Sleek architect-designed home is a modern classic

THE newly-formed firm of Helen Gallery Auctioneers and Valuers is listing a fine example of a modern one-off in Quin, Co Clare.

In fact, it looks so good, it’s almost in showhouse condition with modern furniture and a sleek layout and it’s no surprise it’s an architect-designed property with more than 3,000 square feet of space. The house was built less that five years ago and is in one of the most popular areas in which to live in the region, says Helen Gallery.

The Ballyhickey house is only five years old and sits on a large private site that’s an easy commute to Ennis, Shannon and Limerick. Light-filled and open plan, the house has very flexible accommodation.

“It’s all open plan and beautifully done, with the kitchen dining room and sun room all connected, but you can’t see the dining room from the sun room — it’s very clever. And it has a utility room I’d die for — it’s huge and fully fitted out and is larger than most kitchens,” says Gallery.

High ceilings run throughout the ground floor and while the house looks good on the surface, the attention to details runs through to the sub structure, with no expense spared, the agent says.

There’s a high level of insulation, the house has geo-thermal and underfloor heating and concrete floors at first floor level.

Hard-wear areas are covered in porcelain tiling and the main sitting rooms are in Juncker oak.

The bedroom floor comes with three en suite rooms, all with walk-in wardrobes apiece and solid wooden floors.

Because of the design of the house, there’s a rear parapet, offering direct access to a terrace from two of its three double rooms. The fourth bedroom is at ground floor level, with a main bathroom and all internal joinery is in oak, with double doors to the main reception rooms.

The gardens are landscaped with a large private patio area to the rear, a natural stone wall to the front and a large tarmac driveway allowing for plenty of parking.

The guide price is in the region of €495,000 and Ms Gallery is open to offers on this unique property.


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