first floor.
The feature staircase leads to the exceptionally bright and airy first floor accommodation, the centrepiece of which comprises of an impressive dining room with an atrium ceiling and a handsome antique fireplace. The dramatic design lends for exceptionally well proportioned room sizes, distinctive features and magnificent views ensuring the property’s appeal.
On the first floor there is a principal bedroom suite, which incorporates a study, dressing room and an ensuite, which are positioned on this level to take full advantage of the superb views on offer.
The remaining reception areas enjoy a spacious interconnecting layout. A large drawing room leads through to the family room, a kitchen/breakfast room with bespoke Poggenpohl Porsche kitchen and a guest toilet with fossil brown marble tiling.
Each of the rooms on the first floor enjoy exceptional views while the drawing room and family room have direct access onto the private sun terrace with a dual aspect view over Dublin Bay, Dalkey Island and Killiney Bay.
The accommodation has a wonderful flow allowing it to be either open plan or sectioned off with large floor to ceiling sliding doors dividing the space.
Located on Sorrento Road, the property is only a short walk from Dalkey town and its host of amenities including Coliemore Harbour, excellent shopping, restaurants, schools, transit railway into Dublin and the Air Coach.
Furthermore, the location has some beautiful walks and scenery and Dalkey and Killiney Hills are easily accessible, as are the yacht clubs in Dún Laoghaire. Dublin City is approximately 9 miles away and the M50 is a short drive away providing ease of access to the airport.
This is a great family home in a great family location.
Accessed off Sorrento Road the impressive cobble lock driveway leads to the grand entrance gates where the driveway opens out to generous off street parking to the side of the property. To the rear of the property is the private driveway to Nerano Road.
Undoubtedly, one of the property’s outstanding features is the gardens.
The gardens, which are set amongst natural granite outcrops, are surrounded by a variety of mature shrubs and trees creating a wonderful sense of seclusion and privacy. There is also a sunken garden with granite seating and spectacular views.
The meandering paths lead through the gardens so that one can fully enjoy this magical setting.
There is a more intimate terrace accessed directly from the family room and drawing room with spectacular views making it ideal for outdoor entertaining.