Built in 1850, Eglinton Manor is an exceptionally fine detached double fronted Victorian residence standing on a very impressive site, in excess of 0.4 acre, at the Ranelagh end of Eglinton Road, one of Dublin 4's most favoured and prestigious residential roads. Without doubt one of the finest homes to grace the Dublin market in years, Eglinton Manor has it all a breath-taking period home in the heart of Dublin 4, the most sought-after location in the city. Enjoying 542 sq.m./5,012 sq.ft (including the 2 rooms in the lower ground floor) of elegant and flexible accommodation, this sublime 21st century home is the perfect house for those seeking a spacious home combining exquisite Victorian architecture with contemporary modern comfort and a wonderful interior of immense style and character.
At the heart of the home is the stunning, bright open-plan kitchen, dining, living room a contemporary extension designed by Gilroy McMahon Architects in 2019, adding a real wow factor to the home. There is a wonderful fluidity to this part of the house as the living space at this level can be opened up to the stunning garden and patio area in dramatic fashion to allow for large scale entertaining or for the most relaxed everyday living.
The home enjoys a wealth of exquisite original period detail to include French Victorian double entrance doors, a magnificent Victorian staircase, ornate mantelpieces, high ceilings and decorative cornices. A perfect balance of elegant accommodation awaits to include four elegant reception rooms, two of which interconnect and 8 bedrooms the newly built kitchen / family / breakfast room with a stunning bespoke Newcastle Design kitchen. A practical large Utility room, Newcastle designed Boot room plus a pantry provide exceptional storage.
The gardens are a real asset to the property. The landscaped front garden with original wrought iron railings has generous secure off-street parking for up to 6 cars. A wonderful, secluded rear garden provides multiple options for outdoor dining and recreation with several patio areas. It is set out in lawn with mature borders, specimen trees and herbaceous planting, creating year-round interest.
Eglinton Manor enjoys an exceptionally convenient location on Eglinton Road within a few hundred yards of the excellent shops, boutiques, restaurants and gastro pubs of both Donnybrook and Ranelagh villages and the extensive recreational amenities of Herbert Park. There are numerous sports clubs close by including Leinster Rugby Headquarters and Donnybrook Rugby grounds, the AVIVA Stadium, Merrion Cricket club, Donnybrook Tennis Club and David Lloyd (Riverview) Sports Centre. An excellent choice of schools is also within easy walking distance including St Marys National School, Muckross Park, Gonzaga College, St Michaels College, The Teresian School, Alexandra College and Sandford Park to name but a few. The combined cultural and sporting facilities of the RDS are within easy reach.
This is a wonderful, easily managed family home of great warmth and character, set out over 3 levels with all reception rooms and kitchen family room opening out to the gardens. It could easily grace the pages of Homes and Gardens as an example of creative flair and taste in both architectural layout and interior design. This is a wonderful home perfect for family living period without being austere, comfortable in the best sense of the word, sun-filled, manageable, and elegant. This fine house has it all.
* Heat Pump Ecodan Mitsubishi
* Outside Tap
* Extensive Exterior Lighting
A flight to granite steps to
Porch Entrance: red brick arch, original tiled floor, leads to:
Entrance Hall: Stunning Victorian original hall door with stained glass panels, original shutters, high ceiling with ornate cornicing and centre rose, stone tiled floor, decorative arch, fitted cupboard and radiator cover.
Dining Room: (Front) stunning bay window, coved ceiling with detailed cornicing and centre rose, original marble mantlepiece with slate inset, high moulded skirting boards, polished timber floor, picture rail, double folding doors with detailed carved pediment, opens to:
Drawing Room: (Front) a pair of large sash windows, coved ceiling with detailed cornice and centre rose, fine marble mantlepiece (note this is not a functioning fireplace for decorative effect only) with marble hearth and inset, polished timber floors, decorative display arch and fitted cupboard.
Sitting Room: (Front) Dual aspect room with 5 large sash windows with working shutters, coved ceiling, picture rail, detailed centre rose, polished timber floor, period style mantlepiece with tiled inset and slate hearth, built in shelved cupboards.
Side hall door to rear garden and access to lower ground floor.
Shower Room/Guest Cloakroom: stone floor, shower, wc, wash hand basin, partially tiled walls, sash window.
Bathroom: designed by Newcastle Design, a newly installed bathroom with part panelled walls, tiled floor, free standing bath with chrome attachments, vanity unit with wash hand basin, marble top and generous storage below, sash window with working shutters, painted original timber mantelpiece, cast iron fireplace with tiled hearth and surround.
Boot Room/Cloakroom: Newcastle Design boot room with generous hanging space, L shaped bench with 4 pull out drawers, tiled floor.
Study: 2 sash windows, part panelled walls, built in bookcase with 2 drawers below, recessed lighting, laminate wide oak plank flooring.
Wide oak steps to:
Utility Room: Newcastle Design bespoke cabinets, tiled floor, plumbed for washing machine and dryer, Franke sink unit, generous array of storage units at high and low level, fitted benches with storage below, large, glazed roof light, glazed door to morning patio.
Kitchen / Dining / Family Room: A stunning contemporary extension finished in 2019 designed by Gilroy McMahon Architects with a bespoke luxury kitchen by Newcastle Design. Breath-taking floor to ceiling 4 pane sliding doors to garden. The generous array of cabinetry provides all the storage a family could ever need including 3 Siemens multi-function ovens, Siemens Microwave, and 2 Siemens warming drawers, large bespoke mantlepiece houses a Siemens induction hob and extractor, integrated Siemens dishwasher, Franke sink with chrome flexi mixer tap and waste disposal unit below, Millar stone Silestone worktop, and marble splashback, walk-in floor to ceiling pantry with exceptional storage, 2 Liebherr larder fridges, Liebherr wine fridge, built in breakfast station with generous storage. Central island and breakfast bar with seating for 6. Millar stone Silestone worktop with generous storage below, circular sink unit with Quooker boiling water tap and filter, 2nd integrated Siemens dishwasher, integrated freezer, 3 large pull out drawers, porcelain nonslip floor, recessed lights.
Rear Room/Potential Wine Cellar: full height, concrete floor, radiator, sash window.
Front Room/Potential Home Gym: full height window to rear garden, concrete floor, radiator. Opens into storage area.
Spacious landing: with ceiling coving, dado rail, sash window.
Bedroom 1 / Laundry Room: (rear) double room with built in wardrobes and two sash windows.
Ensuite Bathroom: Seated bath, shower, wc and wash hand basin, partially tiled walls, tiled floor.
Boiler Room and hot press.
Bedroom 2: Spacious double bedroom with high ceiling and coving, marble fireplace with tiled hearth and cast-iron surround, 2 sash windows.
Ensuite Shower Room: Double corner shower cubicle, w.c., wash hand basin, partially tiled walls, tiled floor, sash window and ceiling coving.
Stairs to first floor return
Main Bedroom/Bedroom 3: (front & side): Double bedroom, painted timber fireplace with tiled inset and slate hearth and coal effect gas fire, built in wardrobes, 2 sash windows, cornice.
Ensuite Shower Room: Double corner shower cubicle, wc, double vanity unit with 2 wash hand basins, mirrored cabinet, tiled floor, part tiled walls, sash window, ceiling coving.
Bedroom 4: (front & side ): double bedroom with marble fireplace, tiled inset and open fire, built in wardrobes, 2 sash windows, small window, ceiling coving
Spacious landing: with ceiling coving, dado rail, and window
Bedroom 5 (rear): with built in desk, sash window, access to attic.
Ensuite/Wet Room: shower cubicle with rain water shower head, wc, wash hand basin and storage, towel rail, tiled floor, part tiled walls. Recessed lighting. Overlooks the back garden.
Bedroom 6 (side): double bedroom with attractive fireplace with tiled inset, sash window.
Ensuite Shower Room: Double corner shower cubicle, wc, wash hand basin, mirrored cabinet, partially tiled walls and tiled floor. Sash window.
Stairs to Top Floor:
Bedroom 7 (front): double room, fireplace, storage press, 2 windows, pitched ceiling.
Ensuite Shower Room: Shower cubicle with Triton shower, tiled floor and walls, wc, wash hand basin in vanity unit.
Bedroom 8: double room, storage and fireplace.
Ensuite Bathroom: bath with Mira shower, w.c. and wash hand basin, partially tiled walls, Velux window.
The Gardens: extend to 0.4 acre approx. are a real asset to the property, rare to find such space so close to town.
Front Garden: Railed and cut stone walled garden with double gates to large cobble locked driveway which affords generous parking for up to 6 cars. The garden is landscaped and set out in lawn with mature boundary hedging, roses and mature trees. Double wrought iron gates to;
Inner Granite Walled Garden: with morning patio, granite paving, raised beds planted with grasses and box hedging. Bin storage area. Boiler house with 2 Worcester gas boilers. Granite path, exterior lighting, gravel path to rear garden :
Two side entrances to:
Rear Garden: A superb landscaped garden set out with large sweeping lawn, provides multiple options for outdoor dining and recreation with several patio areas including agranite patio accessed from kitchen, a large stone patio and a third sandstone patio. Wide borders are well stocked with mature shrubs including copper beech, bamboo, evergreen shrubs, a Holly tree and stunning Scots pine. Block built shed provides spacious storage sheds for bikes and garden furniture with 3 door access.
BER Number: 113765598
Energy Performance Indicator: 253.26 kWh/m²/yr
About the Area
Donnybrook is a suburban area of Dublin City; home to a variety of boutiques and shops, as well as the Irish public service broadcaster Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ). There are a number of schools in the area, and it is within walking distance of the city centre, as well as Sydney Parade DART Station. Its neighbouring suburbs are Ballsbridge, Sandymount, Ranelagh and Clonskeagh.
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