Light, flowing space and a Buddha to boot

An abundance of glass brings enlightenment in Sutton for €825,000

Thu, Jul 24, 2014, 01:00

Mabrouk is Arabic, an informal way of saying “congratulations”. It’s a word that’s fitting

in Mabrouk’s open-style Scavolini kitchen, an appreciation of the way the space glides, under a pitched ceiling that is one-half glass, into a dining area and on into a sunroom.

The entire kitchen/dining/sunroom area extends across the rear of the house, ending in a wall of hardwood-framed glass that overlooks the patio and garden. Cream ceramic tiles cover the floor, worktops are quartz, fittings are in cherrywood and a distinctive, stained glass porthole window adds flourish. Ensuring full use of the area, a reading nook/study has been created in an alcove at the end of the steps to the hallway.

The South Hill development is a cul- de-sac of 27 houses dating from 1989 and, with Red Rock and dog-walking nearby as well as a large open green for children, it has an air of convivial community about it. The owners of number 23, having reared their family there, are downsizing.

In a floor area of 2,009sq ft (186sq m), Mabrouk has four bedrooms (one en suite) a family room and the kitchen/ dining/sunroom. Agent Ganly Walters is quoting an asking price of €825,000.

The outer entrance porch has an atrium-like style, enclosed in hardwood- framed glass from ground to overhead. Similar, floor-to-ceiling windows are a feature in several rooms. The original kitchen, now a family/music room, is given interest by a tall, box window. A gas stove sits in white painted brick in a corner and there is another porthole window. The guest bedroom on this ground floor has access to the WC in the hallway.

The views from the balcony of the main bedroom have a certain drama too, with a sweeping vista that takes in north Co Dublin, a distant sea and the blue Astra turf of Sutton Park School playing fields. This bedroom is en suite and has a walk-in dressing room. Another bedroom has a Velux and sloped ceiling, the fourth has built-in wardrobes. The family bathroom was recently remodelled.

The thriving, west-facing garden has been landscaped, in part, to accommodate a Buddha, and a good-sized patio swings around the house. There is off-street parking to the front.

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