It’s nice to find a house in a quiet, leafy cul-de-sac in a desirable part of town. It’s even nicer when the house is brand, spanking new, ultra-modern and smart as a whip. Whoever buys Newhaven in Marlborough Park in Glenageary will be getting a shiny new state-of-the-art home built for modern living now and into the future.
The owners bought the site with planning permission in 2018, and set about designing their “dream home”, sparing no expense to fit it out with the highest-spec furnishings and fixtures. To maximise available space, they pushed the build as close to the side boundaries as possible, and they also pushed the concept of open-plan living, opening out the entire downstairs area to create one breathtaking living space.
So the hallway, lounge, diningroom, kitchen and livingroom are all brought together in a cohesive home setting that will keep the entire family together while giving plenty of room to spread out. Key windows are fitted with remote-controlled electric curtains and the wide-plank engineered oak floors are by the Hardwood Flooring Company.
The livingroom can be quickly separated from the rest of the downstairs using sliding doors on recessed ceiling sliders, so you can retreat to watch a bit of smart telly. There’s also a separate family room/playroom just off the kitchen so Mum and Dad can watch the baby while they cook dinner, and there is a hidden cloakroom and toilet as well as a sizeable utility room.
The interior design elements were done in conjunction with designer Ciara Brandon Designs in Monkstown, and she has brought in a mix of Art Deco futurism that would suit a thoroughly modern family – the Jetsons, perhaps. The tasteful lighting design, which includes mood strip lighting in the rooflights as seen in architect Dermot Bannon’s home, is by Wink Lighting.
The SieMatic kitchen is custom-designed by Arena, and features a countertop done in Nero San Marco matt black granite, and fitted with a Quooker tap that provides hot, cold, boiling and sparkling water. There are two smart Hoover Vision ovens, each with a 19in screen, internal camera (you can keep an eye on the roast), IoT connectivity and mobile app so you never have to worry going out if you’ve left the oven on. There’s also a Bora downward-draught hob, eliminating bumped heads from a ceiling unit, and leaving the space above the counter free for an extra-large skylight.
The house , which extends to 236sq m (2,540sq ft) has two discrete bedroom areas; upstairs are the main bedroom, second bedroom, a New York-style bathroom, en suite and dressingroom; to the rear, and down a few steps are bedrooms three, four and five looking out on to the small, private back garden, planted and designed by Caragh Nurseries. There’s also an en suite and a shower room at this level. At the moment, the house feels a bit unconnected to the back garden, but a set of outdoor stairs will be built leading from the family room down to it.
Bathrooms boast quartz, French velvet limestone and Silestone counters, sanitary ware by Villeroy & Boch and tiles from Fossil Stone. The home security and monitoring system is by gokonnect.ie, and the house is heated by a Nibe air-to-water system and integrated heat recovery system feeding underfloor heating throughout the house, requiring no radiators.
The owners built Newhaven to be their forever home, but a job offer came up in the northwest of the country that they just couldn’t refuse, so they will be starting a new adventure in Sligo – new owners will be moving into a completely untouched space. Walk down the bespoke main staircase from the main bedroom, and you are surveying a small kingdom of luxe living and stylish comfort. You might find yourself pausing on the steps for a few moments and thinking to yourself, “I’ve arrived”.
Newhaven, Marlborough Park, Glenageary, with an A2 Ber, is for sale through Sherry FitzGerald, asking €1.795 million.