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Take a tour of this powder pink period property that’s currently on the market for €2.5 million


By Sarah Gill
22nd Aug 2023
Take a tour of this powder pink period property that’s currently on the market for €2.5 million

Built by the Earl of Pembroke circa 1830, this nine-bedroom, three-storey home overlooks the communal gardens of Merrion Park in Dublin’s beautiful suburb of Blackrock.

Positively brimming with wonderful period features dating back to its original build, this Dublin property is currently on the market for €2,500,000 through Knight Frank Estate Agents.

period property

South Hill House is an exquisite detached residence located at Merrion Park, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, and encompasses three floors, nine bedrooms, and an abundance of stunning original features.

Extending to approx. 6,038 square feet, stand-out features include truly stunning stained glass, plenty of entertainment space, access to the communal gardens of Merrion Park, good parking to the front of the house, and double gated access.

period property

South Hill House has been upgraded over the years and is now found in good decorative order throughout. Well set back from Merrion Park behind dual entrance, gates, and mature hedging, there is a sizable gravelled parking area for multiple cars and gated side access to the mature private garden.

A wide flight of granite steps ascend to the attractive covered veranda and enclosed front porch leading to the front door. The impressive entrance hall really sets the tone for this grand family home with beautiful period detailing and a sweeping staircase ascending to an incredible conservatory with intricately designed stained glass windows.

period property

To the left of the entrance hall is the dual aspect drawing room with a feature bow window, marble fireplace, and polished timber floors. Double doors lead through to the large kitchen breakfast room with cream painted timber cabinets, polished granite worktops and integrated appliances.

To the right of the entrance hall is the dual aspect dining room with a bay window, a marble fireplace, and polished timber floors. This room opens into a smaller entertaining space with a fireplace, ideal for pre-dinner drinks. A more informal living or television room is located to the rear of the house while there is an office area with a glazed ceiling at this level also.

period property

A guest WC completes the hall level accommodation. There are five large bedrooms on the first floor, three with en-suite bathrooms. All of the bedrooms have an abundance of storage, while a family bathroom completes the upstairs accommodation.

The basement of South Hill House comprises two self-contained apartments, each with two bedrooms. Both are accessed from the side of the house with their own front doors and can also be accessed internally from the main house.

period property

The gardens of South Hill House are to the side of the property, offering exceptional privacy thanks to mature planting. It is mainly laid out in lawn, and offers a southerly aspect, making it an ideal suntrap. A pathway around the back of the house leads to a large concrete paved patio area to the right of the house. A further benefit includes the wonderful mature communal gardens of Merrion Park, maintained to a high standard by the active residents committee.

South Hill House is located in Merrion Park, just off South Hill Avenue in Blackrock. One of South Dublin’s most desirable locations, Blackrock is in close proximity to a selection of well-established schools to include St. Andrews College, Blackrock Colleges, Loreto Foxrock, Mount Anville, Carysfort National School and Holly Park to name a few. It is also within easy reach of UCD and the Smurfit Business School.

period property

There are many leisure attractions nearby including Blackrock Park, Carysfort Park, Mount Merrion Pitch and Putt and the coastline. Blackrock Village is within walking distance and many other major shopping centres are also convenient such as Stillorgan Shopping Centre, Blackrock Centre and the newly extended Frascati Shopping Centre.

Public transport is extremely well catered for with the Quality Bus Corridor (46a,145,75,17 etc.) and Blackrock DART station both within walking distance as well as the M50 and Luas only a short drive away making the commute to the city centre all the easier.

period property

South Hill House is currently on the market for €2,500,000. Contact Knight Frank Estate Agents to organise a viewing, or take a full tour of this stunning period property though our gallery below…