Fancy owning the swankiest home in Kerry? Well, all you need is a cool €3.25 million to do so. *spits out tea*
Long Lake House is a five-bed mansion on the south Ring of Kerry that was built by a mysterious German millionaire in the 1980s. Its current owner is a US-based businessman from Tipp, and it's up for sale by Sherry Fitzgerald.
In a nutshell, this property wouldn't look out of place in a Bond film.
As well as the three-storey house, there's a separate three car garage, a cedar cabin, pier, boat ramp and pontoon, boat house and fresh water pond with a Lake Geneva style fountain.
The house makes unusual use of marble throughout, with a Blue Pearl granite as the flooring on most of the upper level including the large games room with an oversized pool table and open fire place with access to a small deck.
The floor to ceiling windows in the sky room lead out on to a wrap around deck from which to enjoy amazing views. The master bathroom, with separate toilet room, has the Blue Pearl granite and Villeroy Boch quarter round jacuzzi bath with overhead shower.
A laundry chute leaves here to the ground floor laundry.
YES - a goddamn laundry chute
Enjoy magnificent views over the Kenmare Bay and Beara mountains, with "sunsets to die for"
There's a library, a piano hall (whatevs that means) with a full-sized grand piano and a wine cellar. There's also a flag-stone gym which leads out on to its own deck, a separate shower and separate half bath, a sauna, an 8-person steam room and a large jacuzzi tub.
Outside you'll find the boat house and a path to a rocky outpost from which seals, dolphins, herons and local wildlife can be spotted
When can we move in?