On the Market: Sunny side up
AN architect-designed home at 195 Vernon Avenue in Dublin's Clontarf has been formed and designed with its owner's eco ambitions in mind.
The integral solar heating system, enabled by its unusual glazed and sloped aspect, allows for the warmth provided by the sun's rays to be circulated throughout the property via a linked filtered ventilation system.
When the sun gets too hot, an automated blind system filters it out. The windows are triple-glazed for additional insulation.
And because this is Ireland, if the sun don't shine, you can turn on the back-up oil-fired system.
The house has six bedrooms, all ensuite, with four of them having access to unusual enclosed balconies.
There's a south-facing conservatory to the front, as well two additional reception rooms, a study and a kitchen with a polished stone floor, Shaker-style floor and eye-level units and a granite worktop.
The home office comes with solid maple flooring.
Outside, the garden has both timber and metal sheds. Another eco-conscious feature is the roof garden, which is planted up to attract butterflies and bees.
Vernon Avenue is located within reach of the Clontarf waterfront and its scenic seaside walk, Bull Island for nature lovers, St Anne's Park for a Sunday stroll, while the property is a short drive from the city centre and its amenities.
Douglas Newman Good (01-8331802) seeks €995,000.