Simon Ensor

13 Elgin Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

€2,250,000 - Asking Price|4 Bedrooms, 282 sqm approx

This particularly handsome two storey over garden level period residence provides 3,040sqft / 282sqm (approx.) of stunningly elegant accommodation which has retained its numerous period features including ornate ceiling cornices, centre roses and marble mantelpieces making it the perfect choice for those seeking a magnificent home on one of Dublin's most sought after and convenient roads opposite the American Embassy.

The property, which has been refurbished and extended by its current owners with great flair and imagination, now combines all the charm and elegance of a bygone era while having been extensively upgraded to provide the comfort and convenience required for modern day living. The particularly well appointed and light filled accommodation comprises a welcoming and gracious hallway off which there are two very fine interconnecting reception rooms. The hall floor return is currently occupied by a study area and fourth bedroom. A luxuriously appointed family bathroom is located on the first floor return. Three additional bedrooms are at first floor level with a shower room on the top floor return.

The garden level comprises a bright family room to the front and an equally large kitchen which is open plan to the dining area to the rear which overlooks and opens out onto the south facing rear garden. There is also a shower room and a utility room at this level.

BER exempt
40 Elgin Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, D04 F9R6

€7,500,000 - Asking Price|4 Bedrooms, 525 sqm approx

Rarely do residences of such outstanding quality come to the market in Ballsbridge.

Extensively refurbished and extended with impeccable taste to exacting standards in recent years, this magnificent residence now provides 525sq.m./5650sq.ft. (approx.) of wonderfully elegant accommodation with an amazing 183sq.m./1970sq.ft. (approx.) 3 bedroomed detached mews discretely located behind timber gates to the side of the main house.

To the front of the property accessed through electronic security gates there is a beautifully landscaped front garden with two sheltered sun trap patio areas and generous off street parking for 4/5 cars. Double timber gates provide access to another secluded patio in front of the mews and to the very mature, private and cleverly landscaped back garden. The back garden which is laid out in lawn incorporates a lovely water feature with fountain and a very well appointed summer house with large sliding patio doors providing access to a large paved patio/barbeque area.

BER exempt
27 Leeson Park, Dublin 6, D06 TY05

€2,995,000 - Asking Price|5 Bedrooms, 269 sqm approx

This stunning Victorian home is superbly positioned on one of the most prestigious roads in Dublin 6, being within a gentle stroll of St Stephens Green and an extensive array of shopping, educational and recreational facilities and within a gentle stroll of 25 restaurants and eateries! The city centre is only 1.5km (approx.) from the property. Set well back from the road, 27 Leeson Park enjoys a superb south west facing rear garden, enjoying a high degree of privacy as well as ample off-street parking to the front. The interior is presented with a great sense of flair and taste, to create a really special family home where modern comforts harmonise with contemporary style. Rooms of elegant proportions with original period details including mantelpieces, ornate ceiling cornice work and window shutters epitomise the elegance of a bygone age, enhanced by an elegant decorative style.

This is a wonderful family home, with a perfect balance of living and bedroom space; a real feature are the much loved gardens which are an oasis of peace with the back garden enjoying a sundrenched south/west orientation and sun from dawn to dusk. The rear garden enjoys tremendous privacy being well stocked with mature shrubs, trees and an abundance of spring flowering shrubs. A large patio provides an 'al fresco' dining area sheltered by the feature stunning cut stone walls of this great family home.

To the front is a railed garden which is accessed through electric gates providing access to the gravelled driveway with parking for 2 cars, bordered by cobbles, with box hedging, mature trees and shrubs. A wide side pedestrian access leads to a superb south west facing rear garden which captures sun all day, laid out in lawn with curved flower beds, and a profusion of mature trees and plants. Garden shed.

BER exempt
54 Lansdowne Lane, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, D04 P8P8

€2,250,000 - Asking Price|3 Bedrooms, 372 sqm approx

No. 54 Lansdowne Lane is an outstanding example of how brilliant design, flair and imagination, along with quality materials and a superb south facing site in the heart of Ballsbridge, can combine to create a mews residence of exceptional quality.

Superbly appointed throughout, the property provides 370sq.m./4000sq.ft. (approx.) of stunningly elegant light filled accommodation designed to take full advantage of its wonderfully sunny south/west facing back garden. The hugely impressive living room/dining room and kitchen/breakfast room have a series of large glazed patio doors which slide open to provide direct access to the sheltered sun-drenched back garden ensuring regular al fresco dining during the summer.

Laid out over 2 floors (with the exception of the home cinema/games room in the basement) the property provides extremely elegant and manageable accommodation including numerous very attractive features such as:

BER C1 Rating
78 Park Avenue, Sandymount, Dublin 4, D04 K8W8

€3,800,000 - Asking Price|5 Bedrooms, 370 sqm approx

This impressive bay windowed Victorian residence has been refurbished and extended with imagination and flair to create one of Sandymount’s finest family homes.

Nicely set back off the wide tree lined road, this attractive 2 story period residence will greatly appeal to those looking for a home of distinction on Park Avenue which is regarded as one of Dublin 4’s premier residential roads.

Internally, No. 78 Park Avenue is a home of impressive room proportions and beautiful period features, including high ceilings with ornate ceiling cornicing and ceiling roses, bay windows and feature fireplaces. The accommodation is further enhanced by a magnificent bright two story modern extension to the rear. This fine home has been stylishly decorated with great flair to compliment the period rooms and blend the traditional and modern.

BER exempt
10 Greenfield Crescent, Donnybrook, Dublin 4, D04 P7E2

€3,000,000 - Asking Price|5 Bedrooms, 373 sqm approx

This is an exciting opportunity to acquire this superbly presented and imaginatively designed modern detached residence built in 2002 providing 373sq.m./4015sq.ft. (approx.) of magnificent light filled accommodation standing on 0.25 acre (approx.) including a large and wonderfully secluded back garden.

Of particular note are the 5 very impressive reception rooms, 4 of which interconnect and all of which enjoy direct access to the superb kitchen/breakfast room making it the perfect house for those who enjoy entertaining on a regular basis. These reception rooms include a very fine living room with folding doors to the dining room which has sliding doors to the family room and kitchen/breakfast room. Accessed off the family room is a light filled study/home office.

The very good sized kitchen/breakfast room is filled with a superb range of Bulthaup wall and floor units and large island with stainless steel worktop. Located off the kitchen is the playroom/gym with two person sauna and shower room off.

BER C3 Rating
Monte Alverno, Sorrento Road, Dalkey, Co Dublin, A96 C594

€7,500,000 - Asking Price|6 Bedrooms, 771 sqm approx

Monte Alverno, which is tucked discreetly away just off Sorrento Road, is quite possibly one of Dalkey’s best-kept secrets. Enclosed by wonderful mature gardens extending to 1.2 acres, the property enjoys the luxury of seclusion while being situated in one of Dublin's finest coastal locations. Designed with flair and imagination c.1835, Monte Alverno was renovated and restored in 1895 by prominent Dalkey resident Alexander Conan and brought into the 21st Century by its present owner. Steeped in history, (Lord Edward Carson resided here while a student in Trinity College,) this magnificent castellated Victorian residence is built with extensive use of local Dalkey granite and incorporates numerous unique features, making it an exceptionally fine home of outstanding architectural and historic merit.

Passing through the imposing electronic gates to enter the property from Sorrento Rd, you’ll find a private driveway shared by three other properties. Another set of exclusively owned double gates then leads from there into Monte Alverno proper. Here you will find yourself in a generous courtyard of cut granite, which provides ample parking and access to the large carport. The house itself, which is superbly positioned, enjoys a spectacular elevated south facing site extending to 1.2 acres (approx). Maritime views from here are unparalleled and considerably enchant the appeal of this fine home. Add to this the tremendous privacy, its well-serviced position beside Dalkey Town and the result is one of the finest locations in Ireland. Quality and attention to detail throughout the house is of the highest standard and is maintained flawlessly in all aspects of its design.

The impressive entrance hall, with its double height domed ceiling over the magnificent stairwell, sets the tone of what is to follow. The wonderfully elegant double drawingroom, dayroom and feature study, with its hand crafted oak wall panelling all enjoy a sunny south facing orientation and outlook over the formal garden and Killiney Bay. The dining room, situated to the side of the property, has a view into the impressive conservatory with its feature natural granite outcrop complete with waterfall that flows into the large fishpond. Informal dining is also well catered for in the breakfast room, which is situated off a very homely and well-equipped Miele kitchen. A good size laundry/utility room, guest cloakroom and staff/children’s cloakroom are also found here.

BER exempt
4 Nutley Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4, D04 H5W8

€2,750,000 - Asking Price|5 Bedrooms, 355 sqm approx

This outstanding double fronted detached residence provides superbly appointed and wonderfully spacious (355sq.m./3825sq.ft. approx.) accommodation, making it the perfect choice for those seeking an outstanding family home with an excellent south/west facing back garden on one of Donnybrook’s most sought after roads.

Extensively refurbished and extended in recent years, the property now provides an excellent balance between its generous reception and bedroom accommodation.

As the drawing room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room and living room all interconnect, the property has a wonderful flow making it ideal for entertaining on a grand scale. Also on the ground floor, is a very well-appointed study, guest WC and utility room.

BER B2 Rating
17/18, 18 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2, D02 ET20

€1,495,000 - Asking Price|4 Bedrooms, 163 sqm approx

Rarely do such spacious and bright apartments come to the market in this exceptionally convenient location in the heart of Dublin 2.

Accessed through an elegant Georgian building at 18 Lower Baggot Street, the apartment is located in an impressive purpose-built development to the rear which also has pedestrian and vehicular access off Fitzwilliam Lane.

The property originally comprised 2 spacious apartments which have been very imaginatively merged to create one wonderfully spacious 1,750sq.ft./162sq.m. (approx.) of superbly appointed accommodation with 2 good sized south/west facing balconies off the large open plan living/dining room.

BER B2 Rating
Cooldrinagh, Kerrymount Avenue, Foxrock, Dublin 18, D18 E135

€3,500,000 - Asking Price|3 Bedrooms, 381 sqm approx

Sherry FitzGerald present Cooldrinagh, a stunning detached residence of exceptional quality of set on circa 1 acre of beautifully landscaped gardens.

Cooldrinagh was designed F.G. Hicks in 1903 and built by Samuel Beckett’s father William in 1903. It is a wonderful example of the Arts & Crafts style. The property is steeped in history, being the birthplace and former family home of Samuel Beckett, who spent his childhood there. The property has been refurbished in recent years under the supervision of renowned London based heritage architect Philip Dinkel.

Internally no expense has been spared in creating a luxuriously appointed yet comfortable home where the old combines effortless with modern convenience. The well-balanced accommodation is both spacious and light filled with the main reception rooms and bedrooms overlooking the glorious sun drenched gardens which are very private.

BER exempt