Fancy having Sharon Corr as a neighbour? Ailesbury Road home on the market in D4 for €4.75m
Reclaimed mill floor with Sharon Corr at the end of the garden
Would you appreciate having one of the Corr sisters living at the end of your garden? Even if it cost you €4.75m for the privilege?
At the end of the garden and over the wall at 3 Ailesbury Road in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, is 3 The Mews - the Dublin home of the Corrs' violinist and vocalist Sharon Corr - and currently on offer at €900,000. Her house has been on and off the market for sale since 2008 when it was first offered for €3.25m. The site of her home was originally the coach house/rear entrance site to 3 Ailesbury Road - which has itself just been placed on the market seeking €4.75m through Quillsen. The double sale offers the tantalising chance to acquire both properties and break them back into one holding again for €5.65m.
In 2009, the year after Sharon Corr first placed her mews on the market, 3 Ailesbury Road itself went on the market for €8.9m. The 1870s' built house has been restored in subsequent years. Around the time of the 2009 posting, it was letting for €12,000 per month.
Along with Shrewsbury Road, Ailesbury has long been Ireland's most prestigious address; with both known collectively as the Embassy Belt due to the numbers of diplomatic missions located on these streets and around them.
The two-storey over garden level is almost four times the size of an average city home at 4,000 sq ft. Features include white travertine stone flooring in many parts, as well as some beautifully burnished timber flooring reclaimed from an old cider mill. The house has its old cast-iron radiators and there are seven bathrooms kitted out in Villeroy and Boch.
Stone steps lead up to the front door. The main hall has Italian travertine stone underfoot and original ornate cornicing on the ceiling. This leads into the two main interlinking receptions - the drawing room with the aforementioned recycled oak timber floor and the original marble chimney piece, within which the fireplace has been converted to gas. Double doors lead through to the dining room, with two large sash windows and the same mill-sourced and cured flooring.
Yet another set of double doors lead through to the kitchen, which is floored in rossa Persia travertine and contains an old-style maple wood kitchen painted in cream. There is a two oven gas cooker and an Aga in racing green, an American-style fridge freezer and a dishwasher.
The obvious benefit for entertaining at home is that all these rooms can be opened into one another to create an extra large free-flowing space.
Other receptions here include a TV room (which can also serve as an office) with a rustic-style solid oak floor, there's also a living room with its original marble chimney piece, and, again, this room comes with a solid oak floor. There's a utility kitchen with a Bretigny French limestone floor and a country-style units fitted in.
The master bedroom has an oak floor, its original marble chimney piece and bespoke oak wardrobe units.
This room has its own ensuite with stone flooring, a walk-through closet with sliderobes and a towel cabinet. There's a separate WC before the main bathroom with two basins, a free-standing claw-foot bath tub, a shower and the original marble surround fireplace - if you fancy the fire on while you have a bath!
Two more bedrooms also have ensuites, with Hans Grohe showers. The house sits on a site of a half acre and the rear garden is south facing. It's two miles from St Stephen's Green and close to St Michael's College, The Teresian School, Muckross Park, Gonzaga College, St Conleth's College and Alexandra. Both UCD and Trinity College are both easily reached from here. No3 Ailesbury Road is an extra-large family home, laid out for entertainment. For those with parents or adult offspring in tow, the chance of acquiring the mews to add on is a chance bonus.
3 Ailesbury Road
Asking price: €4.75m
Agent: Quillsen (01) 6323000