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This beautiful seafront mansion is on the market for €4.5 million, and it was designed by Bono’s architect


By Sarah Gill
08th Jul 2022
This beautiful seafront mansion is on the market for €4.5 million, and it was designed by Bono’s architect

‘Violet Hill’ is a uniquely aspirational four-bedroom home perched above Dublin Bay, boasting an outdoor pool, unparalleled views, and a tennis court.

An ode to how a very special home should be, Violet Hill is set on almost two acres of land, hidden away off Windgate Road at the end of Fairy Hill Lane, on the southern slopes of the Howth Peninsula.

This south-facing property enjoys a panoramic view on all sides, with no other nearby buildings disrupting the blue and green vistas stretching out around the house.

Acquired in 2012, a tasteful enhancement project was then carried out to achieve its remarkable allure and unique warmth. A property with plenty of character, every need is catered to on the site of Violet Hill.

Sheltered by tall pines on the north, with level lawns encircled by bright pathways to the front, the surrounding vista is truly enchanting, but it’s nothing on the property itself.

Equipped with a double-height vaulted entrance, filling the space with natural light, it’s overlooked by a gallery landing above. An inviting reception room offering views right through to the back garden, the south-facing façade also comprises two bedrooms and the kitchen.

The kitchen is a sleek, contemporary confection of stone, steel, glass and high gloss cabinetry, complete with an oversized island and corner pantry. Adjoining the kitchen is an outdoor stone terrace, which makes this space’s potential for entertaining limitless.

Opening up to terraces through their bespoke ‘crittall’ style fenestration, this gives the property the contemporary look of a summer house, and these ‘crittall’ windows are perfectly offset by the neutral brilliant white of the walls.

An aesthetic mix of luxurious textiles and sophisticated comfort, Violet Hill does an expert job of showcasing contemporary light fittings, natural woven carpeting, hardwood flooring, exemplary stonework and a feast of fine cabinetry.

The outdoor fireplace is enveloped in corten steel, and the space as a whole lends itself to family life and entertainment. Versatile and spacious, the site even features an outdoor pool located on the eastern boundary.

Below the pool area sits a hard tennis court, and on the opposite boundary, you will find a large double garage, which has the potential to be converted into a loft space.

On the western side of the property, there’s a neat gym and fitness area which also has the capacity to be transformed into a guest bedroom or home study. At the rear of the kitchen sits a generously proportioned utility room with plenty of storage and direct access to the parking area.

The master bedroom is a study in flow and indulgence, boasting compelling views, fitted wardrobes and an en suite bathroom with a double shower, twin sinks, and a centre bath. Of the four beautiful bedrooms, two are en suite.

Take a peek inside the beautiful Howth mansion and fall in love with Violet Hill in our gallery below. On sale through Gallagher Quigley for €4.5 million, viewing is available by appointment with Conor Gallagher.

Imagery courtesy of Gallagher Quigley.