At €3.5million, Dyann House won’t suit everyone’s budget but this colourful six-bedroom mansion in Kildare is sure to be snapped up after featuring in RTÉ’s Selling Ireland’s Most Exclusive Homes.
And it is very much an ‘exclusive property,’ boasting stables and a tennis court nestled among the 85acre site the home sits on.
The colourful inside of Dyann House is just as impressive as the manicured gardens. The home was lovingly designed by its owner Dianne Coleman who bought the property with her late husband John Coleman, a horse trainer, when they were moving from the UK.
Dianne, who is also an interior designer, loves ‘strong colours’ and by the looks of her bright home, pink might be a favourite. The home’s exterior is a blush shade while inside boasts fuchsia kitchen cupboards. Dianne’s pink car also featured on the house show.
The home, which is named after Dianne, was built some 40 years previously. Dianne’s only criteria for the architect? ‘Please don’t make a plain house.’
Their architect delivered on her wishes, resulting in the bold and magnificent three-story Kildare home which stands today – with a few additions along the way.
The home, designed for entertaining and family living, boasts a grand entrance hall complete with fireplace, a large drawing room and sitting room, boot room, six bedrooms and bathrooms too.
The stand-out room for Dianne, however, is the kitchen/family room which runs from the back to the front of the property. She’s also very fond of the conservatory at the back which overlooks the man-made lake in the garden.
‘I don’t like wishy-washy,’ Dianne told The Irish Times and the kitchen is far from that what with it’s bright pink cabinets and green aga. The unique island, made from an upcycled bicycle topped with a timber worktop, is also a talking point.
The design concept, Dianne told the publication is more about ‘living rather than cooking.’
Outside, the home boasts two stable yards with 18 stables (complete with pink doors), a horse walker, lunge ring, six-furlong gallop and sand arena – an ideal abode for horse lovers.
Dianne says the extensive home ‘needs a family’ and who can argue? She knows the grounds best of all.
Dyann House in Donadea, Co Kildare is on the market with Sherry FitzGerald Country Homes and Sherry FitzGerald Reilly for the asking price of €3.25 million.
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