Fully decked-out four-bed modern home makes a virtue of simplicity

SOME houses shout their wares and whereabouts, others are more discrete, and this Carrigroe Dungarvan home is in the latter, softly-speaking category.

Less than three miles from the west Waterford town, this is a dormer home as close as you can get to full two-storey in looks, and still has a wholly traditional, if not timeless, look on the outside.

It was built in the early 2000s, and fits over 2,300 sq ft of living space within its rendered and brick-faced walls, on a rural site of 0.8 of an acre.

It is late summer market arrival with Siobhan McGrath of Sherry FitzGerald Reynolds in Dungarvan, who guides it at about €650,000 and said the overall quality impresses from the front gate inwards.

It is an object lesson in simplicity. The main living rooms all lead one on to another, from the kitchen down a few steps to the sun room, and then on via double doors to a 17’ by 16’ lounge with maple floor and fireplace.

Another set of double doors give way to the dining room, narrower at 17’ by 12’ and with windows on two walls. The kitchen/dining room has painted units, with an island unit and access to a patio, and other ground floor rooms include utility, guest WC and playroom, office or optional fifth bedroom.

Upstairs are four bedrooms, two of them with en suite shower rooms, and the main bathroom has some feature mosaic tiling around the bath.

Floors are mostly wood, maple for example at ground level, and pine upstairs, windows are wood-effect pvc double-glazing, and central heating is oil-fired.

Outside are two large garden sheds, a railed deck area, lots of pristine lawns and a mix of planting.

This Carrigroe house, out beyond Bushy Park, is a five minute drive to Dungarvan and the N25 Cork-Waterford road.

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