A PALLADIAN mansion in Co. Dublin which boasts eight bedrooms, 80 acres of gardens and its very own lake has gone on sale for a hefty sum.

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Set over 80 acres of gardens – which includes a walled garden, yew tree walk, arable land, forestry and a lake – the 895 sq m mansion also has a coach and stable yard with a staff flat and gate lodge.

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The agents explain: “The Grade 1 listed house itself is a strikingly elegant and romantic five bay three storey over garden level villa.

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“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.”

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They add: “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.”

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Article courtesy of Fiona Audley.  Irish Post.

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