Seafield House on some 32 hectares (80 acres) is a magnificent and romantic Palladian mansion. Built in the 1730's it has a rich history and a stunning location. Close to Dublin city centre and Dublin international airport, the house and grounds are totally private and have been refurbished and maintained to the highest standards.
Set out over some 32 hectares (80 acres) of gardens, walled garden, yew tree walk, arable land, forestry and lake. Mansion approx. 895 sq m / 9,634 sq ft (approx.), Coach and stable yard with staff flat and gate lodge.
Ireland has a rich history of magnificent country houses, yet few are located as conveniently as Seafield House. Just 15km from Dublin's city centre, and 8km to Dublin international airport, you'll find yourself in a peaceful world, surrounded by forestry, parklands, and with a view across the estuary to Malahide and the mountains beyond. The Grade 1 listed house itself is a strikingly elegant and romantic five bay three storey over garden level villa.
Seafield House is thought to have been built by leading Classical architect Sir Edward Lovett Pearce, the leading exponent of Palladianism in Ireland and architect of Castletown House. Pearce died in 1733, and was also the designer of the Irish Houses of Parliament (now the Bank of Ireland building at College Green). Whether directly involved or not, Seafield is clearly in debt to Pearce's elegance and style. The original house was built in approximately 1730, the year Pearce became Surveyor General of Ireland. Just over one hundred years later, in 1857, a â€œwest wingâ€ was added, along with a striking Italianate tower, adding both balance and intrigue to the elevation. A coach and stable yard, complete with clock tower was also incorporated at this point.
In this way, Seafield House combines the best of two worlds: the sophisticated grace and symmetricality of the Georgian period, for which Dublin's historic core is righty famed; and the warmth and wit of the Victorians. Add to that a fully contemporary overhaul by the present owners, and you have a timeless home to last a lifetime. ...