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.