Global village in Foxrock for €685,000
A four bedroom semi with a large attic conversion has an interior inspired by Swiss chalets and is named after a South American wafterfall
Kaieteur, a four-bedroom semi-detached house in Foxrock, is named after the falls on the Potaro River in Kaieteur National Park in central Essequibo Territory, Guyana.
The house was built in 1991 and is part of a small development of some 26 properties developed by McInerney. The owner extended it in 2003, bringing the garage into the house and building over it to create a sizeable property of 186sq m (2,002sq ft).
The house is now asking €685,000 through agents Daphne L Kaye and Associates.
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To the front is a large lounge with a bay window and an open fire. It leads through a set of interconnecting doors to a very roomy open-plan diningroom and kitchen.
The interior references Swiss design in its use of pine tongue-and-groove panelling on the kitchen ceiling, The kitchen has ash units and a cherry red Stanley dual purpose range.
An opening leads through to the sunroom which can be closed off in winter by drawing a set of curtains. The sunroom has tongue and groove panelling on the walls and the sloped roof. These have been painted an off-white which gives the room a Nordic feel.
The northeast facing back garden designed by Brunett Landscapes is laid with flagstones and border plants.
On the first floor there are three bedrooms where originally there were four. Two of the original ones were knocked together to created three really good-sized rooms.
The master bedroom enjoys a bay window and has an en-suite bathroom.
At the same time as the renovation work was carried out, the attic was also converted. Six Velux windows were installed into the space which runs the entire width of the house and comprises a large playroom and a separate study with adjoining ensuite and hot press. The pitched roof here is panelled throughout. There are good views of the Dublin Mountains.
The wood panelling gives the house a distinct Swiss chalet feel but a simple paint job, as has already been done in the sunroom, will immediately brighten and tone down the influence of wood.
The house has a BER rating of D1. There is off-street parking at the front of the property for two cars.