• For Sale
  • USD 1,953,125 
  • Build Size: 4,682 ft2
  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Bedroom: 5
  • Bathroom: 4
Embraced by the communities of Kilmacanogue and Enniskerry, Old Long Hill rises impressively through scenic countryside to plateau gently by Ard na Magh and the road to Powerscourt Waterfall. Set on nearly two acres of landscaped gardens and woodland, this unique five-bedroom residence of character and flair combines period ambience with modern amenity, with the most spectacular panoramic views enjoyed from the house, gardens, patios and extensive roof terraces.

Historically understood to have been an estate house on the Powerscourt Demesne and possibly a gamekeepers residence / shooting lodge dating from the eighteenth century, by the early 20th century ownership had transferred to a family who re-ordered it in the colonial era before the three decades from 1936 to 1966 witnessed the addition of two wings in complementary Art Deco style. Having purchased the Fee Simple from the Wingfield family/ Viscounts Powerscourt in 1966, the next family curated the property for more than two decades before the subsequent owners added the four first floor bedrooms in 1996. Now, having themselves enjoyed c.25 years' stewardship evolving this atmospheric home to its current presentation, the owners have favoured us with instructions to offer another family the opportunity to reside here.

The upper level, accessed from an inner ground floor hall by means of an atrium glazed gallery landing, uniquely features extensive suntrap front and rear roof terraces, onto which all four double bedrooms (all with ensuite facilities} open directly via patio screen doors. Amazing as the views from the grounds and principal reception rooms are, from up here they are simply spectacular, taking in over 180 degrees across to the Great Sugar Loaf and out over the Irish Sea to Killiney Hill and Dalkey Island.

The principal bedroom suite with fitted wardrobes and a contemporary ensuite is located on the southern elevation of the well-proportioned ground floor, where an adjacent guest shower room lends options to re-allocate the current family room as a sixth/guest bedroom if desired. A Playroom/ Fitness room is usefully accessed from the inner hall, from the boot-room/laundry, and from the adjoining bespoke Enigma integrated kitchen, where a period polished timber surround fireplace hints at winter warmth around an open fire.

A suite of three principal reception rooms off the reception hallway, whose polished timber floor and Inglenook fireplace imbue a certain welcome, complete the living space. A dual-aspect combined drawing room/dining room with a period fireplace offers superb views from its deep picture bay-window, and intercommunicates with a triple-aspect garden room, ideal as a home work-space, where the renowned artist Paul Henry created several sketches while visiting Ard na Magh. A charming highlight is The Old Long Hill Bar on the opposite side of the hall; with a deep bay window-seat, this custom fitted bar was formally opened by the late Ronnie Drew who regularly rode out from the house, and has witnessed many happy evenings' entertainment, with performances by Ronnie Drew himself, Chris de Burgh, Hazel O'Connor and many others, on the anniversary of the opening.

Outside, there is a useful range of outbuildings which include a double garage and a sound-insulated music den, with immense potential for further development (subject to consents). All in all, a very special family home in a wonderful setting.

An integral boiler-house with oil-fired central heating.
Garden W.C.

A useful range of outbuildings with overall footprint of c.10.4m x av.5.2m {34x17ft} incorporates two garages and a music den insulated for sound and used for band practice. There is also a wired compound equally useful as a chicken-coop or dog pen.
External floodlights

The Grounds:
Extending to over 1.75 acres including a fenced paddock, the grounds offer a blend of formal landscaped pleasure gardens, alive with seasonal colour, with woodland and optional grazing, creating a paradise for children and pets. Approached from the Old Long Hill via electric gates lending access to a gravel avenue skirting landscaped banks and neat lawns, the driveway divides around a wooded circular bank allowing generous circulation and parking for family and guests. The residence is centrally situated along the grounds' axis which allows a beautifully sheltered lower lawn to the left of the avenue create an alternative area from the upper garden around the house with its terrace and elevated patio, where a water- feature stream babbles its way through the shrubs and flowers. A natural woodland plantation interspersed with shaded pathways from which to enjoy the panoramic views over the racehorses at Ballinteskin Stud, the rolling countryside and across Dublin Bay.
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