Tuesday 17 September 2019

Georgian mews is on your mind

Somerton Mews, Castleknock, Dublin 15

Somerton Mews
Somerton Mews

Somerton House in Castle- knock was one of the great Liffey-side Dublin country estates.

Indeed, the late Georgian-era mansion, set on 130 acres of land, counted Charles Stuart Parnell among its regular visitors.

During the 1990s, the 12,500 sq ft pile was bought by property king Phil Monahan, who built The Square in Tallaght and the vast Cherrywood estates. The late developer proceeded to carve off and develop most of the Somerton House lands, including what is now the Castleknock Golf Club and adjoining hotel.

Somerton House was sold last year to a barrister, but house-hunters can now buy a slice of the former estate - namely the original outhouses built in the 1850s that have since been restored.

The eight individual homes that make up Somerton Mews, located off the grounds of the golf course, were released to the market last month and three are still for sale. One is a showhouse with 1,200 sq ft of accommodation that's priced at €595,000, and one is the former home of Somerton House's staff. The latter detached property measures 2,300 sq ft and costs from €975,000.

The third house extends over 2,900 sq ft and has a price-tag of €975,000.

The gated development features tree-lined streetscapes, a central park area, and private rear lawns and patios.

Each home has a granite finish to the windowsills and wall cappings, zinc-effect cladding to the rear roof areas, and double-glazed windows and patio doors from Carlson. Inside, there is a contemporary-style fitted kitchen with stone countertops and soft-close doors supplied by Fitzgerald Kitchens.

The ensuites are fitted with walk-in monsoon showers, and there is contemporary skirting and architraves throughout each property. Viewings are by appointment.

Enquiries to: Alliance Auctioneers (01) 80 30 750

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