Tuesday 24 October 2017

Elevated views of Killiney bay

Back near the peak of the market, this two-acre stylish property, in Fernside, Killiney, Co Dublin, was asking €7.5m but didn't sell. Now it is back on the market with a €2.5m asking price – a third of what it was valued at in 2008.

About 10 years earlier it had been the home of racing car driver Damon Hill.

Originally built as a Victorian residence around 1862, it is situated in a quiet cul de sac off Killiney Hill Road.

As well as its elevated site, it offers spectacular sea views over Killiney Bay towards Bray Head and Wicklow.

The extensive landscaped grounds are bordered by mature trees that offer complete privacy.

Electronically controlled wooden gates lead to a driveway with ample parking.

Well proportioned, the residence extends to 650sqm (7,000 sq ft) over three levels.

Its accommodation comprises four reception rooms, five bedrooms, three bathrooms and four additional rooms at garden level.

Fernside is further complemented by original period features including mantelpieces, intricate ceiling coving and joinery work throughout that epitomises the elegance of a bygone era.

Its elegance is underlined by the balance between every day living and entertaining space.

Its formal drawing room features bay windows to offer views to the front and side and it also has a marble fireplace, a maple floor and moulded ceiling cornice.

From its dining room french doors lead to a balcony and glazed triple doors to a kitchen/breakfast room.

On the informal side, a family room also has French doors to the garden and doors to a playroom.

A study also has French doors to a balcony and an office is located nearby.

The kitchen has a dining area as well as an extensive range of units, a Belfast sink and tall glazed French doors to a paved patio area.

A bathroom comes with a free-standing bath. It also has a gym, cloakroom, linen room and laundry room.

From the period-style landing, an archway and separate stairs lead to a master bedroom suite which has three windows with views of the coast.

It also has an en suite bathroom and dressing room.

Two of the other bedrooms have vaulted ceilings.

Outside the terraced gardens, are sheltered by mature trees and it also has a garage.

Killiney benefits from a host of amenities including local shopping and scenic walks at nearby Killiney Hill and Strand.

The area is very well serviced by public transport, the DART is located on Strand Road just minutes away.

The area offers a selection of well-established primary and secondary schools.

Contact Gunne 01 632 3000

Irish Independent

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