9 Seacliff, Dunmore East, Co. Waterford€250,000
Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
Seeking offers in excess of € 749500
Baytree, The Fairways, is a stunning and spacious family home that enjoys panoramic views of the picturesque fishing village of Dunmore East, Co. Waterford. Built in 2005, this architect-designed house boasts a number of unique features and is one of just a handful of such structures built by award-winning, UK-based Potton Homes, in Ireland in recent years.
Design-wise, this unique property represents a fusion of elements inspired by both the traditional English barn and American beach house. The all-wood structure has been built around a series of Douglas Fir posts and beams which function as the load-bearing internal structure of the house and is mostly open plan in layout on the ground floor – taking advantage of the beautiful seascape that dominates the view at the front of the house and literally floods the interior with natural light on even the dullest of days.
Viewed from the outside, the clapper-board construction belies the luxuriousness of the interior that greets you as you enter through the cottage-style front porch. Framed by a double set of handmade drapes by local interior design experts Ormond Interiors, one is struck by the Tardis-like spaciousness of the open plan layout – accentuated even further by the higher than standard nine-foot-high ceilings.
Although traditional in both build and aesthetic, this executive and stylish home boasts an ultra-modern Scavolini kitchen, complete with high-end Miele appliances (including wine cooler and Nespresso carousel coffee machine) and a large and imposing black granite-topped island. The spacious sitting room is dominated by a large, recessed inglenook fireplace and solid-fuel burner, with garlands of dried hops accentuating the English Barn theme. Located just off the kitchen area is the fully fitted utility room that accommodates additional cupboard space, American style double fridge/freezer with ice machine, washing machine, condenser dryer and display cabinets. The utility area also has a large Belfast sink. Completing the downstairs layout on the other side of the central staircase is a fifth bedroom that is currently used as a TV room/library.
The property has underfloor heating downstairs whilst upstairs is heated by wall-mounted radiators.
On the first floor can be found four further bedrooms (two en suite), a main bathroom and the very spacious mezzanine area. Light fittings in both the hall and mezzanine areas are hand-made by Jim Lawrence, as are some of the fittings in both the main bathroom and master en suite. All but one of the four upstairs bedrooms feature cathedral ceilings, further accentuating the sense of space in this beautiful home. An eclectic colour palette throughout ensures that, despite the open plan nature of the property, each area exudes its own personality.
The main building extends to just over 2,700 square feet and is complemented by an additional adjacent converted double garage of 1,000 square feet (also built in the same architectural style) which contains a fully fitted office upstairs and a gym, shower room and fitted kitchen units on the ground floor. Subject to relevant planning permission this building could be suitable for independent living.
The current owners run a successful home-based business and there is high-speed broadband available throughout the property, using a combination of 5G wireless and 5-cat ethernet cabling and so would be ideal for anyone wishing to relocate without compromising their connectivity in any way.
The property sits on approximately a third of an acre with plenty of garden area to the front; two patio areas (one towards the front of the house and one within the walled garden to the rear. There is also a purpose-built barbecue, tool shed, Greenhouse and dual wood/coal bunkers towards the back of the site. A separate stairway leads up to an elevated strip at the back of the property, that is approx. 8-10 feet deep, and which runs the full width of the site – large enough to accommodate a number of different uses. The double width cobble-lock driveway can accommodate six to eight cars.
The site itself sits on a roughly East-West axis and so tracks the sun throughout the day from sunrise to sunset. The roofs on both the main building and adjacent double garage/office feature hand-made Belgian clay tiles. All windows and doors in the house are just two years old and are triple glazed which, along with the high level of insulation used throughout, means that the property is very thermally efficient, having already been awarded a B3 certification before the installation of the triple-glazing.
This is an exceptional and unique property which really needs to be seen to be appreciated and prospective buyers are unlikely to find anything else like it in Ireland.
Baytree, The Fairways, Golf Links Road, Dunmore East, Co. Waterford
112 - 148 m²
56 - 97 m²
1 - 2 beds
84 - 85 m²
86 - 215 m²
2 - 4 beds
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