Monday 26 June 2017

Four Irish properties with kitchens to die for

An island in the D4 sun

22 Nutley Park, Donnybrook, Dublin 4: €1.85m
22 Nutley Park, Donnybrook, Dublin 4: €1.85m
Wingfield in the Wicklow Gap near Gorey
Carneevagh, Kingston Road, Galway
35 Millennium Tower in Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2

Sunday Independent Property measures up four properties with amazing kitchens

An island in the D4 sun

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22 Nutley Park, Donnybrook, Dublin 4: €1.85m

Houses don't come much more turn-key than 22 Nutley Park, which has been staged for sale and looks immaculate. Among the features of the house that will appeal to prospective purchasers is the kitchen, which has been designed and made by Nolan Kitchens.

Based in Mullingar, the company has been in business for 45 years and over that time it has been "honing the art of the perfect kitchen". Its design ethos is to focus on everything that makes the kitchen the heart of the home.

The kitchen at 22 Nutley Park is a spacious room measuring 6.33m x 7.90m and features Neff and Liebherr appliances and solid oak floors with under-floor heating. There's a large and de rigueur island kitchen unit along with fitted wall and base units, marble worktops, and sliding doors which lead to a rear patio, overlooking the back garden and Elm Park Golf course. Nolan Kitchens has also designed a separate 2.46m x 2.46m utility room with a door leading out to the side passage.

Of course, there's more to the house than the kitchen, although a glimpse of it may be enough for some prospective purchasers. The house is set behind double gates and a landscaped driveway with off-street parking for several cars. There's 301 sqm of living space arranged over two floors. On the ground floor there is a drawing room and dining room, the latter with French doors leading to the patio and gardens, as well as a playroom/study and a guest lavatory.

The master bedroom on the first floor overlooks the golf course and has walk-in wardrobes, an en-suite bathroom and a dressing area. There are three further double bedrooms at this level, one of which is en suite, as well as the family bathroom. Upstairs on the second floor there's a guest bedroom with a full bathroom and a dedicated linen room. The gardens have been landscaped by Digby Brady landscape architects and incorporate a granite patio area with glass balustrade, specimen planting, mature trees and raised flowerbeds.

22 Nutley Park,  Donnybrook, Dublin 4  €1.85m

  • Agent: Hunters (01) 668 0008

Docklands dining

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35 Millennium Tower in Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2

35 Millennium Tower in Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2, is a smart 114 sqm apartment located in the Charlotte Quay Dock complex. The apartment has three bedrooms and three bathrooms and is positioned at the south-east corner on the second floor. There's a south-facing living area with dining space and a spacious, functional kitchen. The kitchen island has a tongue and groove surround and the kitchen has bags of storage, an unusual tropical-style feature splash-back and a timber-effect floor; the integrated electrical appliances are included. The apartment comes with underground parking.

  • Agent: Owen Reilly (01) 677 7100

Gorey for gourmets

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Wingfield in the Wicklow Gap near Gorey

Wingfield in the Wicklow Gap near Gorey is a Palladian-style house built in 1996. The house has great views over the surrounding countryside and is located close to the village of Aughrim. The kitchen is a particular feature, measuring almost 10 metres in length and featuring bespoke kitchen units and island, Corian counter-tops, recessed lighting and integrated window seats. The Aga provides hot water for the kitchen, utility room and shower, and the kitchen has a Baumatic five-ring gas hob and double oven and a Belfast sink. There are five en suite bedrooms.

  • Agent: Sherry FitzGerald O'Leary Kinsella (053) 9430088

Galway for gourmands

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Carneevagh, Kingston Road, Galway

If you're spending €2m on a house, the least you can expect is a decent kitchen, and at Carneevagh on the Kingston Road in Galway, you get that - and plenty more besides. There's 548 sqm of living space and 1.8 acres of garden, located close to the centre of Galway. Built in 1996, the house has five reception rooms plus a games room and six bedrooms. The kitchen/breakfast room has an open fireplace and the fully-fitted handmade kitchen has granite work surfaces, a large kitchen island and an Aga. There's a separate utility room with built-in presses and a handy laundry chute.

  • Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Galway (091) 569123

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