St. George’s, St Georges Avenue, Killiney, Co. Dublin
Dating back to the late 1870’s, St George’s was designed and built by the renowned ecclesiastical architect George C Ashlin as a bridal home for the love of his life, his new bride Mary Pugin, herself the youngest daughter of the famous english gothic-revival architect Augustus Pugin.
St Georges is a towered and gabled red brick ‘Gothic-Revival’ house, romantically set into the slopes of Roche’s Hill, Killiney Hill on 1.65 acres of elegant and opulent mature gardens overlooking Killiney Bay and the sea.
- Luxurious Detached Home
- 515 sq.m / 5543 sq.ft Accommodation
- Resplendent detailing Internally
- Three elegant reception rooms
- Kitchen/Breakfast Room & Butler’s Pantry
- Oratory & Library
- Five double bedrooms
- Tower Terrace with panoramic views
- 1.65 acre plot
Hogan Estates is honoured to offer St. George’s to the affluent property market, a spectacular period home, designed in the gothic-revival style and standing on magnificent mature grounds. The entrance to the property defined by two striking granite pillars and large electric security gates which open to a sweeping driveway through mature opulent landscaped gardens, which only present the vista of this magnificent house as the driveway enters the front concourse.
As you enter the main entrance to the house, located at the base of the tower, you pass beneath a carved tympanum with its legend of St George, and then enter the vestibule, the floor of which is tiled with encaustic tiles to a rich pattern, including fleury crosses which were made by Minton. The vestibule then leads to an impressive hallway with stairs rising to the first floor. There are three fine reception rooms leading from the hall; a bay fronted drawing room at the front with access to an attractive conservatory/sun room which was added circa 1900, a rear sitting room which has sliding doors through from the drawing room, and a magnificent bay fronted dining room, ideal for entertaining guests in a formal setting. The butler’s pantry is an excellent space and leads through to the charming kitchen and family breakfast room which is ideal for everyday use. The kitchen has a door to the side which leads to a staff hall and separate utility room as well as a WC.
The stairs which leads to the upper floor is a carpentry work of art. Made from pitch pine, there is not a nail or a screw in sight, but the master craftsmen who created and fitted this particularly fine stairs used their expertise with various joints and wooden dowels to create a carpentry work of art. As the stairs climb, there is a door to a small chapel with beautiful exposed wood and a marvellous stained glass window. There is also a useful WC and cloakroom on the way up to the first floor landing.
The first floor landing provides access to the five bedrooms as well as two bathrooms and has further stairs rising to the library and the breath taking tower terrace with sweeping views over Killiney Bay.
The master bedroom is a generous size and is located at the front of the house to make the most of the wonderful views. It enjoys a generous sized dressing room as well as en-suite facilities and has direct access to a sunny terrace overlooking the sea. The further four bedrooms are all of a good size with bedroom two having access to its own bay fronted terrace and bedroom five having the use of an en-suite shower room.
The library is located on the second floor and is accessed via a spiral staircase. The views from the tower terrace are absolutely incredible and take in the magnificent gardens as well as the picturesque Killiney Bay.
The 1.65 acres of mature gardens at St. George’s are spectacular with all types of rare and exotic trees, plants and flowers which have were originally gathered and planted by its famous Architect owners, and lovingly cared for by the present owners. There is a large pebbled concourse to the front of the house with space to park numerous vehicles, and there is also a large garage to the side with light and power.
Entrance Vestibule: At the base of the tower with Minton tiled floors and heavy drapes by Watts of London to a Pugin design.
Hallway: Doors off the hallway to the drawing room, study and dining room, ornate stairs at the rear of the hall rising to the upper levels.
Drawing Room: Bay windows to the front and the side, impressive fireplace, French doors to the side leading to:
Conservatory/Sun Room: Windows to all sides with superb garden views.
Study/Sitting Room: Connected to the drawing room by sliding doors, bay windows to the side overlooking the gardens.
Dining Room: Bay window to the front with stain glass inserts at the top denoting the Pugin coat of arms and a large recess to the side with window to the front.
Butler’s Pantry: Windows to the rear, lift rising to the first floor, door to:
Kitchen: Window to the rear, fitted country style solid wood wall and base units with beautiful polished work tops, Belfast sink, AGA, integrated dishwasher, tiled floor, open to:
Breakfast Room: Open from the kitchen, window to the front.
Staff Hall: Stairs rising to a useful WC, window to the rear, passage with door leading to the front.
Utility Room: Window to the side.
First Floor Landing: Stairs rising from the ground floor, stairs leading to the second floor library and the tower terrace, additional staircase descending to the ground floor staff hall.
Master Bedroom: (Bedroom 3 on floorplan) Window to the front with fantastic sea views, walk in dressing room with built in wardrobes, door to spacious sea facing terrace.
Bedroom Two: Windows to the front and side, access to large front terrace and side terrace.
Bedroom Three: (Bedroom 1 on floorplan) Windows to the side and rear.
Bedroom Four: Window to the front.
Bedroom Five: Windows to the front, door to en-suite shower room.
Bathroom One: Window to the rear.
Bathroom Two: Window to the rear.
Second Floor: Stairs rising from the first floor landing.
Library: Timber panelled walls and floor, window to the front, stained glass features, spiral stone staircase leading to:
Tower Terrace: Open roof top terrace with panoramic views or the gardens, and the sea.
Location: Killiney is a highly regarded address and along with its own amenities, is near to Dalkey Village and its surrounding restaurants, bars, boutiques and eateries, churches, schools, not to mention the beautiful strand and costal walkways. Nearby transport facilities include the DART, bus routes, LUAS at Cherrywood and the M50 and N11 are readily accessible. There are a variety of leisure facilities in the area, including golf, swimming, sailing and stunning coastal walks around the hills of Killiney and Dalkey.
Services: Electric security gates, burglar alarm, garage & driveway parking.