6 Stunning Period Homes with Amazing Modern Twists
Imagine stepping into a charming period home with elegant exteriors and experiencing the best of historical architecture and modern living amenities, all under the same roof.
If that sounds like your idea of a dream home, here are 6 stunning period houses with amazing modern twists to add to your wishlist.
Detached house for sale at €2,750,000
Constructed in 1873, this distinctive detached Victorian residence occupies stunning and professionally landscaped south-facing grounds within close proximity of Blackrock. Fully refurbished and modernised in recent years, The Old Vicarage is ideal for lavish entertainment and comfortable daily living.
Unique features include an impressive and welcoming reception hall with three elegant reception rooms, a magnificent dining room with large bay windows and stunning views over the gardens and grounds, a beautifully proportioned drawing room with a feature fireplace, and a bright and practical kitchen with an AGA cooker.
A striking carved timber staircase leads to the first floor with four generous ensuite double bedrooms with walk-in wardrobes, an additional shower room, and bathroom.
Detached house for sale at €12,500,000
This exquisite late-Georgian country home with a breathtaking backdrop of the Dublin Mountains is located just 21 km from Dublin city centre and 2.4 km from Enniskerry village.
Built circa 1815 in the Georgian Villa style, Bushey Park is a wonderful light-filled home with an interlinking suite of fine reception rooms ideal for entertaining as well as for comfortable family living.
The principal reception rooms are linked to a large kitchen, family room, and leisure complex featuring a large indoor pool, home cinema, music studio, and games room. A main staircase, back staircase, and elevator link to 8 bedroom suites on the first floor, each enjoying generous and scenic views.
The gardens are a distinctive feature of Bushey Park, seamlessly linking to the wider pastoral valley and mountains beyond, resplendent with a rich variety of wildlife.
The house was completely restored and extended in 1996, which included integrating modern security and sound systems as well as efficient heating systems. The stone out-buildings were converted into a spacious pool and leisure complex, a guest lodge, as well as new Georgian-style stabling, garaging, and workshops.
Semi-detached house for sale at €2,000,000
This exquisite and majestic period property which spans over 266 square meters, built circa 1760, has been extended and refurbished to impeccable modern standards to provide a four-reception-room, five-bedroom, and three-bathroom semi-detached home.
Of the many unique attributes of the property, notable ones include feature fireplaces, mirrored alcoves, grand reception rooms overlooking the front garden, an amazing bathroom with a free-standing tub and a star-lit walk-in shower, and a spacious and bright family living space with access to the rear garden.
Living on Castle Avenue offers residents an eclectic mix of amenities and eateries right on their doorstep as well as the serene privacy of a low-density neighbourhood. A quick stroll to the end of the road brings one to the beautiful Clontarf promenade with sea walks, green spaces, and a cycle track accessing all of Dublin Bay."
Semi-detached house for sale at €2,695,000
A most impressive Victorian house built circa 1850, Lammermoor’s entrance hall features a cast iron open fireplace, while its interconnecting drawing and dining room enjoy plenty of natural daylight from a tall bay window. Ornate chimney pieces create sophisticated glamour complemented by circular ceiling roses and chandeliers.
The original part of Lammermoor is beautifully juxtaposed with the contemporary living space comprising a fully fitted kitchen breakfast room with maple and cherry wood flooring which opens into the 'pavilion', a perfect everyday living space featuring a Portuguese granite block fireplace with gas insert.
Accommodation includes five double bedrooms with built-in wardrobes and three with their own en-suites. The back garden, a relaxing Japanese-themed paradise, seamlessly connects the Pavilion to beautiful teak decking hanging over a lily pond with a fountain and water cascade.
To the rear of the garden is a sizeable patio area with Indian sandstone paving, an ideal spot for alfresco dining and to capture the best of the evening sun. Lammermoor is superbly located between the desirable villages of Ballsbridge and Sandymount.
Detached house for sale at €1,250,000
Camelot is a landmark building comprising an original circular cut granite castellated tower with lancet windows and rampart stretching over Victoria Road.
Originally constructed by Robert Warren circa 1853 as the gate lodge to three properties: Victoria Castle (Now Ayesha Castle) (1830), Mount Eagle (1837), and Mount Mapas Cottage (1840), this unique three-bedroom Victorian home offers stunning views over Killiney Beach, Bray Head, and the Sugar Loaf at the rear.
The welcoming entrance hall is equipped with a video intercom system. The bright and spacious sitting and dining room offers breathtaking views from the balcony, which opens through to a light-filled kitchen with grey Shaker style units.
A spiral granite staircase within the circular tower leads to the first floor, where a lobby with bookshelves leads into the master suite with a sliding door opening out onto a balcony with spectacular views. There is also a large en-suite bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath on this level.
The two terraces and extensive south-facing gardens are a real feature of Camelot. The elevated views from the master suite and sitting room are absolutely magnificent.
Detached house for sale at €1,400,000
An exceptional example of Edwardian excellence spanning approximately 3,300 square feet with stunning inner harbour views across to the picturesque village of Monkstown, Brumana has been described in the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage as a "substantial house with interesting features" typical of houses built to accommodate military and merchants in Cobh in the early twentieth century.
The house and grounds have been extensively and sympathetically restored to their former glory. The property is superbly located with private access to Rushbrooke train station and a mere twenty-minute train ride or twenty-five minute drive to Cork city.
Brumana illustrates charm and character of the highest level. Extensive living and bedroom accommodation is provided over two floors comprising two reception rooms, library, sunroom, office, breakfast room, a fully fitted kitchen/dining room, pantry, four bathrooms, and five bedrooms.
The original servant’s quarters have been converted into a delightful bedroom and office with a separate external entrance ideal for an au pair or an independent teenager. The property has oil-fired central heating, an AGA, two wood-burning stoves, and an open fireplace.