Dalkey’s one­time “most ex­pen­sive home” finds a buyer

The Irish Times - Thursday - Property - - The Market -

News reaches the Block that af­ter two years on the mar­ket one of Dalkey’s most strik­ing – and pricey – pri­vate homes, In­nis­cor­rig, has sold. The pic­turesque castel­lated man­sion on Coliemore Road with its own pri­vate har­bour be­came Dublin’s lat­est “most ex­pen­sive home” when it went on the mar­ket in late Au­gust 2015 seek­ing ¤10.5 mil­lion through joint agents Christie’s In­ter­na­tional and Thom Burke Kennedy.

Two years and a couple of re­al­ity checks later, the ask­ing price fell back to ¤8.5mil­lion, and it looks like the price drop paid off be­cause the prop­erty has just gone sale agreed.

Nei­ther agent was forth­com­ing about the price paid – Si­mon En­sor of Sherry FitzGer­ald (agents here for Christie’s) couldn’t be reached while Thom Burke Kennedy would only say they were “happy with the price”. How­ever lo­cal sources have in­di­cated the fi­nal price came in just un­der ¤8mil­lion.

The Vic­to­rian prop­erty dat­ing from 1847 is a lo­cal land­mark built to a unique and ro­man­tic Gothic Re­vival style and en­joys very fine views across to Howth, Dalkey Is­land and The

In­nis­cor­rig: the pic­turesque castel­lated man­sion on Coliemore Road with its own pri­vate har­bour Muglins.

With the ru­mour mill in Dalkey and Killiney alive with sto­ries about UFC fighter Conor Mc­Gre­gor cur­rently cast­ing about a for a home in the area, this dra­matic state­ment prop­erty looks on pa­per like the per­fect fit.

But it seems The No­to­ri­ous is not the new owner, and in fact didn’t even view the prop­erty. The buyer, it turns out, is an Ir­ish fam­ily who plan to live there.

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