Stylebawn, Rocky Valley Drive, Kilmacanogue, Co Wicklow

Commanding panoramic views across the valley to Powerscourt estate and house, this unique residence set on landscaped gardens enjoys rural charm in touch with suburban amenity.<br><br>Versatile accommodation with deep windows inviting the garden into the house, and vice versa, lends great scope for the expanding young family with plenty of space for adults to entertain at will. A sheltered parking spot gives way to dramatic granite steps to a sunken terrace and the hall door, in turn opening to a split-level reception hall joining the main living room with the open plan family/diner/eat-in kitchen (above which is a mezzanine gallery), in turn opening via wide glazed screen doors to an elevated deck.<br><br>There are four bedrooms off a lateral gallery corridor featuring indoor planters and floor-to ceiling glazed panels for a real sense of light and proportion; then upstairs in the roof zone are a series of spaces which offer anything from studio/den, to home office/library, to sauna and ultimate man cave!<br><br>The gardens are a truly essential element of Stylebawn's appeal. Approached from the county road via a sweeping avenue skirted by established tree-planting of c. 30 years' maturity one enters an almost glade-like parking area. From here, a set of cut-stone granite steps between plinth walls brings you down to the sunken terrace and the hall door, but to the left, another less formal flight, rustic sleeper-defined gravel terraces skirt a variety of younger trees, flowering shrubs, herbs and bushes screening a suntrap terrace outside Bedroom 2, and leading on downhill to the impressive main lawned garden behind the house; and to a hidden kitchen garden. It is worthwhile taking time to go for a little ramble around the garden before venturing back inside for another walk through the house.<br><br>With the communitites of Enniskerry and Kilmacanogue close at hand, one is never far from neighbourhood shops, crafts, eateries and friendly inns. Avoca Handweavers and Powerscourt Pavillion are but minutes' drive; and the town of Bray with schools, shopping, and DART is just a short drive.<br><br>City-bound bus services and DART feeder, together with easy access to the N11/M11/M50 corridor offer good connectivity for commuters, making this place in such a scenic setting near the Sugarloaf, beside Carrigoona Commons, a wonderful place to live and enjoy life in the Garden County.<br><br>



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