An illusion of countryside created by a building or garden within a city, 'Rus in Urbe', the secret to Ananda lies in its subtle design and commanding build on St. George's Avenue. Architect (Ross Cahill O'Brien) and current owners agreed early on in the design process that, given the unique setting, the indoors and outdoors of this property should blend whenever possible. With a breathtakingly positioned site surrounded by mature trees, granite rock, sea and mountain views and only the vast sky above, the design was always going to be the key. The outside has been 'invited' indoors wherever possible and vice-versa. A first time visitor to the property will get a strong sense of this blend as soon as they stand at the front of the house and look straight through the structure to the (almost surreal) panoramic framing of the Sugarloaf mountain. These design decisions manifestly make it one of the finest and naturally artistic properties that South County Dublin has to offer.
Ananda comprises seven bedrooms and six bathrooms plus two guest wc's, across 929m2/10,000ft2 with astonishing views of Killiney Bay and the Wicklow Mountains. Nature meets contemporary architecture in the curved undulating frame blending granite, steel, hardwood and glass of exceptional craftsmanship while providing an endless range of modern comforts. The balance of a unique rural ambience in an urban setting offers privacy, peace and tranquillity which, combined with its accessible coastal location within easy reach of Dublin City, makes the location faultless.
The property is floored throughout the ground and first floors in extra wide, high quality, solid oiled oak boards. Designed for entertaining and home life, Ananda offers a magnificent double living room featuring a striking glass climate controlled wine room. Concealed behind this is a separate prep/larder room with walk-in fridge/freezer. From the living room a discreet door leads into a customised office/study featuring magnificent curved cabinetry while the full length windows overlooking the grounds maximise the natural light. This is the ultimate 'Working from Home' location. There is a second entrance at the side of the house which serves as the everyday entry for shopping, sports or school activities.
The mudroom (or boot room) includes substantial storage and utility/laundry room. The guest bedroom, with wet-room shower en-suite, is also accessed from the ground floor. Off the centre foyer and discreetly hidden behind a floor to ceiling frameless door lies the custom designed open plan kitchen from Strato Cucine of Milan, Italy. The kitchen embraces clean and minimalistic features including a generous 5-seater island, 3 large sinks, as well as a wealth of integrated appliances by Gaggenau and Wolf. The 12 seater dining table is positioned beside large sliding windows to offer an al fresco dining experience. Leading into a spacious family room, the fluid and open-plan nature of the ground floor offers both perfect options for entertainment and living with unbeatable views from each room.
The master suite bedroom features a unique curved glass wall offering views overlooking Killiney Bay, Bray Head and the Wicklow Mountains, automated curtains and his and hers walk-in closets. The exceptional master en-suite with book-marked Carrara marble includes a freestanding bath and a wet room style shower with panoramic views. The additional 4 bedrooms offer study areas, ample closet space, Jack and Jill en-suites and wonderful views.
The large media/games room includes a mini-kitchen, staff/guest quarters with en-suite, storage area and separate lower-level entrance. The north side of the property includes two separate automated car entrances, a detached single car garage and two entrances into the main house.
The south side of the property includes the magnificent garden, barbecue/cooking area, two separate seating areas, outdoor fireplace and detached Gym/Yoga studio with change area and en-suite facilities.
• Geo Thermal Heating
• Sedum roof with solar panels
• Situated on approximately 1 acre
• Panoramic views of Killiney Bay and the Wicklow Mountains
• Automated security gates, automated pedestrian gate and CCTV
• Larder room - including walk-in fridge/freezer, drinks cabinet, dishwasher and prep area
• Manicured and landscaped grounds including olive, cypress and pear trees and a herb garden
• Gaggenau and Wolf appliances: oven, steam oven, 2 warming drawers, 2 dish washers, microwave, cappuccino machine, 5 ring gas cooker, under counter motorised extractor, large fridge freezer and 3 sinks
• Home gym/yoga studio with change area and shower room housed in detached exterior building
• South facing gardens with multiple patio areas, outdoor fireplace and cooking facilities
• Automated blinds in master bedroom, kitchen and family room
• Climate controlled wine room with 500 bottle capacity
• Privacy glass in curved window in kitchen
• Sonos integrated music system
• Detached single car garage
• Plunge pool
FRONT ENTRANCE HALL/RECEPTION AREA
Burglar alarm panel, concealed access to cloakroom.
GROUND FLOOR GUEST BEDROOM (BEDROOM 6)
(5m x 4.14m) Ensuite, wet room and 2 fitted wardrobes, TV.
Ample storage units and cabinets.
(1.91m x 1.57m)
(3.47m x 3.04m) 2 washing machines and 1 dryer, ample storage units.
(2.75m x 2.44m) Wine fridge, freezer, walk in fridge and dishwasher.
(5.05m x 1.58m) Climate controlled with capacity for 500-600 bottles.
(11.76m x 7.07m) Gaggenau fridge freezer, cooker, coffee machine, oven, steamer, 2 warming drawers, porcelain floor, Strato Cucine handmade kitchen imported from Italy, five ring Wolf gas hob with concealed extractor fan, 2 Gaggenau dishwasher, 3 stainless steel sinks with garbage disposal, 12 seater dining area, concealed TV, hidden window, enclosed fireplace and sliding door to rear garden.
(6.67m x 5.53m) Automated concealed tv unit, enclosed fireplace, door to rear garden.
(13.20m x 7.07m) Enclosed handmade Belgium COSI fireplace and sliding door.
(8.04m x 6.23m) Concealed TV, ample bespoke handmade carpentry storage and picture window, door to garden.
(5.23m x 4.32m) Walk in wardrobes (his and hers), small drinks fridge in wardrobe.
(5.23m x 4.32m) Carrara marble, Belgium carpentry, double shower, stand-alone bath, W.C., mirror storage, chrome towel rail, dual aspect sink, modular lighting and stunning views from Bray Head to the Sugar Loaf.
(4.69m x 4.24m) Desk and open shelving, fitted wardrobe (closet to main bedroom), access to balcony with stunning views and Jack & Jill entrance to bathroom with W.C., W.H.B, bath and power shower.
(4.69m x 4.13m) Desk and open shelving, fitted wardrobe (closet to main bedroom), access to balcony with stunning views and Jack & Jill entrance to bathroom with W.C., W.H.B, bath and power shower.
Quiet reading nook, laundry shoot and stunning views to Bray head and Wicklow with ideal observation point for viewing events such as the annual Bray Air Festival. Door to first floor exterior terrace.
(5.19m x 3.95m) Desk and open shelving, fitted wardrobe and dresser.
(5.28m x 1m) Desk and open shelving, fitted wardrobe and dresser.
(4.06m x 2.90m) W.C., shower, bath, dual W.H.B.
(9.47m x 7.90m) TV, game room, sink, fridge, entertainment area, W.C., storage, piano storage, access to the south garden and St. George's Avenue.
(6.36m x 4.68m) Ensuite, desk and open shelving, fitted wardrobe, bath, W.C., W.H.B.
(4.32m x 3.34m) Barber shop or beauty and make up room.
Located in picturesque Killiney Bay, beside Dalkey - a heritage town with Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre as its focal point. The town centre is within walking distance and where one can find a good selection of restaurants, bars and cafes. Shopping includes a butcher's shop, fish shop, delicatessen, numerous coffee shops, health food shop, craft shop, newsagents, a general grocery store, a wine shop, off-licence and assorted artisan shops and weekly market. The DART rail link can be accessed in the town making Dublin City Centre an approximately 30 minute commute. Ananda is both the perfect family home and holiday retreat. Dun Laoghaire Harbour is located 2.1 miles from Killiney and is home to four waterfront yacht clubs between the East and West Piers.
There are a number of schools easily accessible including Loreto Dalkey, Holy Child Killiney, Castle Park School Dalkey, Willow Park, St. Michael's, Blackrock College and St. Andrew's.
SAILING AND WATERSPORTS
There are several small harbours close by, namely Coliemore Harbour and Bulloch Harbour - this being the biggest and is a designated seal sanctuary. There is also swimming at Killiney Beach, White Rock and Vico Rock.
Dalkey and Killiney offer great leisure activities with Cuala GAA Club and Dalkey United F.C. or, for those who enjoy a challenge, there is paragliding off Killiney Hill or scuba diving in the bay.
ACCESS AND TRANSPORT LINKS
Transportation links are good with the M50 motorway (4 miles) linking Killiney with the main arterial road system.
Killiney railway station is within 10 minutes walking distance and is served by the DART electric rail system, which affords quick access to and from Dublin City Centre.
An Aircoach service with a stop at Hyde Road links Killiney with Dublin Airport. Dublin Bus services 59, 7d and 8 link the area with the city centre.
Dublin Port, just 10 miles from Killiney, is served by four ferry companies. Between them they operate up to thirteen sailings daily connecting Dublin with Holyhead, Liverpool and Douglas.
Dublin Airport (45 mins) offers daily flights to an extensive number of international destinations and has a general aviation facility. 9 miles south east of Dublin City Centre, the Killiney/Dalkey area is arguably one of the most sought after locations in Ireland - the perfect setting for this superbly designed home.