Mount Alverno, Sorrento Road, Dalkey, Co. Dublin
7050 sqm (75885 sqft)
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 a wonderful 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 theultimate 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 facade 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 aguest 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 Pogepohl 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 an impressive 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 ashort 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.
Entrance Hall: Impressive hallway with granite pillars and a custom built solid Navona cantilevered travertine staircase. Lift to the first floor.
Guest W.C.: Fossil brown marble.
Guest Suite: Spacious guest suite which incorporates a livingroom, bedroom, guest en-suite with Trees of the Forest brown marble tiling and a guest dressing room all incorporating stunning sea views.
Bedroom 2: Generous double bedroom situated to the rear of the property with shower en-suite incorporating fossil brown marble tiling and views of Dalkey Island.
Bedroom 3: Generous double bedroom situated to the front with shower en-suite incorporating marble tiling.
Bedroom 4: Generous double bedroom situated to the front with shower en-suite incorporating fossil brown marble tiling.
Garden/Electricity Room: With water store room, store and w.c.
Utility Room: With large walk-in hot press, fitted units, double sink and a freezer.
Landing: With discrete servery tucked away behind solid Iroko panel which is serviced with glass storage, adishwasher, wine cooler, icemaker, Quoker instant boiling water tap, sink, insinkerator, drinking water tap and black granite work tops.
Principal Bedroom: Generous double bedroom with dressing room and wonderful views to the North East, study and ensuite with Port Laurent marble tiling. A door opens out to the private terrace and stunning views.
Principal En-Suite: With w.c., feature double sink vanity unit with Port Laurent marble tiling and shower cubicle with overhead rain shower.
Atrium Dining Room: Bright and airy room with feature fireplace that can accommodate large number seated.
Living Room: Situated off the dining room with magnificent views and doors opening out to the terrace.
Family Room: With feature stove and Nero St. Loran marble surround. Doors open onto the terrace.
Kitchen / Dining Area: Pogenpohl Porsche design kitchen with black polished glass fronted units, white quartz based counter tops. Miele appliances throughout with freezer, two ovens, two warming drawers, Micro Wave oven, Steamer, large Gaggenau fridge, Quoker instant boiling water, Osmosis drinking water, insinkerator and dishwasher.
• De Blacam & Meagher Architects
• Portuguese Granite Cladding
• Navona Travertine tiles throughout
• Custom made Navona Travertine stairs & landing
• Solid Iroko Panels in porch and serveryPogenpohl Porsche fitted kitchen