Swede dreams are made of this

FOLLOWING hot on the heels of the sale of the house next door, the big detached family home Revsudden may be well placed to catch the eye of previous underbidders... or indeed find an entirely different set of bidders.

No 8 in this scheme of just 12 super-sized Clonakilty homes sold within a week or two of going on the market at €850,000. It must have made that sum and possibly even more (via agents Henry O’Leary Property Partners) to have been taken off the market so swiftly.

So, for those who didn’t even get a chance to bid — or even view — how about the house next door, Revsudden?

On a smaller site, but still a sizeable one-third of an acre with a big deck jutting over a wooded glen with a stream beneath, it has 3,500 sq ft of space plus a one-bed apartment over a detached garage. It’s priced at €830,000 via estate agent Kieran O’Gorman, who bills it as a perfect for an “an easy family lifestyle with panache.”

Revsudden is in gleaming condition, bang up-to-date inside and out, with a sleek contemporary look, with hues of large grey tiling downstairs and well-chosen painted shelving, storage and a massive new painted kitchen as well.

It has super-high insulation levels throughout.... maybe something to do with the fact one of the owners is Swedish, hence the name Revsudden.

The somewhat different tone is set the moment you walk in the entrance hall: it soars up through not two but three levels to the roof apex, perhaps 30 airy feet away. Walls here are subtly hand-painted with colour-washed blocks.

This big family home was originally built as a possible B&B, so four of its five bedrooms are en suite, and the 25’ by 12’ master bedroom, with a big spread of walnut and mirrored built-ins, is right next door to the just re-done main bathroom / wet room, which has a whirlpool bath, and glass-screened walk-in shower enclosure.

At ground level, there are very large rooms left and right of the hall.

To the left is a living room with sun room addition, making for a 25’ by 22’ space at its maximum measurement.

There’s a solid fuel stove on a raised hearth in a feature stone wall and the high-ceilinged sun room space floods this room with light, while French doors open to a sandstone paved patio.

Across the hall, the kitchen/dining room is 32’ deep, the depth of the house, and 16’ wide, smartly delineated with kitchen (hand-painted Georgian style units) around a granite-topped island. Next up is the dining table, and beyond is a seating/TV area with open fireplace, overlooking the back garden.

The middle rear of the house has a utility room with lots of storage, and a guest WC. This rear hall section opens directly to the back garden, with raised deck at the end in the midst of a grove of ash trees.

The River Feagle is beneath the canopy of trees.

The standard of finish levels are extremely high inside and out — Kieran O’Gorman says the decor is “a tribute to good taste, full of up-to-the-minute ideas, glowing with attention and constantly upgraded.”

The gardens are almost beyond lush and give great year-round colour and screening. There’s also an exterior stone boundary wall matching the house’s exterior stone, and electronically controlled access gates to the big parking and turning area.

No 7 has full planning for the garage’s overhead apartment and for the main house’s overhead attic bedrooms as well, so it is a ready-to-go clean buy, with the vendors keen to build all over again.


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