Dating back to c.1904, Mulberry comprises of an attractive Victorian red brick end of terrace home of considerable charm and elegance extending to approx. 461 sq. m / 4,963 sq. ft over three floors. Many period features have been preserved boasting original cornicing, shuttered windows, and original fireplaces. This stunning home, with its original period details, is exceptionally bright and well-proportioned throughout.
Set behind electric security gates on approx. 0.3 acres of south facing gardens mostly laid out in lawn with mature hedging, shrubbery, and trees with further potential to extend to the side and the rear of the property (subject to planning permission). There is also the added benefit of rear access and the possibility of a mews (subject to planning permission).
Approached via a flight of granite steps, the impressive entrance hall boasts a recessed arch, timber shutters, centre ceiling rose and intricate cornicing, truly setting the tone for this magnificent home. To the left, the drawing room has a large bay window, classic Victorian cornicing and a large white marble fireplace. Connecting double doors to the equally spacious dining room also featuring a marble fireplace and ceiling cornicing – an ideal room for entertaining with your eye being drawn to the large 124 ft south facing rear garden. Further hall level accommodation includes is a WC/cloakroom, a butler’s kitchen, a home office and a study / sixth bedroom from which there is access down a wisteria covered wrought iron staircase to the rear garden.
At garden level, which has independent access, there is a second family room offering additional living and dining space to the front of the house. The kitchen had been re-fitted with extensive wall and floor mounted units, a centre island, and a pantry. This bright space has a white marble fireplace, recessed lighting, and underfloor heating throughout. Elsewhere, there is a separate service kitchen, a laundry room, a WC, a cellar and a double bedroom and bathroom – ideal for staff accommodation.
There is also rear garden access from the back hall. There are four double bedrooms on the first floor (all en-suite), the stunning master bedroom to the front boasting a walk-in wardrobe with extensive storage and hanging space. It also has a large en-suite bathroom with double sinks, a bath, shower and heated towel rail.
Granite pillars, which are set with wrought-iron electric security gates open into a large, gravelled driveway with well planted formal evergreen box hedging and parking for 4/5 cars. A wide side avenue brings you under the study and down to the large garage (approx. 34 sq. m / 368 sq. ft.) with space for a further two cars.
The south facing rear garden (approx. 124 ft x 43 ft) is laid out mainly in lawn and bordered by beautiful original granite walls. There is a generous sheltered patio area that is a perfect sun trap for outside dining while there is also access to the boiler house and through to the garage. Mulberry is situated on the corner of Ailesbury Road and Ailesbury Wood, allowing for rear access to the property.
Situated on Ailesbury Road and within walking distance of both Ballsbridge and Donnybrook Villages with their array of fashionable shops, boutiques and restaurants. A wide range of recreational facilities are nearby such as Herbert Park with its 32 acres of grounds catering for an extensive range of amenities that include bowling greens, football pitches, tennis courts, children’s playground and leisurely strolls around the duck pond. Also close by are the Aviva Stadium, the RDS Showgrounds and David Lloyd Riverview to name just a few landmarks.
There is an excellent choice of schools and third level colleges on hand to include St. Conleth’s College, St Michael’s College, Blackrock College, Muckcross Park, Loreto College St. Stephen’s Green, UCD and Trinity College. This particular address manages to blend the most desirable residential features with superb proximity to the CBD.
- Period features throughout
- Alarm & Fire detectors
- 0.3 acres of south facing gardens
- Electric gates
- Off street parking for 5 cars