WHETHER IT’S FOR doing homework, having coffee with a friend or preparing dinner for the family, a kitchen island is a great gathering point in the home.
This week we’re looking at four properties around the capital with spacious kitchen island designs – from a stylish three-bed in Templeogue to a four-bed with a separate mews in Skerries.
From the outside, 3 Wellington Road looks like your average three-bed detached house. Inside, however, it is packed with modern and stylish features, making for a highly impressive family home. The property has been extended and upgraded in recent years, including the addition of a spacious attic room with a bathroom and walk-in wardrobe.
The kitchen is filled with natural light in every corner thanks to a ceiling atrium and floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors to the rear garden. There’s plenty of space to dine in here, with a four-seater island and room for a large dining table. The rear garden is west-facing, allowing for sunny summer evenings spent outdoors.
Located a stone’s throw from Skerries South Beach, Teach Pio is an attractive four-bed townhouse with a separate two-bed mews to the rear. The properties are connected by a courtyard area, while there’s a small walled garden to the front.
Teach Pio was completely refurbished, re-insulated and extended in 2015, with both houses coming to the market in turn-key condition. The main house features a large open-plan kitchen, living and dining area with a three-seater island, while the mews includes an L-shaped kitchen and living room.
With large living areas, well-sized bedrooms and spacious bathrooms, 105 Stepaside Park is an ideal family home. The five-bed property was remodelled and upgraded in 2015, making for a modern and bright interior throughout its 2,314 sq ft.
The open-plan kitchen, living and dining area is the heart of the home, with a contemporary corner kitchen, two-seater island, large seating area and room for a dining table to seat eight here. Sliding glass doors lead to the rear garden, where there’s artificial grass and a climbing wall feature that’s sure to be a hit with younger members of the family.
Measuring 1,400 sq ft, 32 Carr’s Mill is a stylish four-bed family home. The accommodation comprises a lounge, an open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting room, a utility room, four bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Features include solid oak wood floors, sleek kitchen units and fitted wardrobes in the bedrooms. There’s also the potential to extend the attic. To the rear, the garden is landscaped and includes a lawn and patio area. There are a number of schools within walking distance, with Donabate train station a 20-minute walk away.