The home of music legend Chris de Burgh has gone on sale for a whopping €12,500,000, making it the most expensive home currently listed on Ireland’s most popular property site Daft.ie.
Most of us can only dream of owning a home worth millions, and some may even think it is absurd to spend so much money on a home. However, an undeniable curiosity grows to know just what makes the most expensive home in Ireland worth the money.
From private cinemas to in home swimming pools, multi-million euro homes are quite the luxury, and this one is no exception.
Bushy Park in Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow is a late-Georgian country home positioned against a backdrop of the Dublin Mountains.
The home was completed in 1815 in the Georgian Villa style and boasts an interlinking suite of beautiful reception rooms ideal for entertaining.
The principal reception rooms link to a large kitchen and family room and onward to the leisure complex and studio.
The main staircase, back staircase and elevator link to the eight-bedroom suites on the first floor, each generous and enjoying fine views.
The home is said to be extremely private and secure, with a series of internal pathways meandering through the grounds, with large garden terraces linking the house to the wider grounds.
There are numerous mature broadleaf and specimen trees, including ancient Beech, Oak, Spanish and Horse Chestnuts, Scots Pine and Maple trees.
In 1996 the house was comprehensively restored and extended by the musician owner, Chris de Burgh, and his wife, Diane.
The noted London based interior designer Simon Kingi was commissioned to oversee the design of the interiors, including the design of all ceiling plasterwork, timber joinery work and fabric finishes.
Many modern amenities were incorporated, including advanced security provision, integrated sound systems and efficient heating systems.
The works also included the conversion of stone out-buildings into the generous pool complex and a guest lodge and created new Georgian style stabling, garaging and workshops.
The main house comprises some 10,597 square feet or 985 square metres of accommodation and links to the splendid indoor pool complex.
Generous in scale and exceptionally well equipped, this leisure complex extends to some 12,071 square feet or 1,122 square metres and includes a large pool, a home cinema, music studio and games room.
The nearby guest lodge extends to some 1,495 square feet or 139 square metres, and the gate lodge some 70 square metres or 753 square feet.
The coach house style garaging and workshops replicate the Georgian originals and are constructed to the highest of modern specifications.
The stable block comprises four stables. In all, the grounds extend to some 27 acres or 11.3 hectares and are bounded by a flowing mountain stream.