Monday 21 October 2019

Landmark site on key junction of N11 for €2.5m

Period property: Mount Salem in Dublin 18
Period property: Mount Salem in Dublin 18
Donal Buckley

Donal Buckley

A HOUSE on a landmark corner gateway site on the Stillorgan dual carriageway is for sale with a €2.5m asking price. Known as Mount Salem and located at the White’s Cross junction of the N11 and the Leopardstown Road in Dublin 18, the house sits on a 0.7 acre site. Agent Robert Colleran says it may have potential to accommodate a small residential development of five or six houses, subject to planning permission.

The two-storey period building extends to 380 sq m and is a protected structure. Its accommodation includes a charming drawing room, dining room, sitting room, five bedrooms of which the master is en suite, two further bathrooms, w.c., kitchen and utility room.

The front door is approached by granite steps and opens into a large hallway. A doorway to the back of the hall leads to a staircase up to three large bedrooms, two sharing a large bathroom and the third with its own large en suite bathroom.

Downstairs at garden level there are two further bedrooms which share a shower-room, a second large living room with a recently built Norman Pratt conservatory off it, and through this is a large eat-in farmhouse kitchen. To the front of the house at this level is a series of low-ceilinged rooms, including a wine cellar.

Built in 1839 by a Mr Jones, who acquired the lands from the Bishop of Kildare, the property was purchased by the present owners in 1985 and extensively refurbished and modernised, retaining all the original features and at the same time remaining sympathetic to the original country house feel.

Attractive features include rose, vegetable and caged fruit gardens.

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