HOMES THAT ARE ready to walk into eliminate a lot of decision-making. Depending on what comes with the sale, you may only need to unpack your bags on move-in day.
This week, we’ve found four homes around the country with an eye for design. And even if they’re not to everyone’s taste, they’ll get things started when it comes to creating a home that’s wholly you.
This three-bed home has been reimagined by an architect and extensively renovated and extended. What now sits on this 1.24 acre site is a modern three-bed home that still embraces its traditional past. The old stone cottage has had an overhaul now and is highly insulated to match the more modern section. It now holds a BER of B3.
Triple glazed windows and the sliding patio door in the open plan kitchen and dining area floods the extension with natural light. The lounge is home to a striking floor to ceiling corner window that makes the most of the views of the surrounding site. Three bedrooms share the ground floor with the main bedroom having a door that leads to the shared family bathroom. The remaining bedrooms would fit two double beds and one overlooks the patio area that’s home to a contemporary water feature.
83 Chapel Street is a cosy three-bed home that looks small from the outside but actually measures 170 m² inside. This terraced home has been renovated over the years and has a large garden that coils fit an extension, but right now there is space for a car. The rooms inside comprise a hallway that leads to the open plan kitchen, living and dining space. Th garden is reached at the end of the hall. Three bedrooms that share the family bathroom sit upstairs.
Located in the middle Dundalk town, the next owners will have their pick of primary and secondary schools, local restaurants, bars and shops. Plenty of transport links will also make commuting a breeze, so it’s a great option for the hybrid worker.
29 Saint Aidan’s Crescent is a nicely-sized three-bed that’s semi-detached and sits behind a gate. Renovated recently, the rooms inside include a contemporary open plan kitchen, dining space and lounge that leads to the back garden. The interior is easy to work with with lots of natural light, so it’s sure to be an joy for the next homeowner to put their stamp on.
Two bedrooms sit upstairs while one is at ground level making for a handy guest room with more privacy or a home office. Wexford town centre is within walking distance and the property is easily accessed to the M/N11 as well as the N25.
1 De Burgh Road is a three-bed that’s tastefully designed and makes the best use of its 90 m² floor area. A terraced home the dates to 1910, it’s full of original features, like granite window sills, high ceilings and a feature fireplace. The spaces inside comprise the hallway which leads to the open plan living room, kitchen and casual dining space. And even in its limited floor space, there is a downstairs toilet and a utility room.
Upstairs there are three generous bedrooms on the first floor and a family sized modern bathroom on the first floor return. This home’s location in Dublin 7 is absolutely ideal for a family or young professionals who want to be close to everything the capital has to offer.