eskeragh18 burrow roadsuttondublin 13d13w7x6
Eskeragh is a truly unique home rich in history, character and detail set on 0.6 of an acre approx. of secluded gardens backing onto Burrow Beach with captivating beach and sea views. This fine home comes to the market with the benefit of Full Planning Permission for a modern detached pavilion style residence of 145 sq.m.
Built in 1898 in the Arts & Craft style this magnificent, detached home is a real gem and a complete rarity in the Dublin market. Set on Burrow Road, adjacent to Sutton Cross, it's idyllic location is second to none. Eskeragh enjoys uninterrupted views from Portmarnock Golf Club through Lambay Island to Irelands Eye and Howth. The Mourne mountains can be seen on a clear day. The interior is delightful, rich in stunning detail, with a wonderful quality of natural light evident throughout the house.
Approached via a sweeping driveway through grounds, Eskeragh immediately impresses with beautiful detailing and countless original features. The house has been well maintained and sympathetically updated by the current owners who have lived here for close to 40 years. Throughout, there are numerous interesting details from the original crown glass leaded light windows with stained glass insets and ornate handles to the precise woodwork in the sliding pocket doors and the feature fireplaces in the interconnecting drawing and dining rooms. The Beachroom library to the rear was originally the studio of the well-known 19th century artist Mary Kate Benson for whom the house was designed. This double height room features both a Minstrels gallery overlooking the rear gardens and the original photographic studio dark room of the artist. To the right of the welcoming hallway with gentle sweeping archways the country style kitchen and pantry can be found. A central staircase brings you upstairs with a large picture window opening up the view to the rear garden, beach and beyond. There are five bedrooms, four of which are located on the first level, two doubles and two singles. The family bathroom is also on this level. The main suite with a separate walk in dressing room is located on the second level. The main suite and one double room enjoy panoramic garden, beach and sea views, while the remaining rooms enjoy views over the front gardens. There is also a large walk-in attic space.
Positioned in this idyllic setting its location is perfect, Burrow Road is an exceptionally convenient yet secluded road close to Sutton Cross & Howth village with its variety of boutique shops, banks, cafés, award winning butchers, restaurants and delicatessens to name but a few. Schooling, public transport, sports clubs including golf, tennis, rugby and yacht clubs are close to hand making it an outdoor enthusiast's dream!
Eskeragh stands on private gardens of 0.6 of an acre approx. accessed off Burrow Road wrapping the house in privacy. The gardens themselves are filled with specimen trees and bordered by an abundance of shrubbery and flowering plants making the grounds the ideal sanctuary from our busy world.
The front grounds are laid out mainly in lawn with generous parking bays to the front and sides of the home. To the east of the home can be found the double garage, service yard and outhouses which open out to the rear garden which is again filled with trees and planting. There is a sunken terrace area with steps leading up to a raised gravel garden and onwards to a separate decked area ideal for BBQ's in the summer months and taking in the breathtaking beach and sea views.
Eskeragh is a house with a very interesting provenance, built in c.1898 this Arts and Crafts house was designed by Architect Frederick George Hicks for the well-known Artist Mary Kate Benson. It was commissioned by her father Professor Charles Benson who was a former President of the RCSI. Both of Mary Kate's brothers enjoyed distinguished medical s; Sir John Hawtry Benson (1843-1931) was President of the RCPI (1910-1912) and Arthur Henry Benson (1852-1912) who prescribed glasses for the young James Joyce, was fellow of the RCSI and a founder of the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital Dublin.
Hicks's designed commissions in Dublin as varied as 'Cooldrinagh', the family home of Samuel Beckett (qv) at Brighton Rd, Foxrock (1903) and the arts and crafts Iveagh baths and market (c.1905) for the Guinness Family.
Full Planning permission has recently been granted for an outstanding modern detached pavilion style residence of 145 sq.m approx. which blends effortlessly with Eskeragh's Arts & Crafts heritage. Internally there are three bedrooms (main en suite), bathroom and a large open plan kitchen/living/dining space opening out to the rear garden. Planning Reference F20A/0464.
Eskeragh represents an all too rare opportunity to purchase a home of heritage with enduring appeal in this most sought-after coastal setting with captivating and everchanging views.
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