c.1730 Seafield House on 80 Acres in Dublin, Ireland asks €10M (PHOTOS)

c.1730 Seafield House on 80 Acres in Dublin, Ireland asks €10M

€9,950,000 | Built c.1730 | 10,000 Sq. Ft. | 8 Beds | 7 Baths | 80 Acres
A mid-18th century mansion, built c.1730, magically positioned within some 80 acres on the shores of Malahide Estuary is on the market in Dublin, Ireland for €10 million. The historic residence is positioned within glorious private grounds with water views over Malahide Estuary and mature Victorian designed gardens and stone outbuildings. The vast estate include a walled garden, a cut-stone enclosed stable yard and a Yew Walk said to have been inspired by one at the Duke of Devonshire’s Lismore Castle. Accommodation within the house extends to some 10,000 square feet or 929 square metres and includes 5 principal reception rooms and 8 principal bedrooms. A gate lodge and studio apartment in the stable yard provide further accommodation.

Dating to c.1730 the original Georgian design of the classical Palladian villa style is attributed to the renowned architect Sir Edward Lovett Pearce, designer of the original Irish Houses of Parliament. At the height of fashionable Victoriana, c.1855, Seafield House was remodelled, with the extensive works including the adding of the ‘West Wing’, including the striking 5-storey Italianate tower, and the completion of the extensive stable yard with clock tower. A comprehensive restoration was completed in 1996. Seafield House is listed as a Protected Structure, however, some sympathetic changes may be permitted and some commercial uses may also be considered.

The reception hall is beautifully executed and original to the Georgian Palladian design. Two storey’s in height and running the full depth of the house it is crossed by a gallery at first floor level and features decorative timberwork, pilasters and ornate window and door architraves. The principal reception rooms are suitably opulent yet are of a scale to be comfortable. The lower ground floor opens at ground level to the rear of the house. Upstairs the master bedroom suite runs the entire depth of the eastern façade of the house and includes a large south facing bedroom, a bathroom and a dressing room. There are 7 further principal bedrooms, 5 having their own bathroom or shower room and 2 sharing a large family bathroom. The gate lodge and studio apartment complete the accommodation. Seafield House is on the market for €10 million with Sotheby’s International Realty.