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Victorian Architecture: Luxury Homes Built in the Revival Style

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Presiding over 1.35 acres of glorious gardens overlooking Dublin‘s Killiney Bay,  this grand, circa-1860 Victorian house was immortalized in the painting St Anne’s, with Barrington’s Tower by Irish watercolorist George Du Noyer (1817-1869).  

In his best-selling 2007 book, Between the Mountains to the Sea, Irish author and historian Peter Pearson described St Ann’s as “a large Victorian house with terrace gardens, with unusual features of rounded corners, and a small gable in the center of the façade.”  

Architectural details such as decorative cornicing and coving, and hand-carved marble fireplaces reveal the Victorians’ love of ornamentation.  

The five-bedroom, four-bathroom residence was brought into the 21st century by the present owners. Among the updates is a modern kitchen extension, a bespoke dressing room, media room, and games room. 

The house is further enhanced with a detached mews which incorporates an indoor pool and solarium, gym, guest accommodation, and two-bedroom staff quarters.

The large, paved sun terrace, with a built-in barbecue area, serves as an ideal entertainment space on a sunny summer’s day. 

Equally impressive are the grounds, graced with gravel paths, flower beds, and magnolia, cherry blossom, oak, and horse chestnut trees.  

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