Emsworth is a breathtaking 18th century villa, found on Malahide Road, Kinsealy, Dublin which can now be yours for €7.5 million or around $8.9 million.
Lavishly restored, Emsworth comes with 17 acres of grounds that include formal gardens and woodland, an outdoor heated pool, floodlit tennis court and playing pitch, a zipline, a coach house converted to a two-bedroom guest house and a cottage that houses a fully-equipped gym.
An intriguing trapdoor in the floor of Emsworth’s entrance hall leads to an underground tunnel, linking the villa to the neighboring estate of Abbeville, famous for being the home of late Irish politician Charles Haughey. The tunnel is today walkable but bricked up on either side, and its original use remains a mystery, although the history of the two estates is intertwined.
Accommodation includes a large new kitchen, four bedrooms upstairs and four very smart new bathrooms in the main house as well as a cinema room.
The home’s current owner, a Dublin tech executive, bought the home in 2013 for a reported €5.5 million. He decided to sell it because one of his children has a long commute to her school in Killiney.