Luxury home in excellent decorative order, situated in the heart of Killiney. Abbeylands is an outstanding, instantly appealing double fronted two storey to the front and three storey to the rear Victorian period residence that was constructed in 1861.
It occupies an elevated position on the historic Marino Avenue West that benefits from a breath-taking vista of Killiney Bay across to Bray Head from its principal reception rooms and bedrooms.
It's believed that the house was originally built for the Queen’s Council who was located I the military barracks which controlled the Martello Towers in the area.
The gravelled driveway leads to cobble locked off street parking for numerous cars comfortably. Below the parking is a beautiful lawned frontage which is private bordered by high hedging and trees with external mood lighting.
Granite steps with box hedging either side lead up to this imposing double fronted residence and into the reception hall.
It is obvious on entering this stunning property the style touch and flair that the interior designer owner has brought, bringing a Victorian period property into the modern day era yet maintaining the period embellishments of the Victorian period that include the ornate ceiling coving, original fireplaces, high ceilings, timber floors, sash windows, shutters and generous room proportions.
The house has been fully rewired and re-plumbed throughout and this is only the start of the refurbishment works that were completed some nine years ago.
All rooms have been meticulously brought back to their original grandeur. The bathrooms are fitted with top of the range sanitary ware and superior tiling.
The kitchen with its high gloss units and polished marble worktop is of Danish design and is fitted with top of the range appliances as is the secondary kitchen and utility.
Higginbotham bespoke wardrobes and book-shelving are fitted in the main bedrooms and the landing. A spectacular addition to the property was the extension that was added to provide the breakfast area, study and sunroom which works very well and joins the front and back of the house to give it the flow that is missing in a lot of houses of this era.
Nothing has been left to chance as this magnificent home has been creatively designed and renovated to provide the ultimate in modern family living. The attention to detail and calibre of finish rarely if ever graces the market.
The rear garden is in two tiers. The lower granite patio which has access from each room at the back of the house is ideal for al fresco dining and is externally illuminated.
Eco drains have been sympathetically fitted to drain away excess surface water which protects the house from the elements. Steps lead up to an elevated lawned private garden with feature apple tree which is as old as the house.
At the end of the garden there are three out houses that extend to approximately 60sq.m (645sq.ft) and could easily be converted to extra accommodation subject to the necessary Planning Permissions.
The location of this quality property is second to none and is accessed off a private avenue from Killiney Hill Road. At the end of Marino Avenue West with its’ famous sixth century church which gave its’ name to Killiney from the Irish Cill Inion Lenin (Daughters of Lenin) there is a short pedestrian link into Marino Avenue East with path leading to Station Road and to Killiney DART Station.
Killiney Beach and Hill are just a short distance away and the superb amenities and facilities in Dalkey and Shankill Villages with their selection of boutique and specialist shops, churches, cafes, pubs and restaurants is only just five minutes away.
The LUAS stop at Cherrywood Industrial Estate and Business Centre, N11 and M50 are within striking distance and provide ease of access nationwide and to the airport.
Planning permission has been granted to extend the property to the side and rear by approximately 500 sq.ft, creating a more generous side with skylights and en suites over the side and to the rear.