Watching the Galway Bay sunsets
The owners of Westridge, a large detached property at Kingston Road in Galway, have done the sensible thing regarding their view. They've established a great, glass-walled living room on the top floor of the three-storey house, from which to watch the sun go down on Galway Bay in some comfort.
The living room in question, which occupies almost the whole of the second storey, has a double-height ceiling with several skylights, and on the south, front wall is a floor-to-ceiling window with views across Salthill Golf Club, Galway Bay and the hills of Clare.
Westridge was built in the 1950s in the art deco style and then remodelled in the 1990s. And while there are signs of its provenance in the railed balconies and clean white façade, it now has some more modern advantages - not least the en-suite bathrooms and a C3 energy rating.
It's 3,869 sq ft in size with five bedrooms. One of these bedrooms shares the top floor with the centrepiece living room, although it's not the master bedroom. That's on the first floor, and has a walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite with a power shower. The other three bedrooms on the first floor are all en-suite too and have built-in wardrobes.
Down on the ground floor are two more reception rooms along with the dual-aspect kitchen and dining room, which is fitted with maple cabinets and has a walk-in pantry and sliding patio doors.
The two reception room are linked by folding glass-panelled doors and both have gas-fitted fireplaces.
Westridge is on just under an acre (0.902) close to the crossroads of Taylor's Hill Road and Threadneedle Road. The gardens have lawns and mature trees and shrubs, and there's a block-built shed and a double garage on the grounds.
It's for sale for €1.6m with O'Donnellan & Joyce (091) 564 212.