A little out of the ordinary at Kingsmill Mews
Dun Laoghaire architect Martin Noone might have got a bit more than he bargained for when he took on the job of consultant architect for Tallaght Stadium in south Dublin.
The sports ground was not officially opened until 2009, after years of legal and political wrangling between the local Thomas Davis GAA club, Shamrock Rovers (now the anchor tenant), and South Dublin county council. In between times, Noone found time to design this unusual-looking house at Kingsmill Mews, off Elsinore in Delgany, Co Wicklow.
Built in 2001 in the old orchard garden of Elsinore, Number 2 Kingsmill Mews has high ceilings, internal balconies, a feature ash staircase and lots of roof lighting among its distinctive design features. The house is entered through a double-height glass-walled porch. This leads through double doors into is a living room measuring 21'8" by 14'4" with wood floors.
From the living room, you walk past the staircase to reach a square kitchen/ dining room of 14'5" by 14'5", which has a door to the back garden. Upstairs on the first floor are two bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms and both with double doors to two separate balconies.
Above that, on the second floor, is a good-sized attic room measuring 17 ft by 14'5" with a partly glazed ceiling, and a small storeroom or study (9'10" by 5'3").
The agent for Number 2 Kingsmill Mews is Sherry FitzGerald Greystones (01 287 4005) and the asking price is €495,000.