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Going once…Michael Lynn’s gaff (well one of the many!)

January 13th, 2008 · 5 Comments · Michael Lynn

There’s a house for sale in Howth according to They are looking for 4.5 million, there’s only 3 bedrooms though but sure it’s a great view! Local and foreign high net worth individuals (yup…isn’t auctioneer/estatespeak great!) have been viewing it according to Lisney. So let’s take a look inside the blurb shall we?

An outstanding opportunity [eh going once, one thousand times anyone?] to acquire a substantial detached Marine residence standing in an elevated position on the southern slopes of Baily on Thormanby Road and enjoying unrestricted views across Dublin Bay to Wicklow Head, Dalkey Island and the surrounding area.

Located in this sought after residential area standing on approximately 1.9 Ha (4.75 Acres) on the southern slopes of Baily and set amid mature shrub filled gardens and lawns with access to Lions Head and extensive shore frontage. The initial works that have been carried out include stripping out of kitchens, bathrooms, plaster work and the removal of some internal walls together with ceilings.

[It’s been sort of butchered and the builders left before they really started because Michael didn’t pay and possibly had a pressing date in Rio.]

Approached by a winding driveway from Thormanby Road the residence stands in a sheltered secluded position in an oasis of peace and tranquillity. The fact that all the amenities of Howth Village and the Yacht Clubs [note the plural!] together with Sutton are only a few minutes away and the city is a mere 12 km and Dublin International Airport less than twenty minutes drive seems hard to believe. Extensive renovations on this important residence have commenced.

[yeah we better mention again it’s a bit of a mess blank canvas inside..]

Glenlion House now offers a potential purchaser an outstanding opportunity to bring out their own taste and fashion in completing this interesting development.

[The previous owner liked hippos! So we can’t wait to see what the new owner is into!]

Included in the sale is a detached chalet together with detached double garage.

[We might have to consider a separate sale the way this sale is going!]

A unique opportunity to acquire a truly magnificent south facing marine site enjoying mesmerising views over Dublin Bay and Baily.

[So unique that a lot of banks thought they owned it alone!]

Subject to the necessary Planning Permission a truly magnificent family home could be created.

[ooops did we mention that there is no kitchen, bathroom, and a number of walls and ceilings missing?]

You can listen to Darren Chambers from Lisney doing his thing on the News at One last week. Yes that was free advertising that RTE gave an estate agent trying to sell a gaff but sure weren’t we all dying to get a look inside even if it’s on the radio? You can buy it at auction (at the right price of course) on January 22nd at 2.30pm in Lisney’s rooms in Dublin.

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