Baile an Mhota is a superb detached Edwardian home built c. 1910. Located on Kerrymount Avenue and well positioned on 0.5 acres approx. of manicured gardens.
This exceptional house bears many of the hallmarks for which houses on this road are renowned for and has been further extended and modernised in a thorough refurbishment project. The architectural design of this era, to include detail from the Arts and Crafts movement, are recognisable to include the gable front with decorative Tudor style bargeboards and sash windows to name a few. The house has been seamlessly extended, refurbished and decorated with tastefully applied design features to create a light infused interior within a spacious internal layout. Glazed apex roofing and a bespoke glass staircase and glass floored landing ensure light is reflected throughout providing spacious and bright accommodation.
A double height entrance porch leads via a frameless glass door to the entrance hallway where light abounds. The glass staircase is a stunning feature adding a distinctly contemporary style to this period home. The drawing room to the left is dual aspect with bay to the south garden at the side. A white painted period fireplace with cast iron inset and slate hearth is complemented with wainscotting a nod to period detail but with a modern take. The drawing room opens to the dining room with matching bay window and French doors to the garden. A door from here leads to the inner hall and in turn to the kitchen. The kitchen is inspired by Philip Starcks' Library Range featuring a monoblock of frosted ripple glass storage presses framed and off-set by a wall-high set of earthy toned oak storage presses complete with sliding ladder for ease of access. There is a centre island with Carrarra marble worktop with sink and single drainer. The kitchen opens to the breakfast room which comprises a glazed wall of sliding doors opening out to the patio at the back. The breakfast room is large enough to take a family sized table to seat 14-16 comfortably complete with maple floor this is undoubtedly the perfect setting for informal entertaining. A pantry is neatly disguised behind a walnut and blackboard wall providing excellent storage solutions for kitchen paraphernalia. A large Shoji-style Japanese sliding wall allows the versatility to screen off the kitchen from the family / TV area. This is a bright dual aspect room with separate door to the front of the house, access to the basement and to the utility and bedroom to the side. Complete with contemporary recessed fire and recessed flat screen TV this is the central hub of the house. The utility room is well fitted with storage presses and has the benefit of a door out to the side garden. A bedroom with separate door to the side and shower en-suite is the perfect room for teenagers, au-pair or elderly relative.
On the first floor there are three bedrooms all of which are en-suite. The main bedroom is luxuriously appointed with separate mahogany fitted dressing room, make-up room and nursery. The ensuite bathroom enjoys a separate stand-alone bath, shower, wash hand basin and door to a generous sized balcony with glazed railing. There is a further bedroom at this level with separate access to the balcony also.
Victorian styled radiators and part feature glass floor adorn the landing. Another room off the landing, currently with rails for hanging clothes, could be used for a number of different purposes such as a dressing room, study or nursery. The second floor has two bedrooms with ensuite bathroom and under eaves storage.
The basement is undoubtedly a favourable feature. Adding invaluable additional living space in a stylish and well-designed open plan layout. A fully fitted bar opens to a comfortable lounge area with hand painted, dark panelled walls to complement the deep purple carpets. A glazed wall with two sets of double doors to the garden room ensures this is a bright area. A superb full cinema with oversized day bed and ambient lighting is off-set with opulent purple velvet curtains for a full-on cinema experience to create a truly unique entertainment space for teenagers and adults alike.
This is an exceptional home which has been refurbished to provide for every modern convenience whilst remaining sympathetic to the property's period style and enjoying the ideal location on Dublin 18's premier tree-lined road.
The gardens complete and set the tone for this superb home. Designed by Diarmuid Gavin, RDS Gold Medalist and 1995 Winner of the Chelsea Flower Show. His style in designing contemporary gardens is displayed in all its splendour in Baile and Mhota. There are a number of garden zones fused together with a combination of paving stones and cobbled footpaths, delineated with neatly trimmed buxus hedging, bay leaf trees and a wealth of specimen shrubs and plants in a well-kept manner nurtured to provide both interest, privacy and shelter. To the front of the house is a surprisingly spacious south facing lawned area. A secret garden has been honed from carefully sculpted topiary hedging with featured round timber framed playhouse. This adds a mystical, fairytale-like presence complete with copper roof. The lawn with its neatly curved edges contrasts with the spacious gravel driveway. The west facing garden, by contrast, is geometrical by design with large rectangular lawn and wrought iron four poster day bed. To the rear a composite deck runs flush with the warmly toned sandstone paving. The paving stones and flower bed borders continue through to the side garden with detached garage and separate gym.
Exceptionally well located on arguably Foxrock's premier road, Kerrymount, in this leafy suburb of Foxrock approximately 12km from Stephen's Green. Located within walking distance of Foxrock Village. This quaint village enjoys a selection of popular eateries, restaurants and specialist food shops. For more extensive shopping facilities, Dunnes Stores at Cornelscourt and the Park Retail centre are close by as well as a number of convenient stores in The Park SC in Cabinteely. Foxrock Golf Club is a short distance away as is the driving range at Leopardstown Golf Club and Carrickmines Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club for the sporting enthusiast.
An excellent selection of schools are nearby including the newly opened Nord Anglia International School, the Lycee Francais d'Irlande, Hollypark Boys and Girls National School, St Brigid's Boys and Girls National School and many fine South County Dublin's Secondary Schools including Blackrock College, Mount Anville, St Andrew's College and Loreto Foxrock are a short commute away.
The Quality Bus Corridor on the N11 provides easy access to Dublin City Centre, the M50 interchange is close by as is the LUAS at Carrickmines and Sandyford.