Peek inside Sean Dunne’s Shrewsbury mansion now on the market for €7m
Published 21/05/2015 | 11:14
The palatial mansion of bankrupt property developer Sean Dunne and his wife Gayle Killilea on Dublin 4’s Shrewsbury Road returned to the property market last week at a price of €7m.
‘Ouragh’, the five-bedroom home, which sits on 0.2 acres on one of the capital’s most expensive roads, was built by the couple in 2002 after they purchased a site for €3m.
The Celtic Tiger era mansion which was previously at the centre of a court petition involving Sean and Gayle Dunne and was at one time referred to in US bankruptcy proceedings as Mr Dunne's principal private residence.
In recent years, the 8,700 sq ft home was occupied by the South African Embassy at a cost of €180,000 annually.
It has four reception rooms and six ensuite bedrooms over four floors.
The Celtic Tiger-era pad has its own bar, a home cinema, a billiards room, and a gymnasium with a sauna and shower. It even has a lift to all floors.
Last year Bank of Scotland petitioned a US court to clear the way for its plan to seize the house from the Dunnes.
At the time the bank claimed it was owed a total of more than €12m in loans advanced against the property, which it said were originally paid out in two instalments - €7m when it was first built in 2002, and another €5m as the Irish property market tipped into the downturn in 2007.
The couple were also linked to the most expensive home in Ireland which is situated nearby.
Mr Dunne always denied owning Walford, an Edwardian mansion on Shrewsbury Road, insisting he gifted his wife €58m to buy the house a decade ago.
The home is on the market through Peter Kenny of Colliers.