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Five-bedroom Castleknock mansion with imaginative design inside and out

Past the front pillars sit a gym, a bar and an atrium.

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GIVEN ITS SIZE and scale, you’d be forgiven for assuming that Number 6 Homeleigh was a rural property, located miles from any urban centre.

To the contrary, however, it sits just outside Castleknock Village, a 30 minute drive from Dublin city centre, with easy access to Dublin bus links too.

The five-bedroom home spans 1140 sq m/12,271 sq ft in total, and it’s a home that is not only enormous, but earthquake-proof. Thanks to its solid concrete build, the home is designed to withstand even the strongest of tremors, owner Garrett Cooke told The Irish Times.

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Cooke also took inspiration from the Valley of the Kings while building here, and imported the property’s impressive front pillars from Egypt.

If the grandiose façade seems impressive, things get even more interesting inside, beginning with the magnificent high-ceilinged atrium.

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Highlights of the bespoke interior design include a glass mezzanine (home to a gym), and a basement-level swimming pool. There’s also an entertainment area that spans the length of the ground floor and features a bar area, complete with stools.

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The property’s five bedrooms all have en-suite bathrooms, but it’s the master bedroom that truly steals the show in terms of added features. The suite includes a dressing room opening onto a balcony, and a bathroom with black marble walls, a large spa bath and a surround sound system.

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Built on one acre of mature gardens, the site enjoys privacy and peace, without compromising on convenience.

The nearby Castleknock village is home to shops and restaurants, and the Homeleigh enclave is sandwiched neatly between two prestigious golf courses.

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Concerned as to how to get around such an enormous home? Don’t worry: as well as two floating staircases, Number 6 Homeleigh also has a lift that services the basement, ground and first floors.

Number 6 Homeleigh, Porterstown, Castleknock, Dublin 15 is on sale for €2,495,000 from Sherry FitzGerald Castleknock via Daft.ie.

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