Double Bill in Wicklow
Designed with family life and fitness in mind, Gorseland is a contemporary family home with 622sqm of living space set on 1.7 acres of mature gardens featuring patios and terraces, a waterfall, an orchard and a hen run. As well as seven bedrooms, six bathrooms and multiple reception rooms, the house comes with a 93sqm gym, an Astroturf tennis court, a putting green, jacuzzi and sauna. If that sounds exhausting, there is also a home cinema with surround sound and its own bar in which to relax after all that exercise. The house has underfloor heating on both floors and water heating is powered by geo-thermal energy, so energy bills are low and the house as a BER of B2. There are hunts and champion golf courses nearby, and the coast for sailing, fishing and swimming.
Agent: McDonnell Properties (0404) 42828
FOR SALE: €1.25m
On View in Glenageary
Located on Glenageary's Adelaide Road, Alderley is the epitome of the South Dublin trophy home, having been fully renovated and sensitively extended in recent years. The five-bedroom house has 399sqm of living space and is both a very comfortable family home and and an impressive house in which to entertain, with a home cinema complete with theatre chairs, padded red velvet panelled walls, a large cinema screen and surround sound, plus a bar and guest loo. At the top of the house, this space is often used by the current owners to hosting film screenings and viewings of sporting events. Downstairs, dual-aspect interconnecting reception rooms both have marble fireplaces and and overlook the beautifully-planted side garden.
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (01) 284 4422
FOR SALE: €2.65m
Screening in Howth
Somali on Carrickbrack Road in Howth originally dates from 1912, and is part of the Somali Village enclave of houses inspired by the Great Exhibition of 1907 held in Herbert Park. The house was redesigned by Ireland's most famous modernist architect, Michael Scott, in the 1950s, and the current owners commissioned another significant makeover by Crean Salley Architects in 2001. The five-bedroom, four-bathroom house on 1.5 acres has 724sqm of living space and an abundance of outdoor terraces that make the most of its dramatic situation, with panoramic views out over Dublin Bay, the city and the Hill of Howth behind. As well as an indoor pool and gym, there's a dedicated home cinema and a self-contained one-bedroom apartment.
Agent: Gallagher Quigley (01) 818 3000
FOR SALE: €3.6m
Movies at Dundrum
It's hard to think of a more perfect lock-down house for a family than Brentwood, on Dundrum's smart Sydenham Road, which is equipped with every possible comfort to make an extended period of time stuck at home that little bit more bearable. The Victorian house has 602sqm of living space, six bedrooms and eight bathrooms, having been extended and remodelled in 2008 to dramatic effect and then refurbished again more recently in 2017/8. The triple-height kitchen features enough pieces of fancy kit to keep the most demanding of chefs occupied for a long time and after dinner the plush home cinema complete with Dolby surround sound and eight 'Lazyboy' chairs will keep everyone entertained. Brentwood also has an indoor pool and gym.
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (01) 296 1822
FOR SALE: €3.995m
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