Rugby star to kiss beloved Dublin home goodbye, as it goes on sale for €1.3m
The Moorings €1.3m
The international rugby player Kyran Bracken lived in Skerries in his infancy. He moved with his family to Liverpool when he was four and went on to have a stellar career with the England rugby team before he retired in 2004. However, he always retained a fondness for the north Dublin fishing village he had called home in the 1970s.
Bracken owns several properties in Skerries, including The Moorings, a recently-built detached house in the townland of Barnageeragh. It's in a short cul-de-sac off the Balbriggan Road and has lovely sea views, and as it's only about 100 metres from the coast, you're never far from a bracing walk (or run, if you're the athletic type).
The house is essentially two-storey measuring some 4,360 sq ft, but that doesn't include the attic level, where there's a large home cinema or games room (about 23ft by 15ft), along with one en-suite bedroom.
There are five bedrooms in all, the other four being on the first floor. Two of these have en-suite baths, including the master bedroom which also has a walk-in wardrobe and a glass wall overlooking the Irish Sea.
The main reception room on the ground floor is a huge, open-plan kitchen, dining room and living room measuring some 44ft by 23ft. The kitchen has a centre island with a granite countertop and integrated appliances including two dishwashers, no less.
There are French doors from the kitchen to the garden, and another set of French doors leads to a living room (28ft by 23ft) with a wood floor and more French doors to the garden. Also on this floor there's a smaller family room or study.
A lean-to garage adjoins the house, and there's access from there to the lawned back garden.
The agent is P Marry & Associates (01) 802 1169 and the asking price is €1.3m.