NOT MANY PEOPLE can say the live in an award-winning home, but the buyers of Tallon House will be able to.
Located in Foxrock, Dublin 18, the three-bed house was awarded the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland’s Triennial Housing Medal for 1971 – 1973. It was designed by renowned architect Ronald Tallon, and is a property unlike any other.
Raised above the ground on piers, it sits on two acres of mature grounds right beside Foxrock Golf Club, and also includes a detached two-bed gate lodge and a detached garage and studio. The lot is on the market for €3.75 million through Sherry FitzGerald.
Tallon House boasts a highly private location, with mature copper beech and magnolia trees adding to the feeling of serenity. The grounds are speckled with plants and shrubs, as well as a fern garden and an aged oak sculpture by acclaimed sculptor Michael Warren.
Upon seeing the property, it’s evident that it was designed to blend seamlessly with the grounds. The entire original part of the house is glazed to the north and south with continuous full height sliding glass panels which are set back lead onto expansive timber terrace. To the north, the terrace enjoys views of the golf course while, to the south, there are views of the Dublin Mountains.
The property has been twice extended, allowing for an en suite bathroom and dressing room to be added to the bedrooms at both ends. The interior was designed as a single-span structure, meaning each room enjoys clear, easy access to the next, while full height sliding doors provide privacy when required.
Separately, the detached gate lodge was constructed in the early 1980s. It features a similar style to the main house and comprises an open plan living/dining/kitchen area, two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
It’s conveniently located a 10-minute walk from the heart of Foxrock village, and is close to everything one might need with a great selection of schools and sports clubs nearby, as well as shops, restaurants and public amenities. For those working in the city centre, the nearby N11 means the journey to Stephen’s Green should take about 25 minutes.
If you’re looking for a truly special property, the sale of Tallon House is a tough one to beat.