- For sale
Colliers is delighted to introduce 4, Nutley Avenue, an impressive, detached family home situated on one of Donnybrook’s most desirable enclaves of substantial family homes where the variety of premier quality private schools, medical clinics, university, and other social amenities underwrite the value of any residential investment in this sought-after location. Situated at the end of a quiet cul de sac off Nutley Lane, it benefits from an array of transport links with easy access to the DART, N11, M50 and QBC, with Dublin city centre approximately 5kms from the property.
No. 4, Nutley Avenue is a truly superb family home occupying a generous c.0.338-acre site of mature manicured private gardens in a sylvan setting which backs onto the garden of the French Ambassador’s residence on Ailesbury Road. This comfortable family house which exudes charm and elegance both inside and out, benefits from bright and spacious living accommodation extending to approximately 223 sq.m/2404 sq.ft. The property has gas central heating and monitored alarm system.
Dating from c.1960, Nutley Avenue has enjoyed a reputation as one of the best and sought-after locations in Dublin, 4. The property boasts spacious and well-presented accommodation with excellent proportions which contributes to the wonderful quality of scale and light that abounds throughout this lovely comfortable family home, which has been meticulously maintained throughout by its present owners for 32 years. The house enjoys an enviable position on mature and beautiful gardens, the longest on the avenue, with plenty of scope to further extend, subject to the necessary planning permission.
The property is approached through wrought iron gates which lead to the hall door under a canopy of wisteria with flower beds either side. The driveway is paved. The garage, which has a remote up and over controlled door is attached to the property. The paved forecourt provides ample secure parking for up to 5 cars. Around the property, granite and Liscannor stone is extensively used.
The house is pebble dashed with brick facing feature with double-glazed teak leaded windows with teak shutters to the front, teak hall door with leaded window and double-glazed tilt and turn pvc leaded windows upstairs and pvc tilt and turn windows elsewhere.
Upon entering the house one is immediately struck by the bright and elegant entrance hall and its tranquil ambience. The well-proportioned main reception rooms all lead from the hall. There is a guest WC off the hall. To the left is a spacious dual aspect drawing room which features an Adam’s style fireplace with gas fire, and a lovely picture window with views out to the beautiful garden. Straight-ahead is the formal dining room which leads to the large open-plan, fully equipped SieMatic kitchen/breakfast room with prep sinks and water-filter tap. A glass door leads to the sunroom which overlooks the mature gardens and terrace. Off the sunroom there is a spacious utility with separate access to the side passage and back garden. There is a further reception room looking out onto the terrace, which is accessed from the dining room, kitchen and sunroom. Theis completes the accommodation at the ground floor level.
Rising to the first floor one is greeted by a bright landing. The property has five bedrooms, 4 double with the master en-suite and one single bedroom. There is also a main bathroom. The present owners have converted one bedroom to a study with storage and the single bedroom to a craft room with storage. All bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. The master bedroom has a dual aspect and benefits from a substantial en-suite bathroom.
The gardens are a wonderful feature of the property with privacy ensured by a varied array of specimen trees and shrubs. Superbly maintained by its current owners the rear substantial private gardens are mostly in lawn and boast an eclectic array of colourful shrubs and heathers.
There are seven feature arches which divide the upper and lower garden. In Summer a richness of fragrances is in abundance from the Honeysuckle, Roses and Jasmine which cover them.
The owners have had a deep interest in the garden and trees and shrubs which include: Silver Birch, Weeping Willow, Paulonia, Robinia, Koelreuteria, Evodia, Magnolia, Cornus Contraversa, Canarian Palm, Hoheria, Carpenteria, Arbutus, Itea Ilicifolia, Cornus Nuttalii, Magnolia Autumn Glory, Cercis Siliquastrum, Cercidiphyllum, Eucryphia, Camelias, Roses and Wisteria.
Nutley Avenue is situated between Nutley Lane and Ailesbury Road, a leafy setting in Dublin 4’s embassy belt with the convenience of being within walking distance of Dublin’s Central Business District and St. Stephen’s Green together with Merrion Square, Fitzwilliam Square and Molesworth Street.
The villages of Donnybrook and Ballsbridge are a short stroll away with an array of gourmet shops, boutiques, and many restaurants. The Merrion Shopping Centre is at the end of the Avenue. St. Vincent’s University Hospital is located across from the entrance to Nutley Avenue. Blackrock and Frascati Shopping Centres are 5 km and nearby hotels include Intercontinental, Herbert Park, Dylan and Clayton with nearby Radisson St. Helen’s.
A wide range of recreational facilities are nearby such as Herbert Park with its 32 acres of grounds with an extensive range of amenities including bowling greens, football pitches, tennis courts and a café. Also nearby are The Royal Dublin Society (RDS) show grounds, the Aviva Stadium and Elm Park Golf & Sports Club and Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club.
Dublin International Airport is also within easy access via the Port Tunnel with the Blue Bus stopping outside the Merrion Shopping Centre, Merrion Road and also RTE (National Broadcasting Service) on the N11.The Dublin Area Rapid Transit system (DART) at Sydney Parade Station, is a 10/12-minute walk ensuring quick and easy access to the city and the coastal suburbs. The LUAS Green Line, Light Rail system at St. Stephen’s Green offers speedy access to Dundrum Town Centre.
There is an excellent choice of schools on hand to include Girls: Teresian’s (opposite RTE), Muckross College Donnybrook and Loreto College St. Stephen’s Green. Boys: St. Michael’s College (end of Avenue), Blackrock College, St. Conleths’s College. At third level, University College Dublin (UCD) Belfield is within walking distance and Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and Royal College of Surgeons, an easy commute.