Great views of Galway Bay
Published 30/09/2011 | 05:00
Five-bedroom luxury home on 0.75 acres with views to Galway Bay
From the outside, Ardcarraig appears to be a spacious dormer bungalow.
Inside is a luxury home with design features which would not have been out of place in a mansion.
In keeping with the atrium-style entrance, one enters a double-height hallway with an Italian marble floor, featuring a walnut curved staircase and 12-arm Waterford Crystal chandelier.
Then there's the dining room with its double height domed ceiling where ash beams radiate out to the Georgian-style windows.
Relatively recently built in a sought-after suburb of Galway city, it was designed as an environmentally sensitive home, where attention to detail and quality of finish are evident.
It is future-proofed with CAT5 cabling catering for PCs, phones, TVs, multiroom audio, wireless broadband and monitored alarms.
Heat comes from two sources of renewable energy -- solar and wood pellet -- with under-floor heating at ground floor level and radiators on the upper floor.
Its floor area of 392 sqm accommodates large, bright rooms, including three reception rooms, each of which are decked with solid oak floors.
An array of windows in three bow-shaped rooms serve to maximise the light as the sun circles throughout the day and these windows also avail of the attractive views.
A designer kitchen is equipped with an L-shaped island and its full-width glass rear wall makes for a very bright room.
From here, French doors open on to the rear decking/paved area and garden.
A utility room as well as a study add to the working accommodation.
Two bedrooms, one of them en suite, are also located at ground level as is a family bathroom with a walk-in shower.
At first floor level there are three more bedrooms including the master bedroom suite with a walk-in wardrobe and an en suite.
A family bathroom is also located at this level.
Outside a detached garage offers lots of potential as it has an upstairs room which could be utilised as a gym or office, as well as a downstairs room designed for use as a wet room and sauna.
The garage also has a wc.
Ardcarraig's landscaped garden is enclosed by natural stone walls with electronic entrance gates, an intercom system and limestone capped pillars.
Sherry FitzGerald Kavanagh 091 569123