Classic Nordic log house in tranquil setting in Waterford

The owners of this unmistakably Scandinavian-styled log house near Kill village in Waterford ordered their home from a catalogue found in a doctor’s surgery.

Seeking an alternative to a block-built house, they bought this 2,500 sq ft property from a Finnish company, Honkomajet, in 2005.

“It arrived on two 40’ trailers and took nine weeks to put up from start to finish,” says the lady of the house.

She says the benefits of living in a log home include a high level of insulation and a cosy B2 energy rating.

The owners have also appreciated the fact that all interior walls and ceilings are timber and never have to be painted.

Classic Nordic log house in tranquil setting in Waterford

Set on a site of over half an acre, the gable fronted four-bed property is located two miles from Kill village and has distant views of the sea in Bunmahon at the rear.

With a cedar log exterior it is characteristically Nordic, with a low slung roof which created a large porch on one side. 

Opting to try a taste of the Scandinavian lifestyle the owners put a hot tub in this space, but subsequently decided that in the Irish climate it made more sense to close it in with glass panels and French doors.

Very generous living space includes a 35’ long open plan sitting dining area with large windows as well as a kitchen with shaker style units.

There’s also a south facing sunroom, two ground floor bedrooms , bathroom, office, and utility room.

On the upper level there’s a landing/ reading area, two double bedrooms and a large bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath. 

Classic Nordic log house in tranquil setting in Waterford

The house has a Biotech treatment system, double glazed timber windows and oil central heating.

Planning to leave their large Scandinavian home for something smaller, the owners are now seeking offers of €290,000.

It’s new to the market with Guiry auctioneers who say it could suit a commuter from Waterford which is 12 miles away.

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