St Ann's is an imposing double fronted two storey over garden level, detached Victorian residence of immense character and charm ideally located on a superb, elevated site of approx. 1.35 acres enjoying stunning unobstructed sea views.
Bordering Killiney Hill Road & Saintbury Avenue, St Ann's was described by Peter Pearson, in his renowned book from the Mountains to the Sea, as a large Victorian house with terrace gardens, with unusual features of rounded corners, and a small gable in the centre of the facade. In the 1860's it was owned by the Du Bedat family, who were noted Dublin stock- brokers. Later inhabitants included Sir John Barrington, Lord Mayor of Dublin in 1865 and the writer Constantine Fitzgibbon.
It is a time classic house of the Victorian period, having the usual ornate external treatment of stucco enrichments, portico entrance, sash windows, working window shutters, ornate cornicing and coving and stunning marble & Adam style fireplaces.
Beautifully appointed and with a modern kitchen extension St Ann's offers an abundance of spacious and wonderfully bright accommodation. At hall level you have an impressive entrance hall with Adams style marble fireplace, library and interconnecting drawing and dining room which overlook Killiney Bay. The modern extension to the side with floor to ceiling glass houses a Bulthaup High Gloss kitchen, boot room, laundry room and guest w.c.
Overhead there are five double bedrooms and a home office. The main bedroom faces out to sea and runs the breadth of the property and is complete with his and her bathrooms and the most impressive John Daly bespoke fitted dressing room. There is a family bathroom and shower room also.
At lower garden level there is a stone wine cellar, children's tv/media room and a large games room with interconnecting shower room.
The house is further enhanced with a detached mews which incorporates an indoor pool and solarium, gym, guest accommodation and a fully equipped two-bedroom staff quarter. The large, paved sun terrace with built in barbeque area enjoys all day sunshine and serves as an ideal entertainment space on many a sunny summers day and evening.
The grounds are as impressive as the house itself and are planted with a selection of mature plants and shrubs, gravelled paths, mulched flower beds, flowering trees together with a selection of magnolias, cherry blossom, oaks and horse chestnuts and a children's play gym area. There is vehicle access from the mews onto Saintbury Avenue.
St Ann's is truly an amazing family home and, in our opinion, will appeal to both the domestic and international market.
The location itself needs little introduction. Killiney village and Dalkey town are within easy reach and boast a wide array of amenities, including excellent schools with Holy Child Killiney, Loreto Dalkey, St Gerard's a drive away not to mention Blackrock, St Michaels and St Andrews accessibly by the Dart from Killiney Dart Station. Killiney Beach is just a gentle stroll away for sea swimmers among you. One can also enjoy the wonderful walks around Killiney and Dalkey Hills. The N11 and M50 are also within close proximity providing ease of access to the Airport and the Major motorway networks.
Viewing Highly Recommended.