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Wednesday 15 August 2018

Def Leppard star Rick sells up Irish mansion to tour US

When you're a rock star, finding the perfect home can be a fleeting experience.

Success in the States is forcing Def Leppard bass player Rick Savage and wife Paige to leave their perfect Enniskerry home after just 21 months.

The couple and their three children moved into the 5,400sq ft Winton Grove house in Co Wicklow in January last year.

Tennis

They paid €1.85m for the modern mansion on over an acre with its own tennis court, which is now on the market with a price tag of €1.875m.

The heavy toll of transatlantic commuting has led the couple to reluctantly sell the place.

Def Leppard have been on a mammoth US tour. They completed one residency in Las Vegas last year and another one is on the cards.

The two-storey dormer house was developed by a builder as his family home and later rented to corporate clients before being bought by the Savages.

Behind electric gates with a large forecourt, the house has its own smart sound system, CCTV security, a central vacuuming system and underfloor heating.

There are two double bedrooms to the right of the entrance hall, one of which is en-suite with a shower room and a small study.

To the left there is a drawing room and a dining room that overlooks 1,500 sq ft of decking and landscaped gardens.

A large living room is also flooded with natural light.

Double doors from the drawing room open on to a kitchen and breakfast room with marble counter tops and catering standard fittings.

A solid oak staircase leads up to the first floor where the landing has views across to Enniskerry village and The Scalp.

The master bedroom has his and her walk-in wardrobes, a dressing room and an en-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower.

cinema

There are also three other bedrooms on this floor and a wet room.

A detached bar complete with working taps and spirit dispensers and a games room, cinema area and pool room are also part of the property which is a five-minute drive from the N11.

csheehy@herald.ie

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