Monday 22 January 2018

Art deco style in Foxrock

Price: €1.5M
Where: Londolozi, Torquay Road, Foxrock, Dublin 18
Details: Four-bedroom bungalow on 0.37 acres

One of the attractive aspects of art deco are its panelled windows with large centre panes framed by slimmer panes and the owners of Londolozi in Foxrock Dublin 18, display these designs to great effect in their make over of this four bedroom bungalow.

The window features are particularly effective in the curved dining area which is part of the spacious kitchen as the window panels look out on three sides to the garden.

By carrying the feature through to a number of the other living and bedrooms it adds a touch of period graciousness which is unexpected in a house where the fullness of its light gives it such a modern appeal.

This light is also quite appealing in the drawing room where a wall of windows with French doors to the west-facing garden attracts the sun into the house in the afternoon and evening.

With a floor area of 208sqm its accommodation comprises four bedrooms, one/two receptions rooms, a music room and a large kitchen/breakfast/dining room.

Dark cream on walls and woodwork fits with lighter shades of cream in the porcelain and marble floors, bathrooms and worktops while dark wood floors change the mood in the drawing and music rooms and some bedrooms.

The drawing room has an original parquet floor. The kitchen has a great deal of built-in storage, a creamy coloured Aga and marble worktops and dining counter.

A front-facing room is currently used as a study and as it has an en suite it could be easily adapted to a bedroom. The main bedroom has access via French doors to the gardens and also has a walk-in dressing room and en suite. Both of the other bedrooms have bay windows, Iroko wooden floors and fitted wardrobes.

The art deco theme is also reinforced in the family bathroom with its mosaic surround vanity mirror, coloured oval window and ornate ceiling feature.

Londolozi, meaning protection of all living things in Zulu, is set on a 0.37 acre site which feels well protected by the surrounding trees. Its asking price has been reduced from €1.7m to €1.5m.

There is also ample car-parking.

Contact Sherry FitzGerald 01 2844422

Irish Independent

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