A jewel in Waterford crown

BUILT only a few years ago, and well-conceived and delivered, is this architect-designed west Waterford rural home.

With a high B BER energy rating and a host of hot technological back-ups, it should be an easy place to warm to – despite its feature 23’-high ceilings in key vaulted rooms.

Called New Erris, this place is just over a mile from the main Cork-Dungarvan/Waterford N25 road at Reamanagh East, up from the Seanachai pub by Ring, on a site of 1.2 acres – private, and rural, yet an easy strike back to Cork or Waterford cities, with Dungarvan a 10-minute drive.

Dungarvan auctioneer Michael Morrissey says this 2,500 sq ft four-bed is “a jewel in the local crown, a countryside oasis and a haven of luxury and tranquility,” with activities like golf, sailing, hill-walking and more all to hand. Designed by architect Sabine Wittman of the e-partnership in Dungarvan, it is as design magazine-slick as you’d imagine from the exterior of this two-faced house, with its rendered front and with a real feature, Canadian cedar in abundance to the back wrapping the large overhang deck space beyond the open and loftily airy main living space. There’s a serious, cheffy-looking kitchen which looks through all that cavernous space, with overhead roof apex glazing, and units in are in solid timber, with coloured Corian tops and Neff appliances.

Flooring in this split-level, over-sized great room is polished porcelain, with underfloor heating and two steps lead up to the Italian sofa-dominated living room with glazed gable south-facing views beyond.

Emigrating next year, the vendors, reckoning that key piece of furniture like this are an essential part of the ‘look’ may include the sofa, LCD TVs (satellite TV and WiFi) and other goodies in the sale.

Estate agent Mr Morrissey says the price has now been reduced from a start of the year €650,000 AMV to €560,000.

The other side of this house has three/four en suite bedrooms and sanitary ware is by brands such as Duravit, Grohe, Villeroy & Boch, there’s a feature egg-shaped bath and all showers are powered.

Heating is zoned, there are three solar panels for hot water, a central vac system, and a detached 800 sq ft garage housing condenser boiler, plus central vacuum system.


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