Palladian neighbour in Celbridge
'Shalimar' AMV €400k
Castletown House in Celbridge is Ireland's oldest and biggest Palladian-style house, built in the early 18th century. It's been in the charge of the state since the 1990s and is now open for tours, for a fee. Its parkland, meanwhile, is open every day and admission is free.
About a 10-minute walk from the park entrance is 'Shalimar', at Maynooth Road in Celbridge, which is to be auctioned next week with an AMV of €400,000.
'Shalimar' was designed and built in 1991, and it's 1,800 sq ft, although you wouldn't think so from the street. The front elevation of the house is relatively small, but it goes a long way back into its site.
There's a glazed roof in the entrance hall, and two reception rooms off it, each with a vaulted timber ceiling.
First is a sitting room, with a ceiling over 13ft high and a gas-fitted fireplace, and second is a TV room with a hardwood floor.
The eat-in kitchen measures over 24ft by 15ft and has a large wall and ceiling window to capitalise on natural light.
The kitchen also has a tiled breakfast bar and there are double doors to the patio from the dining area, as well as a separate utility room.
The house has four bedrooms, one of which, the master bedroom, has an en-suite shower. The main bathroom, meanwhile, has a sunken jacuzzi bath, shower and bidet.
The gardens are landscaped and feature a waterfall, a neat lawn, patio, flowerbeds and a rose garden.
The grounds also include a detached garage with two rooms in use as a gym and studio, at present.
'Shalimar' will be auctioned on Thursday next, November 26, at the Glenroyal Hotel in Maynooth, unless it's sold before that. The agent is REA Coonan in Celbridge (01) 628 8400.