Built circa 1825 by the famous Grubb Quaker Architects and Builders for the Bagwell family of Marlfield House as their townhouses.
As you approach the limestone steps with cast iron railings from this street side residence, one cannot fail to be impressed by the elegant front door with Grecian key surround which is unique to this property. This original paneled door has been lovingly restored and repainted.
Behind the façade of this magnificent three storey over basement level period residence lies a home of exceptional charm and character associated with its era.
Internally, when you enter the hallway, you can see the love and attention that the current owners have invested their time in with restored and painted original turned spindle stairs with Wilton carpet on the stairs. The double drawing room to the right of the hallway features an original Kilkenny marble fireplace with original coving and fully operational shutters. This room leads you into the back drawing room which has views of the beautiful rear garden. This room is decorated with regency wallpaper in Toile Jouy made by the famous firm of Schumacher wallpaper. A WC and laundry room completes the ground floor unit.
The basement contains hallway and kitchen which both feature original Liscannor stone floor. The kitchen also has a most striking original double bread oven fireplace with basket grate and is fully functional as a fireplace also. The kitchen leads you to the dining room which contains a beautiful painted, white Victorian fireplace. A pantry completes this floor level.
On the first floor, the bedroom to the front of the property features a regency Kilkenny and Connemara marble fireplace with a horseshoe hobgrate. The back bedroom is fitted with wardrobes and original coving. The main bedroom is located on the second floor and features a Georgian painted slate fireplace with original hobgrate basket. This bedroom is decorated with Toil Jouy wallpaper by Thibaut. A fourth bedroom is also located on this floor.
The attic level contains two velux windows, an unusual coffin board partition in stripped pine, a 5th bedroom and a large storage room.
Externally, the rear walled in south facing garden has been lovingly restored by the present owners and is a particular feature of this property. Containing a beautiful koi pond and rockery gardens, the garden makes a tranquil oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the town.
The property has views of the Comeragh mountains in the distance as well as panoramic views of St. Mary’s and St. Peter and Paul’s church.
Viewing strongly recommended.
Dermot Power & Barry Walsh
Your property estate agents in Tipperary.