WITH ITS OWN tennis court and outdoor heated swimming pool, Cedar Hill looks like it could have been plucked from the Hamptons and placed in the capital. Even after a closer look, it might be hard to believe that it falls into one of Dublin’s city codes.
But this five-bedroom luxury home in Dublin 18 manages to blend suburban living with a countryside setting very well.
Now on the market for €2,000,000 through Sherry Fitzgerald, this home, which spans 400 m², is just minutes from Kilternan, the southside village flanked by Dublin city and the Wicklow mountains.
The house sits on about 2.3 acres of land, approached through wrought iron electric gates. A driveway with cherry blossom trees on either side leads you up to the property.
Before you even set foot inside, the grounds are something to marvel at and explore. A large lawn, water features and plenty of mature shrubs and trees surround the house and are the perfect match for the scenic views further afield.
The outdoor spaces to the back of the property, on a split level, are home to the swimming pool and tennis court. And to add even more luxury, there’s also an outdoor heated shower.
The area around the pool is ideal for outdoor entertaining and lounging in the sunshine, while the tennis court is multi-purpose – it can also be used as an all-weather pitch or a basketball court. For a kick-about in the summer, the front lawn is also an option.
In keeping with its countryside surrounding, the kitchen is traditional in style and made from solid oak, which is subtly contrasted by the black marble worktop. The space comes complete with all of the appliances needed for busy family meals, including a Rangemaster double oven, a Neff microwave and a Samsung American fridge freezer. From this bright and social space, French doors lead to the garden with a terrace ideal for eating outdoors.
The more formal dining room also has French doors to the garden, along with double doors to the drawing room. This large room to the front of the house has a limestone fireplace, solid walnut floors and enjoys a double aspect for extra brightness.
The drawing room isn’t the only place to lounge in. To the back of the house, the living room also enjoys a double aspect and also double doors to the garden.
A trip upstairs will present you with a large landing that leads to the five bedrooms, which all have en suite bathrooms. From here, there’s even a laundry chute that leads to the utility room below – further proof that this home is no doubt influenced by luxury homes we often associate with the USA.
Of course, all of the bedrooms have fabulous views of the surrounding grounds, whether that’s the front lawn or the pool and tennis court area.
The double garage to the side of the house measures 42 sq m and while it could make for great extra accommodation, it’s in good enough condition to be a games room or gym as is.
In terms of location, an address in Dublin 18 instantly tells you that there are plenty of amenities, schools, shops and transport links close by. Cedar Hill is just a short drive to the Carrickmines Luas stop, the M50 and the N11.
Provided our Irish weather plays ball, whoever buys Cedar Hill won’t need to jump on a plane to enjoy a luxury holiday – but the airport is less than a 30 minute drive away if it comes to it.