Chris de Burgh’s mansion made property headlines after being listed as one of Ireland’s most expensive homes when it went up for sale again in 2019 for 12.9 million euros.
Three years on, the palatial property in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow has yet to find a buyer, although the selling agent has slashed the asking price by a significant 20 percent, dropping €3 million to €9.85 million.
His daughter Rosanna Davison told Independent Ireland how her childhood home is still for sale and describes it as a “unique” home.
“It’s the kind of home where you really need the right buyer, it’s a great asset. It’s absolutely amazing but you need the right people for it. But on the plus side, it means we’ll have another Christmas there with our family.”
She and her young family will spend another Christmas there celebrating with dad Chris, mother Diana and her two brothers, who will be coming home from London for the festive season.
The Georgian cottage, called Bushey Park, measures 25,685 square feet and features eight bedroom suites and 27 acres of gardens, woodland paths, and parks.
It was built in 1815 and was completely restored by the famous singer after he bought it in 1996 and he spent seven years renovating the original house while adding some modern touches.
The sprawling home includes a large indoor pool, home cinema, games room and of course a professional music studio.
The restoration also includes new heating and insulation, an elevator, a panic room, a sophisticated security system and custom furniture.
There is also a guest cottage, refurbished stables as well as tennis courts and an indoor entertainment complex.
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Real estate is also on the market with Sotheby’s International Realty.
At the time of putting the home on the market, Red shirt girl The singer said it was “too big for two.”
He himself grew up in a 12th-century castle in Wexford called Bargy Castle, which his parents ran as a hotel and had stayed in historic homes as a child.
“I’ve been to a lot of houses like this and saw their former owners hunched over the fire, trying to keep warm,” he said.
Daughter Rosanna also spoke about his impressive work ethic and how he continues to tour and perform for fans across Europe.
“He has just returned from a six-week tour of Europe so he is only recovering after that. Incredibly, he has just turned 74 and has already gone on a solo tour through Germany, Switzerland and Austria,” she said.
“He did two-hour shows and he did 25 shows in that time period. Unbelievable. I don’t know where he gets his stamina. He takes care of himself. He rests a lot, walks a lot, swims, eats right and takes care of his health. But his mother in Wexford is still alive, she is 96 years old and still healthy. So I think he also has really good genes.”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/lady-in-red-singer-chris-de-burgh-slashes-3m-off-price-tag-of-wicklow-childhood-home-of-rosanna-davison-42178152.html ‘Lady in Red’ singer Chris de Burgh offers 3 million euros discount on Rosanna Davison’s Wicklow childhood home