A contemporary home in the heart of the country

A CONTEMPORARY take on the dormer form is shown to good effect with Kelp Lodge, a 3,000 sq ft heavily glazed family home at Fenor, Waterford.

Given its proximity to Tramore and other beaches at Kilfarrassey, it had a summer price guide of €795,000, but now in the depth of winter, it is reduced to €650,000 – and is very much open to offers, says Michael Griffin of Brian Griffin auctioneers.

He says a buyer could be someone looking for a quality, contemporary home in a rural and coastal setting, or also a professional working in Waterford city such as medics in centres like the Whitfield Clinic, which has provided buyers for a lot of high-end homes locally.

Kelp Lodge is a dormer-style home with lofty internal areas and mezzanine, with 3,000 sq ft of space including four bedrooms, and there’s a further 1,500 sq ft of space in a detached garage nearby, with a total site are of about three-quarter of an acre, with some finishing work needed, for example to the to the drive and patio spaces.

Michael Griffin says it has “contemporary living in a rural setting,” and has three of its bedrooms en suite.

Other rooms include bright entry hall, an shaped kitchen/dining room with tiled floor, cream high-gloss units, central island with raised serving counters, and integrated appliances. The main living area is large and lofty, slightly split level with some entry steps down to this quite dramatic space, with a back gable wall all of glass, with an overhead mezzanine with glass balusters held by stainless steel rails. The lofted double garage/workshop is serviced, and the property mix has a biocycle for waste, oil heating, electronically controlled gates and CCTV.


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