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Former Lord Mayor's seaside home with a tennis court and putting green for €10m

Plus seven bedrooms, a coach house and Killiney sea views.

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ONCE THE HOME of Sir John Barrington, who was the Lord Mayor of Dublin in the late 1800s, Summerhill is one of Dublin’s most impressive Victorian homes on the market right now.

Located on five acres on Marino Avenue West in Killiney, on a clear day, views of the bay, Sorrento Terrace and Dalkey Island are hard to beat.

You’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve hopped on a flight to the Italian coast.

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Upon entering, you’re greeted by just the sort of Victorian grandeur and charm that you’d expect. An impressive staircase leads up to two more floors. Pristine carpets and a neutral colour palette bring the freshness of the outdoors, in.

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Every room in this 7,550 sq ft home is light and bright, offering original coving, and carpet, tiled or real wood flooring that’s in perfect condition. The dining room’s wallpaper and upholstery is a nice mix of yellow and green shades that complement the rich woods and chevron flooring.

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The real hub of this home is the kitchen. Home to an extra dining room and sitting area that overlooks Dalkey Island, it’s an ideal space for large families and for those who love to entertain. A generously-sized skylight floods this open plan (and perfectly zoned) space with natural light.

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Upstairs, the master bedroom offers some of the best views over Killiney Bay, while built in storage will ensure this room is a dream to keep clutter-free.

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The master bedroom also has the luxury of a large en suite bathroom with two wash hand basins, a heated towel rail and full bath tub, as well as a shower. Very little would need to be done to improve this impeccably tiled and clean space.

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And as if seven bedrooms weren’t enough, this property also has a coach house to the side of the main house. Two extra bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchen and a sitting room make it perfect for guests who are staying a little longer.

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Electronically operated gates bring you up a sweeping driveway that leads you past the tennis court, golf putting green and  manicured lawns and feature waterfall. And. if you’ve got green fingers you can take full advantage of the vegetable garden too.

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As far as this home’s location goes, Killiney village is a mere 20 minutes by foot and in just 10 minutes you can hop on a DART to Dublin city centre.

Close to all of the amenities, Summerhill is the perfect home for those who want it all; ultimate privacy and plenty of space, yet the perfect place for social activities and easy access to everything a family could need or want.

Summerhill, Marino Avenue West, Killiney, Co. Dublin is on sale for €10,000,000 from Lisney Dun Laoghaire via Daft.ie

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