Tuesday 21 January 2020

Spreads by the sea - Inside two luxury properties on Dublin's coast


Tanglewood's one acre site and views pictured from the air
Tanglewood's one acre site and views pictured from the air
Tanglewood's brick-lined hallway
Tanglewood's fitted modern kitchen with granite worktops;
The Malahide property's imposing main entrance hall with wooden staircase
The drawing room at Little Auburn
Little Auburn's extensive lawned site
Mark Keenan

Mark Keenan

Luxury bungalows on large sites on both ends of scenic Dublin's coastline.

Little Auburn

Dublin Road, Malahide, Co Dublin

Asking price: €4.25m

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Blanc, (01) 8454500 and Cushman and Wakefield, (01) 6399300

Those who want the double benefit of a luxury home at one of Dublin's top end seaside villages but also want lots of land to play on have had little in the way of choice throughout the last year.

But as the autumn property sales season kicks off, just like buses two such properties have come along at once, and at either end of Dubln's county coastline.

Tanglewood's brick-lined hallway

Little Auburn is a 1960s dormer located off the Dublin Road in Malahide, right opposite the Malahide Demesne. It comes with a whopping 5.25 acres and what must be one of the biggest lawns in Dublin (see the picture on the right).

There's a strong equine theme here with some of the land also turned into paddocks and there's expansive stabling facilities on the site which include six loose horseboxes.

The house is approached by ornate gates, which also provide security, and these lead onto a winding driveway up to the house, which is situated on a prominent rise in the site to take best advantage of the surrounding views.

To the side there is a large double garage and to the rear there is a purpose built gymnasium with Little Auburn's own private spa facilities. These include a large Jacuzzi and a steam shower.

The loose boxes, together with an open lean-to garage, separate fuel store and greenhouse are located behind the main house. The front of the house is in lawns with a patio and barbecue area installed.

Features at the house include herringbone oak flooring, three en-suite bedrooms, wood panel ceilings and a marble chimney piece. Off the hallway is the formal drawing room and interlinking dining room, which look out over the front lawns.

The Malahide property's imposing main entrance hall with wooden staircase

There is also a large conservatory linking through to an L-shaped Shaker-style kitchen and family room. Off the kitchen there is a large utility room and a downstairs w/c for guests. Also at ground floor level there are three bedrooms, including an en-suite guest bedroom and the main family bathroom. Upstairs the wide landing comes with a home office and two bedrooms including the master chamber which are both en-suite.

Little Auburn is within walking distance of Malahide Village which is renowned for its interesting boutiques and eateries. It's also Dublin's golf capital and there's a big following for sailing given the seaside proximity and marina.

The entire site is zoned Objective "RA" Residential under the Fingal Development Plan 2017-2023 which permits for residential and community related usage. The price is €4.25m.


Military Road, Killiney, Co Dublin

Asking price: €2.4m

Agent: Janet Carroll, (01) 2882020

Down on the south county coast off Military Road in Killiney is Tanglewood, a five bedroom architect designed family home with an acre of land attached.

Little Auburn's extensive lawned site

Built in 1980, the house measures 3,564 sq ft and the site has views of Killiney Bay. Features include teak framed double glazing, solid beech and oak floors, a central vacuum system and CCTV. There's a bespoke staircase in white oak and many areas feature exposed brick.

Set behind electric gates, with a detached garage, the grounds include the home's own private tennis court and an adjoining limestone and granite patio which is lit at night.

Tanglewood's brick-lined hallway

The house is within walking distance of Killiney Beach and Dalkey village.

Accommodation includes five bedrooms, with three bathrooms and an open-plan living room and dining room for entertaining, with a door through to the family room, which in turn has accordion glass doors leading to the garden.

The kitchen and breakfast room has black granite worktops and an island unit with Neff double ovens, built-in-microwave, ceramic hob and steel extractor hood. Off this is a good sized utility. A playroom and a study completes the accommodation.

The master bed chamber has views across Dublin bay and could easily be joined with the fourth bedroom to create a super sized suite.

The price is €2.4m and the selling agent is Janet Carroll.

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