Property of the Week: Oceanfront House in Howth, Dublin

Words by
Sphere Editors

16th February 2023

Is it time for a move to Ireland? The economy on the Emerald Isle is booming at 10% growth, while the UK teeters on the edge of recession. So why not consider Oceanfront House? Situated in the exclusive Howth area near Dublin, this tranquil home is in an area of outstanding beauty that is just 20 minutes from the airport, and the rest of the world.

Oceanfront House is a one-of-a-kind, five-bedroom home in Howth, just 25 minutes from Dublin’s city centre. Howth’s proximity to the Irish capital is at odds with its seemingly remote atmosphere with pretty beaches, wildflower sprinkled cliffs, and boats gently bobbing in the marina.

Oceanfront House aerial view
Oceanfront House comes with 7.2 acres of private grounds

Oceanfront House has been given its sense of place by its creator, the internationally renowned architect Andrzej Wejchert of AD Wejchert and Partners, making it the most outstanding architectural gem in the area. 

Set within 7.2 acres of verdant private grounds, the house is surrounded by 300 acres of magnificent land with a Special Area Amenity Order, which attributes the most stringent level of planning protection meaning no other home can ever be built here.

Dining room at Oceanfront House
This one-of-a-kind, five-bedroom home sits discreetly into the landscape in an area of outstanding natural beauty

The residence is composed of split-level and single-story living, with an entertaining wing and a two-story bedroom wing, offering a total 3,390 square feet of airy, light-filled interior space.

While Oceanfront House affords splendid isolation on its perch overlooking the sea, the restaurants and facilities of Howth village are short meander away. At one with its private setting on the Hill of Howth, Oceanfront House offers an unrivalled, front-row view of Ireland's Eye, Lambay Island, and the Irish Sea beyond. 

Oceanfront House By Night
Howth Peninsula is one of the most coveted coastal locations on the Emerald Isle.

The structure itself pays homage to its surroundings through the use of local materials. Clad in Howth Stone, an indigenous ochre colored sandstone, the exterior walls blend seamlessly into the landscape. The roof is covered in sustainable, corrosion-resistant zinc, and offers two roof terraces from which to take in the breathtaking coastal panorama.

Oceanfront House has views to the Irish Sea
The surrounding landscape is a home to wild birds, animals, sea cliffs, heathland, and rocky outcroppings.

Every area of the house offers privacy. Three luxurious bedrooms are on the entrance level. A flight of stairs leads down to two additional bedroom suites and a sixth bedroom, currently configured as an office. The joinery, flooring, glass balustrades, open shelving, and niches are all beautifully crafted.

Oceanfront House local paths
The land this house is built on is protected, meaning no other property can be built here
Oceanfront House Living Room
The landscape is the main event at Oceanfront House

For further enquiries: Oceanfront House, €6 million, available through Christies International

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