A house with an A rating and a luxury finish is a rare combination indeed — this lovely home in Barna has both.
This residence, which extends to more than 2,500sq ft on a 0.75 acre site, was constructed in 2010 following extensive research into various options for the provision of a passive home. The decision to choose an Austrian Griffner Haus option was due to the company's very high standards and adherence to strict building code regulations.
The south west rear aspect faces on to picturesque agricultural lands/SAC, guaranteeing privacy for many years to come.
This lovely residence is located in a quiet cul de sac in Corbally, Barna, in the countryside yet just eight minutes' drive to the city.
The entrance hall has double height ceilings, the flooring is marble, and the full length glass panelled front door allows light to filter through. To the left of the hallway is the family study/playroom, with solid oak flooring. To the right of the hall there is a guest wc, with marble flooring, heated towel rail, and extractor fan. Beside the wc is a large room, currently used for music purposes, which could be a convenient downstairs bedroom. The flooring here is solid oak.
The open plan kitchen and dining room is impressive. There are full length glass windows looking out on to the rear lawns and a set of double doors on either side — one leading to the raised cedar decking area. The exposed ceiling timber work provides an element of rustic charm, and the high gloss kitchen comes with ample built-in units and also provides for tambours. It comes with all requisite appliances including a standalone gas cooker. The adjacent utility is quite spacious; this room also benefits from ample built-in units and a sink. A side door allows for access to a section of the drive. There is travertine flooring throughout this section. There is a spacious lounge with full length doors also leading to the deck. The flooring here is solid oak; there is also an option for a stove and the area is ready for same.
At first floor level there are four bedrooms, all double in size. The master bedroom offers a particularly stunning vista given the raised cathedral style windows; this room also comes with a large walk-in wardrobe and en suite. Two of the double bedrooms share a large en suite with corner shower and bath. The final bedroom comes with an extremely spacious walk-in wardrobe. There is a stairs to a loft style attic, a great play or den area for younger members of the family.
The walk-in hot press which houses the heating hub of the property completes the accommodation at this level. The flooring on the stairs and landing is solid oak.
There is underfloor heating throughout. The combination of floor-to-ceiling and numerous Velux windows contributes to natural light permeating throughout this building.
To the left of the property there is a charming enclosed patio, ideal for dining al fresco.
The gardens enjoy a southwest aspect and would provide a haven of space and fun for a young and growing family, there is a club house and an amazing tree house in the gardens, and these are included in the sale.
The prime location of this lovely home cannot be over emphasized - it is a stone's throw from Bearna Golf Club in a quiet cul de sac surrounded by native wildlife. The location offers the best of both worlds - in the heart of the country, yet only eight minutes' drive to the city centre and Salthill. Two national schools are within two miles of the property. There is a well- publicised secondary school planned for nearby Cappagh Road. Also close-by are Drum soccer pitches, Barna GAA, pitch & putt, and Rahoon Hurling Club. Homes in this area rarely come to the market and when they do they are quickly snapped up, so early viewing is advised.
Contact Michelle Burke MIPAV at 091 868080/087 2500 716 for further details or to arrange a viewing.