Photos: An individually-designed five bedroomed home in Aghadoe, Killarney

When a builder of large houses in Killarney came to his own, he knew exactly what he wanted, says Trish Dromey.

Aghadoe, Killarney €495,000

Size: 286 sq m (3,078 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 4


A BRIGHT purple wall in a living room has the potential to be decoratively dreadful, but in the case of 3 Coolgarriv Park in Aghadoe, Killarney, it’s a stylish and striking feature used to showhouse effect.

A height of the boom house , this was built in 2006 by a builder who had picked up new design, décor and colour ideas from a variety large properties he had worked on around Killarney. 

When it came to creating a home for himself he included energy efficiency features, fitted uplighters and downlighters and put in coffered ceilings as well as some of the standard boom-time fixtures such as a central vacuum system, CCTV and a Jacuzzi bath.

Providing the architect with a sketch of what he wanted for the exterior, the owner played a major role in the interior lay out — asking for space, light and a sleek stylish Scavolini kitchen which he’d set his heart on after seeing one go into a house he built.

His own five bed 3,000 sq ft sq home is one of six individually-designed houses on large sites located in Coolgarriv Park. 

Selling agents Property Partners Gallivan reckon it’s one of the best finished houses on the market in Killarney at present.

Behind the bay window at the front is an extra spacious walnut floored living room with a coffered ceiling and recessed lighting. Set against the purple of the feature wall is a raised cream marble fireplace with a modern pellet stove.

To the rear there’s a 20’ long kitchen which has walnut Scavolini units, Corian worktops, integrated appliances and a large American style fridge. 

It’s an unusual combination of kitchen cum games room since it has a breakfast bar for eating and, in the space where you would expect to find a dining table, a large pool table.

Off the kitchen at one side is a walnut-floored sunroom with a vaulted ceiling and a wall insert stove. Other ground floor rooms include utility room, a guest bathroom and a bedroom.

The front hallway has a triple height ceiling and a stairs to the first floor which has four bedrooms including three with en suites.

The master bedroom is extra spacious with a walk in wardrobe, mountain views and an en suite with a Jacuzzi bath. 

Adding a touch of extra luxury, the owner has used a bottle of champagne as a decorative,lifestyle feature alongside the bath.

Energy savings features put in during construction include heat recovery ventilation and radiators with a lower water content than standard as well as extra insulation. 

The owner believes the B2 rating is pretty good for an 11-year-old house.

A detached garage at the side of the house has a first floor gym and a bathroom.

There are gardens of almost half an acre with lawns, a cobblelock driveway and an electric gated entrance as well as a patio with a water feature and a play area with a tree house.

Located at Aghadoe, the property is 2.8 kilometres from Killarney town centre.

Interest is strong and bidding has quickly gone over the asking price of €495,000.

VERDICT: Won’t be on the market long


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