Magnificent home designed by its architect owner is light-filled haven


Less than two miles from the waterfront village of Kinvara lies this stunning five bedroom, family home on a three-quarter acre site in Lisheeneenaun West.

Designed and project-managed by its owner (an architect by profession) who skilfully combined the elements of form, function and light to create a wonderfully bright, spacious, contemporary home, aesthetically pleasing to the eye and sympathetic to the surrounding landscape in which it comfortably rests.

A sweeping tarmac drive with paved pathways leads one to a welcoming entrance hall, with Italian marble floor tiles, which connects to the first floor level with a double height void creating a dramatic light filled space and interesting vistas throughout the house.

The kitchen and family room are located just off the hall to the left and connect with the sunroom facing south west to the garden. The family room has a triple aspect and vaulted ceiling with exposed timber trusses, is bathed in natural light all day long. It is a cosy space and has a solid fuel stove on the gable wall with two tall windows either side, fitted with custom made wooden shutters. A triple glazed sliding patio door connects the house to the children’s playground in the garden and to the outdoor, sunken barbeque area which is sheltered from the prevailing winds.

The kitchen has solid wood cabinets with black granite countertops and a central island unit, while there are Bosch integrated appliances and a Neff double oven, all of which are included in the sale.

To the right of the entrance hall is a ground floor, double bedroom, guest toilet and generous utility with side access to the garden. To the front of the house, is a spacious home office with lots of natural light.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.