Best of old meets new in Foxrock for €3 million

This spacious modern house may have a Victorian-style exterior but its interior is all mod cons

Thu, Sep 26, 2013, 00:00

If you want to live in a big house in Foxrock, Loughgall could be right up your street. Completed just four years ago and, at 580sq m (6,245sq ft), it is enormous, though not overbearing.

It takes exterior design ideas from some of its Victorian neighbours but, inside, this six-bedroom showpiece is all mod cons. These include integrated sound, wifi, central vacuum, underfloor heating and top-of-the-range insulation (leading to a BER of B2). There is also a basement bar and spaces prepped for the installation of a home cinema, hot tub and sauna, as well as a drainage system should you want an indoor jet pool. You can start to see why Lisney is asking €3 million for this house.

The ground floor has high ceilings, covings, chandeliers, mood lighting, fireplaces, bay windows and an entrance hall large enough to make the sweeping staircase look elegant rather than obvious.

The kitchen is thick with built-in appliances, but it is still a calming and comfortable spot to fry your eggs – or dress your quinoa.

Generous windows make it a light-filled space, and there is a sunroom and family dining area, as well as a more formal diningroom off the drawingroom. A WC and livingroom complete the inventory at this level.

On the first floor, all the bedrooms are en suite, and the master bedroom also has a large dressingroom. In fact, it is redundant to add the adjective “large” to descriptions at Loughgall, because it is all spacious, roomy and expansive.

The upper floor is, yes, massive and currently open plan, though it has been designed and wired to be split in two if the need arises.

The play spaces (bar, gym etc) are on the lower ground floor, although this area could easily be turned into a separate flat or home office complex.

Loughgall is set in secluded grounds, with lawns, patios and mature planting throughout.

All four floors are high spec, with quality finish and materials used throughout.

The current owner worked with Niall D Brennan architects to realise the design and Loughgall is one of a pair of houses taken on by the team.

The second house, though quite separate, is on a site behind this property and is due for completion shortly.


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