- Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
- Overall Floor Area: 380 m²
Mount Salem is a unique and charming property, tucked away from view and nestled in to nearly one acre of beautifully tended grounds.
Built in 1839 this is a gracious and elegant family home, Georgian in style, with a converted coach house providing additional and separate accommodation within the grounds.
Mount Salem is set back from road and hidden from view with extensive grounds with mature planting providing excellent privacy and seclusion from the outside world. A driveway to the front sweeps in from the Leopardstown Road to the main house and beyond to the Mews. A large gravelled area provides parking to the front of the main house and is screened from the driveway by clever planting. To the right there is a large lawn and the boundary of the property is screened by mature trees. The surrounding gardens include a walled garden, a formal garden and a market garden with raised vegetable beds, fruit trees and caged fruit garden.
Mount Salem is a beautifully symmetrical villa style property with steps leading from the main drive to the front door at hall floor. The property is single storey over half basement to front and two storey to the rear. This split storey arrangement presents beyond the elegant hall with its glazed internal doors, mimicking the front door and fan light at the entrance.
Two gracious reception rooms occupy position right and left of the main hall, with elegant sash windows overlooking the front gardens. Each of these rooms has a feature fireplace and hearth, barrel vaulted ceilings and are equally proportioned if slightly differentiated in layout.
Up a half flight of stairs, the main bedrooms of the house lead off the lateral corridor, with three delightful double bedrooms, each having views of trees and landscaped gardens, and beyond to Ticknock. A generous family bathroom with roll top bath occupies what was once another bedroom on the same floor. The Master Suite at the end of the corridor is very generous and leads on to a beautifully decorated ensuite bathroom, with full bath, his-and-her pedestal WHBs and separate shower and wc.
At garden level to the rear of the house, a further two bedrooms occupy one end of the house, with a separate shower room to share. The main family room is located immediately at the bottom of the main stair case, and this cozy living space with its custom cabinetry and solid wood burning stove, leads out to a warm and bright conservatory. This makes the very best of the view of the wonderfully manicured rear garden, with its immaculately pruned box hedging and expertly planted borders.
Through, and leading from the family living room is the kitchen, farmhouse in style with tiled flooring, Aga and picture window on to the rear garden.
Units are high and low with electric hob in the island.
Just off the kitchen is a very generous utility room, with Butlers kitchen off, in the lower basement area of the house. Storage is abundant and a further room at this level provides space for sewing/crafts, a wine cellar and original coal hole.
Accommodation in the main house is completed with a lobby off the kitchen which includes a guest cloakroom with WC and WHB.
Outside the kitchen entrance is a central courtyard, again planted and tended beautifully, which leads around the house and to the various interconnected gardens.
The paved courtyard area has space for generous outdoor entertaining, as well as a variety of specimen plants and trees.
At the far end of the courtyard is the Coach House, a converted stable block, presented with the same impeccable taste as the main house.
The Coach House opens in to a large open plan kitchen, living and dining room via French Doors to the Courtyard. There is a further door to a separate side entrance, off the hall to the right.
Upstairs there are two delightful cottage style bedrooms, each with ensuite bathroom. The main bedroom has a walk in closet.
Downstairs in the entrance hall is a guest cloakroom with WC and WHB, washer and dryer.
The Coach House has a separate entrance from the main drive allowing privacy from the main house, if required. To the front is a private small garden and seating area, completing the accommodation here.
The grounds at Mount Salem are a delight, with lawns, trees and hidden walkways, manicured box hedging, specimen planting and a separate garden for fruits and vegetables including a covered planting area for soft fruits.
The Coach House has been converted in such a way as to provide additional family/guest accommodation or as a potential rental property.
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