Sunday 18 February 2018

Stunning views of bay from Howth cul de sac


Exterior of Carrig House.
Exterior of Carrig House.
The stunning views across the bay.
One of the reception rooms.
The hallway at Carraig.
Another exterior view.

Donal Buckley

This bespoke home on 2.78 acres is bordered by a golf club, writes Donal Buckley

In what has been described as an exclusive cul de sac of bespoke Howth homes, the seven-bedroom Carrick house, on Old Carrickbrack Road is being offered for sale with a €1.95m price tag.

Enjoying south facing panoramic views of Dublin Bay, the Bull Island and the city skyline, its grounds extend to 2.78 acres set in gardens planted with specimen pine trees, rhododendrons and a variety of other fine plants trees and shrubs which enhance its mature and secluding boundaries.

Its cul de sac is a private un-named road, known locally as Danesfort Avenue as it leads to Danesfort, which was a former home of the Jameson family of whisky distilling fame.

Carrick's western boundary is bordered by Howth Golf Club and the property enjoys easy access to The Baily and Howth's famous hill walks renowned since the tales of the ancient Irish warriors, Na Fianna.

From when it was built around 1920, Carrick has been well maintained and extended to about 372sqm (4,000 sq ft).

Its five reception areas include a drawing room with exposed wooden beams and a bay window as well as a living room with ceiling cornice, centre rose and picture rail. And both of these rooms come with fireplaces. A sunroom area wraps around the front and one side of the house.

A family room connects through a feature arch doorway into the main kitchen/ breakfastroom where a centre island and double sink unit are among the many features. The latter's work space is supplemented by a utility room from which a glass panel door leads to the side of the house.

A guest wc and the master bedroom are also located close to this area of the house. An attractive feature of this en suite master bedroom is the bay window with its window seat and leaded panes.

A family bathroom with a centre rose is also close by.

The rooms off a rear hallway offer the option of a self-contained living area as they accommodate a fourth reception room, a second kitchen, a double bedroom and a shower room and a separate wc.

At first floor level there are five more bedrooms, one of which is en suite. A further two bathrooms are located at this level as is a sewing room which could easily be adapted for use as a study.

While the house is in good condition, estate agent Conor Gallagher says it may appear dated to those who prefer modern styling and who may wish to refurbish or remodel it.

On the other hand this attractive site might inspire a purchaser to seek to redevelop the house using the architectural style and techniques which maximise light and provide residents with a greater choice of views from such scenic seaside perches.

The property also comes with two garages, a garden outhouse and glass house.

Contact Gallagher Quigley 01 8183000

Irish Independent

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