The most beautiful apartment in Dublin, the Piano Nobile of an immaculately preserved historic house on a symmetrical Georgian Square 5 minutes from the City Centre.
Comfortable modern living in genuine 18th century surroundings.
The piano nobile (first floor) of houses in Georgian times was the place where the family entertained - the part of the house where wealth and taste were displayed for all to see. And this piano nobile is a fine example of both.
In the living room, The 13ft high ceilings are stunning. The ornate plasterwork dates from 1785, and is perfectly complimented by 4 original rondels (round oil paintings) set into the ceiling - this is one of the very few such ceilings left in Dublin.
The living room is a perfect cube with floor to ceiling windows, designed to bring in maximum light whilst masking the road so that when sitting in the room you can only see the park.
The living room has a baby grand piano, a modern tv and work desk including laptop and printer - the latter two hidden behind clever carpentry. There is an open fire with traditional marble fire surround. There is a modern sofa which turns into a very comfortable double bed.
The bedroom doubles up as a dining room with a dining table that sits up to 10 people. This is achieved by a specially designed 6ft wide murphy bed. If entertaining, the apartment can cope with up to 50 people - though we would need notice if something like this was planned.
There is a modern bathroom with shower (no bath). And the south facing kitchen with south facing (sunny) balcony is a perfect place for a leisurely breakfast. The kitchen has all amenities including two ovens, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dryer.
There is underfloor electric heating thoughout the apartment
Only the hallway and entrance to the house are shared. Guests will have access to built in wardrobes and all parts of the apartment. The attic and some locked cupboards are not accessible to guests.
Interaction with guests
I am here to welcome guests and to answer any queries, and also live on Mountjoy Square myself. I work with Martin, who lives on the top floor of no 47 Mountjoy Square. He is usually on hand if we are away. The housekeeper Cecily lives 10 minutes away. So there is a great support network to support our guests.
Other things to note
There is a library of books for you to use, and I encourage guests to leave finished novels, and pick up new ones. I really like meeting new people and enjoy being an airbnb host.
The Mountjoy Square Society regularly runs guided walks of Mountjoy Square as well as participating in events such as open house and culture night - these happen in September.
This is a very special apartment and I would expect you to respect it. There is no smoking in the building, but you can smoke on the balcony which is off the kitchen. I allow dogs within reason.
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