Wednesday 26 October 2016

Top let: Grand designs on the property market

Published 02/10/2015 | 02:30

The deck with views over Killiney Bay.
The deck with views over Killiney Bay.
The kitchen leads out to the deck
Ardan is built into Killiney Hill
The kitchen has built-in appliances

Ardan is set in three acres of woodland with super sea views from on high and direct access to Killiney Hill, so it would be easy to think you're all alone in the world standing out on the decked promenade.

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Yet Dalkey Village, with its bustling shops and restaurants, is a few minutes' walk away.

Located on the desirable Vico Road, this letting is one for the upper end of the market.

However, with 4,000 sq ft and six bedrooms, any executive with a large family could be accommodated, not to mention a visiting rock star who wants to get away from it all, but be able to drop in for a jamming session with Bono or Enya, both of whom live within strolling distance.

To make the most of the views, the house is configured 'upside down', that is, with the sleeping areas on a lower floor to the main living area.

So, on the 'ground' floor level are three bedrooms including the master which is ensuite and opens out to a private patio area.

Two other double bedrooms, both of which are ensuite, are also located here and there is a possible fourth room too - although this could be configured as a home office if preferred.

A laundry and utility room make up the accommodation at this level.

On the first floor, there is the main living room. The living/dining room spans the full depth of the house, opening to a furnished decked area via concertina windows with the best views in the house over Killiney bay and the mountains beyond.

There is a kitchen/dining room with fitted appliances and another outdoor space for al fresco dining. An office with a shower room and two further double bedrooms add to the space on this level.

Outside, apart from the extensive gardens, is a double garage and plenty of off-road parking. The area has transport links which include the Dart, bus services, the Aircoach from nearby Fitzpatrick's Castle Hotel and motorway access at Killiney junction.

Agent Thom Burke-Kennedy, who has been handling sales and lettings in the Killiney area for 30 years, says it is "a most extraordinary" property.

He adds that the unusual aspect "maximises the surroundings and views" to good effect. He expects an executive family let.

Lease: One year

Enquiries: BK Earley 087 7942 119

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