Location: Dingle, Kerry
Size: 185 (1,980 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2
BER rating: B3
ONE of the most admired houses in Dingle — that’s the description applied to this individual, high-quality home at Burnham, across the harbour from the bustling Kerry tourism town in an acknowledged beauty spot.
The location means water, town and mountain/ Conor Pass views from this distinctive dormer home, which has about 1,800 sq ft of very stylish internal space, open and airy with a dramatic mezzanine overlooking the main living spaces.
There’s even a slight sense of a circus big top to the house’s open core, where a round steel beam soars up to roof apex height.
Built about five years ago, on a site of 0.7 of an acre, this is a home done with a purpose, and not just slavishly following traditional floor patterns.
Thus, it has just three bedrooms listed, and one of those is an optional home office — so it could be just a two-bed. However, there’s also rooms set aside and described as a study, plus a studio, so for those who need more bedrooms, there are options.
That so-called studio space is up on the mezzanine, with lots of windows (and some of the best Dingle harbour views) and has a low railing overlooking the main living space below. There’s a calmness to the decor and finish materials, mainly porcelain tiling at ground level, and Junkers oak elsewhere, the kitchen’s in dark wood with speckled granite tops and lots of Miele appliances, and lighting’s recessed throughout.
This house has good B3 BER rating, it has an air source heat pump with air-to-air heat recovery system, and quality Sorpetaler glazing. There’s also a pressurised water system, Heatmiser thermostats, and five-amp electrical circuits, with Bose surround sound for good acoustic measure.
“Great care and thought was put into its construction and design and the result is undoubtedly a stunning home,” says agent Paul Stephenson of Sherry FitzGerald Stephenson Crean, guiding at €385,000.
VERDICT: None of your boxy room layout here — this is wide, open spaces in a wide, open space.
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