Greygates, Mountrath Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
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Without doubt, the finest house of its type in all of County Laois, to come to the market in recent times, Greygates, Mountrath Road Portlaoise, is a most perfect period residence, presented to the market in extraordinary condition.
The vendors acquired the property in its original condition some years ago, and immediately set about creating a spectacular home in which to rear their family. Practically rebuilt from the ground up, yet retaining so much of its original character, the property now has all the fine attributes of a home built in two centuries.
Oozing kerb appeal, the cast iron railing and gates lead to twin front gardens along a flagstone path, drawing the eye to the majestic 3 bay Victorian faé§ade which is resplendent in natural stone and handcut bricks.
Step into the magnificent hallway and even your highest expectations will be exceeded. Individually laid Victorian clay tiles, hidden underfloor heating, high ceilings and detailed architraves all contrive to take your breath away. This home is sensational.
Either side of the hallway is a pair of superbly proportioned reception rooms. On the left is a most relaxing sitting room, finished in a calming Farrow and Ball blue and displaying exceptional levels of finishes with moulded cornicing and picture rails, shuttered sliding sash window, a feature period style fireplace, built in cabinetry and the most magnificent solid wood floor complete with an inlaid border. The result is the perfect chill out zone.
The second reception room once again enjoys the same spectacular features, this time with a feature inset stove, bifolding solid wood doors leading to the beautiful dining room.
This room is just the perfect dinner party setting. High ceilings, a magnificent picture window, bespoke window seat cabinets and spectacular proportions all combine to create a room for making memories.
Off the Dining room is the breath-taking kitchen. Taking the nod from the vendors' previous homes stateside, and benefitting from their mastercraftsman experience, this is a kitchen appointed like none other. Oodles of gorgeous bespoke cabinetry accommodate oceans of storage space. High end solid wood cupboards are complemented by quality marble worktops. Pantry presses, a professional rangemaster cooker, recessed lighting, and display cabinets will satisfy even the most discerning cook. This space is kitchen paradise.
A beautiful custom-built utility room sits to the rear of the kitchen. Once again, the combination of modern conveniences and period workmanship combine in perfection.
Off the utility room is a well-located WC, close to the rear door.
And just when you thought you had seen the most perfect ground floor, the cutest of surprises lays in store. Underneath the impressive original staircase is home to an excellent home office, profiting from the 1gb fibre broadband installed, this room is perfect for work or study and owing to its private setting, here you will never be disturbed.
Ascend the period staircase, pause on the half landing to admire the original stained glass arched window and then arrive at the formal landing. Everything will wow you.
The family bathroom is a work of art. Beautiful tones are carried through the fine marble surfaces and porcelain tiles. Heritage style fittings sit perfectly alongside a magnificent spa quality shower enclosure. Thankfully this is not the only bathroom in the house because family members may want to hang out way too long here. It is just so beautiful.
There are four large double bedrooms in the house. Each superbly spacious and enjoying beautiful handmade cabinets and wardrobes, however the master bedroom is a world apart.
This magnificent space oozes all the affluent charm of the Victorian period with a ginormous bedroom, appointed to a noble standard. Once again, handmade floors, sliding sash windows, a feature fireplace and ornate mouldings reward this space with perfection.
But perhaps the most memorable feature of this unforgettable home is the plush double-sided walk-in wardrobes and dressing room, with semi opaque glazing, vintage ironmongery and department store amounts of hanging space. Ladies you have arrived!
The final room of the house is equally impressive. The large ensuite bathroom boasts a magnificent handmade vanity unit, with stone worktop and a massive, fitted mirror. The shower unit is large and beautifully finished in glass and chrome.
Possibly built by the Odlum family, who were wealthy millers in Portlaoise or Maryborough as it was then known, one would expect Greygates to have great outdoor space for family gatherings and leisurely evenings, but the scale of this space is truly extraordinary. Drive to the side of the house along the beautifully traditional rendered gables, through the automated electric gates and enter another world. The courtyard is pretty as a picture. A beautiful two storey stone and brick recreational building sets the tone for what is to come. And just in case you feel you have stepped back in time, the electric car charging point will remind you, the comforts of this home sit well and truly in the twenty first century, and perhaps beyond.
With a ground floor massive garage, complete with modern electrics and plumbing, the outside person is fully tailored to. A ground floor WC is most useful. Step into the cute lobby and up the inviting stairs to a full size, bar, billiard room, office, cinema, playroom, or whatever your imagination insists. This room is going to be a lot of fun.
And just when you thought you had seen it all, peep around the corner into a Chelsea quality family garden. Lush and peaceful with suntraps and playing lawns. Mature and private, tranquil and elegant. If there is a better garden in town, we have yet to see it.
The original owners owned so much of the town, they could have situated the house almost anywhere and perhaps that's why the setting is still so good today. Greygates is within walking distance of all amenities, schools, shops, leisure centres and restaurants. And with Portlaoise train station just a short stroll away, where trains will get you to Heuston in just 41 minutes, this is the ultimate hybrid working address.
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- Picturebook Interiors
- Designer Finishes
- Walking Distance To Schools, Train, Town Centre, Leisure Centre and all amenities
- Large Private Garden
- Underfloor Heating
- Spectacular finishes
- Fibre Broadband Available
- Viewing Highly Recommended.