18 Burrow Road
Built in 1898 in the Arts & Craft style this magnificent detached home is a real gem and a complete rarity in the Dublin market. Set on Burrow Road its adjacent to Sutton Cross, its idyllic location is second to none. Eskeragh enjoys uninterrupted views from Portmarnock Golf Club through Lambay Island to Irelands Eye and Howth. The Mourne mountains can be seen on a clear day. The interior is delightful, rich in stunning period detail, with a wonderful quality of natural light evident throughout the house.
Approached via a sweeping driveway through mature grounds, Eskeragh immediately impresses with beautiful detailing and countless original features. The house has been well maintained and sympathetically updated by the current owners who have lived here for close to 40 years. Throughout, there are numerous interesting details from the original crown glass leaded light windows with stained glass insets and ornate handles to the precise woodwork in the sliding pocket doors and the feature fireplaces in the interconnecting drawing and dining rooms. The Beachroom library to the rear was originally the studio of the well-known 19th century artist Mary Kate Benson for whom the house was designed. This double height room features both a Minstrels gallery overlooking the rear gardens and the original photographic studio dark room of the artist. To the right of the welcoming hallway with gentle sweeping archways the country style kitchen and pantry can be found. A central staircase brings you upstairs with a large picture window opening up the view to the rear garden, beach and beyond. There are five bedrooms, four of which are located on the first level, two doubles and two singles. The family bathroom is also on this level. The main suite with a separate walk in dressing room is located on the second level. The main suite and one double room enjoy panoramic garden, beach and sea views, while the remaining rooms enjoy views over the mature front gardens. There is also a large walk-in attic space.
Positioned in this idyllic setting its location is perfect, Burrow Road is an exceptionally convenient yet secluded road close to Sutton Cross & Howth village with its variety of boutique shops, banks, cafés, award winning butchers, restaurants and delicatessens to name but a few. Schooling, public transport, sports clubs including golf, tennis, rugby and yacht clubs are close to hand making it an outdoor enthusiasts dream!
Eskeragh stands on private mature gardens of 0.6 of an acre approx. accessed off Burrow Road wrapping the house in privacy. The gardens themselves are filled with mature specimen trees and bordered by an abundance of shrubbery and flowering plants making the grounds the ideal sanctuary from our busy world.
The front grounds are laid out mainly in lawn with generous parking bays to the front and sides of the home. To the east of the home can be found the double garage, service yard and outhouses which open out to the rear garden which is again filled with mature trees and planting. There is a sunken terrace area with steps leading up to a raised gravel garden and onwards to a separate decked area ideal for BBQs in the summer months and taking in the breathtaking beach and sea views.
Eskeragh is a house has an interesting provenance. Built in c.1898 this Arts and Crafts house was designed by Architect Frederick George Hicks for the well-known Artist Mary Kate Benson. It was commissioned by her father Professor Charles Benson who was a former President of the RCSI. Both of Mary Kates brothers enjoyed distinguished medical careers; Sir John Hawtry Benson (1843-1931) was President of the RCPI (1910-1912) and Arthur Henry Benson (1852-1912) who prescribed glasses for the young James Joyce, was fellow of the RCSI and a founder of the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital Dublin.
Hicks's designed commissions in Dublin as varied as Cooldrinagh, the family home of Samuel Beckett at Brighton Rd, Foxrock (1903) and the arts and crafts Iveagh baths and market (c.1905) for the Guinness Family.
Full Planning permission has recently been granted for an outstanding modern detached pavilion style residence of 145 sq.m approx. which blends effortlessly with Eskeraghs Arts & Crafts heritage. Internally there are three bedrooms (main en suite), bathroom and a large open plan kitchen/living/dining space opening out to the rear garden. Planning Reference F20A/0464.
Eskeragh represents an all too rare opportunity to purchase a home of heritage with enduring appeal in this most sought-after coastal setting with captivating and everchanging views.
Stunning and unique period detailing throughout
Set on 0.6 of an acre approx. of mature secluded gardens
Captivating beach and sea views
Full Planning Permisison for modern detached residence of 145 sq m approx.
Secluded and convenient setting
Entrance Hall Ceiling cornice, matching double arches, central staircase, wooden floors, window seat phone area.
Guest WC With sliding door, tiled floor, shower, wash had basin and WC.
Drawing Room Beautiful interconnecting reception room, large bay window and integrated window seat, wooden floors, picture rail and a feature inglenook fireplace. Pocket doors open to:
Dining Room With matching feature fireplace, wooden floors, ceiling cornice, picture rail, feature bay window with stained glass inset and integrated window seat, viewings to the garden and sea. Door to garden.
Beach Library Double height space with magnificent feature window affording stunning views of the garden and sea, wooden floors, wood wooden panelled walls, open fireplace, stairs to minstrel's gallery and origial artists photographic Dark Room.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room Country style kitchen, floor units, tiled worktop counters, tiled floor, AGA, Neff electric oven , gas hob, dishwasher, plumbed for washing machine.
Bedroom 2 (rear) Double room, high ceilings, stunning sea views, door opens to balcony, wash hand basn, original fireplace.
Bedroom 3 (front) Double room, high ceilings, wooden floors, original fireplace, door to balcony overlooking garden.
Family Bathroom Partly tiled comprising wash hand basin, WC and bath.
Bedroom 4 Single room, wooden floor, ceiling coving, wash hand basin.
Bedroom 5 Single room, wooden floor, ceiling coving, wash hand basin.
Small stairs up to:
Bedroom 1 Large double room with elevated ea views to Ireland's Eye along the coastline and byond to Lambay Island, under eaves storage, original fireplace.
Ensuite Comprising shower, wash hand basin, WC, tiled floor, wood panelled walls.
Stairs up to:
Walk In Dressing Room With windows affording garden and sea views, door to attic storage space.
About the Area
Sutton is an attractive residential suburb of Dublin's Northside, at the base of Howth Head. There is a small commercial core at the Sutton Cross. About 12km from the city centre, it is served by the main road from Dublin to Howth, the DART suburban rail system, on which it has its own station, and Dublin Bus route 31 and its variants. The original village of Sutton was situated on the city-facing (south-western) side of Howth Head, where there are today housing terraces and a small harbour, but the area is now centred on Sutton Cross, where there are two shopping areas, one anchored by Superquinn, and the Marine Hotel.
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