Take four homes... with a sunroom
Homes ranging from €430K to €995K, from Clontarf in Dublin south to Cork and Tramore
What: 6-bedroom solar-heated residence with sun room and roof garden.
Where: 195 Vernon Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3.
THe aptly named "Solar House" is an extraordinary architect-designed, environmentally friendly family residence.
A light-filled, south-facing conservatory (4.09m x 5.82m) at the front of the house provides the impressive cornerstone of this home, along with floor to ceiling windows in the garden reception room (8.07m x 4.36m) with an automated curtain system.
The ecologically sound roof garden is a haven for insects and butterflies and all six bedrooms have en-suite facilities; some overlooking the roof garden, others with enclosed internal balconies.
There is a back-up oil-fired central heating system and the house boasts a shaker style kitchen and polished natural stone floor tiles.
Located on the desirable Vernon Avenue in Clontarf, it would provide unusual and talk-provoking accommodation for any family.
- Details from DNG Fairview (01) 8334786
What: 7-bed seaside period residence with sunroom and original features.
Where: Clonlara, Tramore, Waterford
This period residence dating from circa 1860 is on three floors and commands wonderful sea views best seen from the large sunroom (4.89m x 4.66m) and drawing room (6.58m x 4.57m) on the third landing. Many features have been retained including original floor tiling, marble fireplaces, picture rails and sliding sash windows.
Two pantries adjacent to the kitchen have fitted units, wine shelves and terracotta floors.
The house is constructed with three storeys to the rear and two at the front, overlooking Tramore bay. There are five/six reception rooms in addition, along with a large terraced garden with two patios and a natural stone wall boundary. There is an external block built workshop and double garage also.
The house is located in the centre of Tramore, four doors away from the Majestic Hotel.
- Details: Property Partners Barry Herterich (051) 330465
What: 7-bed Edwardian residence with two sun rooms and balcony
Where: Dunmahon House, Kilcrohane, West Cork.
This period home is built on a plot extending to 10,000sqm with stunning views across Dunmanus Bay and Mizen Head peninsula.
The balcony also faces the sea.
The 2.5-acre gardens are beautifully landscaped with the addition of a tennis court and several seating areas.
The house has been extensively and tastefully renovated and all bedrooms have en-suite facilities.
There is a fully fitted bar room along with several reception rooms and two conservatories.
Unsurprisingly, leisure activities are well catered for, and this home would suit a family with sailing and golf interests.
Located at the edge of Kilcrohane village with easy access to local pubs and shop and 25 minutes from Bantry.
- Details: Ron Krueger, Engel & Volkers, Cork. (021) 477 3200
What: 4-bed detached residence with 'sea-side' garden and sun room
Where: Coast Road, Fountainstown, Co Cork.
This lovely waterfront home looks out over Ringabella Bay and the owners have certainly maximised the views by installing a wrap-around sun room with floor to ceiling windows and a first-floor balcony.
The garden has been converted into a mini sea-side featuring a 'pebble beach', decking and extensive parking.
The interior kitchen/ dining/living open-plan area showcases the available light as does the spacious master bedroom, which leads on to a balcony.
It comes with a walk-in wardrobe and dressing room. There is also a small study (9' x 16'4").
The 2,500 sq ft property is adjoined by a site with full planning permission for a 1,725 sq ft two-storey house for which plans have been drawn and accompany the brochure.
- Details: Dennehy Auctioneers, Carrigaline, Co Cork (021) 4371249