Home of the Week: The Old Schoolhouse, Kilternan, Dublin
It’s not hard to see why we’ve picked The Old Schoolhouse as our Home of the Week! From the history that’s been retained to the breathtaking interiors & tranquil surroundings, this is the ultimate dream home.
Hidden Gem: View
Architect-Designed Extension and Remodel
Built in c.1860 this former schoolhouse has been remodelled and extended. If you’re thinking it looks familiar you would be right! Designed by Dermot Bannon and featured on Room to Improve, this 4-bed country home has been designed to maximise both light and spectacular views.
Super Stylish Interiors Meet Period Charm
There is a laundry list of features from geothermal underfloor heating to a two-storey cedar-clad extension and dramatic glazed atrium. Along with three reception rooms and a snug plumbed for use as a wet room, the modern kitchen will delight home chefs with its quartz worktop & spacious centre island unit.
The living room was the old classroom and is a fantastic space with a smoked oiled oak floor by Trunk Floor Rathgar and a cast iron fireplace with marble hearth and inset wood burning stove.
Upstairs you will find four bedrooms with the master suite in the modern extension with the added bonus of a balcony to enjoy the views plus a walk-through dressing room and en-suite. The other three bedrooms are all doubles with the main bathroom featuring a roll-top bath.
Idyllic Countryside Yet Easily Accessible
We will get into the specifics of why the location is so special, but a notable mention is that the main Enniskerry road outside will soon become a non-through road as it’s going to be bypassed (excluding buses).
Surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens you can also enjoy a large granite laid patio out the back for alfresco dining.
The house feels worlds away from any hustle & bustle, yet there are so many amenities nearby. Situated just outside Stepaside, on the way to Enniskerry, you are within easy reach of South Dublin’s finest schools. Shopping wise, you have your pick of Dundrum, Stillorgan and Blackrock. For any marine lovers, the facilities at Dun Laoghaire are highly accessible. Plus the wide range of recreational and leisure amenities which are within walking distance from golf courses to equestrian centres.
One flick through the photos and it’s hard not to fall in love with this restored schoolhouse. From high ceilings to high spec finishes, stunning views and peaceful country living on offer, this one is a charmer.
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