1870’s Gothic Revival in Killiney, Ireland

Listing Description

"St. George`s is a most impressive Gothic style Victorian mansion located on St George`s Avenue.

This is a most impressive towered and gabled red-brick Gothic-Revival house. Built in the late 1870`s designed by George Coppinger Ashlin, one of the leading Irish architects of the 19th century. The property is entered through solid double doors underneath the tower. The entrance lobby has a delightful encaustic ceramic tiled floor in a rich pattern. Double doors with glazed lead panelled glass bearing a red rose in the centre, leads with a step upward into the hall proper. This generous hallway opens to the inner hall where the main stairway is situated. The hall has two doorways positioned on either side, the drawing room and dining room. Behind the dining room is access to the services area. A butler`s pantry houses the lift, which gives access to the first floor. This area has ample storage presses and picture window to the rear. A door from here leads to the kitchen/breakfast room with access to the service wing.There is a utility room located here also. Another door provides access to the front of the house.

The timber staircase forms the dramatic rise to the first floor with an oratory located on the first return. On the first floor are five principal bedrooms. The main bedroom is luxuriously appointed with en suite bathroom, dressing room and has a door to an east-facing terrace. The second largest bedroom has a door opening out to a balcony with panoramic sea views. From the landing, a step down leads to the family bathroom with separate bath, shower, whb, wc and bidet. There are two further bedrooms at this level one with en suite shower room and a smaller bedroom with door to balcony. The back stairs from here leads to the service quarters. From a central position on the landing is a secondary staircase that leads directly up to the intimate, square tower room, which has breathtaking views out over the Bay. The overall presentation of this house cannot be understated. It is a tribute to the Gothic Revival in Ireland and its` application in a residential project creating a comfortable family home.

Imposing electric gates allow access to a sweeping gravel driveway. The gardens are a favourable feature of the house with a delightful south facing large rectangular lawned area. Garden paths follow the boundary of the garden and meander through various sections delineating lawns and flowerbed borders. The entire garden is fitted with an irrigation system and drains under the lawn ensure good drainage. To the northern side of the house is a separate detached garage, a number of storage sheds, potting sheds and block built dog house.

Note: Planning Permission was granted on 28 January 2015 on a site of approximately 0.19 ha/.48 acres on the south eastern boundary for a new two storey/part single storey detached house comprising 356 sq.m/3,831 sq.ft. This is separate to the 0.46 ha / 1.17 acres with St George`s and is available to purchase separately.

Situated in this prime coastal location off the Killiney Hill Road and enjoys captivating and majestic sea views from all the main rooms. The property is located close to Killiney village and the popular heritage village of Dalkey. There is an excellent choice of recreational amenities including Killiney Golf Club, Killiney Hill and Sorrento Parks only a short stroll away. There are number picturesque coastal walking routes on nearby Killiney beach to enjoy. Some of south Dublin`s most prestigious schools at both primary and secondary schools are located within close proximity including Holy Child Killiney, St Joseph of Cluny, Castle Park School Dalkey, The Harold, CBC Monkstown and Loreto Abbey, Dalkey. Killiney village is well served by bus routes to and from the city centre and the Killiney DART station and LUAS green line ensuring quick and easy access to the city centre and beyond. The M50 and all main arterial routes are also within easy reach. "

OHDO Notes

Location: St George`s, St Georges Avenue, Killiney, County Dublin Ireland. At the time of this post, €9,250,000 ($10,487,169 USD). For more information on this property contact Knight Frank, London .

Additional info: Rightmove.co.uk
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