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Palermo, Killiney Hill Road, Killiney, Co. Dublin, A96 DP66

€3,500,000 - Asking Price For Sale by Private Treaty 435 sqm approx


Palermo which is widely regarded as one of Killiney’s finest properties, was built in 1848. The property is a magnificent double fronted 2 storey over basement detached residence standing on 1acre (approx.) of majestic gardens.

The appeal of this hugely impressive home which provides 4,682sq. ft. / 435 sq. m. (approx.) of wonderfully elegant, light filled and tastefully appointed accommodation, is greatly enhanced by its extensive coastal views across Dublin Bay to Bray Head. Palermo also enjoys the added bonus of a separate mews residence extending to 71sq.m (764sq.ft) approx. which is the original stable yard of the main house.

Entered through impressive doubles gates a driveway provides vehicular access to the front of the residence. An enclosed porch provides access to the welcoming hallway. The magnificent drawing room and dining rooms have large bay windows taking full advantage of their stunning views over the expansive lawn and out over Killiney Bay. Also at this level is the study and kitchen which look out over the front garden. A Guest W.C and utility room complete the accommodation at this level. A door opens out to the rear garden.

Upstairs there are four double bedrooms. The principal bedroom has a large marble fireplace and three sash windows with a wonderful southerly aspect and magnificent views over Killiney Bay to Howth and Bray Head. It is further enhanced by a spacious en suite. There is also a family bathroom and separate guest w.c at this level.

The Garden level which provides extremely flexible accommodation is currently laid out as a very spacious living room, Utility/laundry room, bathroom, double bedroom, games room and storage rooms.

Undoubtedly one of the property’s outstanding features is the gardens. The front garden has a driveway sweeping down to a gravelled forecourt with excellent parking and a garage. A pathway leads down to a terrace which enjoys a southerly aspect and views out over Killiney Bay to Bray Head. Steps lead down to the terraced gardens which are mostly lawned with pathways running along the left and right, there is a Victorian greenhouse with a mature grapevine and a water tap. To the rear of the garden there is a mature border with a selection of plants and shrubs. At the end of the garden there is a gateway that provides access onto Strathmore Road.

Approached off Killiney Hill Road, the property offers the utmost in seclusion, however is just a short walk to Killiney Beach and DART Station. There is also a pedestrian gate to Strathmore Road from the rear of the property. Dalkey Town, with its host of excellent amenities, is just 5 minutes’ drive away and the M50 is also close by, providing ease of access to the airport and beyond. There are a host of excellent primary and secondary schools in the area.

Viewing highly recommended.

Outside: Approached via a gateway with large pillars down a sweeping driveway to a gravelled terrace/parking area which has access to the garage with wooden double roller doors to the front. The gravelled terrace has beautifully planted raised borders and space for pots and garden furniture. The entrance is fitted with a video surveillance system for driving onto Killiney Hill. A path leads across the front of the house and towards a lower store area with three separate coal sheds and a useful garden store shed. There are steps down to the lower ground floor level and a door with access to the property.

To the rear of the property there is a paved terraced area with steps leading to the terraced gardens. Located here there is a Victorian greenhouse with a mature grapevine and a water tap. Mostly laid out in lawn there are two pathways leading to the end of the garden where there is a magnificent border planted with mature plants and shrubs. At the very end of the garden there are steps leading to a gate which opens out onto Strathmore Road.


  • Entrance Vestibule (Beautiful front door with arched window above, ornate ceiling cornice, radiator, glazed double doors leading to:)
  • Hallway (Impressive ceiling height with ornate ceiling cornice, stairs rising to the first floor,)
  • Study (4.00m x 3.00m Sash window to the side with working shutters, gas fire with attractive wooden surround and mantle, ceiling cornice, picture rail, radiator)
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room (4.70m x 3.00m Two sash windows to the front with working shutters, fitted with a range of cream Shaker- style wall and base units with wood effect roll top surfaces and tiled splashbacks, integrated Bosch dishwasher, built in Neff oven with four ring gas hob and cooker hood above, additional dresser – style unit providing excellent storage and with two glass show cabinets, ceiling cornice, picture rail and tiled floor.)
  • Drawing Room (6.50m x 5.10m Beautifully appointed room with views out over the gardens and the sea beyond. Sliding sash windows, working shutters, beautiful carved marble fireplace surround and tiled hearth, attractive silk wallpaper, ornate ceiling cornice, picture rail, door leads to:)
  • Dining Room (5.80m x 4.80m With Large bay window overlooking the gardens and sea views, working shutters, impressive marble fireplace with bronze surround and slate hearth, ornate ceiling cornice and picture rail.)
  • Rear Hall (With beautiful stained glass feature window with painted panelled surrounds, door and stairs descending to the lower ground floor, half glazed door to the side with garden access, built- in cupboards, and sliding sash windows.)
  • Cloakroom (With frosted window to the side, low level WC and wash hand basin, tiled floor and half tiled walls.)
  • Utility Room (3.20m x 1.20m Built- in storage cupboards, stainless steel sink and mixer tap, space and plumbing for a washing machine, tiled floor and recessed spotlights.)
  • First Floor:
  • Half Landing (Stairs rising from the ground floor and leading to the first floor with a beautiful stained- glass feature window to the side.)
  • Bathroom (3.30m x 2.40m Comprises of a panelled bath with mixer tap, a separate shower cubicle with a Triton electric shower unit and wash hand basin, tiled floor and mosaic- style tiled splashbacks, and recessed spotlights. Separate WC with a frosted window to the side, tiled floor and mosaic – style splashbacks.)
  • First Floor Landing:
  • Principal Bedroom (5.80m x 4.90m A magnificent bedroom situated to the rear of the property with large sash windows to enjoy the views over the Garden and Killiney Bay. Working Shutters, Marble fireplace surround with tiled hearth, ceiling cornice, picture rail, built in wardrobes and storage units.)
  • Ensuite (4.00m x 2.30m Situated to the rear with views over the garden and Killiney Bay, suite comprises of panelled bath with mixer tap and hand shower attachment, a separate shower cubicle with a thermostatic shower unit, a wash hand basin, WC, and a bidet. Tiled floors and walls, ceiling cornice, picture rail, recessed spotlights, storage cupboard and heated towel rail.)
  • Bedroom 2 (5.20m x 4.00m Generous double with a beautiful aspect towards Killiney Hill, working shutters, marble fireplace surround with cast iron grate, tiled inset and tiled hearth, built- in wardrobe and storage unit, ceiling cornice, picture rail and wash hand basin.)
  • Bedroom 3 (5.90m x 4.00m Generous double situated to the front with sliding sash windows, working shutters, built in wardrobe, ceiling cornice and picture rail.)
  • Bedroom 4 (4.70m x 3.40m Double room with a view of Killiney Hill and Bay, working shutters, open fireplace with attractive surround and tiled hearth, built in wardrobe, ceiling cornice, wash hand basin and picture rail.)
  • W.C. (with w.c and wash hand basin.)
  • Lower Ground Floor:
  • Landing (with original quarry tiled floor, recessed storage cupboard with built - in shelving, half glazed door to the side with rear access, additional door to the side with front access, walk in larder style store cupboard with quarry tiled floor and built- in shelving.)
  • W.C. (with quarry tied floor, built in double wardrobe, W.c and wash hand basin with tiled splashback. A walk -in larder cupboard and a cupboard housing the Glow worm central heating boilers.)
  • Reception Room (5.80m x 4.70m The original kitchen there is a large bay window to the front and two to the side, quarry tiled floor, gas fire with raised brick hearth and brick surround, built-in shelving and storage cupboards, recessed spot lights.)
  • Rear Store Room (Sash window to the front with fitted shutters, fitted cupboards housing hot water tank and plumbing. A door leads to:)
  • Laundry/Utility Room (4.00m x 3.10m With two windows to the front, one sash with fitted shutters, space and plumbing for washing machines and tumble dryer.)
  • Wine Cellar (2.80m x 2.40m Internal storage space with no natural light, ideal for use as a wine cellar.)
  • Office/Bedroom 5 (3.80m x 3.10m Sash window to the rear overlooking the patio/terrace, fitted shutters, gas fire with tiled hearth and surround.)
  • Office/Bedroom 6 (5.10m x 3.20m Sash window to the rear with fitted shutters and sea views, built in storage cupboard and shelving, gas fired with tiled hearth and surround.)
  • Mews House:
  • Entrance (Door to the front, hallway and stairs leading to the first floor.)
  • Landing (Conservatory style landing with windows to the front, side and rear providing plenty of light and sea views, recessed spotlights and steps lead to:)
  • Bedroom (4.80m x 3.00m Window to the front and skylight to the rear, recessed spotlights, door to:)
  • Kitchen (2.20m x 1.50m Skylight, fitted with a range of wall and floor units, tiled splashback, stainless steel sink unit, cooker space and tile style floor.)
  • Bathroom (1.80m x 1.40m comprises of bath with mixer tap and hand shower attachment, tiled splashback, w.c and wash hand basin.)
  • Living Room (4.90m x 4.80m Bright spacious room situated to the front overlooking the courtyard with painted cast iron fireplace surround with slate hearth and gas fire inset. Recessed lights built in storage, glazed double doors leading to steps and store space. A door leads to Killiney Hill Road.)
  • Front Courtyard: (Large wooden double gates leading to the main driveway, attractive raised flower and shrub border, access to numerous store rooms as well as an outside WC, former “Lion House” and outdoor viewing cage, beautiful steeple with weather- vane.)

BER Information

  • Rating: BER F
  • Number: 109228247
  • Energy Performance Indicator: 419.95 kWh/m²/yr

About the Area

Killiney is a seaside resort running along a stunning coastline, south of Dublin City. Neighbouring villages include Dalkey and Shankill. Killiney Hill Park boasts magnificent views of Dublin Bay, Killiney Bay, Bray Head and the Sugar Loaf mountain (506 m). Other attractions include Killiney Beach, Killiney Golf Club, a local Martello Tower, and the ruins of Cill Iníon Léinín. The area is home to a number of schools, and is easily accessed by Dart, bus and the M50. There is also a shopping centre with a supermarket in the village centre.

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