At 59, she seems a bit young to be downsizing.
The house was originally bought in 2001:
Thu, Sep 27, 2001 http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-styl ... t-1.329307
A place to return to after the hunt
Interior designers' homes often end up as showcases for their talents, even if they're not going to be on view. Anyone familiar with Isabel Morton's passion for period houses and her dramatic use of colour will expect an eye-catching restoration. They won't be disappointed.
Isabel and her husband John Bourke work together in the family business of restoring and decorating period houses. Their newly-acquired house in Glenageary - a Victorian three-storey house - while strictly a family home has been given the "Morton-Bourke" treatment.
Isabel and John had lived in their previous house for almost a quarter of a century, extending it "like an elastic band" as the children grew.
They moved into the 19th century house last December, after a seven-year hunt for the perfect home. It had to be in the Dun Laoghaire area, so the children would keep their friends and local business contacts could continue.
Its sale is covered here:viewtopic.php?f=23&t=63907&p=894003&p894003
It was originally for sale in 2014 at €3,950,000. Her friends at the Irish Times did not mention her name when they wrote their puff piece.
Thu, May 8, 2014http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-styl ... -1.1786754
Victorian grandeur for €3.95m
Langara is a five-bedroom house in Glengageary that comes with a two-bedroom mews
ince it was built 150 years ago the various owners of Langara, on Lower Glenageary Road in Co Dublin have maintained its fine period features, updating and modernising without losing the house’s sense of period grandeur.
The five-bedroom 438 sq m (4,715 sq ft) house with elegant reception rooms and an attached mews on .6 acre is for sale through Sherry FitzGerald for €3.95 million.
Its interior decoration and style make it stand out with every detail, from the specially commissioned murals in the hallway and the rich colour schemes in the grand reception rooms to the French country-style inspired kitchen and marble finished en suites. New owners will be hard pressed to think of anything to change when it comes to décor.
At hall level there are four rooms, two grand drawingrooms on one side of the hall and a formal diningroom and study on the other.
Its sale was registered on 29/09/2016 for €2,275,000, a drop of 42.4% on the original asking price
The full house brochure is still available at: http://www.sherryfitz.ie/files/Reapit/H ... 000823.pdf